Newton High’s freshmen scored three touchdowns in the first quarter and two more in the second period of Friday’s season finale at home. The Cardinals beat visiting Nevada, 35-0.
“It was a great way to finish the year. We finally finished out a home victory and did so in dominating fashion,” NHS freshman head coach Trent Powers said. “We are very proud of how much the kids improved from the beginning of the year to the end.”
Thomas Cox rushed for 90 yards Friday, scored touchdowns on runs of 13 and 6 yards, and had a two-point conversion run. Josh Miller scored on a 4-yard run and a two-point conversion. Miller finished with 38 yards rushing.
Coltin Whitten broke off a 38-yard touchdown run, ending up with 51 yards rushing. Norbert Riyazimana had 67 yards rushing.
Ryan Barr was 3-for-3 passing for 57 yards. Barr connected with Cole Webster on a 25-yard touchdown pass. Cox caught one pass for 30 yards and Ty Arguello had a 2-yard reception.
Defensively, Reece Caves led Newton with six tackles and a quarterback sack followed by Jacob Murphy with five tackles. Webster was credited with four tackles.
Aaron Bartels recorded three tackles and had an interception. Taylor Greiner had two tackles and an interception. Jackson Poulson had a fumble recovery and two tackles.
Newton’s freshmen went 4-5 on the season.
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