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2013 Turkey Valley
Football Schedule
Lost to Sumner-Fredericksburg (20-33)                   (0-1)
Lost to South Winneshiek (6-50)                               (0-2)
Won @ North-Linn (44-6)                                   (1-0) (1-2)
Won @ Starmont (14-6)                                   
  (2-0) (2-2)
09/27                                          East Buchanan, Winthrop
10/04                                             @ North Butler, Greene
10/11                                            Wapsie Valley, Fairbank
10/18                                                                 @ Postville
10/25                                               Edgewood-Colesburg

Games from 9/13 on Class A District Games
All Games start @ 7 p.m.
Games in Red---Home Games
( ) record in blue = District Record
Big Trojan Win

There are wins and then there are BIG wins and this was a BIG win!

A pair of undefeated teams in district play squared off in Starmont
Friday night (9/20/2013) and Turkey Valley proved to be a little too
strong for the Starmont Stars and came away with a 14-6 victory.

Turkey Valley took control early with a ball consuming drive on the first
possession of the game resulting in a 4 yard TD run by Luke Kuennen.

The Trojans took the opening kick-off and put together a 14 play 68
yard drive that took 6 minutes and 30 seconds.  The PAT run was no
good and TV had a 6-0 lead before Starmont even had ball.

When the Stars finally got the ball, they went 3 and out.  Turkey Valley
was keying on Starmont's highly regarded junior running back Jake
Butler, who came into the game as the #2 rusher in the state in Class
A, but had tough going against the Trojans swarming defense.

The Turkey Valley defense was strong all night, but especially ealry
when they limited Starmont to only 3 plays and no first downs in the
first quarter.

When Starmont finally did do something on offense, 2 long touchdown
plays were called back because of Starmont holding penalties.

Turkey Valley increased its lead to 14-0 with Luke Kuennen scoring his
2nd TD of the night and Jordan Denk adding the conversion on a pass
from Ryan Busta with just 2:53 left in the first half.  

The score remained the same through intermission and all the way to
late in the fourth quarter when Butler took it in from the 1 with just
4:21 left to play in the game.

Turkey Valley barely moved the ball and had to punt without taking
much time off the clock and Stars had a chance.

They were driving and were inside the 30 when they lost a fumble,
recovered by Levi Klimesh inside the 2-minute mark of the game.

Turkey Valley ran out the clock for the 14-6 win, aided by an off-side
call against Starmont on 4th and inches.

Kyle Reicks with 12, Kuennen with 11, and Klimesh with 8 led the team
in tackles
(other tackle leaders down the left side)

Amazingly, the game was a 54 point turn around from a year ago when
Starmont mauled the Trojans, 60-14
2012 Turkey Valley/Starmont Game
This was a BIG win because it not only gives Turkey Valley the inside
track on hosting a playoff game, but also puts the Trojans in the hunt
for the district championship.

After 2 weeks of district play Turkey Valley, Wapsie Valley, and
Postville are all 2-0 and tied for first in the district.

Next week is Homecoming
(See King and Queen Candidates Below),
always a fun time at a high school.

The Trojans host East Buchanan, who has been struggling so far this
season and are 0-2 in district play.

2012 Turkey Valley/East Buchanan Game

2012 Turkey Valley Homecoming

Many photos, stats, coaches comments and
more below....
2013 Turkey Valley Trojans
Football Team

1        Jaden Bruess        FR        5-05      111
3        Blake Busta        JR        5-10          173
5        Ryan Busta        SR        5-11           185
10        John Gossling        FR   5-02        104
11        Cody Hackman        FR   5-08        170
14        Justin Hackman      JR   5-08        145
20        Nick Njus        FR        5-10            175
21        Wyatt Blazek        FR      5-07        143
22        Eric Buchendahl    SR    5-08        160
23        Riley Meirick        SR      5-08        164
24        Jordan Denk        SR      6-00        157
27        Seth Jenks        JR        5-07        108
28        Justin Kime        JR        5-07        170
32        Jacob Buss        SR        6-00        169
33        Brogan Mihm        JR      5-10        183
40        Luke Keunnen        SR   6-04        247
42        Travis Reicks        JR     5-07        159
44        Kyle Reicks        SR        6-02        199
50        Riley Busta         SR        5-09        167
54        Tyler Sawyer        JR       5-09        187
57        Scott Kime        FR        5-07          190
59        Riley Schmitt        FR      5-09        145
60        Levi Klimesh        JR      6-00        199
62        Jacob Hackman      SR   5-11        167
64        Jacob Kuhn        SO        6-01        212
66        Kelby Reicks        FR      5-08        183
67        Clayton Eichenberger  JR  6-00   197
72        Nathan Mueterthies   FR   6-04    249
74        Joey Bruch        JR        5-11        185
76        Charles Hadacek    SR  5-09        179
77        Riley Buchhiet        SR    6-06       209
78        Reece Barloon        JR    6-00      169
80        Walker Liebold        FR    5-06      115
81        Ben Wilkerson        JR     6-00      204
84        Kyle Balik        JR        5-10           138
88        Evan Busta        FR        5-06        124
2013 Turkey Valley Volleyball
2013 Turkey Valley CC
Scoring Summary

TV                       6        8        0        0        14        
ST                       0        0        0        6          6

1Q-5:30-TV-Luke Kuennen 4 yard run (Run-NG)     
2Q-2:53-TV-Luke Kuennen 5 yard run (Jordan Denk from Ryan Busta)
4Q-4:21-ST-Jake Butler 1 yard run (Run-NG)

Final-Turkey Valley 14 Starmont 6
South Winn over Powers
Turkey Valley in Possibly
the Last Meeting

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District 3

This Week-9/20/2013
North Butler 42 East Buchanan 8
Postville 39 North-Linn 0
Turkey Valley 14  Starmont 6
Wapsie Valley, at Edgewood-Colesburg

Next Week-9/27/2013
East Buchanan at Turkey Valley (HC)
Edgewood-Colesburg at North-Linn
Postville at Starmont
Wapsie Valley at North Butler

District  Week 1
Postville 45, Edgewood-Colesburg 12
Starmont 26, North Butler 20
Turkey Valley, 44, North-Linn, 6
Wapsie Valley 70, East Buchanan 0
Class A-District 3

Turkey Valley                         2-0
Wapsie Valley                         2-0
Postville                                 2-0
Starmont                                1-1
North Butler                            1-1
East Buchanan                        0-2
North Linn                              0-2
Edgewood-Colesburg                0-2
Trojans Roll Over North
Linn in District Opener

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Starmont Roster

10  Dylan Paris        SR        5-10        180
14  Jason Lowery    JR        5-09        140
22  Chris Hettinger  SR        5-07        150
25  Jake Falck         SR        5-07        170
26   Blake Streicher SR        5-08        160
32  Jake Butler        JR        6-00        150
35  Gabe Hamlett        SR        6-00        190
43  Buddy Hunt        SR        6-01        160
45  Alex Knickerbocker JR    5-11        140
46  Devin Baumgartner JR        5-11        205
49   Alex Duff                 JR        6-00        150
50   Adam Fliehler        JR        5-09        190
53   Jett Kuhens        SR        5-07        150
54   Zach Steger        JR        6-00        170
59    Matt Cook          SR        5-11        190
63     Jon Lona          SR        5-09        250
66    Karl Klocke        JR        5-08        170
67   Ryan Burington  JR        5-08        165
70    Spencer Pech    JR        6-03        230
80    Dan Franzen        SR        6-02        170
Front Page of 2013 Turkey Valley Football
The 8-Player Game

There are currently 3 Upper Iowa
Conference schools playing 8-player
football: Central Elkader, Kee, and West
Central.  Valley did last season (2012)
before merging with North Fayette.  Other
notable area schools playing the 8-player
game are: Tripoli, Riceville, Dunkerton,
Clarksville, and Janesville.

The cut-off enrollment for your upper 3
grades is 115.  Turkey Valley's number for
2013/14 is 104.  There is only 1 other Class
A football team smaller this season; Waco
of Olds with 100.

Teams playing 8-man this season larger
than Turkey Valley include: Central
Elkader (105), Dunkerton (108), and Don
Bosco (118).  Kee (99) and Tripoli (101) are
very close in size and may be even bigger
than Turkey Valley by the 2014 football

The most notable difference of the
8-player compared to the 11-player game
is of course you play with 3 less players
on each side, but another easily
noticeable difference is the dimension of
the field.  The 11-player field is played on  
300 by 160 foot field, while the 8-player is
played on a 240 by 120 foot field.  Which is
48,000 sq feet compared to 28,800 sq feet.
 The goal posts are the same and both
end zones are the same 10 yard length.

Field Diagrams

According to people that have watched
the 8-player game a lot, the game is much
more wide open, much like arena football.
 Some team's emphasis is on the passing
game and others run more.  It is a fun
game to watch and a great opportunity for
schools with smaller enrollments to
continue with football and compete with
schools their own size.
2013 Turkey Valley Homecoming Court

King Candidates (standing left to right)
Eric Buckendahl son of Ryan Buckendahl and Alyssa Nelson
Jacob Buss son of Gordon and Carmen Buss
Riley Busta son of Don (DJ) and Kim Busta

Queen Candidates (sitting left to right)
Noelle Berst daughter of Todd and Carla Berst
Allison Kuennen daughter of Gary and Janel Kuennen
Tierney Lensing daughter of Pat and Kim Lensing

King coronation will take place on Thursday, September 26 at 3:00 p.m.
Crowning of the Queen will take place on Friday, September 27 during
halftime of the football game vs. East Buchanan.  

2012 Homecoming

50+ years of Turkey Valley Queens and Kings
Luke Kuennen (#40)
scored both of Turkey Valley's
touchdowns.  The play above was the first
one that capped a 14 play drive that
consumed 6 and a half minutes at the
start of the game.
Luke Kuennen hits the quarterback as he releases a pass and
Riley Bucheit (#77) "skys" to try and bat the pass down in the 3rd
quarter when Starmont was trying to get back in the game
Turkey Valley Stat Leaders

Luke Keunnen      20-104 - 2TDs                 
Riley Meirick         11-35     
Justin Kime           4-11         
Ryan Busta           3-4-68

Riley Meirick          1-13
Kyle Reicks            1-11
Eric Buckendahl    1-44
Jordan Denk a catch for 2-point

Kyle Reicks             12  
Luke Kuennen        11  
Levi Klimesh            8                         
Tyler Sawyer            6                                     
Justin Kime              6                              
Riley Meirick            4
Charles Hadacek     4               
Riley Bucheit           3                       
Eric Buchendahl     3
Riley Busta              3                                       
Blake Busta             2                     
Fumble Recoveries
Levi Klimesh  1
Starmont was driving late in the game to
try and tie the game when the drive was
ended when
Levi Klimesh recovered a
fumble inside the 30.
See Video Below
Coach Mark Scott

Offensively-  "We moved the ball well at
times. Luke Kuennen did a good job of
power running. Ryan Busta threw the ball
well when we threw. Riley Merick, Kyle
Reicks all had big first down catches that
helped sustain drives."

Defensively- "We played solid defense .
Late in the game Starmonts pounding the
ball did begin to wear us down. Luke
Kuennen causing a fumble late in the
game that Levi Klimesh recovered help to
seal the victory. "

Special Teams- "Eric Buckendahl did a
great job punting the ball. Luke Kuennen
handled kick off duties."

Comments- "Over all the team played well.
It was a hard fought battle that was not
decided till the last few seconds in the
game. A fourth down penalty for
defensive off sides against Starmont
allowed us to run the last  minute off the
clock. We need to get in better condition
and eliminate some blown assignments
on both sides of the ball. Next week we
are at home to play a young East Buc team
for Homecoming ."
Plain and Simple!
This game was won in the trenches
although someone did say after the game
he thought the cheerleaders were the difference.
Simon Says
"Drink some Water"
There wasn't a "Star" shining as Turkey
Valley built a 14-0 half-time lead
Riley Meirick
The Captains
won the toss and elected to receive, which may have been the play of
the game, as the Trojans marched down the field on a 14 play 68 yard
drive that took 6 and a half minutes and set the tone for the game.  
Starmont only ran 3 plays in the first quarter
Luke Kuennen
at 6-4, 247 is never easy to bring down
when carrying the football
Couple of Blocks on Turkey Valley's First TD
# 50 Riley Busta and #76 Charles Hadacek
Hadacek received an award for having his name butchered the most
different ways during the game by the PA announcer
Other than that,
The PA guy was one of the best we have ever heard on the road, but
not near as good as our guy, of course!
It took 2 of them
to keep #50 out of the play
Almost always the least heralded group of any football team is the
offensive line...
Turkey Valley has a good one with
#77 Riley Bucheit, #76 Charles Hadacek,
#50 Riley Busta, #54 Tyler Sawyer,
and #62 Jacob Hackman
The Defense Never Rested
and was swarming all night!
But sometimes that wasn't enough
The #3 ranked team in Class 1A, The
South Winneshiek Warriors defeated
Denver 46-32 to remain undefeated at 4-0