Turkey Valley football

Ethan Leibold’s success at the quarterback sneak — he had four touchdowns of two or less yards Friday — had much to do with the blocking of Trojan center Gage Gruenberg, shown leading the way for one of those TDs.
Sweet revenge. That’s what No. 2 Turkey Valley got on Friday, as they defeated No. 16 Rockford in the opening round of the eight-player playoffs after falling to the Warriors in the first round in 2018 by a score of 64-58. However, this game wasn’t near as close, as the Trojans won 52-8. “We just...
After falling to Rockford in the first round of the eight-player playoffs in 2018, Turkey Valley was able to get their revenge on Friday night, as they defeated Rockford 52-8 in the opening round of the postseason. The Trojans jumped out to a 12-0 lead after two Ethan Leibold touchdown runs on...
Turkey Valley’s Luke Mueller gets in position to make an open field tackle in the Trojans’ win over Easton Valley two weeks ago.
After securing the district championship two weeks ago against Easton Valley, it would have been easy for the Turkey Valley football team to overlook their final opponent of the regular season - winless Central Elkader. However, that didn’t happen, as the Trojans dominated from the opening kickoff...
Turkey Valley’s Dylan Elsbernd brings down Easton Valley’s Cade Jargo during Friday’s district showdown in Jackson Junction.
Out with an injured knee the last two weeks, Turkey Valley quarterback Ethan Leibold was happy to be back in the line-up Friday. He scored three touchdowns on the ground and threw for another three in the Trojans’ 72-62 win over Easton Valley, which clinched the district title for the TV team....
Turkey Valley’s Seth Huinker scores on a two-point conversion play during a game played against Lansing Kee.
Turkey Valley may not have attempted a pass on Friday evening, but it didn’t matter, as the Trojans walloped West Central 68-0 in district play to stay undefeated on the season at 7-0. And while the Blue Devils only entered the contest with one win on the year, Turkey Valley made sure to not...
Eli Reicks leaves his defenders behind while scoring his first of four touchdowns Friday night.
Turkey Valley was sure to miss its starting quarterback Friday. Out with a sprained knee, Ethan Leibold had thrown for 474 yards this season and rushed for another 283 while the Trojans were going through their first five opponents. And although Kee High had only one win on the season, they lost...
Turkey Valley’s Ethan Leibold pitches to his back while Gage Gruenberg and Brady Schmitt block during the Trojan win over Central City Friday.
The district’s leading rusher had some pretty impressive numbers in the first four weeks of the season. And then Central City’s Isaiah Damm met up with Turkey Valley’s defense. After carrying the ball for 201 yards in week one, Damm went for 155, 154 and 164 yards to average 12.71 yards per carry....
Gang tackles like this play against Midland the week prior to Turkey Valley’s win over Springville allowed the Trojans to go to 4-0 on the season Friday at Springville.
There can’t be many teams in the state of Iowa that accomplished what Turkey Valley’s football team did Friday at Springville. Every possession the Trojans had ended in a touchdown. And just for good measure, they added a score on defense and one on special teams for a total of 12 touchdowns on the...
Elliott Dietzenbach flies through the air to get a handle on Midland’s Jensen Dodge Friday night during Turkey Valley’s 52-6 win.
There may be an old adage about offensive linemen being the unsung heroes of a football team, but that doesn’t hold true in Dylan Elsbernd’s book. Coming off the field after scoring his fourth touchdown in a 52-6 win over Midland Friday night, the Turkey Valley senior shouted out some praise to his...
Turkey Valley senior Eli Nymeyer turns upfield after making a catch in the Trojans’ win over Gladbrook-Reinbeck Friday.
Turkey Valley took advantage of a couple Gladbrook-Reinbeck mistakes early in the ball game to grab a lead and used this momentum to cruise to 48-14 blowout victory on Friday night in their home opener to move their record to 2-0. “Our mindset is to always play as a team, work hard and execute our...

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