Interstate 35 34, Panorama 13
TRURO — Friday’s home game for the Roadrunners against fellow undefeated Panorama was supposed to be a titanic struggle between two teams gaining recognition in early season Class 1A polls.
Someone must have forgotten to tell the Roadrunners. Mason Cassady ripped through the Panther defense to the tune of 230 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 23 carries.
Joey Bregar also threw for a touchdown and 90 yards, with the scoring strike going to Richie Griglione. Griglione had eight receptions for 65 yards.
The Roadrunners forced three turnovers, with Antonio Arzani and Jack Smith pulling down an interception each and Griglione recovering a fumble.
I-35’s defense allowed just 206 yards to a Panorama team that entered averaging 46.5 points and 508.5 yards per game.
Carter Bussanmas was disruptive in the backfield, registering eight tackles and four solo tackles for loss.
Bregar led I-35 with 9 1/2 tackles.
“Our defense played well this last week. They executed what we wanted done and that was to limit the effectiveness of their QB,” I-35 coach Mike Stuart said. “They have a very good team and we were happy with our win. Bussanmas had a good game and made some critical tackles for loss. Our offensive line seems to be improving every week and Mason has been the benefactor of that. it was one of Mason’s top performances.”
LAMONI — In a game first moved to Monday to be played in Murray, the Mustangs football team and Lamoni ultimately competed on Graceland University’s Huntsman Field in what turned into a 54-16 Demons victory.
After a quarter, the two squads were tied at 6-6, but an injury to Devin Slaughter caused immediate damage to Murray’s chances.
Slaughter had completed a 65-yard touchdown pass to Josh Webb on Murray’s first offensive play of the game. Webb also later came out injured.
The Demons increased their lead to 20-6 at the half, as Patrick Savage accounted for two rushing touchdowns and one passing. He added two long scores on the ground in the second half, picking up 229 yards rushing on 20 carries.
Reece Held registered 11 solo tackles, three assisted, two fumble recoveries (one for a touchdown) and half a sack.
Brycen Wookey picked up a safety in the second half and also recovered a fumble.
Murray fell to 2-1 and 0-1 in 8-player district 6. The Mustangs plays Friday at Moravia (1-2) which is coming off a 46-8 loss to Southeast Warren.
Mount Ayr 20, Central Decatur 12
LEON — Central Decatur lost its third consecutive close game, while Mount Ayr’s Payton Weehler led the way to victory by accounting for 295 offensive yards and all three touchdowns.
Weehler was 14 of 21 passing for 174 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. One went to Cayden Lambert in the first quarter for an 8-0 Mount Ayr lead. The other came in the third quarter on a 45-yard catch-and-run to Myles Greene for a 14-6 Raider lead.
Weehler ran for 124 yards on 26 carries and scored the touchdown that helped put the game away in the fourth.
Mount Ayr’s John Shields was all over the CD backfield with 12 tackles, five solo tackles for loss and two solo sacks. Isaac Grose had six tackles, three solo tackles for loss with two solo sacks.
Tyke Walker completed all five of his passes for CD for 171 yards. Cole Pedersen had four receptions for 72 yards and Kaige Leymaster grabbed three receptions for 117 yards.Walker ran for 59 yards and Pedersen added 45 yards rushing.
Walker’s 8 1/2 tackles led the Cardinals.
Haden Leymaster intercepted a pass for CD.