LAST MEETING — Missed tackles cost Perry two touchdowns and helped ADM escape with a 28-13 win in a steady rain at Adel. Perry stuffed the ADM ground game for only 88 yards but surrendered 307 yards in the air, with Tate Jensen breaking tackles for touchdowns receptions of 48 and 63 yards. The teams were tied 7-all at the half, with Perry closing to within 21-13 in the fourth and driving for a possible game-tying score when Grant Goeden grabbed one of three Tiger interceptions. The hosts kept passing and scored a final TD with 14 seconds left. Will Whiton was just 5-14-3 for 50 yards in the air but ran for 123 yards on 27 carries. He ran for one score and hit Nic Wilhelmi with a five-yard strike for another while Jensen led ADM with 178 yards and two scores on nine catches.
ABOUT THE BLUEJAYS — Perry has passed for 1,000 yards and run for 1,126 more while being outscored 145-104 in five District 1 games. Whiton is 44-96-3 for 810 yards and nine TDs passing, with Cavan Finn 12-27-0 for 190 yards and two TDs in the air. His 18.4 yards per completion average ranks Whiton second in Class 3A among those with at least 40 completed passes. Ben Daniels has been the main weapon and has pulled in 25 passes for seven TDs. He is second in 3A among receivers with at least 20 catches by averaging 25 yards per grab and his 626 receiving yards in fifth-best in 3A. Wilhelmi (9-125) and Whiton (8-116, two TDs) are also regular targets, with Whiton (116-661, 6 TDs) and Seth Stetzel (71-279, 1 TD) the leading rushers for the Jays. Michael Lansing and Wilhelmi had both made 92 tackles to pace the defense, with Blake Jans adding 54 stops. The team has recovered 11 fumbles, with Daniels and Whiton contributing three interceptions apiece.
ABOUT THE TIGERS — The Kolby Whisner-Jensen connection has been key. Whisner is second in 3Awith 1,684 yards and 13 TDs on 102-188-8 passing, with Jensen pulling in 41 tosses for 766 yards (18.7 ypc) and six TDs. Grant Goeden has 23 catches for 278 yards and 2 TDs while rushing for 671 yards and 10 scores on 109 carries. No other Tiger has more than 40 rushes or more than 60 yards and no other has scored on the ground. Whisner also had dangerous options in Joe Sloss (9-241, 1 TD), Jonathan Reel (18-200, 2 TDs) and Jacob Sloss (7-142, 1 TD). The Tiger defense has made six interceptions and recovered five fumbles. Isaac Norton has seven sacks and a team-high 63 tackles, with David Baker making 62 tackles and Zach Ostendorf 58. Place kicker Jake Hutzell is 3-of-5 on field goals, including connecting from 49 yards. ADM is outscoring District 1 foes 125-86 through four games. They are yet to face Harlan.