Start with a steady diet of J.T. Thongvanh running the football, throw in a dash or two of Deonne Harris and a good seasoning of Tyler Wood and you have cooked up a dominating ground attack on the way to a 40-9 victory.

Newton’s Cardinals had three players rush for more than 100 yards in the Class 3A, District 4 win over host Saydel. The Cardinals improved to 4-4 on the season and 2-3 in district action.

With Newton winning and Ballard losing 26-0 to Dallas Center-Grimes last Friday, it will be a winner-take-all contest this Friday at H.A. Lynn Stadium between Newton and Ballard (2-3, 4-4).

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