The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Top News

September 13, 2013

Football Preview: Kings try to slow Central

CLINTON — Davenport Central never seems to have a shortage of speed.

It’s an aspect Clinton must deal with tonight when it plays host to the Blue Devils in a Mississippi Athletic Conference football game between 1-1 teams.

Follow tonight's coverage from anywhere

“They’ve got a couple of kids with pretty good speed, they’ve got some big linemen and they’re going to line up and look to run the ball,” Clinton coach Lee Camp said Thursday night. “We’ve got to make sure to be disciplined and make them run east-west so we can get our linebackers there.”

The River Kings are coming off a 31-13 loss to North Scott. Despite the setback, Camp saw some positive signs and improvement from the opener, a 41-0 whitewash of Davenport North.

“I think our defense, which didn’t get a lot of chances and looks in the first week, stepped up,” he said. “The cornerbacks did a good job of coming up to contain. We adjusted some things at halftime and came out and played better.”

Camp said the River Kings needed to take a more aggressive mental approach into their games, however.

“We’re going to have to be more aggressive from the very start, ready to play from the opening kickoff,” he said. “We also have to be more disciplined and have to get lined up right all the time.”

That’s especially true tonight because of the opponent.

Central likes to run the ball, and senior Devon Brown is averaging better than 7 yards a carry (30 attempts, 219 yards) while junior Tony Marshall has 101 yards on 24 carries. The Blue Devils have a 3:1 ratio of running plays to passing plays (quarterback Tyler Pethoud has completed 11 of 30 passes for 189 yards).

“If we make a mistake, sheer speed will take advantage of that for Central,” Camp said.

Text Only
Top News
  • Inmate charged in Rockford lawyer's 2008 death

    Murder charges were announced Wednesday against the one-time client of a Rockford attorney who was fatally shot while clearing snow from his driveway in 2008.

    Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato said a grand jury has indicted Richard E. Wanke Jr., 53, on charges of first-degree murder in the death of Gregory H. Clark, 60. Wanke was arrested Wednesday at Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, where he has been serving a 14-year sentence on burglary charges with a projected parole date of May 7.

    April 16, 2014

  • Despite ruling, Iowa to bar all felons from voting

    Elections officials will continue to bar felons from voting despite an Iowa Supreme Court ruling that suggests not all of them have lost their voting rights.

    Three justices ruled Tuesday that only some felonies are considered "infamous crimes" under the Iowa Constitution that bar individuals from voting or holding office.

    April 16, 2014

  • Branstad's tax return shows income of $234,907

    Gov. Terry Branstad released his tax returns Wednesday, showing he earned $234,907 and paid $28,298 in federal taxes in 2013.

    The governor and his wife paid $32,085 in federal taxes but are getting a refund of $3,787. Their state tax return shows they paid in $10,285 in taxes but will get a refund of $4,158. In addition the governor and first lady each received $54 back from the Legislature as all Iowa taxpayers did making their total Iowa tax bill $6,235.

    April 16, 2014

  • Low blood-sugar levels make for grousing spouses

    Husbands and wives reported being most unhappy with their spouses when their blood-sugar levels were lowest, usually at night, according to research released this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Missing a meal, dieting or just being hungry may be the reason, researchers said.

    April 16, 2014

  • Jenny McCarthy announces engagement on 'The View'

    Jenny McCarthy had big news to share Wednesday on "The View": She's engaged to Donnie Wahlberg.

    McCarthy raised her hidden left hand from behind the desk, revealing an engagement ring.

    April 16, 2014

  • Iran cuts nuke weapons ability

    The United Nations will release a report this week certifying that Iran's ability to make a nuclear bomb has been greatly reduced because it has diluted half of its material that can be turned most quickly into weapons-grade uranium, diplomats said Tuesday.

    April 16, 2014

  • 283 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

    A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving more than 280 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured.

    April 16, 2014

  • NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

    NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.

    Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said NATO's air policing aircraft will fly more sorties over the Baltic region west of Ukraine, far from the tensions in the eastern part of the country. He said allied warships will also deploy to the Baltic Sea, the eastern Mediterranean and elsewhere if needed.

    April 16, 2014

  • Police: Utah woman gave birth at home

    A Utah woman accused of concealing seven pregnancies before strangling or suffocating her newborns gave birth each time in her home, authorities said Wednesday.

    Investigators have determined that Megan Huntsman, 39, did not go to a hospital to have the babies, Pleasant Grove Police Capt. Mike Roberts said. He didn't say if anybody helped her give birth.

    April 16, 2014

  • Illinois trooper charged for roadside strip search

    A southwestern Illinois state trooper is facing a felony aggravated battery charge after authorities say he strip-searched a man along the side of a road during a traffic stop.

    The (Belleville) News-Democrat reports 32-year-old Cory Alberson was released on $20,000 bail on Monday after he pleaded not guilty.

    April 16, 2014

AP Video