Don Bosco overpowers Kee High 62-6
By Ken Thoma

To no one’s surprise last Friday night, the top-ranked 8-man Don Bosco football team overwhelmed the visiting Kee High Hawks, as they held them scoreless in the first half and remained unbeaten at the end of the regular but unconventional season. Don Bosco scored on each of their 9 possessions!

Kee High got the ball first when Don Bosco kicked to them to open the game – but they only had the ball for one play of 11 seconds, before the undaunted DB defensive team caused a fumble which was recovered at the Kee High 30-yard line by Cade Tenold. The Dons would quickly strike pay dirt when senior quarterback Cael Frost carried the ball over the goal line in just 4 carries.

The big offensive line of the Hawks then put together three first downs covering 32 yards before being stopped at the DB 25-yard line and, in just 10 seconds, Frost would strike again, this time with a 55-yard TD run before the Hawks had time to get set.

Don Bosco would soon score again as they forced a 3-and-out punt and Frost threw a 59-yard TD pass to Dillon Welter – but it was called back on a holding call. Unshaken, Frost ran 65 yards to the Hawks 4-yard line and then finished it off on the next play to lead by a 22-0 score before the end of the first quarter.

When Don Bosco scored on their second of three TDs in the second quarter, the clock would mercifully run for Kee High as the Dons were leading 43-0 by halftime. With the clock running, even on incomplete passes and out of bound plays, Don Bosco would only score once in the 3rd quarter, as well as the Hawks scoring their only TD.

For the game, Cael Frost scored five TDs running (242 yards) plus 2 TDs by passing, one of 62 yards to Cade Tenold and a 44-yard to Dillon Welter. In addition, Tenold and Myles McMahon each had one rushing TD.

This game also honored all of the seniors on the team. Some players do not get much playing time. However, on this special night, a senior, Michael McClelland, and a state wrestling place winner, was given an opportunity that he will never forget as he was called upon to kick for the point after a touchdown – and twice he was successful as he scored the first points of his football career.

The first-round football playoffs towards winning the State Championship were announced on Saturday and Don Bosco will open the six rounds of playoffs this Friday, Oct. 16 at 7 PM by hosting GMG Community School of Garwin, who, after winning their first two games, has lost the past five. It is then expected that DB will play the winner of the AGWSR vs. Meskwaki Settlement game, the following week, also in Gilbertville.
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