ALLEMAN - It was three by land, one by air, and another on a punt return.
Duncan Ferch continues to score touchdowns by any and all means.
Class 2A No. 4-ranked West Marshall rattled off a 42-13 triumph over North Polk in Friday's District 7 clash, gaining the outright district lead in the process.
Ferch, a junior tailback, had a part in five touchdowns as the Trojans improved to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in league play. Class 2A's leading rusher and scorer reached paydirt on runs of 11, 32 and 20 yards, threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Elijah Streeter and brought a punt back 73 yards during another decisive victory for West Marshall.
He finished with a season-low 139 yards rushing, while Streeter tacked on 62 yards on just six carries. West Marshall achieved its season-high in pass attempts as Jake Pszanka went 7-for-10 for 132 yards, with Devin Chesler hauling in six for 112 yards and the Trojans' opening 54-yard touchdown.
West Marshall led 21-0 after the first quarter, 36-7 at the half and 42-7 after three periods of play.
Jared Riemenschneider led the Trojan defense with 10 tackles to help halt North Polk's three-game winning streak.
Russell Greene had a 45-yard touchdown pass from Cole Jackson for the Comets (3-3, 2-1), while Alec White added North Polk's final score on a 15-yard run in the fourth period.
West Marshall will have next Friday off to prepare for a Week 7 clash with county rival East Marshall on Oct. 5 in Le Grand. The Mustangs (3-3, 1-0), after Friday's 33-31 victory over Roland-Story, are the only other team in District 7 without a league loss. East Marshall goes to Gilbert next Friday.