Galva-Holstein and Laurens-Marathon recorded their first victories of the season, while Sioux Central lost a heartbreaker in area high school football action Friday.
Sioux Central went on the road and led Prairie Valley of Gowrie 14-0 at halftime and 22-21 with two minutes left, but PV put in a two-point conversion and went on for the 23-22 victory as the youth-laden Rebels dipped to 0-2.
"One of the most difficult losses I've ever had to encounter," said Rebels coach Jeff Tiefenthaler. "We tried running. We just couldn't get any big plays. We just got worn down in the fourth quarter and couldn't stop them. That was very disheartening to say the least.
"Bottom line is, you've got to be able to run the ball a little bit and right now, we're just not doing it."
SC signal caller Colin Hogrefe had a one-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and teammate Trevor Tiefenthaler added a score from 16 yards out in the second quarter. The Rebels led 22-7 with 10 minutes left before Gowrie put in two touchdowns with two-point conversions tacked onto each one.
Tiefenthaler had five carries for 48 yards and three receptions for 23 yards.
Defensively for Sioux Central, Kaleb Lindquist had 15 tackles and Austin Buchholz had an interception.
G-H, coming off a shutout loss to Guthrie Center in its opener, responded with a 27-9 win over Kingsley-Pierson Friday.
The Pirates took a 7-3 lead into the lockers, then outscored K-P 20-6 in the fourth quarter after a scoreless third.
Galva's Adam Parker gained 102 yards on just six carries for the Pirates. Tanner Gebers added 88 yards on 24 rushes, and Parker caught four passes for 47 yards.
Defensively, Ben Andresen made 16 stops for the Pirates and Gebers 15.
Laurens-Marathon beat Central Springs 18-6 to improve to 1-1 on the season.