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REIVERS DOMINATE NDSCS 49-0
Grand Rapids seems to be a distant memory for Iowa Western – at least for two more weeks.
In their first game since their road loss to No. 6 GRCC, the 11th-ranked Reivers rebounded by drubbing North Dakota State College of Science 49-0 Saturday at Lewis Central High School.
Jake Waters threw for 204 yards and two scores in 2 quarters of play, and IWCC (6-1) clinched at least a share of the Midwest Football Conference West Division title by routing the second-place Wildcats. Iowa Western, 4-1 in the MFC, will return to Grand Rapids for the league championship game on Nov. 5 with one more win.
NDSCS (4-3, 2-3) entered Saturday with a three-game winning streak. But the Wildcats trailed 35-0 at the half and never threatened to score on an IWCC defense that struggled in its last outing.
“I felt defensively we were going to come back strong,” Iowa Western coach Scott Strohmeier said. “The goal was, if we got an opportunity to get them down, to keep them down.”
The shutout was the third in four home games by the Reivers this season. The Wildcats drove inside the IWCC 30 only once, and that series ended with an interception by safety Drake Ferch.
Iowa Western bottled up NDSCS in its first effort since giving up nearly 500 yards and 56 points to Grand Rapids two weeks ago. The Wildcats had only 117 yards in the first half.
“It’s always tough giving up so many yards,” IWCC linebacker Sam Maresh said. “In the games before that, we were killing people and shutting them out. It was important for us to come out and make a statement. We still have our great defense.”
The Reiver offense wasn’t so bad either. Sparked by an efficient 20-for-23 passing performance by Waters, IWCC scored on six of its first seven possessions.
“We were pretty confident in what we could do,” said Waters, who also scored on a 1-yard sneak. “Our coaches gave us a good game plan, and we just executed really well today.”
Rodney Coe ran for a pair of touchdowns for the Reivers, and IWCC had 12 different players catch passes from Waters and backup Sean Skradis. Andrew Stone, Austin Knowlton and Ryan Hubbell each had TD receptions, and Aaron Wimberly added a 1-yard scoring run.
NDSCS (4-3, 2-3) 0 0 0 0 – 0
Iowa Western (6-1, 4-1) 14 21 14 0 – 49
IW: Aaron Wimberly 1 run (Cody Dickson kick)
IW: Andrew Stone 22 pass from Jake Waters (Dickson kick)
IW: Rodney Coe 4 run (Dickson kick)
IW. J. Waters 1 run (Dickson kick)
IW: Austin Knowlton 12 pass from J. Waters (Dickson kick)
IW: Coe 68 run (Dickson kick)
IW: Ryan Hubbell 52 pass from Sean Skradis (Dickson kick)
IWCC - Wimberly 9-22, Coe 5-91, Overmyer 4-12, Skradis 3-14, J. Waters 3-3, Dawson 2-(-1)
NDSCS - Fuller 23-128, Williams 12-32, Davies 10-(-7), Price 3-0, Quast 3-(-6), Bewley 1-9, Stackhouse 1-2.
IWCC - J. Waters 20-23-0 204, Brown 1-1-0 21, Skradis 5-6-0 73.
NDSCS - Davies 6-18-1 55, Quast 3-7-0 49.
IWCC - M. Waters 5-47, Stone 4-54, Smith 4-48, Williams 3-24, Wimberly 2-31, Thomas 2-6, Hubbell 1-52, James 1-15, Knowlton 1-12, Lewis 1-5, Frantzen 1-3, Dawson 1-0.
NDSCS - Akhdar 4-28, Fuller 3-54, Williams 1-11, Price 1-3.