New Hampton football

Sawyer Anderson shucks off his blocker and makes a tackle against Buena Vista.
For Sawyer Anderson, the epiphany came when he stepped onto the field at the Walston-Hoover Stadium for pregame warmups.  “It really me hit me then,” the former New Hampton High School star said, “that this was it. This was the last time I was ever going to play football.”  For Nolan Boyd, it came...
New Hampton's Noah Hopp was named Lineman of the Year for Class 2A District 2.
The New Hampton football team was rewarded by Class 2A, District 2 coaches for its 8-1 regular season and trip to the playoffs in a big way.  Nine Chickasaws earned all-district first team honors while another three were named honorable mention. New Hampton players were also honored for their work...
A host of New Hampton players bring down GHV’s Connor Shaw during Friday night’s game.
Scott Frerichs gathered his team together on the football field in Garner, smiled and asked his seniors to think back to the trip they took to a water park this summer.  “Would you have taken 7-1?”  And to a man, the seniors smiled, for in a season that began with so many unknowns, the Chickasaws...
New Hampton’s offensive line opens a hole up for Josh Fenske to score on a 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter of Friday’s game at Osage.
The boxscore — at least on the offensive side — from Friday night may not contain the names of Kam Pfaffle, Noah Hopp, Tyler Rentschler, Noah Fenske, Dillon Roberson and Trevor Svec.But make no mistake about it, the big boys in the trenches had plenty to do with New Hampton’s 50-14 win over Osage.“...
New Hampton’s Noah Hopp and Kam Pfaffle bring down Crestwood’s Spencer Cuvelier after a short gain during Friday night’s Class 2A, District 2 game.
This one is going to sting for a while, no doubt about it. But the New Hampton football team must try to put Friday’s heartbreaking 21-20 loss to Crestwood behind it, for there’s still much to play for when it comes to the 2016 season. “I’m proud of the effort our kids gave,” New Hampton coach...
Twenty-seven seconds after teammate Keegan Tenge returned an interception for a touchdown, teammate Ryan Gorman, above, does the same during the fourth quarter of Friday’s homecoming win over Clarion-Goldfield-Dows/CAL.
A week’s worth of practice had told Keegan Tenge what was coming next.All week the New Hampton coaches had told Tenge and his fellow defensive backs that the Cowboys liked to run curl pass routes when they faced third-and-long.So midway through the third quarter, with New Hampton clinging to a 14-6...
New Hampton’s Keaton Geerts follows Dillon Roberson’s block on his way to a touchdown run  during the Chickasaws’ 42-14 victory over Hampton-Dumont on Friday.
On New Hampton’s football roster, Keaton Geerts is listed at 5-foot-7 and 153 pounds.Folks, size isn’t everything in high school football.Geerts ran for 194 yards on 23 carries and scored four touchdowns to help second-ranked New Hampton roll to a Class 2A, District 2 42-14 win over winless Hampton...
New Hampton, as well as Turkey Valley, will try to remain undefeated Friday.
Say this for the New Hampton and Turkey Valley football teams: They’ve put up some pretty impressive numbers through the first third of the season.But the most impressive so far is the 3-0 records both the Chickasaws and Trojans hold.Both teams hit the road tonight [Friday] for district games as...
New Hampton’s linebackers (above) — Josh Fenske, Keaton Geerts and Zach Wemark — bring down Forest City quarterback Ben Midtgaard while Chickasaws’ quarterback Carter Stochl takes off on a designed run during New Hampton’s 25-0 win over Forest City on Friday night.
The shutout New Hampton posted Friday night was just the proverbial icing on the cake.What really mattered was the win and the margin of victory in that 25-0 whitewashing of Forest City in the Class 2A, District 2 opener.“I’m not saying we didn’t want it,” senior Zach Wemark said, “but the first...
New Hampton’s Kam Pfaffle is one of the anchors of both New Hampton’s offensive and defensive lines.
It may be just a non-district game tonight [Friday], when New Hampton travels to Waukon, but it definitely has a “big-game” feel about it.In the first Associated Press Class 2A poll of the season that was released Monday afternoon, New Hampton was ranked fifth while Waukon was a spot behind at...

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