Cowboys nearly beat St. Ed again, lose 67-64

Cody Kapka tries hard to get the ball in the hole in the game at Eagle Grove. The junior scored 10 points, and pulled in two rebounds, in the loss. He led the team with 15 points versus St. Edmond on Tuesday, and dished for eight assists.

Last season, the Clarion-Goldfield varsity boys upended the Gaels on their home floor in a thriller, and almost did it again this year in the C-G gym last Tuesday night before losing 67-64. St. Edmond held a slim 20-18 lead after a quarter and were up by just 33-28 at halftime. The game stayed just as tight through the third period, with the Gaels ahead 52-46 to start the final eight minutes.

  “I’m extremely pleased and proud of these guys,” said head coach Scott Herrig. “It isn’t easy to come out and play a top notch team like the Gaels during a 1-11 season and play as hard as we did. I’ve always known that they have heart, and was just waiting for something to fall into place. We shot the ball extremely well (27 of 50 from the field, 8 of 16 from beyond the arc) from all over the floor, and played defense as well as we have all season. 

Read the full article in the January 23 edition of the WCM.