BURLINGTON — Newton High’s junior varsity football team played a rare Saturday afternoon game against host Burlington’s Grayhounds. The Cardinals powered their way to a 46-22 victory to improve to 2-1.
Newton scored first on a 60-yard touchdown run by Logan Cummins, but trailed 9-6 later in the first quarter. The Cardinals regained the lead when Dylan Farver scored from nine yards out.
The Cardinals went on to lead 34-16 at halftime.
They scored on a 65-yard TD pass from Kyle Long to Julian Hotchkin, a 15-yard TD run by Cummins, a fumble recovery in the end zone by Ryan Barr. They also had 2-point conversion passes from Long to Cody Satterfield and Cummins.
In the second half, Farver and Long each had a 1-yard TD run.
Cummins had 121 yards on 16 carries. Long was 5-of-9 passing for 119 yards. Hotchkin made three catches for 105 yards.
Antonio Usry was credited with three of the six quarterback sacks recorded by the Cardinals.
Newton hosts Marshalltown at 6 p.m. on Monday at H.A. Lynn Stadium.
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