CLINTON — Fresh off its first win of the season the Clinton River Kings football team will try to make it two straight victories tonight when they travel to Davenport to take on the winless Davenport Central Blue Devils at Brady Street Stadium.

Clinton (1-3) comes off a 28-14 win over the Pleasant Valley Spartans last Friday.

“The kids are excited,” River Kings coach Lee Camp said. “They had a positive attitude before, but now after a win it’s even more so. It kind of shows that all their work has been worthwhile.

“It was real important to got to get that first win. We had a brutal schedule to start. Now the kids believe in themselves.”

Central (0-4) has not had a game with a point spread less than 14 points. The Devils opened the season with a 32-14 loss to Davenport North. They fell 49-19 to Davenport Assumption in Week 2 and 27-13 to Burlington in Week 3 before being blasted 42-7 by Muscatine last week.

Central has allowed the most points (150) in the Mississippi Athletic Conference. Clinton has allowed the second-most at 141.

The Devils are eighth in the MAC in offense and last in defense. They are averaging 230 yards per game and allowing 421 yards per contest.

The River Kings are seventh in the league offensively and ninth in defense. They are averaging 247 yards and allowing 377 yards per game.

Central quarterback Alex Gowey is 29-for-78 on the season for 393 yards with four interceptions and three touchdowns.

Blue Devils leading rusher McKinzie Jackson is eighth in the league in rushing with 293 yards on 52 carries.

Central has a pair of players — Blayne Lazenby and Jordan Martinez — tied for sixth in the MAC in receptions. Both have 11 catches. Martinez has accumulated 208 yards, and Lazenby 133.

“Central lot of speed and talent,” coach Camp said. “They’re fairly balanced. They run the no huddle out the I-formation. They don’t really spread it out. They have a tailback with a lot of speed and a couple fair receivers.

“We have to be disciplined. We have to play well. To get two wins in a row would be a big boost.”

The River Kings will likely have to make due without starting offensive tackle Robbie Cullen who is sidelined with an illness. Austin Krick and Stephen McEleney will step into that spot, according to Camp.

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