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Creek Boys sail past Oskys Indians

Fig runs wild in CCAs 37-7 Homecoming win over Oskaloosa
The Clear Creek Amana varsity football team, including Ryan Detert, Treyton Bickel, Kalvin Mendieta, Marcus Lang, Harrison Cory and Ryan Navara rush to ring the victory bell after defeating Oskaloosa 37-7 on Friday, Oct. 2, for the 2020 Homecoming game.

TIFFIN Clear Creek Amanas (CCA) varsity football team celebrated Homecoming 2020 with a commanding 37-7 win over the Oskaloosa (Osky) Indians Friday, Oct. 2.
It was the third consecutive blowout win for the Creek Boys after dismantling Benton Community 49-3 and Newton 41-14, and improved their record to 4-2 heading into the final game of the shortened regular season.
The Clippers wasted no time getting on the scoreboard as they received the opening kick off and scored on the first play. Quarterback Ryan Navara found Brock Reade, who scrambled downfield for a 60-yard touchdown mere seconds into the first quarter. Anthony Hennes, also a senior, slammed the first of four point-after kicks through the uprights to make it 7-0.
Alex Figueroa, a senior, added to CCAs lead with the first of three touchdowns with 4:21 left in the period. Fig ran 84 yards for the score to make it 13-0. A bad snap on the PAT kick to Hennes was recovered with the senior launching a pass into the end zone for what could have been a makeshift two-point conversion play. Unfortunately, the pass was incomplete, but the Creek Boys still had two touchdowns on the board to none for the Indians as the quarter ended.
Navara connected with senior Tom Johnson with 5:13 left in the half for a 30-yard touchdown and a 19-0 advantage. Hennes kick sailed through the uprights to make it a 20-0 advantage. A Clipper drive at the end of the period was foiled, forcing CCA into a field goal attempt. Hennes kick was straight and true from 26 yards out as time expired for a 23-0 lead.
Fig put up his second score of the game in the third quarter with a 62-yard run, followed by another fine kick from Hennes resulting in a 30-0 lead. Figueroa again made a long dash in the 70-plus-yard range downfield for his third touchdown, and again Hennes split the uprights as CCA led 37-0 with 4:08 left in the period, and the continuous clock activated.
The Indians prevented a shutout, stopped the continuous clock and put up a touchdown with seven minutes remaining in the game. A good kick made it a 37-7 ballgame, which held to the end.
Fig not only led the ground attack for the Creek Boys, he did so with a personal best 223 yards on 14 carries. Gage Freeman, a junior, racked up 46 yards on eight carries while Navara went 37 on eight keepers. Navara completed 11 of 14 passes for 162 yards and two scores. Ben Swails, a junior, completed two of three passes for nine yards in the contest. Reade took three passes a total of 76 yards with one score, Johnson took three for 44 yards and one score and Harrison Rosenberg, a junior, took three passes 36 yards.
Defensively, Mason Stanfield, a senior, made six tackles and one assist, Hennes had five tackles with one assist and one quarterback sack and Gunther Sandersfeld, a junior, made four tackles with one assist.
The Creek Boys close out the regular season at home on Friday, Oct. 9, as Grinnell visits for Senior Night. The Tigers fell 44-20 to Cedar Rapids Xavier at home on Oct. 2, dropping to 4-2 while the Saints improved to 6-0 and clinched the Class 3A District 6 title. The Clippers-Tigers contest will determine the runner-up team in the district, with the potential, albeit slim, of snagging a first-round bye in the playoffs. Under the Iowa High School Athletic Associations plan for 2020 playoffs, a 54-team field in 3A would lead to 10 teams getting a bye, with all nine district champions assured of a bye, and one of the runner-ups getting the 10th.
The first round of the playoffs is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 16, with the location and opponent to be determined on Saturday, Oct. 10.

Clear Creek Amana 37, Oskaloosa 7
Rushing Alex Figueroa 14-223-3-85, Gage Freeman 8-46, Ryan Navara 8-37, Ethan Pegump 2-6.
Passing Navara 11-14-162-2, Ben Swails 2-3-9.
Receiving Brock Reade 3-76-1-60, Tom Johnson 3-44-1-30, Harrison Rosenberg 3-36, Treyton Bickel 2-9, Swails 1-5, Figueroa 1-1.
Kick returns Johnson 1-10, Anthony Hennes 1-5.
Punt returns Johnson 1-8, Freeman 1-9.
Punting Swails 2-86.
Kickoffs Hennes 6-283.
PAT kicks Hennes 4-4.
Field goals Hennes 1-1.
Defensive fumble recoveries Riley Wolfe 1-0.
Tackles Mason Stanfield 6-1-0-0, Hennes 5-1-1-1, Gunther Sandersfeld 4-1-0-0, Swails 3-3-0-0, Wolfe 3-1-0-1, Kalvin Mendieta 3-1-1-1, TJ Bollers 3-0-0-0, Navara 2-0-0-0, Pegump 1-1-0-0, Rosenberg 1-1-0-0, Jayden Massey 1-1-0-0, Tyler Wulfekuhle 1-0-0-0, Andrew Schlemme 1-0-0-0, Arron Feinberg 1-0-0-0, Harrison Cory 1-0-0-0, Bryce Mougin 1-0-0-0, Figueroa 0-1-0-0, Freeman 0-2-0-0, Tyler Hansen 0-3-0-0, Nate Beckman 1-3-0-0, Wes Quinlan 0-2-0-0, Will Haughey 3-4-0-0.