Pella Chronicle

Sports

September 28, 2012

Van Kooten carries PC past the Cobras

Pella — Derek Van Kooten picked a good night to rush for a career high 214 yards. With Caleb Morgan out for the season and backup tailback Michael Mason on the sidelines in street clothes (high ankle sprain), Van Kooten helped carry the Eagles past Sigourney-Keota 33-13.

Van Kooten could empathize with Mason as he himself missed the Des Moines Christian game while rehabbing from an injury.

Pella Christian took the opening kickoff and drove down the field to score. Van Kooten put the first points of the game on the board when he found the end zone on an 18-yard run. The point after was no good. PC led 6-0 at the 8:19 mark of the first quarter.

Sigourney-Keota’s Kolton Greiner returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown to give the Cobras their only lead of the game at 7-6.

The Eagles responded by putting together a 63 yard scoring drive that took less than two minutes. Coltin Collins threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Blake Riggen to put PC back in front 13-7. The second quarter was scoreless and the Eagles held the lead at the half

The Pella Christian defense started the second half out strong. They forced Sigourney-Keota to punt on their first possession. The Eagles got the ball back at their 23. Van Kooten ripped off a 52 yard run that gave PC a first down at the Cobras 11. Collins connected with Riggen for a second aerial touchdown. Jacob Brouwer added the extra point to put the Eagles up 20-7.

The Cobras mounted a time killing drive and were able to get all the way down to the PC two before being turned back by the Eagle defense.

A penalty, two sacks, and an incomplete pass gave Pella Christian the ball back at their own 17. Two plays later Van Kooten sprinted 76 yards for his second touchdown of the night.

Sigourney-Keota started its next drive on their own 19. Once again the Eagle defense stepped up as Riley Stursma intercepted a Cobra pass and returned it for a score. Pella Christian now led 33-7, with 7:35 left in the game. S-K added a late score to make it 33-13.

Van Kooten finished the night with 214 yards and two touchdowns. He only carried the ball 12 times. Mason Howerzyl rushed 17 times for 55 yards. Collins was 10-19 passing for 128 yards and two scores. He also threw two interceptions. Riggen had three catches for 55 yards and two touchdowns.

Others catching passes included Adam Howerzyl 2-25, Van Kooten 3-26, Stursma 1-15, and M. Howerzyl 1-7.

Defensively, Pella Christian was led by Zach Van Zee with 15 tackles. Alex Van Maanen was also in double figures with 10 tackles. M. Howerzyl was in on nine stops. Zack Giddings recorded eight tackles, Riggen 6, and Jeremy Visser 5,

Rozendaal caused a fumble that was recovered by Zach Arkema. Stursma had an interception that he turned into a touchdown.

Pella Christian is now 5-0 overall and 2-0 in district play. They are ranked 8th in Class 1A.

Up Next

The Eagles will travel to Ogden (3-2) on Friday night.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • Tanner Wood.jpg Dutch defeat Cardinals on the road

    The Pella High Little Dutch baseball team traveled to Newton Wednesday night and came home with a 6-5 win. 

    June 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • DrWeller Central's Weller: D-III offers something more PELLA -- Dr. Kenneth J. Weller, president emeritus at Central College and author of the original NCAA Division III philosophy, is featured in a video interview produced by Iowa Conference Commissioner Chuck Yrigoyen. Weller, who served as Central's p

    May 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • ChasePetty2 Norwalk tops Pella 1-0 |Pella hosted Norwalk Tuesday, May 13, at the High School Stadium in a battle for the Little Hawkeye Conference Title for 2014. Pella and Norwalk came into the night ranked in the top 5 for Class 2A in Iowa, and the game didn't disappoint. Right fro

    May 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • QuintonMurphy Pella sends 11 athletes to state The Pella Little Dutch found themselves embroiled in a very competitive Regional Qualifying meet at South Tama Thursday night. The weather was cold, windy and wet, but the competition was hot. Pella did well against the familiar foes of the Little Ha

    May 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • NoahClayberg Pass First half goals carry Pella by KHS First half goals by Will Warner and Seth Johnson led the Pella High Dutch to a 2-0 win over the Knoxville Panthers Tuesday, May 6. The victory elevated the Dutch to 5-0 in the Little Hawkeye Conference and to 10-3-1 overall. The Panthers slipped to 5

    May 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • CamilleHenry Pella, PC place 2 on LHC team Newton won the Little Hawkeye Conference varsity girls' golf championship by 10 strokes over their nearest challenger, the Pella High Lady Dutch. The 18-hole meet was contested Monday at the Pella Golf and Country Club Course. Newton shot a team scor

    May 7, 2014 2 Photos

  • SamiWassenaar Kalkwarf, Dingeman win title Pella settled for fourth place at the Indianola Girls' Tennis Invitational April 18. Indianola won the meet with 112 points followed by Ankeny with 98, S.E.?Polk with 97 and Pella with 89 points. At No. 1 doubles the Pella team of Sami Wassenaar and

    April 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • JamisonRoozeboom Tie-breaker gives Maharishi the title Tie-breakers were used to determine the top six teams at the Pella High Tennis Invitational Saturday. One of those tie-breakers involved the Pella High Little Dutch. Pella lost a tie-breaker with Maharishi, Fairfield, to finish in second place in the

    April 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • MalloryLynch Defense helps lead Dutch to 3-0 start in varsity soccer The Pella High Lady Dutch fresh off a top finish at the state meet a year ago, have opened the 2014 season strong. Coach Mark Howard's Dutch are 3-0 with wins over Indianola 2-0, Fairfield 5-0 and Des Moines Lincoln 6-0. The Pella defense has been ne

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • LeviHeschke Dutch track team finishes 3rd at the Washington Demon Relays For late March the weather wasn't bad, but cold and wind put the athletes to a test with the elements in the season opening outdoor track meet for the Pella High Little Dutch. Pella traveled to Washington to compete in the Demon Relays Friday night.

    April 3, 2014 1 Photo

Features
Facebook
AP Video
Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Obituaries