Courier sports staff
Down 21-14 in the closing minutes and driving for a potential game-tying score, suddenly everything went wrong for the Oskaloosa football team.
Winterset scored twice off turnovers and once on a Noah Kaldenberg 26-yard run — all three times in the final three minutes — as Winterset took a 40-14 win over Osky in Class 3A, District 8 play.
Winterset’s C.J. Caudie grabbed an Austin Redlich pass and rumbled 66 yards for a “pick six,” and later Winterset’s Ryan Scheetz scooped up and Osky fumble on a kickoff return and hustled in from seven yards.
Kaldenberg led all rushers with 157 yards on the ground. Winterset also scored on short runs by Tanner Porter and Alex Forge in the first quarter, and made it 21-7 in the second quarter when Trey Gilliand caught a 47-yard touchdown pass from Cory Briney.
Osky had gotten on the board with a 9-yard run by Nate Van Veldhuizen, and the Indians made it 21-14 at the half on a two-yard scoring run by Redlich.
Van Veldhuizen led Osky with 86 yards on the ground.
The Indians (1-3, 1-6) will be back in action next week at Pella.
Winterset 40, Oskaloosa 14
Winter 14 7 0 19 — 40
Osky 0 14 0 0 — 14
Scoring By Quarters
Wint — Tanner Porter 1-yard run (Drue Coffman kick)
Wint — Alex Forge 2-yard run (Coffman kick)
Osky — Nate Van Veldhuizen 9-yard run (Jonah Renter kick)
Wint — Trey Gilliand 47-yard pass from Cory Briney (Coffman kick)
Osky — Austin Redlich 3-yard run (Renter kick)
Wint — C.J. Caudie 66-yard interception return (Kick failed)
Wint — Noah Kaldenberg 26-yard run (Kick failed)
Wint — Ryan Scheetz 7-yard fumble return (Coffman kick)
First downs 14 20
Rushes-yards 34-229 54-225
Passing yards 81 31
Total Yards 310 256
Comp-Att-Int 4-9-0 2-9-1
Return Yards 17 85
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-2
Penalties-Yds 9-97 6-45
RUSHING — Kaldenberg 22-157 yards.
PASSING — Briney 4-9, 81 yards.
RECEIVING — Kaldenberg 2-15 yards, Gilliand 1-47 yards.
INTERCEPTIONS — Caudie 1-66.
RUSHING — Van Veldhuizen 18-86 yards, Jared Pace 13-55 yards, Mason Wisse 11-50 yards.
PASSING — Redlich 2-9, 31 yards.
RECEIVING — Ryder Curtis 2-31 yards.
TACKLES — Max Johnson 9, Mason Wisse 8, Brandon Strasser 8.
Cobras down Rockets, 40-13
Courier sports staff
EDDYVILLE — Sigourney-Keota improved to 3-4 overall and 2-2 in Class 1A, District 6 with a 40-13 win over Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont in football action Friday.
The Cobras bolted out to a 14-0 lead and led 27-7 at the half.
The Rockets (1-4, 2-5) scored on runs by Dillon Pigsley from three yards out and Cory Archer from 55 yards. Chance Wursta led the E-B-F defense with 20 tackles.
E-B-F travels to West Branch next Friday while S-K will host Cardinal.