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Local Sports

Tigerhawks use strong second half to down North Tama

Colfax-Mingo junior Zarek Hill, right, celebrates a touchdown with senior Jake Dunsbergen (53) during the Tigerhawks’ win over Grand View Christian. Colfax-Mingo won its second straight with a win over North Tama on Friday.
Colfax-Mingo junior Zarek Hill, right, celebrates a touchdown with senior Jake Dunsbergen (53) during the Tigerhawks’ win over Grand View Christian. Colfax-Mingo won its second straight with a win over North Tama on Friday.

TRAER — Senior Reegan Van Dyke threw for four scores and ran for another TD, junior Zarek Hill grabbed two more interceptions on defense and the Tigerhawks won for the second straight week. 

Van Dyke completed 15-of-21 through the air for 286 yards as Colfax-Mingo’s football team outscored North Tama 15-0 in the second half and defeated the Redhawks 39-21 during a Class A District 5 road contest.

Two of Van Dyke’s TD passes went to Hill. The junior finished with five catches for 93 yards and his longest touchdown covered 42 yards.

Hill’s two interceptions brings his season total to six, which leads all of Class A and is tied for third in all classes.

Sophomore Brady Berkey had three catches for 99 yards and a 37-yard TD.

The other TD pass went to junior Alex Lewis, who hauled in a 42-yard score and grabbed three catches for 65 yards in all.

The Tigerhawks played without starting tailback Damir Gumerov. Van Dyke rushed for 70 yards and a TD on 14 carries. Junior Holister Koenig tallied 59 yards on 15 carries.

The Tigerhawks picked off North Tama five times in the second half.

Berkey joined Hill with two picks. Van Dyke had the other interception. Sophomore Trystin Ross recovered a fumble.

Colfax-Mingo led 10-7 after one quarter as a Berkey 33-yard field goal was the difference. The Tigerhawks led 24-21 at halftime.

Senior Jake Dunsbergen had a team-high seven tackles, and Hill added 4 1/2 tackles and a sack. Ross, senior Chance Rice and freshman Andres Villegas all had 4 1/2 tackles.

The Tigerhawks improved to 3-4 on the season and 2-2 in District 5 action. Colfax-Mingo won one game in 2016.

North Tama (1-5 overall, 0-4 in district play) lost its fourth straight game.

Colfax-Mingo goes for its third straight win against winless GMG (0-5, 0-3) at 7 p.m. Friday in Colfax.

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