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Multiple Teams · Van Meter High School Girls Junior Varsity Basketball falls to Pella Christian High School 45-33


Saturday, November 18, 2017

4:00 PM

Van Meter High School
AWAY
33

Pella Christian High School
HOME
45

Game Recap

Van Meter JV girls basketball falls in the season opener to Pella Christian 45-33. The girls played hard until the end and had their best scoring quarter in the 4th, scoring 13 points.

Van Meter was led on offense by Josie Durflinger and Josie Cross who each had eight points. Maggi Braun pitched in with seven points. Four other Bulldogs reached the scoring column as well. Van Meter is back in action Tuesday night for a JV/Varsity double header with ADM @ Adel starting at 6:00pm.

Box Scores

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3
4
Van Meter
9

5

6

13

Pella Christian
4

19

13

9


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Bulldogs News · Event Recap: Week of November 11 – November 17


Saturday, Nov 11th

Boys Varsity Football
vs. West Lyon Community High School
W 35 – 21 SUMMARY

Sunday, Nov 12th

No event results

Monday, Nov 13th

Girls 7th Grade Basketball
@ Woodward-Granger
L 25 – 18 SUMMARY
Boys 8th Grade Basketball
vs. Woodward-Granger
W 61 – 10 SUMMARY
Boys 7th Grade Basketball
vs. Woodward-Granger
W 43 – 18
Girls 8th Grade Basketball
@ Woodward-Granger
W 25 – 33 SUMMARY

Tuesday, Nov 14th

No event results

Wednesday, Nov 15th

No event results

Thursday, Nov 16th

Boys 8th Grade Basketball
vs. Earlham
W 40 – 29 SUMMARY
Boys 7th Grade Basketball
vs. Earlham
N/A
Girls 8th Grade Basketball
@ Earlham
W 16 – 36 SUMMARY
Girls 7th Grade Basketball
@ Earlham
L 20 – 19 SUMMARY

Friday, Nov 17th

No event results

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Multiple Teams · Van Meter Girls 7th Grade Basketball falls to Earlham 20-19


Thursday, November 16, 2017

4:00 PM

Van Meter High School
AWAY
19

Earlham
HOME
20

Game Recap

Van Meter lost a close one tonight to Earlham with a score of 20-19. The bulldog offense was led by Emma Gilliland with 7 points, followed by Molly Birks and Clare Kelly each with 4 points. The bulldogs are back in action on Monday night at home against Des Moines Christian.


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Multiple Teams · Van Meter Boys 8th Grade Basketball beat Earlham 40-29


Thursday, November 16, 2017

4:00 PM

Earlham
AWAY
29

Van Meter High School
HOME
40

Game Recap

The Bulldogs were back in action on Tuesday November 16th where they hosted a game against the Cardinals from Earlham. This matchup was one that started off great early for the Bulldogs jumping out to a 10-2 lead, but then allowing the Cardinals to crawl back. After a slow start in the first half the Bulldogs came out in the 3rd quarter and scored 15 points to extend the lead to 35-17 after 3 quarters. in the 4th the Cardinals cut it to as close at 10 points, but the Bulldogs held them off despite the Cardinal’s last ditch effort.

The Bulldogs offensive statistics were:

Chris S- 14pts, 3 assists, 3 rebounds
Casey T- 11pts, 2 ast, 4rebounds
Lincoln O.- 7points, 1 assist, 7 rebounds
Clark F- 6pts, 2 rebounds
Aidan M- 2pts, 1ast
Dustin B- 2assists
Ganon A- 4 rebounds
Hunter H- 1assist and 2 rebounds
Caden P- 3 rebounds
Luke W- 1 assist

The Bulldogs will be back in action next week: on Monday Nov. 20th they travel to Des Moines Christian and Tues Nov. 21st they host Nodaway Valley.

Box Scores

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2
3
4
Earlham
4

4

9

12

Van Meter
10

9

15

6


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Multiple Teams · Van Meter Girls 8th Grade Basketball beat Earlham 36-16


Thursday, November 16, 2017

4:00 PM

Van Meter High School
AWAY
36

Earlham
HOME
16

Game Recap

The bulldogs defeated Earlham tonight 36-16. Maya Herman led the bulldog offense scoring 12 points, followed by Zoie Vaught with 10 points. The bulldogs played great defense, holding Earlham to only 16 points the entire game. Van Meter is back in action at home on Monday night against Des Moines Christian.


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Multiple Teams · Van Meter Girls 8th Grade Basketball beat Woodward-Granger 33-25


Monday, November 13, 2017

4:00 PM

Van Meter High School
AWAY
33

Woodward-Granger
HOME
25

Game Recap

Van Meter defeated Woodward-Granger 33-25 in their first game of the season. Chaney Coppinger led the bulldog offense with 12 points, followed by Maya Herman with 7 points. The girls played great defense against a tough Woodward offense. The bulldogs are back in action on Thursday night in Earlham.

Box Scores

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2
3
4
Van Meter
12

9

5

7

Woodward-Granger
8

12

2

3


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Multiple Teams · Van Meter Girls 7th Grade Basketball falls to Woodward-Granger 25-18


Monday, November 13, 2017

4:00 PM

Van Meter High School
AWAY
18

Woodward-Granger
HOME
25

Game Recap

The Bulldogs dropped their season opener against Woodward-Granger, losing 25-18. Emma Gilliland led the bulldogs on offense, scoring 9 of the 18 points. The girls battled back in the second half after being down by 8 points at the end of the first half. The girls will be back in action on Thursday night in Earlham.

Box Scores

1
2
3
4
Van Meter
1

7

4

6

Woodward-Granger
7

8

4

6


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Multiple Teams · Van Meter Boys 8th Grade Basketball beat Woodward-Granger 61-10


Monday, November 13, 2017

4:00 PM

Woodward-Granger
AWAY
10

Van Meter High School
HOME
61

Game Recap

The Bulldogs opened their season by hosting Woodward Granger on Monday, November 13th. The Bulldogs came out very aggressive from the opening tip, and jumped out to an early 18-2 lead to end the first quarter. The Bulldogs were able to make the Hawks uncomfortable with some full court pressure and turned the turnovers into very easy baskets on the offensive end.

The Bulldogs went on another tear in the 2nd quarter and went into halftime up 31-4. They were clicking on all cylinders. The second half was more of the same and the Bulldogs blew the game open outscoring the Hawks 30-6 in the second half to win the game 61-10.

Here are the statistics for the Bulldogs:

Chris Schreck- 18pts, 4 ast, 1 rebound
Lincoln Olsen- 8pts, 1ast, 3 rebounds
Clark Fiala- 7pts, 3 rebounds
Jack Pettit- 7pts, 2 rebounds
Casey Trudo- 5pts, 2 rebounds
Ganon A- 3pts, 1ast, 3 rebounds
Ryan Fisher- 3pts
Aidan Michalski- 2pts, 1ast, 2rebounds
Hunter Hinder- 2pts, 1ast, 3 rebounds
Caden Tost- 2pts, 1rebound
Brock Button- 2pts, 1rebound
Luke Wilcox- 2pts
Tristan Drake- 2 rebounds
Ethan Weigl- 2st, 1rebound
Dustin Barth-2 assists
Jackson Allen- 1 assist

The Bulldogs will host Earlham on Thursday, November 17th with 7th grade starting at 4pm, and 8th grade to follow.

Box Scores

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2
3
4
Woodward-Granger
2

2

4

2

Van Meter
18

13

15

15


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Multiple Teams · Van Meter High School Varsity Football beat West Lyon Community High School 35-21


Saturday, November 11, 2017

1:06 PM

West Lyon Community High School
AWAY
21

Van Meter High School
HOME
35

Game Recap

The Van Meter Bulldogs squared off against the West Lyon Wildcats in a classic game that saw a little bit of everything. Both offenses showed they could sustain long, time consuming drives. Both defenses were tough and made the opposing teams earn everything while getting stops at critical moments in the game. However, the Bulldogs were able to execute a few more big plays and forced 2 Wildcat turnovers that proved to be a major factor in Van Meter pulling out the 35-21 victory in the IHSAA Class 1A Semifinals.

Van Meter received the opening kickoff and quickly established an excellent mix of run and pass plays on their first drive of the game. And just when it appeared the drive might stall deep in Wildcat territory, Blake Fryar hit Anthony Lowman with a perfectly thrown 21 yard pass on 4th down to put Van Meter on the scoreboard first. Sam Bardwell put the PAT through the uprights and the score was 7-0 with 5:54 left in the 1st quarter. West Lyon responded with a long drive of its own as they marched 71 yards in 11 plays as Jaden Snyder hit Dylan Snyders with the Wildcats own big play on 4th down for a 27 yard score. Following the PAT, the game was tied up 7-7 with only :33 remaining in the opening quarter of play.

The 2nd quarter had a very similar theme following a punt on Van Meter’s next possession. West Lyon started their second drive from their own 16 yard line and methodically executed 19 plays scoring on a 1 yard run by Monte Pottebaum. The drive consumed 9:04 of the second quarter. So just when it looked like West Lyon might enter half time up 14-7, the Bulldogs knew that they still had plenty of time to put together a drive of their own with 1:29 remaining on the clock. Van Meter started the drive at their own 35 yard line. The Bulldogs had thought they had tied the score on a long pass from Fryar to Jack Trudo, but it was nullified by an offensive pass interference penalty. On the very next play, West Lyon had their own costly penalty as they were flagged for a face mask on a sack that moved the ball to the Wildcat 28 yard line. From there, Fryar found Sam Thompson running free up the field for scoring strike with only 1 second remaining on the clock. Bardwell made the PAT and the score was knotted up at 14-14 at the half.

West Lyon got the opening possession of the 2nd half and went on yet another long march into Bulldog territory. However, this time the Van Meter defense stepped up and not only made a stop, but spun the momentum in the Bulldogs favor. On 3rd & 5 from the Van Meter 17 yard line, Connor Guess and Cameron Smolik blitzed in to start a chain reaction to bust up the Wildcat play. The pitch by the West Lyon quarterback couldn’t be secured by the RB as Cade Costlow was tackling him, so Lowman flew in and scooped up the fumble and returned it 75 yards for a 21-14 lead. The Wildcats didn’t let that get them down as they responded with a quick 5 play drive covering 60 yards to tie things up once again 21-21. As the 3rd quarter came to an end, the Bulldogs found themselves in a very similar situation to just 12 months earlier…entering the 4th quarter tied.

However, the Bulldogs owned the final frame in 2017, and with the first play of the 4th quarter, Fryar hit Lowman once again as he sprinted by the Wildcat secondary with a 83 yard touchdown pass. Following the PAT by Bardwell, the score was 28-21 and Van Meter had a lead they would not give up. The Bulldog defense stepped up the intensity and held the Wildcats scoreless in the final 12 minutes of the game. That allowed the Van Meter offense to put the final exclamation point on the game when Lowman took a handoff from Fryar around right end, but then pulled up to hit Jack Trudo with a perfectly thrown pass for a 75 yard catch and run. Bardwell again tacked on the extra point and the Bulldogs found themselves firming in control of the game with the score now 35-21. West Lyon made one more drive into Van Meter territory, but turned the ball over on downs. The Bulldog offense basically burned the final 6 minutes off the clock with a methodical drive behind excellent blocking in the offensive line and bruising running by Carson Rhodes.

And as the final seconds ticked off the clock, Van Meter found themselves moving on to the state championship game with a 35-21 victory over a very good and very physical West Lyon team.The Bulldog offense used a different script in the semifinals as they rolled up 307 yards passing along with 110 yards rushing for 417 total yards of offense. After carrying the ball 67 times in Van Meter’s first two playoff games, Rhodes was limited to 87 on 21 carries. This just meant Van Meter’s passing offense had openings to take advantage of as Blake Fryar was 18 for 20 for 232 yards passing with 3 TDs. The Bulldog defense did give up 21 points and 321 total yards to a very talented West Lyon offense. However, Van Meter’s defense only allowed 1 Wildcat touchdown in the 2nd half and West Lyon’s leading rusher could only hammer out 52 yards as the Bulldog defense became more stingy as the game went along.

Van Meter’s defensive leaders for the game included:
Sam Thompson – 7 Solo Tackles, 2 Asst Tackles
Connor Guess – 2 Solo Tackles, 6 Asst Tackles (including 1 Solo TFL)
Chris Reames – 3 Solo Tackles, 7 Asst Tackles (including 2 Solo TFL)
Anthony Lowman – 5 Solo Tackles, 4 Asst Tackles, 1 Fumble Recovery Returned for a TD
Owen Jones – 2 Solo Tackles, 1 Asst Tackle, 1 INT
Cade Costlow – 4 Solo Tackles, 2 Asst Tackles

Please click on the following link for complete offensive and defensive stats from the game: Van Meter 35 – West Lyon 21 (Game Stats)

Click Here for Complete Season Stats for Van Meter

Click Here for Updated Class 1A Playoff Brackets

Van Meter (12-0) plays Iowa City Regina (10-2) for the Class 1A State Championship at the UNI-Dome this Friday, November 17th at 11:00 AM. Iowa City Regina is the champion of Class 1A District #4 while the Bulldogs were the champions of Class 1A District #6.

Come on out and support your Bulldogs!

GO DAWGS!!

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Box Scores

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2
3
4
West Lyon Community
7

7

7

Van Meter
7

7

7

14


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Bulldogs News · All Teams Schedule: Week of November 13 – November 19


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Van Meter High School, November 13 – November 19

MONDAY

November 13, 2017

4:00 PM Boys 7th Grade Basketball
vs. Woodward-Granger
SCHEDULE
4:00 PM Girls 8th Grade Basketball
@ Woodward-Granger
SCHEDULE
4:00 PM Girls 7th Grade Basketball
@ Woodward-Granger
SCHEDULE
4:00 PM Boys 8th Grade Basketball
vs. Woodward-Granger
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

November 14, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

November 15, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

November 16, 2017

4:00 PM Boys 8th Grade Basketball
vs. Earlham
SCHEDULE
4:00 PM Boys 7th Grade Basketball
vs. Earlham
SCHEDULE
4:00 PM Girls 8th Grade Basketball
@ Earlham
SCHEDULE
4:00 PM Girls 7th Grade Basketball
@ Earlham
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

November 17, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

November 18, 2017

4:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Basketball
@ Pella Christian High School
SCHEDULE
5:30 PM Girls Varsity Basketball
@ Pella Christian High School
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

November 19, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!