The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

October 21, 2013

Prep football: Beckman rolls over Northeast

Herald Staff Report
The Clinton Herald

---- — DYERSVILLE — Coming off back-to-back 42-7 victories, Dyersville Beckman equaled that combined scoring output Friday as it ran its winning streak to five games with an 84-20 win against Northeast in Class 2A District 4 high school football.

The Trailblazers (6-2, 4-1 district) had three long returns for touchdowns. Grant Hammann brought a kickoff back 88 yards for a score, while Mitch Steger matched that distance with an interception return and Tyler Hirsch brought another interception back 37 yards.

Hammann had a big night on offense, too. He rushed for 100 yards on seven carries, three of them for touchdowns, and completed 4 of 5 passes for 104 yards. Hirsch added 96 yards on the ground for Beckman, which ran for 526 yards on 42 attempts.

The Blazers have scored more than 40 points in five of their six wins and have been held below 29 points in just one of their eight games.

No information from Northeast (1-7, 1-4) was submitted.

Camanche falls

MOUNT VERNON — Mitch McElroy threw a pair of touchdown passes Friday in Camanche’s 53-12 loss to Mount Vernon in Class 2A District 4 football.

McElroy connected with Derek Harksen for a 72-yard touchdown toss and combined with Brady Beal for a 25-yard scoring play for the Indians (1-7), who wound up winless in six district games.

McElroy completed 10 of 25 passes for 190 yards but threw five interceptions. Mount Vernon limited the Indians to minus-18 yards rushing.

Mike Morris was the tackles leader for Camanche with seven solos and two assists. Layne Dean added six, all solos.

CHS sophomores fall

RIVERDALE — Coach Mike Griswold was pleased with the performance despite Clinton’s 28-14 loss to Pleasant Valley in sophomore football Friday.

“Tonight was probably our best game of the year,” Griswold said. “We came out ready to play and took advantage of some early PV turnovers. Our defense was very good all night, just giving up a few big plays that would end up putting us in too deep of a hole to dig ourselves out of.”

Walker Chapman scored both Clinton touchdowns and rushed for 81 yards on 22 carries. Johnny Sullivan completed 16 of 23 passes for 156 yards.

“Offensively, we did miss Isaiah Bailey a little bit, who was out with a concussion, but Walker Chapman, Eric Williams and Luke Larkin stepped in and did a nice job,” Griswold said.

The River Kings close the season this Friday at Bettendorf, the top team in the sophomore standings in the Mississippi Athletic Conference.

SOPHOMORES

PLEASANT VALLEY 28, CLINTON 14

Clinton 0 7 0 7 — 14

Pleasant Valley 0 14 7 7 — 28

C — Walker Chapman 3 run (Seth Bolen kick)

PV — Butler 64 pass from Stahlhut (Schwake kick)

PV — Gill 3 run (Schwake kick)

PV — Gill 39 run (Schwake kick)

PV — Walton 11 pass from Stahlhut (Schwake kick)

C — Chapman 9 run (Sam Cruthis kick)

CLINTON STATISTICAL LEADERS

RUSHING — Walker Chapman 22-81.

PASSING — Johnny Sullivan 16-23-2-156.

RECEIVING — Makai Hart 4-77, Chapman 4-13, Colin Nelson 4-43, Eric Williams 2-16, Theo Harris 2-7.