DeWitt dashes to lopsided win
IOWA CITY – Central DeWitt and Iowa City Liberty waited until past 9:15 to begin play in a Class 3A District 5 battle Friday night after inclement weather caused lengthy delays around the area.
The Sabers didn't miss a beat.
Central DeWitt coach Ryan Streets saw five different Sabers score touchdowns – including three in the first quarter – to roll to a 35-7 victory in a game shortened by rain midway through the third period.
Easton Necker (2-yard run), Logan Paulsen (16-yard pass from Drew Keuter), Devin Hurdle (27-yard run) gave Central DeWitt an early 21-0 lead before piling on 14 more points in the second quarter to take a 35-0 lead into the intermission.
The game was ended prematurely by team officials due to inclement weather with 5:07 remaining in the third quarter.
Central DeWitt (4-3, 1-2) will square off with Clinton (3-4, 0-3) Friday night in DeWitt.
Camanche falls in district contest
MOUNT VERNON – The Camanche High School football team struggled to find its footing in a multi-delay contest with Mount Vernon, falling 53-21 Friday night.
The loss drops the Indians to 0-4 away from CHS this season.
After the Mustangs marched to an early 12-0 advantage, Camanche's Baylor Crigger connected on a deep touchdown pass to pull the deficit to five points before halftime.
But it was all Mount Vernon from there. The Mustangs scored 20 consecutive points to build a 32-7 lead to gradually improve to 3-4 on the season.
The Indians (3-4, 1-2) returns home for a district battle with West Liberty Friday night in Camanche.