Nighthawks Fall In Opener To Falcons

Hawarden, Iowa — Boyden Hull Rock Valley lost 63-35 in a shootout in Hawarden Friday Night. The defending Class 1A champions looked in mid season form in the convincing win.

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Warriors Quick Start Dooms Nighthawks

Hull, Iowa — The Sergeant Bluff-Luton Warriors defeated the Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley Nighthawks 34-14 Friday night at AR Hesla Field in Hull.

Sergeant Bluff-Luton started hot on the first three drives of the game scoring 20 points in the first quarter. The opening possession for the Warriors contained a 10 play 74 yard drive scoring in 4:32. The Warriors scored on that drive when Matt George fumbled into the end zone and was recovered by Aaron Sader. They added to that lead on the following possession when Matt George ran it in from 14 yards. On the third straight possession in the first quarter the Warriors scored on an 18 yard QB keeper with Jacob Shultz. All three scores vaulted the Warriors to a 20-0 lead.nighthawk logo

The score would stay the same through halftime until the Nighthawks were able to score early in the 3rd quarter. Brady Post found Kobe Lutjens for an 8 yard fade. Post’s pass finished off a 7 play 69 yard drive for the Nighthawks and close within 13 points at 20-7.

The Warriors would answer with 14 unanswered points. The first Warriors answer came on a 61 yard screen pass to Chris Kroll, the Warriors extended their lead to 27-7 after that play with just under 4 minutes to go in the third. On their following possession Shultz found Kroll again for a 7 yard touchdown pass. Both of those drives were only 4 plays, the first was 76 yards, and the second was 80.

The Nighthawks were able to get a late score to make the final score 34-14 when Ashton Kooiker ran in a 10 yard touchdown run.

The Nighthawks fall to 3-1 on the season and 1-1 in the district, they will host Central Lyon/George-Little Rock in a non-district contest in Rock Valley next week. Sergeant Bluff-Luton improves to 3-1 overall and 1-0 in the district and will host Bishop Heelan Catholic at home.

Boyden Hull Rock Valley Wins With Strong 2nd Half

nighthawk logoBoyden Hull Rock Valley rallied to beat the Western Christian Wolfpack 34-19 Friday night at AR Hesla Field in Hull.

The Nighthawks started the game with a 2 minute 60 yard drive, scoring when Brady Post found Kobe Lutjens for an 8 yard TD pass. Boyden Hull Rock Valley held the lead until Western Christian tied the game on a 65 yard drive of their own which lasted just over 4 minutes. Tyson Kooima scrambled for the score to even things up at 7.

Ben Granstra gave the Wolfpack the lead with his own touchdown run finishing off an 80 yard drive shortly before halftime. With :35 left in the half the Wolfpack took the lead 13-7.

The second half belonged to the Nighthawks as they scored 21 unanswered points, the first two off of Kooima interceptions. The first intercepted pass of Kooima was by Ashton Kooiker, who also finished off the drive with a one yard touchdown run giving the Nighthawks a 14-13 lead. The second Kooima interception led to a 35 yard scoring drive punctuated by Miles Van Maanen’s first rushing touchdown of the game. With the successful extra point the score was 21-13 in favor of the Nighthawks.

Boyden Hull Rock Valley finished off the scoring barrage when a blocked punt gave the Nighthawks possession at the 5 yard line. A short 3 runs later, the Nighthawks took a 28-13 lead going into the 4th quarter.

Both teams traded scores in the 4th quarter. First the Wolfpack shortened the Nighthawk lead by scoring on a 14 yard touchdown pass from Tyson Kooima to Taylor Miedema. The missed extra point however left a 9 point deficit with 3:01 left in the game instead of 8, and forced an unsuccessful onside kick attempt. The Nighthawks took advantage and scored on a 4th down 31 yard pass when trying to bleed the clock, from Brady Post to Shane Solberg. The touchdown pass finished off the scoring and the Nighthawks won 34-19.

Boyden Hull Rock Valley (1-0, 0-0) will host Sioux Center next week in a non-district game. Western Christian (0-1, 0-0) will travel to Le Mars in non-district play next week.

Editors Note: Kobe Lutjens was mistakenly identified as Jordan in earlier version of this recap.