The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Clinton

October 20, 2012

Bubba runs over Clinton

CLINTON — On a rain-soaked Friday evening, Bettendorf’s Alex “Bubba” Hernandez rushed for 140 yards helping to lead his team to 30-3 win over Clinton.

The crushing run came in the beginning of the second quarter when he ran for 55 yards and followed with a touchdown run moments later. He went over 1,000 yards for the season.

“I didn’t even know I did,” Hernandez said of going over 1,000 yards. “I just stayed focused the entire game, and played hard, but boy it feels good.”

Clinton (2-7) started well, kicking a field goal in the last minute of the first quarter to take a 3-0 lead. Bettendorf answered by rallying behind Hernandez and quarterback, Cyle Cox to begin their comeback.

Cox threw for over 90 yards, and completing 8 out of his 12 passes, Cox offered another front to the offense which was already running full steam ahead with Hernandez.

In the second quarter, the Bulldogs (6-3) scored twice with a rushing and passing touchdown, making the score 13-3 at the half.

 “The team played hard, but it has just been a tough year with injuries and such,” Clinton coach Lee Camp said. “I don’t make excuses, but we all struggled and need to improve.”

“This is a hard loss, but we have to come out with our heads held high, looking at what we have accomplished, who we are, and how we have united as a team. That is something to be proud of, and we will keep battling to get better.”

In the third quarter, the Bulldogs blocked a punt by the Kings and recovered it in the end zone to take a 20-3 lead. Both teams then fought up and down the field with little headway until the fourth quarter came around.

The fourth quarter sealed the deal with Bettendorf putting away a field goal and another rushing touchdown. Hernandez was given a well-needed rest in the fourth and Bryson Owens-Johnson proved to be more than capable of running the ball, as the Bulldogs wound the time down.

In the end, the Kings and the Bulldogs looked like they had fought a battle in the trenches. Both sides were covered in mud and looked exhausted.

 “I am proud to coach these guys,” Bettendorf coach Aaron Wiley said. “Bubba is pound-for-pound one of the toughest players I have ever had, and with a team like this we are ready to fight.

“Our defense stepped up, and kept following through, and we fought hard through this game.”

BETTENDORF 30, CLINTON 3

Clinton    3    0    0    0    —    3

Bettendorf    0    13    7    10    —    30

Individual statistics

RUSHING — Bettendorf, Bryson Owens-Johnson 8-28 yards, Alex Hernandez19-140 yards, Cyle Cox 2-7 yards, Malique Hudson 4-4 yards; Clinton, Ryan Driscoll  7-13, Will Carr 16-70, Jaylen Broadenaux 6-33, Dustin Caldwell 8-22, Alex Caldwell 3-5.

PASSING — Bettendorf, Cox 8-12, 92. Clinton, Carr 2-12, 17 yards; A. Caldwell 0-1, 0.

RECEIVING — Bettendorf, Malique Hudson 2-31, Nick Heimendinger 3-26, Kris Klabunde 2-17, Jordan Bonner-Lowry 1-18; Clinton, Tyler Thacker 1-6 yards, Jaylen Broadenaux 1-11 yards.

1
Text Only
Clinton
  • City Blog: Council amenable to tree-saving route

    Pershing or Roosevelt? Councilmembers leaning toward more expensive, but more "green" alternative for force main construction.

    April 23, 2014

  • Man charged in meth case

    A Clinton man has been charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine.

    Timothy W. Atkinson, 35, 1419 Honey Lane, was arrested Sunday after Clinton police executed a search warrant at his residence.

    April 23, 2014

  • Judge denies guilty plea withdrawal

    A Clinton County District Court judge has denied a man's attempt at withdrawing a guilty plea.

    Eric R. Hook, 45, 900 S. 10th St., was sentenced last week to no more than five years in prison for willful injury causing bodily injury, a class D felony. He also was given a sentence of no more than two years in prison for domestic abuse assault, second offense, to be served concurrently.

    April 23, 2014

  • Medication drop boxes available

    Although no formal event is planned in Clinton County for Saturday’s nationwide Medication Take Back Day, area officials are reminding residents this week about permanent drop boxes at area law enforcement agencies.
    Unused or expired medications can be disposed of during normal business hours in the lobbies of four police departments in Clinton County — Camanche Police Department, 819 South Washington Blvd.; Clinton County Sheriff’s office, 241 Seventh Ave. North; Clinton Police Department, 116 Sixth Ave. South; DeWitt Police Department, 606 Ninth St.

    April 23, 2014

  • Legal Services photo New legal services agreement proceeds CLINTON - By one vote, the Clinton City Council voted for Lynch Dallas over local firm Frey, Haufe and Current as its next city attorney service. On Tuesday, in a show of solidarity, the council was unanimous, officially hiring the Cedar Rapids group

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Building to feature generator CLINTON -- After more than seven years of planning, the Clinton County Administration building is getting a new 300-kilowatt diesel-powered Caterpillar generator installed on the campus allowing it to become a certified emergency shelter and warming

    April 23, 2014

  • Lancers blank Queens, Kings CLINTON -- Chloe Gottschalk scored a hat trick to lead North Scott past Clinton 7-0 in girls soccer Tuesday night. Gina Matthys added a pair of goals, while Lindsay Gallens and Olivia Schmidt scored once apiece. Abby Nass played all 80 minutes in goa

    April 23, 2014

  • Bandits bang out 11 runs on LumberKings CLINTON -- At least the kids who showed up for the Clinton LumberKings game on Tuesday afternoon had a good time. The home team on the field didn't after dropping the matinee to Quad Cities 11-2. Eddie Campbell got the ball for the LumberKings, but

    April 23, 2014

  • O'Neill presents CBA terms CLINTON - Public support for emergency responders has grown over the two weeks since the Clinton City Council tabled its collective bargaining resolution with city firefighters. The matter was still unresolved by the end of Tuesday's regular council

    April 23, 2014

  • 4-23-14 Clinton Middle School Forum Photo 2 Leadership Team field concerns from parents CLINTON -- Progress on the new Clinton Middle School continues to move forward and as the deadline for completion draws nearer, school district officials and staff members are interested to know how the community is feeling about the project. What th

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

Clinton Herald Photos


Browse, buy and submit pictures with our photo site.

Facebook