Aurelia won its fifth straight game - beating Whiting 43-26 on the road - and Galva-Holstein got back on the winning track with a 28-7 win over Le Mars Gehlen's football team Friday.
In the Aurelia contest, the Bulldogs were playing without injured two-way starter Alec Ohlson, a running back and linebacker. Still, they improved to 5-1 overall and stayed perfect at 4-0 in 8-player District 3.
Aurelia's Jared Bruce was a touchdown machine as he passed for four TDs and ran for two more.
He was 20 of 35 passing for 236 yards and an interception. He also picked up 70 yards on 23 rushes.
Aaron Bruce, his younger brother, caught 11 passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns. Camrin Meyer and Anthony Fowler caught the other touchdown passes for the Bulldogs.
Aurelia, which trailed 18-13 at halftime, got six solo tackles and eight assists from Nick Felten.
In the Galva-Holstein contest, Pirates running back Tanner Gebers rushed for 102 yards on 23 carries.
Adam Parker ran for two touchdowns and Sam Radke ran for another.
Pirates coach Butch Faulkenberry mentioned Kyle Yearous did an excellent job of kicking and punting in less-than-ideal conditions.
"Our offense played well," he added, "moving the ball and controlling the clock. The defense had an excellent game, taking the ball away three of the four times and also scoring. Adam Parker and Sam Radke both had big games, and Tanner Gebers was the workhorse with the heavy load.
"Our offensive line played great. Derek Hadden led the way on many of our big plays. Both Ben Andresen and Adam Dreeszen had solid performances in the trenches."