Pella Chronicle

Sports

October 26, 2012

Late turnovers costly as Huskies escape with 17-14 victory

Pella — In a game that the Pella High Little Dutch led the majority of the way, the Winterset Huskies snagged victory from defeat.

The Huskies claimed their very first football championship in school history by forcing three Pella fumbles in the final 8:30 minutes of play into a 17-14 win at home.

The Class 3A District 8 triumph enabled both Pella and Winterset to tie for the district championship with identical marks of 5-1.

The two squads actually tie for the district title, but the No. 1 playoff spot in the district goes to the Huskies do to the head-to-head win over Pella last Friday night on a blustery and chilly night for football.

A very light mist filled the air at times throughout the contest, but it didn’t seem to faze either team very much.

Pella led 7-3 when Winterset’s Jake Bauer turned the game around with a 49-yard interception return with 8:13 left in the game for a 10-7 Husky lead.

A Winterset punt with 5:17 left pinned the Dutch deep in their own territory.

A Pella fumble was recovered in the end zone by Winterset’s Jeston Jobe with 5:00 left in the game for a stunning 17-7 lead.

The slightly 3-minute span is all it took for Winterset to score most of their points.

For the most part the Pella defense played a stellar game, facing the district’s No. 1 tailback, yardage wise, Noah Kaldenberg.

Kaldenberg was limited to just 41 yards on 18 attempts.

Pella led 7-0 on a 10-yard Josh De Waard touchdown pass to Daniel Langenfeld on the  first play of the second quarter. Anthony Bentzinger tacked on the PAT kick.

The Dutch actually scored again late in the first half as Chris Brogden found the end zone from 30 yards out. The touchdown run was called back due to a holding penalty. The Pella drive stalled as the Dutch were called for three straight penalties that forced a first and 30 situation.

Winterset’s first points of the game came on a drive in the third quarter that started on their own six.

Five straight first downs and a questionable roughing the passer penalty on a halfback pass, moved the Huskies deep into Dutch territory.

The Pella defense stiffened and faced with a fourth and nine at the 15, the Huskies settled for a 32-yard field goal off the foot of Drue Coffman with 2:54 left in the third quarter.

Pella came right back and marched to the Winterset 22, where a fourth and one run was inches short, turning the ball over to Winterset with 10:37 left.

A short time later the Dutch started turning the ball over.

Even after the Dutch were down 17-7, they rallied back.

A 53-yard Pella drive ended on a 5-yard touchdown scamper by De Waard with 2:35 left to put the score at 1714.

Following a three and out situation for Winterset and a punt that again backed the Dutch up at their own 10 with 1:30 left, Pella marched forward.

With no timeouts left Pella had first down passes to Brandonā€ˆKonfrst and Langenfeld.

The next Pella completed pass put the ball on the Winterset side of the 50 with 1:01 left, but a fumble occurred and the Huskies recovered to run out the clock.

Comments

“Our kids played well. They played hard with passion and heart,” stated Pella Coach Jay McKinstrey.

He added, “It’s a hard loss, one where we were in control most of the game. We had a couple of plays go against us and a couple of calls.”

McKinstrey replied, “I felt we were the better team.”

The Numbers

De Waard was 20-of-27 passing for 190 yards.

Jacob Vollmar hauled in five passes for 59 yards, Langenfeld had four for 44 yards and one score and Bryce Bortscheller had four catches for 13 yards.

Nathan Henry ran for 77 yards on 17 attempts.

Pella defensive tackle leaders were Kenny DuPre’ with nine, Nathan and Noach Clayberg with five each, as well as Christian Stafford with five.

Winterset had 55 yards passing in the game.

Odds and Ends

The Dutch end the regular season with a mark of 6-3 overall.

All three non-district opponents on the schedule, Marshalltown, Washington and Grinnell all qualified for the playoffs.

Winterset finished the season 6-3 overall.

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
13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

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