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Local Sports

Newton JV football team loses twice

Newton’s William Cheng (17) secures the football after a handoff and follows offensive lineman Clay Meyer 
(72) on a play in a home game earlier this season. Newton lost at home to Southeast Polk last Thursday 
and went to Ankeny Centennial on Monday and lost.
Newton’s William Cheng (17) secures the football after a handoff and follows offensive lineman Clay Meyer (72) on a play in a home game earlier this season. Newton lost at home to Southeast Polk last Thursday and went to Ankeny Centennial on Monday and lost.

Newton High’s junior varsity have dropped two football games in a row. The Cardinals lost at home Thursday, 46-23, to Southeast Polk then fell 48-6 to Ankeny Centennial on Monday in Ankeny.

Against SEP, the Cardinals trailed 7-0 when Josh Meyer kicked 29-yard field goal to make it 7-3 at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, a scoop-and-score fumble recovery by Kalob Dydell for a TD with Meyer kicking the extra point, make it 13-10.

The Rams expanded their lead to 19-10 by halftime, scoring on a 75-yard pass play. Newton got no closer.

Newton scored twice in the second half on two touchdown passes by Kyle Long. Long hooked up with Logan Cummins on a 23-yard play in the third quarter. Late in the game, Long threw a 7-yard scoring pass to Will Cheng and Meyer kicked the extra point.

Cummins rushed for 82 yards on 12 carries for Newton. Long was 6-of-16 for 80 yards passing.

Reece Caves, Lucas Clayton and Dydell were the Newton defensive leaders against SEP.

On Monday, the Cardinals fell behind Ankeny Centennial’s Jaguars 34-0 by halftime. No individual statistics were available by presstime on Monday’s game.

The Cardinal junior varsity plays at 7 p.m. on Monday against Clarke in Osceola.

Contact Jocelyn Sheets at
641-792-3121 ext. 6535
or jsheets@newtondailynews.com

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