ANAMOSA– It was all Solon.
The Solon varsity football team’s offense scored 49 points in the first half and the defense held the Anamosa Raiders scoreless in a 56-0 win Friday night.
The only statistic that was close was the number of plays run– 47 for Anamosa, 46 for Solon.
The rest was the Spartans’ first defensive shut-out of the season, and a runaway win against a winless team.
Solon rolled up 424 yards of total offense, 235 on the ground and 189 through the air. Seven different Spartans scored touchdowns, three passing, five rushing.
Nate Kennedy led Solon with 93 rushing yards, including a 41-yard touchdown; Jordan Wymer was close behind with 81 yards and two rushing touchdowns. Tim Lance added 37 yards and a score.
Quarterback Rory Siddell ran the ball only twice for 12 yards, but still did a lot of damage, going a near-perfect 11-12 for 171 yards passing, including a 45-yard touchdown to Austin Holub to open the scoring.
Holub was the leading receiver with 71 yards on three catches. Ten Spartans had receptions, including touchdowns by Austin Miller (17 yards) and Zach Lawson (18 yards). Lawson’s catch was thrown by Austin Miller.
Anamosa was held to 43 yards rushing on 26 attempts, an average of 1.65 yards per carry. Raiders quarterback Connyr Lewis completed 10-21 passes for 158 yards, the longest a 45-yard completion to Anamosa’s own Austin Holub.
Connor Wiseman led the defense with eight tackles. Eli DeWitt and Solon’s Austin Holub had five, including a solo tackle for loss each. Lance had four tackles and a solo tackle for loss.
The win moves Solon to 5-1 on the season, 3-0 in Class 3A District 6, tied at the top with Marion. The Spartans travel to Marion Friday, Oct. 5, for a district showdown, then host Maquoketa the following Friday, Oct. 12. Solon ends the regular season at home hosting Benton Community Oct. 19.