Kannon Coakley dropped back for a pass. The Maquoketa Cardinals quarterback could not find an open man, so he took off and scrambled for a 15-yard touchdown run with 32 seconds remaining in the contest. 

It was Coakley’s third rushing touchdown in the game as the Cardinals rallied for a 20-14 homecoming victory over Anamosa in Class 2A district 5 action Friday night. 

The Cardinals kicked off to the Blue Raiders to start the game. The Blue Raiders took the kickoff and drove 57 yards in eight plays, reaching paydirt on a fourth-and-7, 29-yard pass to put the Raiders up 6-0 at the 8:02 mark in the first quarter. 

The Cardinals tied the score after driving 71 yards on a 13-play drive. Coakley scored on a 1-yard, QB keeper with 10:53 left before halftime. 

Maquoketa took the lead after taking the second-half kickoff, driving 68 yards on 13 plays to take 6:49 off the clock. Coakley was hurt on that scoring drive and left the game for six plays. Backup quarterback Hunter Manning picked up a couple big first downs. He ran three times for 22 yards and completed a pass for 11 yards. 

Cardinals coach Kevin Bowman was proud of the both quarterbacks’ hustle Friday night.

“I thought our kids really delivered when they had to,” Bowman said. “We faced some adverse situations with our quarterback going down and left tackle going down, but we didn’t miss a beat. When you have a quarterback that’s 220 pounds and won’t go down that makes things a little bit easier.”

The Blue Raiders took the lead with a touchdown and a two-point conversion with 1:42 left in the game.

The Cardinals’ final drive traveled 60 yards in six plays with 32 seconds left. The Raiders drove down to the Cardinals’ 20-yard line before the last play ended in an incomplete pass in the endzone, giving the Cardinals the win.

The Cardinals travel to Tipton Friday night, Oct. 2.

Maquoketa 20

Anamosa 14 

A     6   0   0   8 — 14

M    0   6   7   7 — 20

Team statistics     Ana     Maq

First Downs             14        23

Rushing yards        149       193

Passing yards         127       177

Passing TD/INT      1/0        0/0

Total plays             52         70

Total offense         276      370

Fumbles / lost       0/0       1/1

Penalties / yards   2/20     3/15

Punts / average   5/32.0   3/29.3

Individual statistics

Passing (Comp-Att-Yrds-TDs-INTs) — Kannon Coakley 15-22-177-0-0; Hunter Manning 1-1-11-0-0. 

Rushing — Coakley 19-77; Connor Becker 19-74; Manning 2-22; Payton Schueller 5-21.

Receiving — Caiden Atienza 9-92; Max Keller 2-20; Becker 2-20; Emmett Sheets 1-19; Hunter Connolly 1-16; Tai Streets 1-11.

Tackle Leaders — Becker 5.0; Isaac Koppang 5.0; Grant Michel 5.0.

Interception — None.

Fumble Recoveries — None.

Sacks — Zayne Rich 1.

 

Easton Valley 55

Midland 6

The Easton Valley River Hawks remained undefeated Friday night as they downed the Midland Eagles 55-6. 

Conor Gruver is getting comfortable at the quarterback position; he completed 16 passes in 32 attempts for 303 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. 

Five different River Hawks caught the ball Friday night. Parker Olson was Gruver’s favorite target as Olson caught six passes for 130 yards and one TD. Keaton Wilson caught three passes for 92 yards and two touchdowns. Kolton Murphy played his usually solid ground game rushing 19 times for 126 yards and a touchdown.

Murphy started the scoring for the River Hawks with a 59-yard run with 4:03 left in the first quarter. Gruver threw four touchdowns passes and ran 2 yards for a touchdown all in the second and third quarters before the Eagles got on the board with 11:19 to go in the fourth quarter, making the score 41-6. 

The River Hawks scored two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter to make the final score 55-6.

Olson, Hudson Felkey and Hayden Felkey recovered fumbles. Carson Fuegen had one interception for the defense. Murphy only punted once but it was covered for 48 yards. Ethan Farrell made seven of eight extra points.

Midland   0   0    0    6   — 6

EV           7  14  20  14  — 55

Team statistics        M     EV

First Downs              11     21

Rushing yards          62     213

Passing yards          45     303

Passing TD/INT       0/1     4/1

Total plays              57      67

Total offense         107     516

Fumbles / lost       4/3      2/1

Penalties / yards   2/20   10/75

Punts / average    8/30.5  1/48

Individual statistics

Passing (Comp-Att-Yrds-TDs-INTs) —  Conor Gruver 16-32-303-4-1

Rushing — Kolton Murphy 19-156; Hudson Felkey 4-40; Porter Fuegen 4-17; Carson Fuegen 1-1; Daken Kramer 1-1; Gruver 6-(-2).

Receiving — Parker Olson 6-130; Keaton Wilson 3-92; C. Fuegen 4-51; Murphy 1-23; P. Fuegen 2-7. 

Tackle Leaders — Andin Farrell 11.5; Hudson Felkey 9.5; P. Fuegen 8.5; C. Fuegen 7.5.

Interception —C. Fuegen 1.

Fumble Recoveries — Olson 1; Hudson Felkey; Hayden Felkey 1.

Sacks — Kramer 1.

 

Cross Country

(At Bellevue Sept. 22)

Neither the Cardinals girls’ top runner (Reese Kuhlman) or boys’ top runner (Cameron Tracy) ran in the meet Monday, Sept. 21 in Bellevue. Freshman Olivia McDermott, 14th, continues to run in the upper half to middle for the Cardinals’ team. Addison Michel finished 15th behind McDermott. Harley Eye, Ali Simmons, and Ariana Payton rounded out the Cardinals placings in 19th, 25th, and 27th places, respectively.

Jaysie Wood was the only Easton Valley cross country runner participating in the Bellevue meet. She finished in 21st place.

On the boys’ side, Tye Hardin came in at 23rd place followed by Jaydon Koos. Breckin Downey and Vicent Frana round out the Cardinals’ finishers. 

Easton Valley’s Aidan Gruver continues to finish in the top 8 all season. Freshman Cole Venema came in at 37th. Austin Franzen, Evan Meyer, and Austin Weber rounded out the rest of the River Hawks’ cross country placings.

Boys

Team scores — 1. Bellevue 30; 2. Northeast 49; 3. Calamus-Wheatland 51; 4. Camanche 58; 5. Wapello 92.

Top 5 Individuals — 1. Brady Griebel (Bellevue) 16:02; 2. Chase Knoche (Calamus) 16:30; 3. Dylan Darsidan (Camanche) 16:50; 4. Marcus Blount (Prince of Peace) 17:19; 5. Payton Griebel (B)17:21.

Maquoketa Individuals— 23. Tye Hardin 20:18; 24. Jayden Koos 20:27; 30. Breckin Downey 20:48; 50. Vincent Frana 23:47.

Easton Valley Individuals — 8. Aidan Gruver 18:16; 32. Cole Venema 20:51; 45. Austin Franzen 22:40; 54. Evan Meyer 24:55; 56. Austin Weber 25:09; 

Girls

Team scores — 1. Prince of Peace 24; 2. Northeast 26; 3. Bellevue 44; 4. Maquoketa 52.

Top 5 Individuals — 1. Cenady Soenksen (Northeast) 21:20; 2. Hunter Jones (North Cedar) 21:30; 3. Gabby Williamson (Bellevue) 21:36; 4. Allison Kettmann (Marquette) 21:36; 5. Kaelyn Goodsmann (Prince of Peace) 21:40.

Maquoketa Individuals — 14. Olivia McDermott 23:12; 15. Addison Michel 23:31; 19. Harley Eye 25:30; 25. Ali Simmons 26:51; 27 Ariana Payton 27:30.

Easton Valley Individuals — 21. Jaysie Wood 25:53.

 

Volleyball

The Maquoketa Cardinals volleyball team traveled to Manchester to take on the Class 4A eighth-ranked West Delaware Hawks in a WaMaC conference battle.

The Cardinals gave the Hawks a battle for the first two matches, going into overtime but losing the first game 31-29, then the second game 25-22. 

The Cardinals ran out of steam but they did not give up in the third game, falling 25-12. This marked the second consecutive Tuesday that the Cards played a ranked opponent and lost by narrow margins. The Cardinals have dropped 13 straight matches to the Hawks. 

The Cardinals traveled to Monticello last weekend getting three wins and suffering one defeat. Natalie Ehlinger lead the team in kills with 28. Tenley Cavanagh had 39 assists, Carley Davis recorded four blocks, and Madilyn Lemke had three blocks while Addie Bowman had 13 digs and Cavanagh recorded nine aces at Monticello.

The 6-9 Cardinals hosted another ranked team in the 11-5 Marion Indians Tuesday, Sept. 29. The Indians are ranked third in Class 4A.

West Delaware 3

Maquoketa 0

(31-29, 25-22, 25-12)

(At Manchester Sept. 22)

Kills — Natalie Ehlinger 8; Jackie Miller 7; Madilyn Lemke 5; Emma Chapin 4; Carley Davis 3; Tenley Cavanagh 1. 

Assists — Cavangh 23; Addie Bowman 5.

Blocks — Lemke 4; Miller 4; Davis 4; Cavanagh 2.

Digs — Bowman 21; CJ Yeager 10; Ehlinger 7; Cavanagh 7; Lemke 2; Chapin 1; Mikaela Burken 1.

Aces — Ehlinger 1; Yeager 1; Cavanagh 1.

 

Maquoketa 2

Mid-Prairie 1

(26-28, 25-22, 16-14)

(At Monticello Sept. 26)

 

Maquoketa 2

Northeast 0

(25-16, 25-14)

(At Monticello Sept. 26)

Kills — Natalie Ehlinger 2; Madilyn Lemke 2; Emma Chapin 2; Kallie Brown 1; Tenley Cavanagh 1. 

Assists — Cavanagh 6; Addie Bowman 1; CJ Yeager 1.

Blocks — Lemke 1; Carley Davis 1.

Digs — Bowman 3; Ehlinger 2; Yeager 2; Chapin 2; Cavanagh 1.

Aces — Bowman 2; Yeager 2; Cavanagh 1.

 

Union Community 2

Maquoketa 0

(25-18, 25-13)

(At Monticello Sept. 26)

Kills — Madilyn Lemke 5; Natalie Ehlinger 3; Carley Davis 1. 

Assists — Cavanagh 9.

Blocks — Davis 1.

Digs — Addie Bowman 5; CJ Yeager 5; Ehlinger 3; Cavanagh 1; Emma Chapin 1.

Aces — Cavanagh 2.

 

Maquoketa 2

Monticello 1

(23-25, 25-18, 15-13)

(At Monticello Sept. 26)

Kills — Natalie Ehlinger 12; Emma Chapin 10; Tenley Cavanagh 2; Madilyn Lemke 1; Mikaela Burken 1; Carley Davis 1. 

Assists — Cavanagh 24; Addie Bowman 2; Ehlinger 1.

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

Digs — Bowman 5; Ehlinger 3; Cavanagh 2; CJ Yeager 2; Chapin 1; Davis 1.

Aces — Cavanagh 6; Yeager 1; Bowman 1.

 

Easton Valley 3

Calamus-Wheatland 1

(25-20, 23-25, 25-20, 25-17)

Wheatland — The Easton Valley River Hawks defeated conference foe Calamus-Wheatland Warriors 3-1 Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the Warriors’ gym. The River Hawks are 8-0 against the Warriors since 2016. 

“It was a great conference win against a scrappy Cal-Wheat team,” according to EV coach Denise Larson. “We have continued to improve our hitting efficiency as well as our ability to find holes in our opponents’ defense. Our passing game has become very strong allowing us to run a stronger offense. I am very pleased that we continue to grow each week.”

The 6-8 River Hawks hosted 3-7 Cedar Valley Christian Tuesday, Sept. 29, then were scheduled to travel to Clinton to take on the 11-6-1 Prince of Peace Irish Thursday, Oct. 1.

Kills — Kaitlyn Kuhl 15; Dana Carlson 11; Mikayla Mitchell 5; Maddi Klemme 5; Liviah Johnson 5; Aleah Johnson 2. 

Assists — Carlson 21; Keeya Kunde 8; Klemme 1; Kuhl 1; L. Johnson 1; Paige Thines 1.

Blocks — L. Johnson 4; A. Johnson 3; Klemme 3; Carlson 1.

Digs — Thines 11; Kylee Ready 10; Kuhl 9; Kunde 2; Carlson 1.

Aces — Kuhl 4; Ready 4; Thines 2; Carlson 2; Kunde 1.

 

Cedar Rapids Xavier 2

Maquoketa 0

(21-14, 21-6)

(At Benton Community Sept. 19) 

Kills — Natalie Ehlinger 3; Madilyn Lemke 3; Jackie Miller 1; Carley Davis 1. 

Assists — Tenley Cavanagh 7; Addie Bowman 1.

Blocks — Lemke 1; Miller 1; Davis 1.

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

Aces — None.

 

Marion 2

Maquoketa 0

(21-5, 21-12)

(At Benton Community Sept. 19) 

Kills — Jackie Miller 3; Emma Chapin 2; Natalie Ehlinger 1; Carley Davis 1. 

Assists — Tenley Cavanagh 6; Addi Bowman 1.

Blocks — Ehlinger 1.

Digs — Bowman 8; Cavanagh 2; CJ Yeager 2; Ehlinger 1; Miller 1; Madilyn Lemke 1.

Aces — Lemke 1.

 

Iowa City Regina 2

Maquoketa 1

(20-22, 21-11, 6-15)

(At Benton Community Sept. 19) 

Kills — Natalie Ehlinger 5; Madilyn Lemke 5; Emma Chapin 4; Carley Davis 2; Jackie Miller 1; Tenley Cavanagh 1. 

Assists — Cavanagh 15; Addie Bowman 3.

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

Digs — Bowman 8; Lemke 4; Cavanagh 4; Ehlinger 2; CJ Yeager 2.

Aces — Yeager 2; Cavanagh 2; Bowman 1; Lemke 1.