High school football: Previewing Friday's CIML games

High school football: Previewing Friday's CIML games


High school football: Previewing Friday's CIML games


Ankeny Centennial at Ames
Ankeny Centennial ball carrier Marshall Clark carries the ball during an CIML matchup between Ankeny High and Ankeny Centennial High School on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 in Ankeny, Iowa. (Charlie Litchfield/The Des Moines Register)
Ankeny Centennial ball carrier Marshall Clark carries the ball during an CIML matchup between Ankeny High and Ankeny Centennial High School on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 in Ankeny, Iowa. (Charlie Litchfield/The Des Moines Register)
Where: Ames Stadium, 7 p.m.
About Ankeny Centennial (2-0): After outscoring Johnston last week, the Jaguars travel to meet another offensive powerhouse in Ames. The Pezzetti braintrust keeps flowing the run game through Marshall Clark and quarterback Isaiah Kramme. The rarity of Kramme throwing means he’s averaging 37 yards per completion.
About Ames (2-0): Can one of Class 4-A’s most prolific offenses keep up its early pace? Running nearly 150 plays of offense in their two wins, the Little Cyclones still relied on their defense to hang on against Southeast Polk.

Dowling Catholic at Ankeny
Where: Ankeny Stadium, 7 p.m.
About Dowling (2-0): Emotions will have cooled for the third-ranked Maroons from the Valley victory, but momentum hasn’t. A hard-hitting defense — senior Jake Lewton is credited with 13 solo tackles in two games — is complemented by an offense that’s scored 37 points twice.
About Ankeny (1-1): The first true home game for the Hawks is one of this season’s biggest challenges. Coach Brad Zelenovich picked up his first win against overmatched Lincoln last week, with Dan Lenzini emerging as a big play threat.

Indianola at C.B. Lewis Central
Where: Lewis Central Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
About Indianola (2-0): First it was Cameron Bunting. Then it was Scooter Hohneke. Who will be the next Indianola back to rush for more than 100 yards? Last week’s rout of Roosevelt provides a boost ahead of two long road trips.
About Lewis Central (0-2): The Class 3-A Titans lost to Class 1-A runner-up Council Bluffs St. Albert last week and allowed more than 300 yards rushing. Junior quarterback Austin Simmons has already thrown 72 passes.

Ottumwa (1-1) at D.M. East (1-1)
Where: Williams Stadium, 7 p.m.
About Ottumwa: The Bulldogs outscored their first two opponents 79-6 on the field, but they watched their record fall to 1-1 this week when they forfeited the season opener to Keokuk for using an ineligible player. Isaiah Cox and Isaiah Hutchinson have combined for 459 yards rushing and seven touchdowns on the ground during the past two weeks. Ottumwa’s defense allowed just 68 yards last week in a 46-3 victory against Mount Pleasant.
About East: The Scarlets beat up on North last week 43-6 to win in state’s oldest rivalry game. East recovered two Polar Bear fumbles in the end zone for scores and quarterback Chino Alcala had a hand in three touchdowns, including a 51-yard pass to Evian Akers. Seven different East players combined to record 11 tackles for loss last week.

D.M. North (0-2) at D.M. Hoover (0-2)
Where: McGrane Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
About North: The Polar Bears are scuffling offensively. They’ve scored three touchdowns this season — two on kickoff returns and the other on the final play last week in a 43-6 loss to East. North is averaging 100 yards per game. On a positive note, junior Tim Turner caught two passes for 44 yards last week and four of classmate Imani Kwizera’s 18 tackles have been behind the line of scrimmage.
About Hoover: The Huskies are aiming to end a nine-game losing streak that includes a 22-21 defeat last year against North. Roosevelt and Urbandale outscored Hoover 80-25 during the past two weeks. At times, the Huskies have demonstrated big-play capability in the passing game. Kalen Toliver and Dejorian Thedford have combined for 21 catches for 371 yards.

D.M. Lincoln (0-2) at D.M. Roosevelt (1-1)
Where: Drake Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
About Lincoln: The Railsplitters are aiming to pick up the first win of the Andy Campbell era. Lincoln has been outscored 103-27 during the first two weeks by Johnston and Ankeny. Jake Goble caught two touchdown passes last week from Evan Ewing and Alex Seakor rushed for 103 yards as Lincoln accumulated 349 yards on offense.
About Roosevelt: Indianola foiled Roosevelt’s bid for a second straight win last week by beating the Roughriders 36-7. The Indians outgained Roosevelt 229-123 on the ground and the Roughriders couldn’t find success throwing the ball. Their passing game accounted for 12 yards and two interceptions. Junior Martavian Hall, making his first carries of the season, ran six times for 44 yards.

Urbandale at Johnston
Where: Johnston Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
About Urbandale (2-0): The J-Hawks are due for a challenge. Outscoring opponents 84-14 in the first half, Urbandale has big play threats to challenge the rival Dragons. Allen Lazard, Abdul Mansaray and King Nahn all have scoring plays longer than 50 yards.
About Johnston (1-1): Nearly 500 yards of total offense against Ankeny Centennial weren’t enough for a win as Johnston’s defense struggled late. Junior receiver Andrew Heuss put together one of the state’s top performances, catching eight passes for 157 yards and a score from quarterback Mike Mahanna.

Fort Dodge (0-2) at Marshalltown (0-2)
Where: Leonard Cole Field, 7 p.m.
About Fort Dodge: The Dodgers gave up 107 points during the first two weeks in losses to Urbandale and Sioux City East. During those contests, Fort Dodge allowed 570 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns on the ground. One bright spot for the Dodgers: Sophomore Sam cook has rushed for 271 yards during the first two games with a 7.1-yard average per carry.
About Marshalltown: The Bobcats are trying to find something to hang their hat on after getting outscored 100-19 during the first two games. Waukee outgained Marshalltown 468-165 last week in a 62-6 rout. Dylan Diveney is leading the Bobcats in passing and rushing and Austin Lovin is on top of the team chart in receptions and interceptions.

Waukee (1-1) at Mason City (0-2)
Where: Mohawk Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
About Waukee: The No. 10 Warriors bounced back from down-to-the-wire defeat against Valley by thrashing Marshalltown 62-6 behind a 468-yard offensive performance. The Waukee running game that sputtered in the season opener produced 283 yards and four rushing touchdowns last week and the Warriors scored two touchdowns on returns — a 24-yard interception return by Matt Hoeg and a 50-yard kickoff return by Matt Corbett.
About Mason City: The Mohawks dropped their second straight game to a ranked team in 3-A last week. Mason City’s offense struggled in the second half last week during a 21-9 loss to Waverly-Shell Rock, failing to move the chains in the third quarter. The Go-Hawks outgained the Mohawks 482-201. One positive for Mason City: Miguel Recinos averaged more than 50 yards on six punts after booting two field goals in the season opener.

Southeast Polk at W.D.M. Valley
Where: Valley Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
About Southeast Polk (0-2): The Rams’ brutal pre-division stretch continues with the No. 8 Tigers coming off a loss. The stormed back against Ames, including three touchdown passes from Nick Arnold and a pair of rushing scores by Caleb Pavon, but Southeast Polk has given up more points in its two losses than it did in any game last season.
About Valley (1-1): Outmuscled for much of last week’s loss to Dowling, the Tigers still got over 100 yards rushing from Tyus Mason. Quarterback Connor LaGrone displayed playmaking abilities in relief of sophomore Taylen Alexander. Valley lost to Southeast Polk last season following a loss to Dowling.


More USA TODAY High School Sports
High school football: Previewing Friday's CIML games
I found this story on USA TODAY High School Sports and wanted to share it with you: %link% For more high school stories, stats and videos, visit http://usatodayhss.com.