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.
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).
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.
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).
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.