PLEASANT HILL — After falling behind 24-0 by halftime, Newton High’s freshmen battled to an 8-8 draw with host Southeast Polk in the second half of Monday’s football game.
The Rams won the game, which was postponed from Friday, 32-8.
Dakota Adams scored on a 4-yard touchdown run for Newton. He rushed for 103 yards on 19 carries. Christian Lampman had 66 yards on four carries.
“Two of their scores came from our turnovers and twice we got no points when getting the ball inside the 10-yard line,” Newton freshman head coach Trent Powers said. “These kind of breakdowns are costly and we have to find a way to punch the ball in the end zone.”
Cade Cupples went 3-of-7 passing for Newton for 31 yards and had two intercepted passes. Cupples ran for 18 yards on seven carries.
Gavin Urias had one catch for 12 yards and rushed for 19 yards. Gavin Trostel made two catches for 19 yards. Jay McGuire had 29 yards on five carries, Jayden Horrach gained 12 yards on six carries and Jordan Becker had 24 yards on three carries.
“We are improving each week but we have to clean up our mistakes,” Powers said.
Urias led the Newton defense with eight tackles and a forced fumble. Josh Meyer had a fumble recovery. Jack Suttek had four tackles and broke up a pass.
Racking up four tackles each were Horrach, Adams and Lane Arrowood. Gabe Abrams and William Muckler each had three tackles.
The Cardinal freshmen host Vally at 4:45 p.m. Friday at H.A. Lynn Stadium.
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