Putting last week’s disappointing 49-7 loss to Iowa City Regina behind them, the Beavers found themselves back in the win column Friday night with a 38-13 district win over Wapello.
The game had big implications on Class 1A District 4 as both teams entered the game with a 3-1 record in district play.
“This is another playoff type of game as it has huge implications on our district standings,” Wilton coach Ryan Hetzler said earlier in the week.
Wilton never trailed in the game, jumping out to a 13-0 lead in the first quarter before lightning halted play. Wapello climbed back within a score just before the end of the first quarter, but it was all Wilton after that.
The Beavers outscored the Indians 25-6 over the final three quarters to improve to 6-1 overall and 4-1 in the district.
Wapello is now 4-3 overall and 3-2 in the district.
Columbus Community 28, Highland 14: The Wildcats (2-5) snapped a five-game losing skid with the help of strong quarterback play from Abel Mena.
The senior scored three touchdowns on the ground on rushes from 1 yard, 63 yards and 32 yards. Nick Hernandez also scored a touchdown on a 1-yard rush.
Columbus will play again next Friday at Iowa City Regina.
Tipton 15, Durant 6: A week after losing a 24-23 heartbreaker against No. 8 West Branch, the Wildcats struggled to muster much offense Friday night, posting their worst offensive scoring production this season.
Quarterback Bryce Lafrenz scored the Wildcats’ lone touchdown of the night on a three-yard rush just before halftime, but they were kept off the scoreboard in the second half.
The Wildcats (2-4) will be back in action next Friday against Clayton Ridge.
Sigourney-Keota 68, Louisa-Muscatine 28: The Cobras hit the Falcons with one of their most lopsided losses of the seasons.
Louisa-Muscatine had never given up more than 46 points in a game this season.
The Falcons will look to get back on track next Friday on the road against Highland