Herald Staff Report
The Clinton Herald
---- — MONTICELLO -- Camanche put up 24 points Friday night, but that wasn’t nearly enough as Monticello defeated the Indians 55-24 in Iowa Class 2A District 4 high school football.
“It was just big plays and missed assignments,” Camanche coach Steve Dougherty said. “They’re not a strong passing team, but we just failed to cover their receivers on four or five long passes that shouldn’t have occurred. It was just a breakdown of fundamentals.
“It was a strange feeling all night long because I felt like we were in control of the game. Ball control was in our favor. There’s really no reason why we didn’t win that game.”
Dougherty was pleased to see the offense produce after the Indians managed just six points last week after being shutout the week before that.
“They played very well,” Dougherty said. “It’s a tale of two teams. Against Beckman (a 55-6 loss a week earlier) our defense played well and our offense sputtered. This week it was the opposite.
“We were very, very concerned about Monticello’s (defensive) linemen. I think our offense handled it very, very well. We ran about 74 plays in the game. The best performance of the night was the offensive line. When you gain 19 first downs, obviously our offensive line is the star.”
Dougherty said Monticello blocked a punt, a field goal and a point-after attempt.
Dons top Hawks
GILBERTVILLE -- Top-rated Don Bosco lived up to its ranking as the No. 1 team in eight-player football by handing Easton Valley its first loss of the season, 72-24, on Friday night.
The Dons piled up 597 total yards, led by quarterback Jake Hogan. He finished with 283 yards rushing and five touchdowns on 18 carries, and he completed 5 of 7 passes for 152 yards and two more scores.
CHS sophomores fall
CLINTON -- Davenport Assumption scored 17 first-quarter points and pushed its lead to 31-0 at the half on the way to a 44-7 victory against Clinton’s sophomores Friday night at Coan Field.
“We came out and shot ourselves in the foot a few times right away, and we could never really recover,” Clinton sophomore coach Mike Griswold said. “We have talked about playing with more consistency, and we just didn’t do that tonight.
“The important part is we saw some major improvements from some individuals, and we hope to continue that improvement the rest of the season.”
DAVENPORT ASSUMPTION 44, CLINTON 7
Assumption 17 14 6 7 -- 44
Clinon 0 0 0 7 -- 7
A -- Milem 17 run (Mirr kick)
A -- FG Mirr 37
A -- Schwarzhoff 41 run (Mirr kick)
A -- Ontiveros 30 pass from Milem (Mirr kick)
A -- Washam 30 int. return (Mirr kick)
A -- Lansing 15 pass from Milem (kick blocked)
C -- Isaiah Bailey 14 run (Sam Cruthis kick)
A -- Williams 39 run (Mirr kick)
CLINTON STATISTICAL LEADERS
RUSHING -- Isaiah Bailey 16-62, Walker Chapman 10-18, Eric Williams 4-4.
PASSING -- Johnny Sullivan 6-10-2-48.
RECEIVING -- Chapman 1-27, Bailey 2-14, Coling Nelson 1-6.