Worth County knocked Stanberry from the ranks of the unbeaten and improved its conference title hopes with a hard-fought 26-10 win Friday in Stanberry.
The Tigers (7-1, 7-1) clung to an eight-point lead in the fourth quarter and made a huge defensive stand late to prevent Stanberry from tying it. Worth County put the game away with a 49-yard touchdown pass from Bryce Ross to Dallas Greenland.
It was his third touchdown of the game.
Worth County scored one touchdown in every quarter and held Stanberry scoreless in both the second and fourth.
Greenland had a 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and a 4-yarder in the second quarter to make it 12-2 at the half. Stanberry (6-1, 6-1) scored its only first half points on a first quarter safety.
Worth County extended its lead to 18-2 in the third quarter on a 10-yard run by Wyatt Rush. Stanberry answered with a 44-yard touchdown run by Nate Luke, and the two-point conversion made it 18-10.
Seeking a tying score, the Bulldogs advanced the ball into Tiger territory in the fourth before a backfield stop caused a turnover on downs.
Worth County concludes the regular season Friday at Tarkio. A win would gain the Tigers at least a share of the Highway 275 Conference title.
South Nodaway 42 Stewartsville 32
Coming off a bye, South Nodaway used a run of 30 straight points to defeat Stewartsville 42-32 Friday night.
The Longhorns (2-5) outscored Stewartsville 30-0 in the second and third quarters after trailing 8-0 at the end of the first.
Their lead reached as many as 26 points in the fourth before Stewartsville scored a pair of late touchdowns to draw within 10.
Dakota Murphy scored both of South Nodaway's third quarter touchdowns on runs of nine and 18 yards. He added a 57-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
Murphy finished with 155 yards on 19 carries.
Quarterback Mitch Hilsabeck accounted for both of South Nodaway's second quarter scores with a 45-yard run and a 6-yard touchdown pass to Matt McConkey. Blake Meyer added a 13-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
Travis Peasley scored Stewartsville's first three touchdowns on runs of 20, 3 and 15 yards. Ty Friend capped the scoring with a 25-yard run.
South Nodaway ends the regular season against North Andrew Friday.
North Nodaway 70 Craig-Fairfax 6
The Mustangs nearly doubled their previous season-high of 36 points to defeat Craig-Fairfax 70-6 Friday in Hopkins.
North Nodaway quarterback Koby Reynolds passed for 178 yards and totaled seven touchdowns. He threw for five and ran for two others.
Three of his five touchdown tosses went to Austin Reynolds who had four catches for 139 yards. The others went to Marcus Simbro.
James Leach also had a 28-yard touchdown reception.
Tuker Null ran for a game-high 110 yards on seven carries and scored the Mustangs remaining touchdown.
North Nodaway (3-5) takes on Nodaway-Holt in the regular season finale Friday in Hopkins.
South Holt 30 West Nodaway 22
Poised to end a six-game losing streak, West Nodaway coughed up a 16-point halftime lead and lost to South Holt 30-22 Friday in Oregon.
The Knights pulled in front of West Nodaway with a 22-point third quarter that included a 74-yard kickoff return by Mitch Mueller, a 35-yard run by Mueller and a 50-yard pass from Mueller to Jeremiah Bragg.
South Holt's defense held West Nodaway scoreless in the second half and came up with a fourth quarter safety that ended the scoring.
The eight-point margin of defeat came after the Rockets had been beaten six straight times by at least 46 points.
Mueller finished 5-12 passing with 140 yards and two touchdowns both to Bragg who had four catches for 130 yards. Mueller also rushed for 122 yards on 16 carries. Colt McIntyre led the Rockets in rushing with 63 yards and threw two touchdown passes.
West Nodaway led 16-0 at the end of the first quarter on an 18-yard run by Dustin Winter and a 10-yard pass from McIntyre to Billy Knarr.
Mueller connected with Bragg on a 55-yard touchdown to make it 16-6 in the second quarter. West Nodaway regained a 16-point lead on an 8-yard touchdown pass from McIntyre to Knarr.
West Nodaway (1-7, 1-7) finishes up the regular season at Rock Port Friday.
By Staff Report
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By Staff Report
Updated Oct. 14, 2012 @ 10:26 pm
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