CLINTON — The Clinton River Kings knew going into their homecoming match-up with Bettendorf that the Bulldogs had a pretty good team. Friday night they saw firsthand just how good the Bulldogs are as Bettendorf downed Clinton ,49-0, to remain undefeated.

The loss ends Clinton’s two game winning streak and drops them to 2-4 on the season.

Bettendorf took command early on as they started the first drive of the game at their own 18-yard line and marched down the field with a nice mix of running and passing. The drive culminated in a Jake Eikenberry 3 yard touchdown run to give the visitors a quick 7-0 lead.

On their first drive the River Kings were able to move the ball down the field. Clinton senior quarterback Jordan Camp hit fellow senior Scott DeAngelis for a 33 yard gain on the River Kings first play from scrimmage. Clinton sophomore running back David Johnson ran for a 16 yard gain on the next play. Camp hit DeAngelis again for 15 more yards to move the River Kings to the Bettendorf 16-yard line. The drive would stall though as a Camp incompletion on fourth and six turned the ball over on downs to Bettendorf.

The Clinton defense held tough on the next Bettendorf drive forcing the Bulldogs to punt.

On the ensuing River King drive Camp hit DeAngelis again for five yards on first down. Bettendorf’s defense rose up and showed why they have allowed the fewest points and yards in the Mississippi Athletic Conference stopping the Clinton drive in it’s tracks and forcing a punt. The punt would be partially blocked setting Bettendorf up with good field position. Three plays later Eikenberry found the end-zone again.

The next two Clinton drives ended with interceptions resulting in two Bettendorf touchdowns. The half ended with the Bulldogs firmly in control at 28-0.

Each team was forced to punt on their first drives of the second half. Camp hit Johnson for a nine yard gain on first down of Clinton’s second drive. Camp called his own number on the next play gaining the first down on a three yard run.

Bettendorf would intercept a second down pass though to put a stop to the drive.

Six plays later the Bulldogs crossed the goal line again to up the score to 35-0 and the continuous clock rule went into effect.

Clinton was not able to mount a drive the rest of the way as Bettendorf added two more scores. The Bulldogs justified their number one ranking shutting out the River Kings 49-0.

“There is a reason Bettendorf is ranked where they are,” Clinton head coach Lee Camp said. “Especially when you get into the second half and their size, strength and depth kind of wears us down.”

“In the first half I thought we did some things well, we moved the ball early, but they made good adjustments,” Camp said of his team early success. “We made some mistakes and we didn’t get some touchdown opportunities that I thought we could have had.”

Camp likes his team’s chances in the final three games of the year against North Scott, Davenport West and Davenport North.

“I believe in the next three games we are going to be better matched,” Camp said of the remaining schedule. “We’re just going to go back to the basics, blocking and tackling. If we just do the little things right it will help us win football games”

The River Kings will travel to Eldridge on Friday to take on North Scott.

Score by Quarters

Bettendorf 7 21 21 0 — 49

Clinton 0 0 0 0 — 0


B—Jake Eikenberry 3 run (Billy Rembold kick), 6:52 3rd.

B—Eikenberry 24 run (Rembold kick), 10:27 2nd.

B—Eikenberry 5 run (Rembold kick), 8:21 2nd.

B—Rembold 86 pass from Danny Tharp (Rembold kick), 4:21 2nd.

B—Rembold 15 pass from Tharp (Rembold kick), 4:59 3rd.

B—Jared Masterson 3 run (Rembold kick), 0:38 3rd.

B—Garrett Scott 20 interception return (Nate Meyer kick), 0:27 3rd.


First Downs 16 7

Rushes-Yards 31-165 19-87

Passing Yards 213 89

Comp-Att-Int12-16-0 13-22-4

Punts-Average 2-34.5 5-23.2

Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-0

Penalties-Yards 4-35 0-0

Individual Leaders

Rushing—Bettendorf: Jake Eikenberry 14-115, Jared Masterson 4-30, Danny Tharp 3-1. Clinton: David Johnson 11-58, Jordan Camp 6-1, Ben Carr 2-3.

Passing—Bettendorf: Tharp 11-15-0-198, Connor Ryan 1-1-0-15. Clinton: Jordan Camp 13-22-4-89.

Receiving—Bettendorf: Billy Rembold 8-183, Carter Ridenour 2-9, Mitch Overstreet 1-7, Eikenberry 1-14. Clinton: Scott DeAngelis 10-76, Johnson 2-8, Jake Mangler 1-12.

Records—Bettendorf 6-0, Clinton 2-4. Next—Clinton at North Scott.