No-quit Comet football falls in Tama 

“Comet defense holds tough. CC ball on the South Tama 33 yd line,” Charles City Superintendent Dan Cox wrote when he tweeted this photo Friday night from South Tama


Two late scores by South Tama gave the Trojans a 29-20 win over the Charles City Comets in Friday night football action. Charles City is now 1-2 overall and 0-1 in Class 3A District 3.

The game featured Charles City’s Seth Niichel returning an interception for a touchdown to give the Comets a 20-13 early in the fourth quarter.

South Tama scored 16 unanswered points to close out the game. When a Comet pitch went awry, the Trojans took the lead on a safety with less than 5 minutes left in the game. They put the game out of reach with a touchdown on their ensuing drive.

Down by nine points with less than a minute to go, the Comets refused to fold. Quarterback Mike Cranshaw engineered a final drive that had Charles City only yards away from a late touchdown when time ran out.

Charles City returns to Comet Stadium next week to face Xavier, Cedar Rapids.

Below are the new District 3 standings and more Sept. 8 scores from Class 3A:

 DISTRICT 3

  • OVERALL
  • TEAM: WIN – LOSS
  • Waverly-Shell Rock …… 3 – 0 
  • Xavier, Cedar Rapids … 3 – 0 
  • Decorah ……………….. ….. 3 – 0 
  • Benton Community …… 2 – 1
  • Vinton-Shellsburg ……… 2 – 1
  • South Tama ……………….. 2 – 1
  • Charles City ……………….. 1 – 2
  • Independence ……………. 1 – 2 
  • IN DISTRICT
  • TEAM: WIN – LOSS
  • Decorah ……………….. ….. 1 – 0 
  • South Tama ……………….. 1 – 0
  • Waverly-Shell Rock …… 1 – 0 
  • Xavier, Cedar Rapids … 1 – 0 
  • Benton Community …… 0 – 1
  • Charles City ……………….. 0 – 1
  • Independence ……………. 0 – 1
  • Vinton-Shellsburg ……… 0 – 1

District 3:

  • Decorah 55, Vinton-Shellsburg 0 
  • South Tama County, Tama 29, Charles City 20 
  • Waverly-Shell Rock 48, Independence 13 
  • Xavier, Cedar Rapids 31, Benton Community 21 

District1

  • Humboldt 17, Spencer 14 
  • Sergeant Bluff-Luton 35, Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 28 
  • Spirit Lake 49, LeMars 12
  • Algona at Storm Lake Community School 

District 2

  • Ballard 41, Perry 17 
  • Boone 42, Iowa Falls-Alden 0 
  • Dallas Center-Grimes 31, Greene County 12 
  • Webster City 42, Gilbert 20 

District 3


District 4

  • Center Point-Urbana 44, Maquoketa 14 
  • Marion 49, Central DeWitt 3 
  • Wahlert Catholic, Dubuque 42, Clear Creek-Amana 20 
  • West Delaware, Manchester 21, Assumption, Davenport 14 (OT)


District 5

  • Oskaloosa 58, Fort Madison 14 
  • Solon 47, Keokuk 7 

District 6

  • Carlisle 56, Nevada 34 
  • Grinnell 24, North Polk, Alleman 23 (OT)
  • Norwalk 35, Knoxville 16 
  • Pella 34, Bondurant-Farrar 12 

District 7

  • Denison-Schleswig 31, Atlantic 28 
  • Glenwood 13, Carroll 12 
  • Harlan 42, Creston/O-M 7 
  • Winterset 34, ADM, Adel 13 
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