A roundup of players with Midlands ties and how they fared in Division I football contests.

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IOWA (6-1)

Noah Fant (Omaha South), TE, Jr.: Three receptions for 14 yards in 23-0 win over Maryland. Saturday: at Penn State (ESPN, 2:30 p.m.).

Sam Brincks (Carroll Kuemper), DT, Sr.: One assist.


Youhanna Ghaifan (Grand Island Central Catholic), DT, Jr.: Three solo tackles and one assist, with a 3-yard tackle for loss, in 24-16 loss to Utah State. Friday: at Colorado State (CBSSN, 9 p.m.).


Jared Bubak (Lincoln Christian), TE, R-So.: Played, no stats, in 20-13 loss to Stanford. Saturday: at USC (ESPN2, 2:30 p.m.).


Bryson Williams (Lincoln Southeast), DL, Fr.: One solo tackle and one assist in 49-20 win over Illinois. Saturday: at Northwestern (Fox, 11 a.m.).

OHIO (4-3)

Brett Kitrell (Ashland-Greenwood), OL, So.: Starting center in 49-14 win over Bowling Green. Thursday: Ball State (CBSSN, 7 p.m.)

Brian Arp (Kearney), DL, Jr.: One QB hurry.


Ryan Langan (Riverside), LS, So.: Long snapper in 48-31 win at New Mexico State. Thursday: Appalachian State (ESPNU, 6:30 p.m.).

LOUISIANA (3-4) Masry Mapieu (York), DL, Fr.: One assist in 27-17 loss at Appalachian State. Saturday: Arkansas State.



Easton Stick (Omaha Creighton Prep), QB, Sr.: Was 13 of 22 for 207 yards, with no touchdowns and one interception, and ran for 70 yards on 10 carries in a 28-14 win over Illinois State. Saturday: at South Dakota.

Jalen Allison (Papillion-La Vista), CB, Sr.: Three solo tackles, one interception, one breakup.

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE (4-2) Cade Johnson (Bellevue West), WR, So.: Seven receptions for 121 yards in 24-9 loss at Northern Iowa. Saturday: at Illinois State.

Josh Manchigiah (Papillion-La Vista South), DB, So.: Three solo tackles, three assists.

Makiah Slade (Lincoln Northeast), DB, Sr.: Three solo tackles, two assists.

Ryan Earith (Papillion-La Vista South), DL, Jr.: Two solo tackles, two assists.

Eric Kleinschmit (Crofton), LB, Sr.: One solo tackle and two assists.

Elijah Wilson (Omaha Central), DE, So.: Two assists.

Jack Domandle (Millard West), OL, So.: Started at center.

Luke Sellers (Papillion-La Vista South), FB, Jr.: Played, no stats.

Isaac Wallace (Ralston), RB, Sr.: Out with a season-ending injury from the Youngstown State game.


Austin Simmons (Council Bluffs Lewis Central), QB, Jr.: Was 16 of 38 for 158 yards and one interception and lost 13 yards on six carries in 29-17 loss at Youngstown State. Saturday: North Dakota State.

Tyler Ciurej (Bellevue West), OL, So.: Started at left guard.

Jake Matthew (Millard North), LB, So.: One fumble recovery.

DeValon Whitcomb (Omaha North), DT, Jr.: One solo tackle.

Trystn Ducker (Bellevue West), WR, Jr.: Two kickoff returns for 48 yards, one punt return for 0 yards.

Conner Thiele (Oakland-Craig), LB, So.: Played, no stats.


Alex Cloyd (Millard South), TE, Jr.: Two receptions for 20 yards and a touchdown in 41-15 win at Sacramento State. Saturday: Weber State.


Jackson Scott-Brown (Council Bluffs St. Albert), OG, Jr.: Started in 24-9 win over South Dakota State. Saturday: at Western Illinois.


DRAKE (4-2)

Braeden Hartwig (Lincoln Southwest), RB, So.: Five carries for 11 yards and one kickoff return for 23 yards in 28-17 win at Dayton. Saturday: at Valparaiso.

Peter Read (Lincoln Southeast), DL, Gr: One assist.

Jacob Hardy (Adel-DeSoto-Minburn), DL, Jr.: One solo tackle, for a 1-yard loss, and three assists.

— Stu Pospisil

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