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Ames 52, Des Moines North 12
DES MOINES -- The Little Cyclones are on the board for the first time in 2019 with a 52-12 rout of Des Moines North for their first victory of the season.
The offense was explosive for Ames (1-4) despite playing without leading receiver Gabe Ante, who suffered a broken hand last week. The Little Cyclones got up 21-0 in the first quarter and never looked back.
Quarterback Cooper Downs threw for five touchdowns while rushing for a pair.
Ames will return home next weekend for Homecoming and Council Bluffs Lincoln.
- Travis Hines
West Marshall 31, Roland-Story 0
The Trojans handed the Norse their fourth-straight loss with a 31-0 win Friday.
It was the first time in nearly two years that the Norse were shutout.
Roland-Story (1-4) hosts Union Community next week.
Collins-Maxwell 52, Colo-NESCO 43
MAXWELL - Big plays made the difference for Collins-Maxwell in a 52-43 victory over Colo-NESCO Friday.
The Spartans scored four touchdowns of 20 yards or more to hold off a gutsy Colo-NESCO team and improve to 3-3 overall and 2-1 in 8-man District 5.
“My two wide receivers stepped up tonight,” Collins-Maxwell quarterback Kadin Bennett said. “Brett (Livesay) made some crazy catches tonight. Wes (Kahler) had some crazy catches, my line stepped up and I had some crazy runs. If we all put in everything we had that’s what’s going to get us a ‘W’.”
Bennett threw for 291 yards and added 99 rushing. Livesay made eight catches for 174 yards and Kahler had five for 87.
Colo-NESCO fell to 1-5 overall and 1-2 the district. The Royals gave a great effort behind the running of Andrew Grover, Francis Bower and Brandon Roberts.
“We pounded it at them and played the kind of football I love to play,” Colo-NESCO coach Josh Nessa said. “Grover and Francis and a good night and our line improved. We’ve got to be more consistent - the second quarter killed us.”
Grover ran for 170 yards, Bower 96 and Roberts 66.
- Joe Randleman
South Hamilton 28, Madrid 6
After starting the season 0-2, the Hawks are now 3-2 after their third-straight win, this one a 28-6 defeat of Madrid.
South Hamilton travels to South Central Calhoun next week.
Nevada 28, Vinton-Shellsburg 27
The Cubs rallied from 21 down to defeat Vinton-Shellsburg, 28-27, and win their third straight.
Up next for Nevada is a home game against Benton.
Ballard 27, Gilbert 17
GILBERT -- Ballard went into Friday’s district opener at Gilbert having lost three straight to close out the non-district portion of its schedule, and slow starts in each of those games didn’t do them any favors.
So the Bombers wanted to change that Friday and make a statement on their opening drive. They did.
Ballard took the opening kickoff and drove 64 yards for a touchdown, keeping the ball on the ground the entire way. The Bombers never trailed in picking up a road win over Gilbert 27-17.
- Dan Wright