First round football scores, briefs

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Scores and briefs from second round games involving area teams of interest.

The postseason began for most teams across Iowa Friday, with winners now facing other winners in the same four-team pod or else a team which received a bye for the first round. Second round games will be played at 7 p.m. Oct. 23, with pairings announced Saturday.

Class 3A
NEVADA 69, PERRY 6
The Bluejays (0-8) scored their only points of the season with no time remaining when Abraham Ruiz caught a 10-yard pass from Jeremiah Baker. The Cubs (6-2) dominated a Jays team that played flat throughout until the final two minutes, with the hosts roaring to a 42-0 lead after only 12 minutes of play in POD 14.

BALLARD 40, BOONE 14
The Bombers (6-1) kept the Toreadors (0-8) winless in the other POD 14 contest and will likely host Nevada Oct. 23.

BONDURANT-FARRAR 14, ADM 7
The Tigers (3-5) scored 70 points against Perry last week but could find the end zone just once against their second opponent bearing a Blue Jay (5-3) nickname. B-F will travel to face 7-0 Harlan in the second round of POD 15 play after the Cyclones received a bye.

NORWALK 30, GLENWOOD 29
The Warriors (2-5) prevailed over the Rams (5-3) to advance in POD 16. They will face Lewis Central (6-1), who blasted Creston/Orient-Macksburg (1-7), 63-12.

WINTERSET 35, NORTH POLK 34
The Huskies (6-2) narrowly escaped the upset-minded Comets (1-7) to move on with a one-point win. Awaiting the Huskies in POD 13 is Pella (5-2), who received a bye.

CARLISLE 56, OSKALOOSA 6
Top-ranked DC-G (7-0) received a bye in POD 12 and will host Carlisle (5-3), who had no trouble with Oskaloosa (2-6).
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Class 2A
GREENE COUNTY 49, RED OAK 0
CLARINDA 55, SHENADOAH 20
Greene County (6-2) blasted district foe Red Oak (0-8), and will play Clarinda (4-4), who made quick work of district opponent Shenandoah (3-5). The POD 16 final will likely be played at Linduska Field in Jefferson.
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Class 1A
PANORAMA 53, EAST MARSHALL 8
Quarterback Dominic Walker threw for 370 yards and seven touchdowns as the Panthers (6-2) easily tamed the Mustangs (2-6) in POD 12. Zach Rizzuti caught three TD passes and Drew Taylor two.

PELLA CHRISTIAN 26, HUDSON 6
The Eagles had control of the POD 12 game from the start and is likely the second round host site against Panorama. Pella Christian improved to 5-3 with the win while Hudson bows out at 2-5.

WOODWARD-GRANGER 51, COLFAX-MINGO 14
Five Tigerhawk turnovers led directly to four first-quarter touchdowns as the host Hawks (6-2) cruised to a 30-0 lead after one quarter. Colfax-Mingo (0-8) trailed, 51-0, before scoring twice off the W-G reserves in the fourth quarter of their POD 15 meeting.

UNDERWOOD 49, WEST CENTRAL VALLEY 7
The only loss this season for Underwood (7-1) came to top-ranked OA-BCIG. They crushed WCV (1-7) to move on and will likely host W-G Oct. 23 in the POD 15 final.

AC/GC 56, PLEASANTVILLE 38
The Chargers improved to 4-4 by prevailing in a high-scoring affair, with the Trojans dropping to 5-3 with the season-ending loss. The POD 13 final will be played at Van Meter (7-0) with the state runner-up from 2019 having drawn a first round bye.

KUEMPER CATHOLIC 16, POCAHONTAS AREA 8
EMMETSBURG 49, EAGLE GROVE 6
Emmetsburg (6-1) ripped Eagle Grove (0-6) in POD 2 action and will host Kuemper Catholic (2-6), who surprised Pocahontas Area (5-3).
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Class A
OGDEN 32, BCLUW 31
Grundy Center (7-0) the 2019 state runner-up, will host Ogden (4-2), who edged BCLUW (1-7) in their POD 4 battle.

MADRID 41, FORT DODGE ST EDMOND 38
WEST HANCOCK 54, NW WEBSTER 8
Britt will likely be the host site for the second round game in POD 3 after West Hancock (7-1) crushed NW Webster (0-7). Madrid (3-3) topped St. Edmond (5-3), 41-38, to advance. The Tigers held on to beat the Gaels for the third win in their last four games.

ThePerryNews.com will have complete coverage of the Perry, Woodward-Granger, and Panorama games once official statistics are available. Second round games of area interest will be published Oct. 17, with the W-G and Panorama second round contests previewed next week.

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