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CCA moves to 2-0 in Class 3A

Clippers 28, Fort Madison 8

North Liberty Leader
FORT MADISON– Week four of the high school football season found the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers on the road in Fort Madison to meet the Hounds. The Clippers sailed to a 28-8 victory putting the hounds back in their kennels and improving to a 3-1 record overall and 2-0 in Class 3A District No. 5.
CCA did all of its damage in the first half while the Hounds finally eked-out a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Aaron Akers put the Clippers on the scoreboard in the first quarter with a 6-yard dash to score. Jon Jacobson sent the ball through the uprights for the extra point and CCA was up 7-0 with 6:50 left in the period.
Tanner Bandy carried the ball nine yards with three minutes left to score the second touchdown. Again Jacobson nailed the kick and the Clippers had a 14-0 advantage.
Akers struck again in the second quarter with a 1-yard run with 10:44 left in the half. Once again Jacobson booted the extra point and CCA was up 21-0. With 31 seconds remaining Nile Rourke boogied 25 yards to the end zone on a keeper. Jacobson’s kick was good and the Clippers were up 28-0.
The third quarter was a scoreless affair for both squads. In the fourth, a Hound broke his leash, rushing 65 yards for a touchdown. A two-point conversion effort was good, buying the Hounds their eight points for the night.
Overall CCA had 364 yards of offense to the Hounds’ 201, with 311 on the ground and 53 in the air. Rourke completed 3-11 passes and was sacked once. Keyan McAreavy took two of those passes a total of 23 yards while Mitch Stopko took one 30 yards. Bandy was the leading rusher with 65 yards on 18 carries. Stopko went 60 yards on three attempts; Harry Lucas went 32 yards on seven tries and Rourke kept the ball nine times for 114 yards. Akers had six carries for 37 yards while McAreavy went three yards on one carry.
Defensively Akers had 10 tackles, including a sack. Sebastian Calderon and Logan Viktora had six tackles each, Drew Wagner was in on five and McAreavy was credited with four.
The Clippers will greet the Keokuk Chiefs Friday, Sept. 26, for the Homecoming game. The freshman will take the field at 5 p.m. with the varsity to follow around 7:30 p.m.