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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)
09/20                                                                 @ Starmont
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
Trojans Impressive in District Opener

The Turkey Trojans ran all over the North Linn Lynx in Troy Mills Friday
Night (9/13/2013) in a 44-6 romp in the district opener.

It was more like a Midwest fall football night than the previous 2
weeks.  Game time temperature was in the mid 60s and by games end
it was pushing close to the 40s.

Turkey Valley scored 4 TDs in the 2nd quarter to coast to a 36-6 half
time lead.  Midway through period 3, the Trojans scored again to
increase the lead to 44-6 and begin the continuous clock.  From then
on, Coach Mark Scott allowed his second unit to run out the clock.

Riley Meirick scored 22 points with 3 touchdowns and 2 conversions,
while Luke Kuennen and Kyle Reicks scored TDs in the first half and   
Justin Kime scored the other Trojan touchdown in the 3rd period.

It didn't look early like it would be an easy win for Turkey Valley.  North
Linn actually got into the end zone first on its very first drive when
they picked up their own fumble and went about 70 yards for what
appeared to be a touchdown.  The play was called back on a holding
penalty and the Trojan defense clamped down and got it done the rest
of the night.

It was a fun night for a team that had a tough go in the first 2 weeks of
the season while playing up a class.

The Trojans won the game in the trenches with some good hard
blocking that sprung the backs loose.

The tackling upfront was outstanding leaving little left for the  
secondary.  Kyle Reicks with 8, Tyler Sawyer with 6, and Luke Kuennen
with 5 were the leading tacklers.  Kuennen and CJ Eichenberger
recovered fumbles

One of the more interesting  and entertaining plays of the game was
the Trojans 4th touchdown when Luke Kuennen carried wanna be
tacklers for 12 yards in what looked more like a rugby scrum than a
football play.

The win is a good start for the Trojans seeking another trip to the
post-season playoffs, and was much easier than the win over North
Linn a year ago

See Scoring summary, stats and
Coach Mark Scott comments below

2012 Turkey Valley/North Linn Game in Review

It does not get any easier  with a trip to Starmont next week.  Starmont
had an easy win at Turkey Valley a year ago.

2012 Turkey Valley/Starmont Game in Review
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        30        8          0        44
NL                0         6         0          0         6

1Q-1:41  TV-Riley Meirick 3 yd run (Pat-L. Kuennen run)
2Q-         TV-Riley Meirick 14 yd run (Pat-Pass NG)
2Q-10:07 NL-Jacob Rawson 71 yd run (Pat-NG)
2Q-8:09  TV-Riley Meirick 10 yd run (Pat-NG
2Q-3:35  TV-Luke Kuennen 8 yd run (Pat-Meirick run)
2Q-  :06  TV-Kyle Reicks 5 yd pass from Ryan Busta (Pat-Meirick)
3Q-6:59  TV-Justin Kime 5 yd run (Ryan Busta run)

Final-Turkey Valley 44  North Linn 6
South Winn over Powers
Turkey Valley in Possibly
the Last Meeting

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District 3
Week 1

Postville 45, Edgewood-Colesburg 12
Starmont 26, North Butler 20
Turkey Valley, 44, North-Linn, 6
Wapsie Valley 70, East Buchanan 0

Next Week-9/20/2013

North Butler at East Buchanan, Winthrop
North-Linn,at Postville
Turkey Valley,  at Starmont
Wapsie Valley, at Edgewood-Colesburg
Class A-District 3

Turkey Valley                         1-0
Starmont                                1-0
Wapsie Valley                         1-0
Postville                                 1-0
North Butler                            0-1
East Buchanan                        0-1
North Linn                              0-1
Edgewood-Colesburg                0-1
It was a Fun Night!
(Above)Many of the Trojan Starters on the sidelines
late in the game had a lot to be smiling about
Riley Meirick
reached the end zone 5 times with 3 TDs
and 2 conversions for a total of 22 points
South Winn Wins

It was a little tighter than many would
have expected, but the
#2 ranked South Winneshiek
won its Class 1A district
opener over Sumner-Fred, 34-28.  The
Warriors take their 3-0 record on the road
next week to Denver
With temperatures at game time in the mid
60s, fans came prepared
with sweat shirts and jackets.
Coming soon to a football field near
you...complaints about it being too cold.
Riley Meirick was not only outstanding on offense,
but he also got it done defensively.  Shown here teaming up on a
tackle with
Tyler Sawyer on the first drive of the night
A well earned water break for lineman
Charles Hadacek
Justin Kime
runs the football...
follow the play sequence
Follow the Riley Meirick run
Although he didn't score, Eric Buckendahl
set-up the first TD with this run
The backs normally get all the glory and headlines, but knowledgeable
football people know...The Game is won in the trenches.  
Here blocks are about to be thrown by
Riley Busta (#50) and Jacob Hackman (#62).
Rugby Anyone?
This looked like a rugby play and just shows how difficult it is to bring
Luke Kuennen down.  The contact began at the 12.
The plays to the 7
To the 2
To the 4
Touchdown Turkey Valley
To the 1
With just 6 seconds left in the half yet another
Touchdown Turkey Valley
This one Ryan Busta to Kyle Reicks
For a 36-6 lead at the Half
Coach Mark Scott

Offensively- "We moved the ball well on
the ground.  The offensive line did a great
job of blocking a much larger defensive
line from North Linn. The rushing attack
was well balanced with Riley M, Eric B,
Luke K and Justin K all running the ball

Defensively- "We played well. Their score
came on a long draw play where we
missed the tackle several times."

Special Teams- "Luke Kuennen handled
the kick off duties. Eric Buckendahl did
punt twice. Both did a good job. Eric also
returned punts and helped the team get
good field position all night."

"We continue to improve in all aspects of
the game.  This was a good road win to
start off district play.
Next week we play at Starmont in what
should be a great game."
#81 Ben Wilkerson
gets some advice on the sidelines and
then goes out and sacks the quarterback
Turkey Valley Stat Leaders

Justin Kime                     9-93  1TD      
Luke Keunnen               12-92 1TD
Eric Buchendahl              3-67  
Riley Meirick                    9-66 3 TDs       
Ryan Busta                        2-36          

Ryan Busta           2-4-34-1TD

Riley Meirick           1-29
Kyle Reicks             1-5-1TD  

Kyle Reicks                           8     
Tyler Sawyer                          6  
Luke Kuennen                     5                   
Ben Wilkerson                      3-1 sack             
Riley Meirick                         3  
Riley Bucheit                        3       
Eric Buchendahl   
Kyle Balik                              2
Wyatt Blazek                         2
Blake Busta                          2
Jordan Denk                         2
Jacob Buss                           2
Fumble Recoveries
CJ Eichenberger                1
Luke Kuennen                    1
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