Senior Van Meter QB Anthony Potthoff threw for two touchdown, and ran for two more, as the Bulldogs pounded visiting Adair-Casey/Guthrie Center, 42-8, in the first district game of the season for both teams.
One of Potthoff’s TD passes was a 49-yarder to sophomore Chris Schreck, while the other touchdown strike was a 23-yarder to senior Blade Koons. Potthoff had 126 yards passing and two TDs of six of seven passes. He also had 83-yards running and two keepers for a score, including an eight-yard scramble.
Senior Ian Abrahamson also ran 50 yards for a touchdown, and also had one shorter run for a score. Abrahamson had 101 yards rushing on ten touches.
Van Meter has played AC/GC two times, and the Bulldogs have won both times. The Van Meter winning streak is now at 40 regular season games.
It was Homecoming for the Bulldogs last week, and left tackle Patrick Juner was Homecoming King, while Natalie Barth was voted Homecoming Queen.
There is now a three-way tie for first place in Class 1-A District 8. Van Meter, Panorama of Panora and Mount Ayr all are 5-0 overall and 1-0 in district play.
One of the games in the FB contest this week is a battle between un-beatens Mount Ayr and Panorama.
Elsewhere, Van Meter hosts winless WCV of Stuart and Clarinda travels to AC-GC.
Van Meter 42, AC/GC 8
Passing: VM: Anthony Potthoff 6-7-0-126 (2TD). ACGC: Bryce Littler 1-3-0-9.
Rushing: VM: Ian Abrahamson 10-101 (2TD), Anthony Potthoff 8-82 (2TD), Dalten Van Pelt 5-41, Carter Durflinger 2-7, Allen Van Pelt 1-2, Ganon Archer 3-(-5). ACGC: Gavin Cornelison 17-71, Kolby Jacobe 9-35, Bryce Littler 7-23 (TD), Brock Littler 1-4, Gunnar Larson 2-2, Charlie Crawford 2-2, Reid Rumelhart 2-(-1)
Receiving: VM: Chris Schreck 1-49 (TD), Colby Wiederholt 2-35, Blade Koons 1-23 (TD), Kolby Booge 1-14, Ian Abrahamson 1-5. ACGC: Lucas Marsh 1-9.
Tackles (5 or more): VM: Parker Fryar 2-9-11, Sam Grob 1-5-6, Lincoln Olson 1-5-6, Bryce Cole 2-3-5, Blade Koons 2-3-5. ACGC: Nolan Wheatley 2-6-8, Bryce Littler 3-4-7, Kolby Jacobe 1-4-5. Sacks: AC/GC: Kolby Jacobe.
Fumble recoveries: Lucas Marsh 1-50.
Returns: VM: Blade Koons 1-14, Ian Abrahamson 1-(-1). ACGC: Charlie Crawford 4-77, Cayden Jensen 2-27.