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2013 Turkey Valley
Football Schedule
Lost to Sumner-Fredericksburg (20-33)  (0-1)
09/06                                        South Winneshiek, Calmar
09/13                                            @ North-Linn, Troy Mills
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
Turnovers Kill Trojans in 2013 Opener
(TV Falls 33-20 to Sumner-Fred.)

You had to like just about everything you saw out of the Turkey Valley
Trojans in its 2013 season opener on the gridiron at home Friday night
(8/30/2013) except the way they turned the ball over and the big pass
plays they gave up to Sumner-Fred..

Those 2 areas did TV in as they fell to the Cougars 33-20 in a
non-district game.

SF scored on 2 long pass plays (76 & 66 yards) in the first half and their
other score in the first half was set-up by a long pass play.

Despite the aerial exploits by the Cougars, Turkey Valley still managed
to be tied 20-20 at intermission behind a balanced running attack.

Ryan Busta making his debut as a starter at the quarterback position
scored the first Trojan TD of the season on a 12 yard run with 6:42 left
in the first quarter to knot the game at 6-6.  

It was an impressive first drive of the season against a squad that
looked larger, had about twice as many players and come from a
school with about twice the number of students.

TV actually took the lead after a Riley Meirick interception thwarted the
next Cougar drive to set-up a Turkey Valley drive that was climaxed on
a 2-yard plunge by Luke Kuennen early in quarter 2.

Just a few plays later SF struck with its second long TD pass play of
the game, this one covering 66 yards and with the PAT kick took the
lead back at 13-12.

The Cougars would pad the lead after a 26-yard TD and another
PAT-kick for a 20-12 lead with 3:57 to go in the half.

The Trojans would promptly march down the field and score on an
11-yard Luke Kuennen run with 1:36 left.  Justin Kime with a student
body left run scored the 2-point conversion to tie the game 20-20.

A good size Trojan crowd was treated to the excellent sounds of a
small and young, but very talented Turkey Valley marching band.  
Probably the smallest in numbers in school history, but still bringing
the love of performance to put on entertaining show.

On a night that turned out to be much cooler then many had expected,
after another near record setting day of heat in the area, The TV
faithful were feeling good as the second half began.

The Trojans received the kick-off and were beginning to move the ball
again when the feeling a balloon must have when pricked with a pin
came over the Turkey Valley crowd as the Trojans coughed up the ball
in their own territory giving the Cougars the break they needed.

SF took advantage and would score what would prove to be the
game-winning touchdown with 9:50 left to play in the third period to
gain a lead they would never relinquish, 26-20.

Turkey Valley just never again could get it going offensively.

The defense played extremely well holding SF completely in check the
rest of the game.  The Cougars scored the final points of the game late
with an interception returned 60 yards to pay dirt for the final 33-20

Trojans have 1 final non-district tune-up next Friday (9/6/2013) against
its #1 rival over the last 50+ years the South Winneshiek Warriors.  It is
a game that holds some added interest since it may be the last varsity
football game ever played between the 2 schools.

With South Winneshiek holding its own enrollment wise and Turkey
Valley dipping dramatically over the last several years, possibly
forcing TV to go to 8-man next year, while SW remains in the 11-player
game, the 2 may never meet again in football on the varsity level.

The game is at Turkey Valley @ 7 p.m.

2012 Turkey Valley/South Winn Game in Review

Many more Photos Below!

2012 Vs Sumner-Fred. 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
And The First Tackle
of The Season
Junior Ben Wilkerson
Goes to
"We are Ready for
Some Football"
The Protivin Color Guard (above) &
Turkey Valley Band(below)
in the pre-game
For the most part
The Defense Played Well!
You take away 3 big pass plays and 2 turnovers that led to
Sumner-Fred scores and Turkey Valley pitched a shutout.  
You can't of course!!!
A large part of the defense success came from
Riley (Bucheit), Riley (Busta), and Riley (Meirick)!

Riley Busta (50-with the ankles) and
Riley Bucheit (77-flying through the air)
combine to hold the runner with a short gain.
This time it is Riley Bucheit (above) putting the pressure on the QB
forcing an errant throw so
Riley Meirick (below) can get the pick.

This was a very crucial play in the game.  
It helped set-up the TD that gave the Trojans a First Half lead.
If Forrest Gump was writing this caption, he would probably say, "The
beginning of a high school football season is like a box of chocolates,
you are never really sure what you are going to get."

TV Coach Mark Scott wasn't sure what he was going to get this
season, but after the opener has to be mostly pleased with what he
saw.  Minimizing  mistakes is definitely something they can work on.
It was nice to see Austin made it back for
the opener.  After years as a chief
manager, he got to see how it feels on the
other side of the fence
Turkey Valley Stats

Balanced attack with 144 yards rushing
and 115 yards passing


Luke Kuennen                         16-93(2 TDs)
Riley Meirick                             10-19
Justin Kime                                6-16
Eric Buckendahl                        3-13


Ryan Busta                5-16-90
Eric Buckendahl        1-1-25

Luke Kuennen                        3-42
Eric Buckendahl                     1-33
Jacob Buss                              1-25
Kyle Reicks                              1-15

Kyle Reicks                                10
Tyler Sawyer                               10
Riley Meirick                                8
Levi Klimesh                                6
Riley Busta                                   5
Ben Wilkerson                             5

Riley Meircik                 1 (int-24Yds ret.)
Erick Buckendahl         1(int-11 yds. ret.)
Both of the guys pictured above last
name is Hackman.  One of them was the
QB on last year's team.  
Can you guess which one?
Kyle Reicks made a big catch inside the 5 on a pass from
Ryan Busta to set-up the go ahead score
Luke took it home to pay dirt from 2 yards out
to give the Trojans the lead 12-6...

Follow the play on the next 4 photos below...............
It became an official TD when Kyle Reicks (44-above)
gave the signal...
Touchdown Turkey Valley!!!!
And Everyone was Happy!!!!
#1 in the Program and
#1 in the hearts of Larry and Rosie
Nice Crowd on Hand to what turned out to be a pretty good night to
watch football.  Just before game time it seemed the humidity left and
the temp dropped and the breeze was about right...
Ryan Busta (#5) did a pretty good job
in his first start as a varsity quarterback.  
He completed 5 passes for 90 yards and scored on an 11 yard run.

This pass complete down the sidelines to
Eric Buckendahl for 33
yards and a first down
Scoring Summary

SF                6        14        6        7                33
TV                6        14        0        0                20

1Q  SF 76 yd pass play (kick-ng)
1Q  TV Ryan Busta 12 yard run (Pass-NG)
2Q  TV Luke Kuennen 2 yard run (Run-NG)
2Q  SF 66 yd pass play (kick-good)
2Q  SF 26 yd TD run (kick-Good)
2Q  TV Luke Kuennen 11 yard run (Run-Good Justin Kime)

20-20 at halftime

3Q  SF 4 yard run (kick-NG)
4Q  SF Interception return (kick-good)
Can You Spot The "Jolly Bohemian"
in the photo above?
Emily Elsbernd
graduated, but just couldn't stay away and
helped on the sidelines, while brightning
up the atmosphere with her smile
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