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% Thursday, October 17, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News Page Nine Warriors Lose 3rd Straight Game By Tyler French the freshman quarterback finished the game with 70 For the third straightweek, the Norwalk Warriors yards on 17 carries. Cory Harding and Cowie also added to the effort with a combined 45 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown. The inconsistency of the running game was devastating to the Warrior offense, as they were unable to find a balance between run and pass. This al- lowed the Winterset defense to sit back and stop the passing game from finding success and it forced Norwalk into long difficult third down situations that required them to pass the ball. The Norwalk passing game experienced its first me- diocre game this season, throwing for a season low in yards and completions. Quarterback Brandsfield fin- ished the game 7 for 17 with 101 yards, one touchdown lost a close game that was winnable all the way to the end, falling to the Winterset Huskies, 25-24. This was the closest game the Warriors have played all season, losing in overtime. This game started out rather slow as neither team scored at all in the first quarter. Norwalk began to pick up in the second quarter when Caleb Klocko returned a fumble 31 yards for the first Norwalk touchdown and Karson Olerich kicked a field goal to make the score 10- 0 going into halftime. During halftime, a special pre- sentation was made to retiring Norwalk High School Principal Dale Barnhill. He was given a game ball signed by theentire football team from the 2013 Homecoming game. The ball was given in recognition .for his service to Norwalk High School during his 16 wonderful years serving as the high school principal. Coming out of halftime, Winterset's offense began to click. They scored ten unanswered points in the third quarter to send the game into the 4th quarter tied at 10. The Huskies would score another touchdown to take a 17-10 lead. Late in the game with Winterset driving deep into Warrior territory, Klocko made another huge de- fensive pla intercepting a pass and returning it 51 yards to put Norwalk in perfect opportunity to tie the game. After three unsuccessful plays, the Warriors were faced with fourth and long, when quarterback Brady Brandsfield made the biggest play of the game. He dropped back and delivered a deep strike to wide re- ceiver Luke Greenslade for the game-tying touchdown. Neither team scored again in regulation, sending the game into overtime with a score of 17-17. In overtime, the Warriors scored a go-ahead touch- down on a Jesse Cowie run. When Winterset took con- trol of the ball, disaster struck. They not only put the ball in the end zone, they scored a two-point conversion to win the game. It was a heartbreaking loss for the Warrior Greenslade, Neil Hanson, Josh Lippert and Cowie, who finished with two catches for 52 yards, three for 41, one for five and one for three, respectively. Outside of the huge touchdown at the end of the game, the Warrior passing game pIayed an average, if not below a erage, game. Just like the rmming game, there were inconsis- tencies that led to a Norwalk loss. As a whole, the Norwalk offense did not play sVongly and it led to squandered opportunities and dri,es be- ing killed before anything could develop. As a tean they fumbled the ball five times, losing one. Even hou h they only lost one fumble, the other fumbles led to losyards and wasted plays. You cannot have those in a clos game such as this. These are all mistakes that Norwalkhas to pass and was picked off for only the second time all correct moving forward. season. He found four different receivers including Middle School Cross Country News LAKEWOOD ELEMENTARY I Thursday, Oct. 3, the Norwalk Middle School cross By Jill Anderson, Principal I country team traveled to Perry to participate in an invi- tational meet. One hundred ninety-nine runners com- peted in the boys division and 147 runners competed in the girls division. No team scores were kept in the middle school division. Girls Results: (147 Runners) Kennedy Scallon 13:151st; Jordan Heinold 14:4415th; Trini. "ty Hopkey 14:51 19th; Ally Gideon 16:14 54th; Abby Noel 17:32 92nd; Heather Schirrn 18:29 110th; Brook Cooper 18:30 111th; Kristen McOwen 18:32 114th; Madi- son Ballard 18:48 120th; Annie Balk 18:49 121st; Ashley Luedtke 19:06 126th Boys Results: (199 Runners) Colton Chambers 13:03 12th; Tyler Vaughan 13:06 13th; Seth Harper 13:08 15th; Drew Rosonke 13:47 37th; Rylan Desmond 13:55 40th; Alex Fredregill 14:38 78th; Jaden Deal 15:23 101st; Erech Hazen 15:52 122nd; Josh Nelson 16:54 144th; Jack Foster 18:04 164th; Luke Agey 18:28 174th; Konner Karg 18:54 178th; Adam Workman 23:14 191st football team. When asked about the latest loss for the team, Warrior Monda Oct. 7, the Norwalk Middle School cross head coach Paul Patterson stated, "We have to focus on country team hosted an invitational meet at the the little things as they are having a huge impact on the McAninch Sports Complex. The boys team finished in 2nd place and had three top ten finishes. The girls team finished 6th and had one top ten finish. Girls Results: (111 Runners) Trinity Hopkey 14:44 10th; Jordan Heinold 14:56 15th; Ally Gideon 16:12 35th; Heather Schirm 17:31 44th; Annie Balk 18:38 48th; Ashley Luedtke .19:03; Brook Cooper 19:23; Abby Noel 19:23; Madison Ballard 19:31 Boys Results: (108 Runners) Colton Chambers 12:40 5th; Tyler Vaughan 12:46 7th; Seth Harper 12:54 10th; Drew Rosonke 13:48 18th; Rylan Desmond 13:58 21st; Alex FredregiU 14:21; Braden Clark 15:45; Jaden Deal 15:50; Nate Cook 16:19; Erech Hazen 16:29; Jack Foster 17:28; Konnor Karg 18:40; Luke Agey 18:50; Adam Workman 23:32 outcome of the game. We must pay attention to those small details aswe move forward in order to get better." The defense played a much better game this time around compared to the last two. In the last two games the defense seemed ineffective at stopping the run; this was not the case against Winterset. The Huskies were unable to get much of anything started on the ground, being held to only 126 yards on 48 carries. This was a far cry from the 457 yards that they allowed against Oskaloosa. The rebound was huge and they need to keep stopping the run going forward in order to begin pick- ing up wins again. One place Norwalk really needs to improve moving forward from this game is stopping the pass. This was one of the first games all season where Norwalk's op- ponent has found success in the passing game. For the - game, Norwalk allowed 148 yards on nine completions. This means that every completion that Winterset made went for an average of over 16 yards. That led to big first downs and longer drives for Winterset. For the Warrior defense to find sustained success they have to find a balance between stopping the run and stopping passing success. Finding this balance will make it ex- tremely difficult for opponents to find any luck moving the ball on the Warrior defense. On the other side of the ball Norwalk's offense came across as sloppy and inconsistent. Running the ball they found success on several plays, but for a large portion of the game they were consistently stopped at the line of scrimmage. As a team they ran the ball 39 times for a combined 154 yards, but a large amount of that came on a 33-yard run by Klocko. For the second straight week the Warriors were led in rushing yards by Brandsfield; COMMITTED TO OUR Jr ~C. CUSTOMERS AND In,fan,x; Cc panies our COMMUNITY. Home O0ice: Des M~'n~, ~. C~c~_ www,ernr~racK~.com Iowa Core and Retention: I have received many questions on what the Iowa Core is in relationship to the classroom. Basically, the Iowa Core is the tate's roadmap for what students are expected tolearn through the 12th grade. This roadmap is provifing a clear, common understanding of what students ex- pected to learn at each grade level. Teachers are r spon- sible to create lesson plans and tailor instructiol to fit the needs of the students and the priority standafls. At Lakewood, we have been focusing on understaading the standards while increasing the rigor of the irstruc- tion. The teachers pushing themselves to ma:e ap- plications to real world and develop a deep undertand- ing of concepts. Another "hot topic" is the legislation about "eten- tion and whether students who do not have the 'equi- site knowledge and reading skills to succeed in tte next grade be retained. Throughout the year, I would ike to share some facts about retention that might guid, us in figuring out a solution. In reading the artide, ThiraGrade Literacy Policies, it mentioned that there are thne ele- ments in addressing 3rd grade reading proficiercies: 1.) Early identification of reading difficulties 2.) Interventions that. occur for reading 3.) Retention We ale going to start looking at each piece d pro- "gramming K-3, to start to dissect our reading pr ram- ruing. I'm excited to learn on how we can create astruc- ture to make each student successful by 3rd grade. Joni Rench's Community Service Project: We try to encourage classes to do a community service project. The purpose of this is for our kids to understatd the importance of giving back to others. They have acbpted Imagine No Malaria as their project. The class s col- lecting old cell phones, cheese packages and dair] tubs. With this product, they will turn in to Terracyc and they will give a contribution, based on weight o the organization. The organization buys vaccines. T. help contact Joni Rench at jrench@norwalk.k12.ia.us. Born and raised in central Iowa BA degree in Management Information Systems from Iowa State University Married to Diane for 29 years Employed at Principal Financial Group for 25 years Norwalk resident for 23 years Children: Sarah ('08), Mark ('11) and Katie ('13) Board member at Eternity Church Norwalk Community School District Board Member for 16 years PAID FOR BY COMMITTEE TO ELECT TOM PHILLIPS