City High Shuts Out Burlington

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City High Shuts Out Burlington

Patrick Henkhaus '16 prepares to snap the ball for City High.

Patrick Henkhaus '16 prepares to snap the ball for City High.

Mary Olesberg

Patrick Henkhaus '16 prepares to snap the ball for City High.

Mary Olesberg

Mary Olesberg

Patrick Henkhaus '16 prepares to snap the ball for City High.

Jonathan House, Sports Editor

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The Little Hawks got off to a fast start, taking a 31-0 lead into the locker room, before cruising to a 38-0 win. City High (5-2) has now won its last five games. The Little Hawks are also unbeaten (3-0) in class 4A district six.

The Little Hawks started out the game with a touchdown by Bryce Frantz ‘17.

Later in the first half, Chuck Johnson ‘17, caught a quick pass from Taylor and overpowered multiple potential tacklers for the Greyhounds.

Bryce Frantz later added another touchdown. For the final touchdown of the half, Jared Taylor ‘17 found Jason Jones ‘16 down the sideline for a 34 yard touchdown.

City High added another touchdown in the third quarter, which started the continuous clock. City High was able to play a majority of its backups in the second half, and run out the clock.

“I think overall, we played pretty darn well, we were disappointed with [ourselves] last week, that we didn’t execute our gameplan very well, but I think we did a much better job tonight,” City High coach Dan Sabers said of his team’s performance.

Next week, the Little Hawks play their final home game of the season when Cedar Rapids Washington (6-1, 3-0 in the district) comes to Iowa City in a big district matchup.

“That’s where we really got to be at the top of our game. They’re a very good ball club, a lot of talent on the field, they do a lot of things very well, a tough running back, we got our hands full, but that’s how it’s supposed to be when you’re battling for a district championship,” Sabers said. “We’re looking forward to it.”