Team rushes for over 400 yards
By Les Houser
Winning can cure a lot of things, and a little home cooking always helps too. For the Clarion-Goldfield varsity football team a win is just what they needed after feeling a bit down from a loss at Humboldt. The Eagle Grove Eagles didn’t provide much of a problem for them last Friday night as the Cowboys rolled to a 42-0 victory. All the scoring took place in the first half, with a continuous clock in the second half speeding up the finish of the game.
“We had such a size advantage, especially up front,” said Cowboy head mentor Paul Hansch. “Our defensive line is probably our strength. That didn’t bode well for them. Because of that, we were able to get to their offensive backfield quickly. It became very hard for their quarterback to get adequate time for his reads. I was real pleased we were able to dominate against a team that, in the past, we’ve given up a lot of points to.”
It did not start out so well for the Cowboys however, as they took the opening kick and in just two plays coughed it up to the Eagles at the C-G 37. Fortunately, the Eagles only got one rushing play in before turning it over themselves on a fumble at the C-G 39. The Cowboys soon turned that recovery into a 36-yard touchdown run courtesy of Joel Haberman, with the Trenton Sann PAT making it 7-0.
Read the full article in the Sept. 12 edition of the WCM.