The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

High School Sports

October 31, 2013

Football: River Hawks roll to victory


Janesville quarterback Hunter Meyer completed 17 of 41 passes for 464 yards and six touchdowns. Twice, though, River Hawks players were on the receiving end of Meyer passes, and those made a huge difference.

Easton Valley senior Chase Zaruba returned one interception 34 yards for a touchdown with 46 seconds left in the first half. Blaine Volquardsen picked off the other one in the end zone with about four minutes left and Easton Valley clinging to a 71-63 lead. The River Hawks then went to a ball-control offense and ran down the clock, with Driscoll scoring on the final play.

“We got the pick six, and that was big, and Blaine Volquardsen’s interception in the end zone to stop them,” Behr said. “Our offensive lineman only go one way, and they were fresh and we were able to chew up the clock and run the ball on them.”

The win set up the River Hawks for a rematch at No. 5 Springville in the second round next Monday night. The Orioles defeated Easton Valley 66-16 in the regular season during a three-game skid for Easton Valley.

“I think the kids are sky high,” Behr said. “We had some injuries and weren’t playing real good football in that three-game stretch. The kids are anxious to prove we’re a better team than we were a month ago.”


Easton Valley 20 7 36 14 — 77

Janesville 13 21 21 8 — 63

EV — Andrew Driscoll 2 run (Blake Bormann kick), 8:03

J — Caleb Rieken 7 run (Hunter Meyer kick), 2:02

EV — Driscoll 60 run (Bormann kick), 1:44

J — Meyer 2 run (kick fail), :14

EV — Chase Zaruba 29 (run failed), :00

J — Nick Nelson 63 pass from Meyer (Meyer kick), 9:31

J — Nelson 60 pass from Meyer (Meyer kick) 4:00

EV — Zaruba 45 pass from Craiton Andresen (Bormann kick), :46

J — Nelson 21 pass from Meyer (Meyer kick), :30

EV — Driscoll 12 run (Bormann kick), 10:23

EV — Zaruba 34 int. ret (Bormann kick), 8:19

J — Nelson 15 from Meyer (Meyer kick), 6:38

EV — Zaruba 76 kickoff return (Bormann kick), 6:27

J — Jack Thode 18 pass from Meyer (Meyer kick), 5:24

EV — Driscoll 36 run (Bormann kick), 2:49

J — Nelson 6 run (Meyer kick), 1:54

EV — Driscoll 75 pass from Andresen (Zaruba run), :19

J — Thode 59 pass from Meyer (Meyer kick), 11:31

EV — Driscoll 35 run (Grant Hinerichsen run), 9:56

EV — Driscoll 12 run (no PAT attempt), :00


RUSHING — Andrew Driscoll 33-389, Grant Hinerichsen 2-2, Chase Zaruba 10-55, Craiton Andresen 8-34.

PASSING — Andresen 7-13-0-143.

RECEIVING — Driscoll 6-98, Zaruba 1-45.



Text Only
High School Sports
  • 7-21-14 8-Photo, Marquette softball Last year motivates Marquette WILTON -- Marquette Catholic barely missed making a second consecutive trip to the Iowa softball state tournament a year ago. But, the 3-2 regional final loss to Gilbertville Don Bosco that prevented the return trip is a key reason the Mohawks are he

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rebels hit roadblock WILTON – The Northeast baseball team has prided itself on making comebacks, especially on the road. Wilton would not let that happen Saturday.The Beavers defeated the Rebels 4-3 in the Class 2A District 10 baseball championship as Wilton starting pit

    July 21, 2014

  • 7-19-14 1B-Photo, safe at third Rebels ready to do it on the road again WILTON — Northeast has felt right at home in Wilton the past two years. The Rebels are hoping nothing changes tonight.The Rebels (26-7) return to Wilton tonight to play the host school in the Iowa Class 2A District 10 championship baseball game. The

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sabers rally for walk-off win MAQUOKETA — Central DeWitt scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, beating Maquoketa 3-2 on Tanner Clark’s single in a Class 3A District 7 semifinal Friday night.The Sabers (21-18-1) will face Davenport Assumption in Monday night’s

    July 19, 2014

  • Kings find way to win DUBUQUE – It’s hard to hold onto something when things don’t necessarily go your way. Luckily, the Clinton River Kings kept persevering, allowing them to beat Dubuque Senior 3-2 in eight innings Friday night in a Class 4A Substate 3 first-round baseb

    July 19, 2014

  • River Kings find a way to advance

    Held hitless for seven innings, Clinton managed to send the game into extra innings, then scored twice in the eighth inning and defeated Dubuque Senior 3-2 on Friday in the first round of the Iowa Class 4A Substate 3 baseball tournament.

    July 19, 2014

  • caldwell1.jpg Caldwell brothers play in 4 state tournaments

    Before this academic year, only one Clinton student-athlete had reached the feat of playing in four state tournaments. Since then, though, three more have joined the list.

    July 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • River Kings drop decision DAVENPORT — Clinton High ended the baseball regular season on a losing note Wednesday, dropping a 7-1 non-conference decision at Davenport West.It was the second loss in a row for the River Kings (14-21-1) after a three-game winning streak.Alex Peek

    July 17, 2014

  • NE-Cam.jpg Rebels get it rolling (with PHOTO ALBUM)

    For one inning, Camanche looked like the team that had gone 14-5 in the second half of the season and was playing its best baseball at the right time of the year.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-16-14 1C or 3C-Photo, Clinton baseball Muskies avoid Clinton sweep CLINTON—The Clinton River Kings struggled against the Muscatine Muskies on Senior Night at Ashford University Field, falling to the Muskies 7-1.Clinton (14-20) had taken two games from Muscatine (20-14) on Monday night, but struggled offensively Tues

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

Sports Updates