No. 1-ranked Treynor lived up to its billing here Wednesday night, dealing Schaller-Crestland a 37-0 loss in an Iowa state football opening round playoff game.
Treynor led just 14-0 at the half.
"Our defense played outstanding in the first half and really throughout the game," said S-C coach Dale Tokheim. "But with their great size and strength, they wore us down in the last two quarters."
Tokheim said his Wildcats had their chances in the first half.
All told, Schaller-Crestland was deep in Treynor territory three times in the first half, once courtesy of a blocked punt, once via an interception and once via fumble, Tokheim said.
All his team got out of it, however, was one missed field goal attempt.
"We had the ball on their ten yeard line with a third and three situation but they stopped us on downs," Tokheim said.
Treynor had some turnover problems in the first half, fumbling four times and losing three.
"We had our opportunities but their defense is tough and we just fell a little short," added the Schaller-Crestland coach.
Tokheim said in the second half, his team was hurt by several turnovers.
"They didn't necessarily result in touchdowns for them," he said. "But it gave them a short field. They were operating on that short field the whole second half and the score showed it."
Treynor scored 16 points in the third quarter and added seven in the fourth.
Treynor, 10-0, meets Newell-Fonda in Newell Monday night in a state quarterfinal game with the winner advancing.