Turkey Valley football

Cale Reicks (22) and Will Einwalter (25) were both named to the District 2 first team after the season ended.
Turkey Valley may not have had the quantity of players on the District 2, 8-man All-District lists as they have in recent year, but the players that were named certainly had the quality part covered. Three of the four seniors on the team were awarded postseason honors, but there were also a pair of...
Turkey Valley’s Braeden Baumler gets free during Turkey Valley’s 52-14 win over Clarksville Friday.
    Hearing a pop in your ankle is never a good thing. Especially in the middle of a football game.    As Braeden Baumler sat on the sideline Friday after helping Turkey Valley to a commanding lead over Clarksville, he was really hoping to get a chance to play this Friday on senior night.    "That'...
Two of the Friday defensive leaders for Turkey Valley team up on this play earlier in the season. Kannon Leuenberger [42] finished with 14 tackle points and Eli Nymeyer recovered a fumble.
     A serious blow was dealt to the chances of Turkey Valley playing in the postseason this year when the Trojans were defeated on a wet field at Northwood-Kensett Friday.     "The winner is still in the playoff picture, the loser is out of the picture for all practical purposes," said coach Mark...
Following the lead block of Kannon Leuenberger, Turkey Valley’s Cale Reicks rushes against AGWSR Friday night.
    Probably no one in the state had two closer games than Turkey Valley's football team did the past two weeks.    Following an overtime loss to Riceville a week ago, the Trojans suffered their second district loss Friday at AGWSR, when the Cougars won by a point, 45-44.    "This was another...
Turkey Valley homecoming king and queen candidates include (from left) Mason Goerend, Emily Busta, Cale Reicks, Ashton Kout, Nic Shores and Lydia Schuchhardt.
    It’s definitely going to be a different kind of homecoming this year at Turkey Valley as its Friday night football opponent — Central Elkader — announced Monday that it will forfeit the game to the Trojans because it will not have enough players.    That means the homecoming king and queen will...
Braeden Baumler races to a first down on a third-and-long screen play during the Turkey Valley Friday loss to Riceville.
    Riceville's No. 8 was in the sights of every Turkey Valley defender Friday night, but the Wildcat's John Miller was elusive.    Will Einwalter had another word for him.    Don't worry, there's no swearing yet.    “He was shifty,” said Einwalter after Miller's 334 yards led Riceville to an...
Turkey Valley’s Cale Reicks “climbs the ladder” to pick off a pass in a game against West Central.
    Turkey Valley fans have grown accustomed to the big plays the Trojans have scored on in the past years, and those exciting moments continue during the 2017 season.    At least three of them came Friday night in the 64-8 win over North Iowa, which the Trojans played after a long drive to Buffalo...
Turkey Valley senior Will Einwalter scored four times during Turkey Valley’s home opener, including on this 19-yard run early in the second quarter.
    By looking at the statistics, no one would ever guess how badly Turkey Valley beat their West Central guests Friday.    The Trojans only gained 136 yards on the ground, and threw for another 73 for a modest total of 209 yards on the night, yet the final score was Turkey Valley 62, Blue Devils...
Shown rushing in the state playoff game last year, Cale Reicks is back for the Trojans and made a big impact, especially on defense, in the opening win over Kee High.
    For the first three quarters Friday night, the difference between Turkey Valley's score and that of their Kee High hosts was created by two-point conversions — Turkey Valley made some of theirs and Kee didn't.    For the game, even though the Trojans only scored one more time than the Kee Hawks...
Turkey Valley’s Wyatt Blazek  was named to the INA’s all-state first team.
Just after Turkey Valley’s brilliant football season ended, Trojan coach Mark Scott talked about his seniors.  “They’ve worked hard, and they’ve been good leaders,” he said. “I hope people have noticed.”  Well, the sportswriters certainly did as it named three Trojan seniors to the Iowa Newspaper...

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