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September 21, 2013

Prep football roundup

Newman beats Morrison; River Hawks survive scare; Blazers pound Camanche

STERLING, Ill. — STERLING, Ill. — Three Rivers Conference rivals Morrison and Sterling Newman put up a defensive battle in the first half Friday before Newman's offense exploded in the third quarter.

The Comets scored four times in the third quarter and rolled up a 42-0 victory at Roscoe Eads Stadium.

Newman finished with 318-61 advantage in total yardage.

Both teams struggled on offense in the first half — each had fewer than 100 yards of offense — but the Comets (3-1, 2-0 conference) finally put the first points on the scoreboard when Jake Snow scored on a 5-yard run with 9 minutes, 27 seconds left in the third quarter.

After that, they kept lighting up the scoreboard.

Dillan Heffelfinger (12 carries, 56 yards) scored a pair of touchdowns just 1:32 apart, then Snow (15 carries, 171 yards) added a 13-yard run to make in 28-0 at the end of three quarters.

Ellot Jensen added a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown runs to seal the victory.

Austin Shoup led Morrison (2-2, 1-1) with 47 yards rushing on 13 attempts.

PRESTON — Easton Valley's defense came up with a couple of key plays as the River Hawks survived a second-half scare from Central of Elkader and won 41-40 on Friday in Eight Player District 4 high school football.

The River Hawks' defense stopped the Warriors a foot short of the goal line on a two-point attempt after the Warriors pulled within 41-40 with 1 minute, 33 seconds remaining.

"That was big; that was huge," Easton Valley coach Kevin Behr said. "They make that two-point and that's the game.

"I talked to the kids — they allowed three touchdowns in the first half and three in the second half — and I commended our defense. They came up with some big plays. I thought Andrew Driscoll played a heck of a game on defense, and Zach Peiffer had a big game on defense. He stayed home on a fourth-down counter play and stopped them."

Driscoll rushed for 173 yards and scored four touchdowns, three in the first half when the River Hawks (3-0) built a 35-18 lead. But the Warriors (1-4, 1-3 district) came roaring back.

"We pride ourselves on being an explosive team, and we kind of sputtered in the second half," Behr said.

Seeing his first action of the season, Nathan Fitzgerald carried the ball 16 times for 105 yards and two second-half scores.

"They had those five or six guys come off suspension, and that made a big difference," Behr said.

Behr expects another tough game next Friday when the River Hawks step out of district play and travel to Gilbertville to play Don Bosco, the No. 1 team in the state.

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