ESTHERVILLE — It’s solely Week 5 of the prep soccer season, however Mike Swieter is aware of each Friday goes to proceed to be a take a look at for second-ranked Southeast Valley.
The Jaguars (4-0 general, 1-0 Class 2A, District 2) cleared an enormous hurdle final week, knocking off two-time defending state champion and previously top-ranked OABCIG (3-1, 0-1). The loss was the primary in 28 video games for the Falcons.
“It’s a loopy district; we’re all are attempting to get healed up as we go proper again at it,” Swieter stated. “We had been centered on OABCIG, nevertheless it doesn’t get any simpler. This district is wide-open.”
Friday’s prep motion brings a brand new problem for the Jaguars, who tackle third-ranked Estherville-Lincoln Central (3-1, 1-0). After the EL-C contest, the Jaguars will sq. off with beforehand rated Clarion-Goldfield Dows (3-1, 0-1), No. 7 Pocahontas Space (3-1, 0-1) and top-ranked Spirit Lake (4-0, 1-0).
“Each Estherville and Spirit Lake have super staff velocity,” Swieter stated. “And so they’re deeper from high to backside. Greater colleges.”
After a 22-22 first-half tie, the Jaguars made some halftime changes and outscored the Falcons 21-0 within the fourth quarter to tug away.
“We obtained some issues discovered,” Swieter stated. “Coach (Mark) Graves (defensive coordinator) made some good strikes defensively and compelled some three-and-outs.”
Senior Lathe Muench was a person on a mission within the second half, carrying the ball 37 instances for 168 yards in all. Muench scored twice, together with a recreation breaking 42-yard scamper late.
Classmate Kolson Kruse threw for 75 yards and tossed TDs to Eli Johnson (9 yards) and Colton Brant (40).
“I don’t even suppose my youngsters know what they’ve achieved (because the begin of 2020),” Swieter stated. “We’ve solely misplaced one recreation within the final 12 months and a half.
“We weren’t petrified of them (OABCIG). I assure there have been 28 (earlier packages) that had been pleased to see us beat them.”
On the season, Kruse has thrown for 676 yards and 7 touchdowns. He has rushed for 335 yards and 5 scores.
Muench has 366 yards and eight TDs speeding.
Johnson (353 yards) and Brant (183) have three touchdowns every on the season.
E-LC’s solely lack of the season was to fourth-rated (Class 3A) Humboldt (4-0). The Midgets handed Tenth-ranked Clarion-Goldfield-Dows (3-1, 0-1) its first lack of the season final Friday, 52-21.
In that contest, Midget quarterback Ryan Schiltz threw for 271 yards and three scores. E-LC additionally ran for 4 TDs.
“Estherville returns an incredible quantity of youngsters from a two-loss staff,” Swieter stated. “They’ve nice expertise and quite a lot of ability gamers who’re very gifted.”
On the season, Schiltz has thrown for 780 yards and 12 TDs. He has a 63-percent completion share. Owen Larson (253 yards) has 5 scores on 17 catches.
On the bottom, Schiltz has 244 yards and three scores, whereas Zavion McMurian has 205 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Clarion-Goldfield/Dows (3-1, 0-1) at No. 7 Pocahontas Space (3-1, 0-1)
Each the Cowboys and Indians suffered their first losses of the season in Week 4, which got here by the hands of the fourth- and second-ranked groups in 2A.
The Cowboys fell 52-21 to the Midgets, whereas the Indians misplaced 52-9 to Spirit Lake.
In opposition to E-LC, Preston Gardner threw for 173 yards and had landing passes to Jaxon Carpenter (24 yards) and Coady Olson (36). Olson had 129 yards receiving.
Garrett Seba additionally hit paydirt.
On the season, Preston has 305 yards passing and three scores, whereas operating for 413 yards and 6 TDs. Nevan Foss has three speeding touchdowns.
Pocahontas Space has rushed for 773 yards on the 12 months to date. Quarterback Chase Boysen has 326 yards and three scores.
Ruger Bunda has rushed for 2 TDs.
Eagle Grove (1-3, 0-1) at South Central Calhoun (3-1, 1-0)
After dropping to No. 5 Pocahontas Space, South Central Calhoun has bounced again to earn two straight victories.
They opened district play with a 30-22 win over Manson Northwest Webster. The Titans entertain Eagle Grove for Homecoming.
In opposition to the Cougars, Blake McAlister ran for 122 yards and a landing. Kevin King added a TD run, and Zach Trott reached the tip zone twice.
On the season, McAlister has 375 yards and 4 TDs. The Titans have 978 yards speeding and 6 totally different runners have reached the tip zone.
Quarterback Gavin Batta has 309 yards passing and 4 scores.
Eagle Grove has dropped two straight after ending a protracted dropping streak with a overcome MVAOCOU.
Jake Jeske (227 yards), Roberto Calles (202) and Blake Morgan (131) are the Eagles’ main rushers. Tate Richardson has rushed for 3 touchdowns for EGHS.
Manson Northwest Webster (1-3, 0-1) at Belmond-Klemme (0-4, 0-1)
After beating Okoboji 30-28 in Week 3, the Cougars performed a good 30-22 contest with South Central Calhoun. Now the Cougars will journey to face the Broncos, who’re searching for their first win.
In opposition to the Titans, Tate Bianchi rushed for 125 yards. Brody Anderson had two touchdowns and Shawn Kenyon threw a scoring strike to Jaydin Anderson.
Kenyon has thrown for 754 yards and 6 touchdowns. Bianchi has 603 yards on the bottom and 5 TDs, whereas Anderson has three speeding scores.
The Broncos, who misplaced to South Hamilton final week by a last of 38-7, are led by Tate Sander. The senior has rushed for 436 yards and two touchdowns, together with a protracted of 69.
Clayton Pletsch has two speeding TDs.
Different space video games: No. 8 Greene County (3-1, 1-0) at Clarinda (1-3, 0-1); Ballard (2-2, 0-0) at No. 4 Humboldt (4-0, 0-0); North Polk (2-2, 0-0) at Algona (3-1, 0-0); Sibley-Ocheyedan (0-4, 0-1) at Emmetsburg (0-4, 0-1); Treynor (3-1, 1-0) at East Sac County (0-4, 0-1); North Union (2-2, 1-2) at Lake Mills (1-3, 0-1); Kingsley-Pierson (1-3, 1-1) at No. 5 Newell-Fonda (4-0, 1-0); Bishop Garrigan (3-1, 2-0) at Harris-Lake Park (2-2, 1-1); GTRA (4-0, 2-0) at West Bend-Mallard (1-3, 1-2).