A Don Bosco defensive team effortBy Ken Thoma
Could that be true? Yes it was: the Don Bosco defensive football team effort ended with the Dons holding the Central City Wildcats to a total combined offense of a negative seven yards in the first ever Saturday football game for the Dons.
Last week’s cold and wet weather postponed a lot of football games in Iowa on Friday night and, with the break in the rain on Saturday, the Don Bosco football team was eager to pick up the effort. Adding to that was the fact that the prior week’s scheduled game had been canceled by Dunkerton.
As usual, the Dons chose defense to start the game and forced the Wildcats to punt after 3 plays; but they then showed their class of football when senior quarterback Cael Frost broke through the Wildcat defense on the Don’s first offensive play for a 39-yard touchdown and the Dons never looked back during a 74-0 rout over Central City.
The game was highlighted with four TD runs by Frost (plus 1 TD pass) and three scores by junior Carson Tenold. Also scoring touchdowns late in the game were Myles McMahon and Landon Fernandez.
The lone TD scored with a pass reception was to Dillon Welter. But a notable item was the two-point after conversions made on the first four TDs to lead 32-0. Then, with 3:55 time left in the second quarter, the fifth Bosco score would keep the clock mercifully running for Central City.
Negatives were the 12 various penalties, including seven holding calls and one pass interception against the Dons. Positives were the 7 of 10 attempts made, for two point after conversions, and the great defense which continually sacked the Wildcat runners and only allowed one running first down – but not until just before the time on the clock ran out to end the game!
Don Bosco will host a game this Friday night against Central Elkader at 7PM.
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