COUNCIL BLUFFS — It was a tale of two stellar quarterback stat lines.
Des Moines Hoover junior Brock Larsen threw for five touchdowns and rushed for another, accounting for more than 400 yards of total offense. Junior Jason Wallace had a hand in all four Thomas Jefferson scores — three in the air and one on the ground.
The difference? The Huskies (2-2) found the end zone three times following four turnovers — including three Wallace interceptions — on their way to a 51-27 win to open district play in Council Bluffs.
Thomas Jefferson (1-3) also had its chances in the turnover department.
The Yellow Jackets recovered two Hoover fumbles in the third quarter, scoring quickly on the first. Wallace hit running back Steven Ruby, who finished with 142 rushing yards, to reduce Hoover's lead to 24-20 two minutes into the second half.
On the Jackets' next possession, Ruby lost a fumble to kill a promising drive after the Huskies extended the lead.
From there, Larsen stole the show for Hoover in a game in which he already was the star.
Larson led the Huskies on four touchdown drives in the second half to blow open a tight game, hitting a different receiver on each score. Colton Blackford raced for a 79-yard score on a seam route to give Hoover a 17-point lead.
Larsen finished the night with 309 yards passing and 109 yards rushing. He had a hand in all but 88 of the Huskies' 496 yards of offense.
Des Moines Hoover (2-2) .................................... 21 3 13 14—51
At CB Thomas Jefferson (1-3) ............................ 14 0 6 7—27
TJ: Jakahi Gregory 10 pass from Jason Wallace (Alex Powders kick)
DMH: Logan Pifer 4 run (Luke Powley kick)
TJ: Dakota Banik 16 pass from Wallace (Powders kick)
DMH: Brock Larsen 1 run (Powley kick)
DMH: Billie Davis 3 pass from Larsen (Powley kick)
DMH: Powley 30 FG
TJ: Steven Ruby 7 pass from Wallace (kick failed)
DMH: Davis 4 pass from Larsen (kick blocked)
DMH: Colton Blackford 79 pass from Larsen (Powley kick)
DMH: Nic Snider 19 pass from Larsen (Powley kick)
TJ: Wallace 6 run (Powders kick)
DMH: Dejorian Thedford 22 pass from Larsen (Powley kick)
RUSHING: DMH, Larsen 13-109, Logan Pifer 11-76, Demonte Clark 1-2. TJ, Steven Ruby 24-142, Wallace 8-3, Jake Meyer 1-(-4), Jamin Walters 2-17.
PASSING: DMH, Brock Larsen 20-30-0 309. TJ, Jason Wallace 17-34-3 208.
RECEIVING: DMH, Kaelen Toliver 4-36, Nic Snider 4-51, Colton Blackford 4-102, Dejoiran Thedford 7-93, Billie Davis 1-3. TJ, Jakahi Gregory 4-47, Alex Powders 3-48, Meyer 3-37, Dakota Banik 5-38, Ruby 2-24.