BOONE — Resiliency is a defining attribute for the 2019 Newton High Cardinals in this young 2019 football season.
“We’re resilient. We’ll fight back,” Newton senior quarterback Kyle Long said after the Cardinals nailed down a 19-13 victory on the road against the Boone Toreadors on Friday. “Although we had a lot of setbacks, we were able to overcome those and in the fourth quarter put the dagger in to win the game.”
Two fourth-quarter touchdowns propelled the Cardinals to their first win of the 2019 football season. Just like in the opener — a 29-28 overtime loss to Prairie City-Monroe on the road — Newton had to battle against itself as the Cardinals had eight penalties for 61 yards.
Most of the penalties came on the offensive side the ball. The Cardinals had six fumbles losing only one to Boone but lost yardage to stop their momentum on drives.
“We were executing a lot of plays, driving the ball really well then we’d shoot ourselves in the foot,” Long said. “It was a great game and I’m glade we came out with the win.”
The Cardinals rushed for 259 yards on 64 carries and had 153 yards passing. Long threw two TD passes as he went 9-of-14 and had one interception.
“I don’t have an explanation for the penalties on offense to stop ourselves other than Boone does a great job of moving around on defense. Boone is hard to block,” Newton head coach Ed Ergenbright said.
Ergenbright said the team had to correct the penalty situation. He said the Cardinals will continue to work on their game and get better.
“We have kids who really care so we’ll watch the film, make improvements and get ready for Ottumwa,” Ergenbright said.
The teams played more than 19 minutes of scoreless football to open the game. Newton got on the board when senior receiver Julian Hotchkin pulled in a tipped Long pass in the end zone. Hotchkin got his foot down in bounds for the TD.
The play went for 11 yards but Newton failed on a 2-point conversion run. Newton led 6-0 with 3:20 on the clock before halftime. That’s where it stood at the break.
Defensively, the Cardinals gave up two touchdowns, both on long pass plays. They held the Toreadors to 180 yards through the air — 70 came on two passes late in the game for a TD, and a third-quarter 73-yard TD pass play.
Newton’s defense gave up just 20 yards on the ground to Boone on the natural grass of the Toreadors’ home field at Goeppinger Field.
Boone took a 7-6 lead with 7:08 remaining in the third quarter. Marcus McPartland caught a long pass from Morgan Smith, pulling away for a score. The play covered 73 yards and Ike Seeman’s kick put the home team in front.
The Cardinals faced a fourth-and-one play with 10:50 left in the fourth quarter. Following a Boone timeout, Newton broke open a 46-yard pass play over the middle from Long to senior tight end Kaleb Dydell.
“I saw on film and recognized tonight that they walked everybody up close to the line of scrimmage. They had 11 men in the box,” Ergenbright said. “Kaleb did a great job of engaging a linebacker then releasing and it was there. The kids executed the play very well.”
Newton attempted a 2-point conversion pass to go up by seven but it failed. It led 13-7 at the 10:47 mark. Each team had a possession then the Newton defense made a stop to force a Boone punt with 3:15 left in the game.
It was short punt by Smith giving Newton a very short field to go — 31 yards. The Cardinals stayed on the ground with runs by Jarrett Antle, Long and Dylan Farver.
On a third down, William Cheng, senior running back, got a crease opened for him up the middle and he scored from 9 yards out at the 1:36 mark. Junior Josh Meyer kicked the extra point to put Newton up 19-7.
But Boone was not done. After the kickoff, Smith completed two passes to put the Toreadors in the end zone. The kick failed to leave it 19-13.
The Toreadors attempted an onside kick which was field by Farver for Newton. The Cardinals went into victory formation and used to kneel-downs to seal the win.
Farver led Newton with 79 yards on 15 carries and Cheng had Newton with 73 yards on 11 carries. Seniors Cody Satterfiled had 68 yards on 12 carries and Antle rushed for 52 yards on 12 carries. Junior Dakota Adams one carry for six yards.
Hotchkin caught five passes for 73 yards and Dydel had two catches for 55 yards. Satterfield pulled in one pass for 16 yards and Antle had a 9-yard reception.
Newton’s defense was led by senior Dalton Altemeier with four solos tackles and one assisted tackles. Destin Schroder, another senior, had three solo stops and one assisted tackle.
Sophomore Keith Moko made an interception. The Cardinals rang up seven tackles for loss as a defensive unit and junior Lane Arrowood had the lone quarterback sack for Newton.
The Cardinals (1-1) have their home opener Friday with Ottumwa (1-1) coming to H.A. Lynn Stadium. Varsity game only and the kickoff is 7 p.m.
It will be Newton High’s Armed Forces Recognition Night. In conjunction with the Newton American Legion, all veterans and active/retired military personnel in attendance will be invited down to the field to be recognized and participate in the presentation of colors and honoring of America during the National Anthem.
This recognition will occur at approximately 6:50 p.m. — all those wishing to participate in this event will be invited down to the field around 6:45 p.m.
In addition to the evening activities, all Newton High School athletic teams will be introduced and recognized before the game. Introductions will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m.
Newton — Hotchkin 11 yd pass from Long (run failed)
Boone — McPartland 73 yd pass from Smith (Seeman kick)
Newton — Dydell 46 yd pass from Long (pass failed)
Newton — Cheng 9 yd run (Meyer kick)
Boone — Sporaa 41 yd pass from Smith (kick failed)
23 First Downs 6
64-259 Rushes-Yds 13-20
153 Passing Yds 180
412 Total Offense 200
9-14-1 Passing 7-20-1
6-1 Fumbles/lost 1-0
8-61 Penalties/Yds 5-34
2-39 Punts/Avg. 7-34
Rushing: Newton-Cheng 11-73, Farver 15-79, Satterfield 12-68, Antle 12-52, Long 9-(-4), Adams 1-6. Boone-Burge 1-3, Smith 5-12, Morain 2-1, Sharp 4-3.
Passing: Newton-Long 9-14-153-1. Boone-Smith 7-20-180-1.
Receiving: Newton-Hotchkin 5-73, Dydell 2-55, Satterfield 1-6, Antle 1-9. Boone-Bock 2-31, McPartland 1-73, Sporaa 1-41, Hulse 1-30, Lennon 1-6, Burge 1-(-1).
Punting: Newton-Cupples 2-78 (39 avg.). Boone-Smith 7-241 (34 avg.)
Tackles (solos/assisted): Altemeier 4/1, Schroder 3/1, Abrams 2/0, Kohlmeyer 2/0, Winther 2/0, Molo 2/0, Arrowood 1/2, Arguello 1/2, Terpstra 1/1, Meyer 1/0, Cheng 1/0, Antle 1/0, Linahon 0/1.
Quarterback sacks (solo/assisted): Arrowood 1/0.
Fumbles (forced/recovered): none.
Interceptions: Moko 1.
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