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Royals run roughshod on Ankeny Christian; G-R thwarts Iowa Valley

September 8, 2012
By TIMES-REPUBLICAN STAFF (sports@timesrepublican.com) , Times-Republican

DES MOINES - The Colo-NESCO football team kicked off its 8-man Division 6 schedule with a dominating 66-14 victory over Ankeny Christian Academy on Friday.

Brandyn Niemeyer led the Royals (2-2, 1-0) as he carried the ball nine times for 150 yards rushing and scored five touchdowns - four rushing and a 45-yard punt return in the third quarter.

Adam Lytle had 13 carries for 71 yards with three touchdowns. Randy Bower added a touchdown as he had 32 yards on three carries.

A 5-yard Taylor Hill pass to Niemeyer was the only completion for the Royals.

Tyler Erickson led the defense with eight tackles and an interception. Lytle also had eight tackles and Niemeyer had seven. Jake Webb had five tackles and a fumble recovery.

Colo-NESCO will be on the road as they face District 6 foe East Union next Friday in Afton.

Gladbrook-Reinbeck 47, Iowa Valley 22

MARENGO - Chase Clark sprinted to 243 yards and five touchdowns and the Gladbrook-Reinbeck football team opened Class A District 4 play with a resounding 47-22 triumph over previously unbeaten Iowa Valley.

The Rebels (2-2, 1-0) racked up a combined 488 yards of total offense as Clark carried the mail 35 times. He had 255 yards rushing in G-R's other win at Hudson.

Quarterback Trevor Trunck finished the game 11-for-18 for 181 ayrds with a touchdown and two interceptions. He connected with Colton Dinsdale for a 16-yard scoring strike, and three of Clark's rushing TDs gave the Rebels a 28-0 halftime lead.

Joe Zimmerman had four catches for 55 yards in his first action of the season, and Dustin Dinsdale had two grabs for 36 yards. Brandon Lakabung ran for 49 yards.

The host Tigers (3-1, 0-1) outscored Gladbrook-Reinbeck 22-19 in the second half, but by then it was too late. Iowa Valley was limited to 8-for-27 passing for 141 yards and two interceptions, with Logan Loftus finishing 5-for-20 for 93 yards.

Iowa Valley did run for 294 yards.

Trunck added a 1-yard scoring plunge to Clark's two second-half scores as Gladbrook-Reinbeck bounced back from a shutout loss at home last week to Dike-New Hartford.

G-R plays host to BCLUW (1-2) in a district contest next Friday.