Newton High’s freshmen ran the football at will against visiting Burlington’s Grayhounds Friday night.
The Cardinals had six rushing touchdowns by five different players in a 50-15 win.
Newton led 36-8 at halftime.
“We had a good week of practice and I think our improvement showed,” Newton freshman head coach Trent Powers said. “Blocking and tackling is the name of the game, and we did that a lot better tonight.”
Quarterback Cade Cupples rushed for 66 yards on 12 carres and scored two touchdowns for Neiwton. He also had a 2-point conversion run.
Dakota Adams scored a touchdown and had 68 yards on eight carries. Gavin Urias gained 53 yards on five carries and had a TD.
Jordan Becker and Garrett Nook each had a touchdown run. Becker gained 46 yards on four carries and Nook had five yards on three rushes. Christian Lampan carried the ball four times for 45 yards.
Cupples was 2-of-5 passing for 23 yards. Gavin Trostel caught both passes.
Connor Gosselink had the other score for Newton.
Gosselink returned an interception 53 yards for a touchdown.
Owen Sanger was credited with seven tackles to lead the Cardinal defense. Urias had five tackles.
Adams and Gabe Abrams each had four tackles. Gosselink had three tackles. He and Devon Crandall each had a fumble recovery.
“Our effort and intensity was great all night and we have to carry that into next week,” Powers said.
Newton plays at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Marshalltown.
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