CAMANCHE — The Maquoketa Cardinals football team traveled to Camanche Oct. 9 to end this 2020 football season made crazy by the coronavirus pandemic. 

The 6-1 Camanche Indians beat the 2-3 Cardinals 42-7.

The Cardinals and the Indians played a scoreless first quarter. 

The Indians caught fire and scored a touchdown with 11:07 left before halftime. The Indians took a 21-0 lead with 1:30 left in the second quarter. 

The Cardinals did get on the scoreboard with 16.8 seconds as quarterback Kannon Coakley found Caiden Atienza on the left side of the endzone on a 22-yard pass play. That would be the last time the Cardinals found the endzone. 

The Indians took over in the third quarter. Cade Everson took the hand-off on the first play and ran 72 yards for a touchdown, giving the Indians a 28-7 lead. 

Maquoketa junior Tyson Wilhelm tried to get the Cardinals going in the third quarter by picking off a pass for an interception. But on Coakley’s next pass, the Indians picked him off, giving the ball right back to Camanche with 8:27 left in the third quarter. The Indians scored two more touchdowns in the third, making the score 42-7, where it stayed the rest of the game. 

Coakley threw 41 passes, completing 16 for 182 yards, one touchdown pass, and two interceptions. He also ran 10 times for 39 yards. 

Coakley’s favorite target was fellow senior Atienza, who caught five passes for 48 yards and a touchdown. 

On the defensive side, middle linebacker Connor Becker led the team with six tackles, one for a loss. Steven Kuan had four tackles, two for loss. 

The Iowa high school football playoffs start Friday, Oct. 16. The Cardinals will host the first-round game against West Liberty at 7 p.m. at Goodenow Field.

Camanche 42 

Maquoketa 7 

Maq   0   7     0     0 —  7

Cam   0   21  21   0 —  42 

Team statistics               M           Cam

First Downs                     18            20

Rushing yards                 131          211

Passing yards                 182           250

Passing TD/INT              1/2            2/1

Total plays                    67              51

Total offense                 313            461

Fumbles/lost                 0/0            0/0

Penalties/yards             3/30          1/10

Punts/average              4/39.8       2/45.0

Individual statistics

Passing (Player Comp-Att-Yrds-TDs-INTs)  Kannon Coakley 16-41-182-1-2

Rushing — Coakley 10-39; Hunter Manning 4-34; Connor Becker 7-30; Sean Swanson 3-17; Payton Schueller 2-11.

Receiving — Caiden Atienza 4-47; Max Keller 3-46; Tai Streets 2-35; Hunter Connolly 1-10; Becker 1-8; Todd Acton1-5. 

Tackle Leaders — Becker 6.0; Connolly 5.0; Steven Kuan 4.0.

Interception —Tyson Wilhelm 1.

Fumble Recoveries — None.

Sacks — None.

 

Easton Valley 57 

Dunkerton 0 

DUNKERTON — The Easton Valley River Hawks completed another season of football near the top of the district with a record of 6-1. The team’s only loss was to eight-player district champ and No. 1 ranked Don Bosco. 

The River Hawks traveled to Dunkerton last Friday and blanked the 2-2 Dunkerton Raiders 57-0.

Easton Valley scored two minutes into the game. Kolton Murphy ran 69 yards for a touchdown to get the River Hawks started. Conor Gruver is settling in at the quarterback’s position, throwing four first-half touchdowns to make the score 33-0 at halftime. 

The River Hawks coasted in the second half, scoring three more touchdowns and a safety. 

Gruver attempted 19 passes, completing 12 of those for 251 yards, five touchdowns, and no interceptions. Murphy ran for 203 yards on 14 attempts and two touchdowns. Parker Olson caught three passes — all for touchdowns, the longest for 50 yards. Hayden Felkey recorded 14.5 tackles and three sacks; he also had six tackles for a loss.

The River Hawks open the Iowa high school play-offs at home this Friday, Oct. 16, again taking on Dunkerton. 

EV        13   20   15   9 —   57

Dunk     0     0      0   0 —   0

Team statistics   EV          D

First Downs         18           6

Rushing yards      225         72

Passing yards      251          0

Passing TD/INT   5/0          0/1

Total plays         43            51

Total offense      476          72

Fumbles/lost      3/3          0/0

Penalties/yards  3/35        3/15

Punts/average   1/31.0     7/32.6

Individual statistics

Passing — (Player Comp-Att-Yrds-TDs-INTs).  Conor Gruver 12-19-251-5-0

Rushing — Kolton Murphy 14-203; Porter Fuegen 3-22; Carson Fuegen 3-6; Ashten Huling 1-2; Gruver 3-(-8).

Receiving — Parker Olson 3-102; C. Fuegen 4-65; Keaton Wilson 2-52; P. Fuegen 2-23; Murphy 1-9. 

Tackle Leaders — Hayden Felkey 14.5; Wilson 6.5; C. Fuegen 5.5; Ashten Huling 5.5

Interception —Hudson Felkey 1.

Fumble Recoveries — None.

Sacks — Hayden Felkey 3; Ashten Huling 1.

 

Cross Country

At Bellevue Oct. 5

• Boys

Team scores — 1. Wahlert 26; 2. Southwestern/Cuba City/Benton 62; 3. Calamus-Wheatland 75; 4. Easton Valley 122; 5. Midland 131.

Top 5 Individuals — 1. Chase Knoche (Calamus-Wheatland) 16:25; 2. Nathan Munshower (Wahlert) 16:50; 3. Marcus Blount (Prince of Peace) 17:05; 4. Carter Hancock (W) 17:12; 5. Magnus Sands (CW) 17:27.

Easton Valley Individuals — 11. Aidan Gruver 18:37; 22. Cole Venema 20:32; 28. Austin Weber 21:22; 31. Evan Christof 22:15; 41. Evan Meyer 24:50; 42. Austin Franzen 25:08. 45. John Portz 28:04.

• Girls

Team scores — 1. Wahlert Dubuque 23; 2. Southwestern/Cuba City/Benton 51; 3. Prince of Peace 54.

Top 5 Individuals — 1. Kayci Martensen (Southwestern/Cuba City/ Benton) 17:39; 2. Hanna Martensen (SW/CC/B) 18:53; 3. Gabbie Moran (Wahlert) 19:10; 4. Alix Oliver (W) 19:53; 5. Ellie Meyer (W) 20:05.

Easton Valley Individuals — 17. Lindsey Reuter 23:25; 23. Jaysie Wood 26:05.

 

At DeWitt Oct. 8

• Boys

Team scores — 1. Monticello 68; 2. Clear Creek-Amana 69; 3. North Scott 83; 4. Muscatine 94; Davenport Assumption 97.

Top 5 Individuals — 1. Chase Knoche (Calamus-Wheatland) 16:32; 2. Brandon Barker (Clear Creek-Amana) 16:40; 3. Dylan Darsidan (Camanche) 16:42; 4. Jasper Nietert (Monticello) 17:02; 5. Marcus Blount (Prince of Peace) 17:03.

Maquoketa Individuals—82. Cameron Tracy 20:5; 86. Breckin Downey 21:08; 88. Jayden Koos 21:35; 93. Vincent Frana 22:21; 97 Steven Christ 26.

Easton Valley Individuals — 92. Austin Franzen 21:47; 94. Evan Christof 22:43; 96. Evan Meyer 24:34.

• Girls

Team scores — 1. Davenport Assumption 57; 2. North Scott 88; 3. Monticello 93; 4. Davenport Central 117; 5. Clear Creek-Amana 132.

Top 5 Individuals — 1. Laney Fitzpatrick (Davenport Assumption) 19:50; 2. Haidyn Barker (Clear Creek-Amana) 19:52; 3. Camryn Sattler (Clinton) 19:55; 4. Kylie Daily (Davenport West) 19:58; 5. Lily Tackett (Davenport Central) 20:16.

Maquoketa Individuals — 18.Reese Kuhlman21:43; 44. Addison Michel 23:09; 63. Olivia McDermott 24:22; 73. Ariana Payton 25:06; 76. Harley Eye 25:12; 79. Ali Simmons 25:14.

Easton Valley Individuals — 42. Lindsey Reuter 23.

 

At West Delaware Oct. 6

• Boys

Team scores — 1. Center Point-Urbana 84; 2. Tipton 87; 3. Mount Vernon-Lisbon 104; 4. Waverly-Shell Rock 131; 5. West Delaware 14.

Top 5 Individuals — 1. Caleb Shumaker (Tipton) 16:14; 2. Eli Larson (Center Point-Urbana) 16:19; 3. Luke Post (CPU) 16:22; 4. Mason Bach (CPU) 17:06; 5. Cade Messer (Western Dubuque) 17:07.

Maquoketa Individuals — 106. Breckin Downey 21:30; 116. Jayden Koos 22:37; 119. Vincent Frana 23:07.

• Girls

Team scores — 1. Western Dubuque 58; 2. Tipton 83; 3. Mount Vernon-Lisbon 89; 4. Center Point-Urbana 92; 5. Wavery-Shell Rock 107.

Top 5 Individuals — 1. Emma Hoins (Waverly-Shell Rock) 19:31; 2. Alyssa Klein (Western Dubuque) 19:57; 3. Lauren Klein (WD) 20:05; 4. Kora Katcher (Center Point-Urbana) 20:06; 5. Laura Swart (Mount Vernon-Lisbon) 20:11.

Maquoketa Individuals — 31. Reese Kuhlman 22:33; 52. Addison Michel 23:47; 60. Olivia McDermott 24:09; 95. Ali Simmons 28.18.

 

Volleyball

The Maquoketa Cardinals volleyball team had a busy and successful week going 4-1 all on the road. 

Maquoketa traveled to Anamosa on Monday, Oct. 5, and played four close games before winning 3-1. Natalie Ehlinger paced the Cardinals with 10 kills; Mikaela Burken was right behind with nine kills. Tenley Cavanagh recorded 33 assists, and three aces.

The Cardinals lost three very close sets to Solon Tuesday, Oct. 6 (25-22, 25-23, 27-25). No team could muster up a big lead — a two- or three-point lead was the rule for the night. Burken led the way with 10 kills while Cavanagh added 23 more assists. Addie Bowman had two aces,  and Cavanagh, one.

On Saturday Oct. 10, the Cardinals took part and won the Durant Tournament, winning all six sets — two each against Durant, Fort Madison, and Davenport West. Four Cardinals led the team in kills: Madilyn Lemke had 16, Ehlinger 15, Emma Chapin 12, and Jackie Miller 12. Bowman led the team with 27 digs while CJ Yeager had 20 digs. Cavanagh came up with six aces and Yeager, four. 

Off the heels of those wins, the Cardinals enter WaMaC Conference Tournament pool play this week. The Cardinals host Camanche in the Class 3A  Region 8 quarterfinal game Monday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. 

Maquoketa 3

Anamosa 1

(18-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-18)

Kills — Natalie Ehlinger 10; Mikaela Burken 9; Madilyn Lemke 8; Emma Chapin 5; Tenley Cavanagh 2; Carley Davis 2. 

Assists — Cavanagh 33; Chapin 1; Addie Bowman 1; CJ Yeager 1.

Blocks — Davis 4. Lemke 3; Cavanagh 3. Chapin 1; Burken 1.

Digs — Bowman 14; Yeager 8; Chapin 8; Ehlinger 7; Cavanagh 5; Lemke 2.

Aces — Cavanagh 3; Yeager 2; Ehlinger 2; Bowman 1; Lemke 1; Chapin 1.

 

Solon 3

Maquoketa 0

(25-22,25-23,27-25)

(At Solon Oct. 6)

Kills — Mikaela Burken 10; Madilyn Lemke 6; Natalie Ehlinger 5; Emma Chapin 3; Carley Davis 2. 

Assists — Tenley Cavanagh 23; Addie Bowman 3.

Blocks — Lemke 2; Chapin 1; Burken 1; Davis 1.

Digs — CJ Yeager 9; Bowman 5; Chapin 4; Ehlinger 3; Cavanagh 2; Burken 1.

Aces — Bowman 2; Cavanagh1.

 

Maquoketa 2

Durant 0

(25-18, 25-20)

(At Durant Oct. 10)

Kills — Natalie Ehlinger 6; Madilyn Lemke 4; Carley Davis 4; Jackie Miller 3; Tenley Cavanagh 2 Emma Chapin 2; Mikaela Burken 1. 

Assists — Cavanagh 15; Addie Bowman 3; Ehlinger 2; Clare Hackman 1.

Blocks — Davis 3; Cavanagh 2; Miller 2; Ehlinger 2; Lemke 1; Chapin 1.

Digs — CJ Yeager 7; Bowman 3; Cavanagh 2; Lemke 1; Ehlinger 1.

Aces — Bowman 1; Lemke 1; Cavanagh 1.

 

Maquoketa 2

Fort Madison 0

(25-16, 25-18)

(At Durant Oct. 10)

Kills — Madilyn Lemke 9; Natalie Ehlinger 6; Emma Chapin 5; Jackie Miller 3 Tenley Cavanagh 2. 

Assists — Cavanagh 20 Addie Bowman 4; Lemke 1.

Blocks — Carley Davis 2; Ehlinger 1; Lemke 1.

Digs — Bowman 11; CJ Yeager 10; Ehlinger 6; Cavanagh 6; Lemke 2; Miller 1; Chapin 1.

Aces — Yeager 2; Ehlinger 1; Lemke 1; Cavanagh 1; Miller 1.

 

Maquoketa 2

Davenport West 0

(25-6, 25-16)

(At Durant Oct. 10)

Kills — Jackie Miller 6; Emma Chapin 5; Natalie Ehlinger 3; Madilyn Lemke 3; Mikaela Burken 3; Carley Davis 2; Clare Hackman 1; Tenley Cavanagh 1. 

Assists — Cavanagh 19; Addie Bowman 5.

Blocks — Davis 2; Miller 1; Chapin 1; Burken 1.

Digs — Bowman 13; Ehlinger 4; Lemke 3; CJ Yeager 3; Cavanagh 3; Burken 1.

Aces — T. Cavanagh 4; Yeager 2; Carley Cavanagh 1.

 

Easton Valley 3

Marquette 0

(25-18, 25-21, 25-13)

BELLEVUE — The Easton Valley River Hawks played only one match last week, winning that match 3-0 against Marquette Catholic Oct. 8. 

Coach Denise Lawson said everything seemed to “click” at Bellevue.

“Our blockers really owned the net and the few times that Marquette found a way around, we had defenders ready to dig,” Larson said. “Offensively, we continue to improve our efficiency, and we are making smart decisions with the set and block put in front of us. It was a great team victory.” 

Team leaders were Kaitlyn Kuhl with 12 kills and 10 digs, Dana Carlson with 13 assists, and Aleah Johnson and Maddi Klemme with five blocks.

The entire River Hawks team — players on the court and on the bench, coaches, etc. — all wore face masks before, during and after the meet Thursday to limit the spread of COVID-19. Larson said they wore masks so if they came near someone who has symptoms of COVID, they would not have to quarantine for 14 days per the governor’s most recent proclamation.

The River Hawks were scheduled to make up a game with Lisbon Tuesday night, then the conference tournament is scheduled to begin Thursday, Oct. 15, and finishes Saturday, Oct. 17. The River Hawks will host Calamus-Wheatland for the first round of regional action Monday, Oct. 19.

Kills — Kaitlyn Kuhl 12; Maddi Klemme 7; Mikayla Mitchell 5; Liviah Johnson 3; Dana Carlson 2; Aleah Johnson 1. 

Assists — Carlson 13; Keeya Kunde 6; Kuhl 3; A. Johnson 2.

Blocks — A. Johnson 5; Klemme 5; L. Johnson 2; Mitchell 1.

Digs — Kuhl 10; Kylee Ready 9; Paige Thines 7; Klemme 4; Kunde 3; Mitchell 2; Carlson 2; A. Johnson 1.

Aces — Carlson 2; Klemme 1.