The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

High School Sports

October 5, 2013

Prep football: Iowa roundup

Scores and recap from Friday's high school games in Iowa.

SPRINGVILLE — It's been a tough stretch for Easton Valley over the past two eight-man football games. Last week, the River Hawks ran up against then-No. 1-ranked Don Bosco and lost 72-24. On Friday, they traveled to Springville and ran up against a force by the name of Elias Nissen.

The running back single-handedly outscored and outgained Easton Valley, and the No. 2 Orioles rolled over the Hawks on their homecoming night, 66-16. Nissen scored nine total touchdowns in three different phases of the game — seven on the ground, once on a reception and once more on a kickoff return. He totaled nearly 500 all-purpose yards, 358 coming on handoffs.

The Springville defense also held strong. After stalling the Hawks on their first possession, Nissen got the ball on the Orioles' first offensive play and cut up Easton Valley for a 70-yard score. On his team's next drive, he caught a 30-yard reception on third-and-23 to make it 14-0.

All four Springville drives in the first quarter led to Nissen touchdowns, and the Orioles mounted a 27-0 lead.

After two more scores, Easton Valley finally got on the board in the second quarter, when Craiton Andresen hooked up with Chase Zaruba on a 64-yard pass. With the two-point conversion, the River Hawks were down 40-8 with plenty of time remaining in the first half.

But Springville continued to pour it on. Nissen took the ensuing kickoff to the house, making it 47-8, where the score remained at the half. The Orioles scored on eight of nine first-half possessions, and after Nissen scored on the first possession of the second half, Springville bleeded out most of the remaining clock, tacking on a safety and a field goal while trotting to victory.

Andresen led Easton Valley with 85 yards passing. The team rushed for 60 yards, making it 145 yards of total offense. The River Hawks return home Friday for a game against Lansing Kee.

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