Midland blanks Springville, 78-0



   Midland spoiled Springville’s football homecoming in a big way Sept. 23, scoring a 78-0 victory.

   Caden Ballou completed nine of 14 passes for 181 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for 99 yards and scored five touchdowns of his own. Zain Sauer carried three times for 66 yards and a score, and had a touchdown reception. Sawyer House also caught a touchdown pass. Seth Bixler had four catches for 90 yards.

   Sauer also had a punt return for a touchdown. The Eagles (2-2, 3-2) recovered six Springville fumbles, including two each by Jordan Buford and Sauer, one for Keegan Rushford and one for Hansen, who also made an interception. Ballou led the team in tackles with nine.



   A flurry of volleyball action last week saw the Midland Eagles compete in two Tri-Rivers Conference matches, and a tournament.

   At North Cedar Sept. 20, Midland lost in three sets, 9-25, 14-25, 16-25. Gracie Franzen had 12 assists, while Jaden Gatts had six kills and Alexis Zaruba had four. Anna Bartels had two blocks.

   The Eagles (1-24) then played host to Lisbon Sept. 22, and lost 7025, 8025, 9-25. Gracie Harrington had five digs. Gatts and Bartels each had three kills.

   On Sept. 24, Midland played in the North Cedar Invitational, and lost five matches. The first was to Edgewood-Colesburg by scores of 11-21, 19-21. Ainzlee Soper had three kills. Emerson Huston had nine digs.

   Against Durant, the Eagles lost 10-21, 7-21. Franzen had nine assists, and Gatts had six kills. Harringon had seven digs.

   The Eagles then faced Tipton, and lost 7-21, 5-21. Zaruba had three kills.

   Midland was defeated by Springville, 3-21, 5-21. Huston and Franzen each had three digs.

   In the last match, the Eagles lost to North Cedar 7-21, 8-21. Sophie Raubs and Gatts each had two kills.

   Earlier Eagle matches were reported on last week but did not include statistics; those are below.

   In a home match against Clinton Prince of Peace Sept. 15, Midland lost 9-25, 23-25, 18-25. Bartels had eight kills, Franzen had nine assists, and Harrington had three aces.

   At the Lisbon Invitational Sept. 17:

   In an 8-21, 3-21 loss to Wapsie Valley, Harrington had five digs.

   In a 9-21, 8-21 loss to West Burlington, Harrington had nine digs.

   In a 4-21, 8-21 loss to Mediapolis, Soper and
Bartels each had a block.

   In a 19-25, 22-25 loss to Iowa Valley, Isabelle Ricketts had four kills, and Franzen made five assists. Harrington had 12 digs and five aces.


Cross country

   Two meets occupied the Midland cross country runners last week.

   The Eagle threesome competed at Bellevue Sept. 19. Jayson Ruley led the team with a time of 21:08, followed by Milo Smith in 21:26 and Jay Bentley in 26:23.

   “We seem to do better at this rolling course, and the times reflected that,” Midland coach Jon Eganhouse said.

   Midland then ran in the Anamosa meet Sept. 24. Ruley finished in 21:42, Smith in 21:46, and Bentley in 26:10.

   “At this time of year, I would like to see the times dropping faster than they are,” the coach said. “I will be challenging the runners to drop time and move up their finishing spots in the next several weeks.”




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