NEWELL - Brandon Kies caught a 68-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Stauter, and Kyle Doonan recovered a fumble in the end zone to help give Newell-Fonda a 23-13 victory over River Valley in a Class 1A district game Friday night at Newell.
The Mustangs, now 3-1 overall, led 16-6 at halftime thanks to a 10-yard run by John Witt and a safety on a fumble in the end zone by River Valley.
Kies then caught the long bomb from Stauter for a 16-0 lead.
Graham Lundt ripped off a 74-yard TD run for River Valley in the third quarter, but that would be all the scoring the Wolverines would do against the Mustang defense.
Blake Rieman rushed for 93 yards on 14 carries. Witt ran for 58 yards. Wade Brower had 17 tackles, Witt 11 and Kies 10.