Friday 22 August 2014
 

Lions roll over Nevada, 47-10

 

The Clear Lake Lions scored on its first seven possessions and rolled to a 47-10 victory over Nevada in the first Class 3A District 3 contest of the season.  With the win the Lions, ranked No. 2 in 3A, are off to a 3-0 start.  The victory also tacked another win on the teams’ state leading win streak.  They have now won 35 straight regular season games; it was their 26th straight district win.
    A balanced attack netted 527 yards of offense for the Lions.

    Ozzie Adams led the charge with 9/11 passing for 179 yards and three touchdowns.  He also ran the ball nine times for 68 yards. 
    Michael Keeran was a key receiver, taking in two Adams passes for touchdowns.  He scored a third TD on a 64 yard run.  On the night, he collected 87 yards on four carries. 
    Tanner Truesdell scored Clear Lake’s first touchdown in the game after he burst through the lone for a 16 yard run to the endzone.  The extra point kick by Logan Kracht was good to tie the score, 7-7.  Truesdell left the game early after colliding with a teammate.  He finished with 25 yards on three carries.
    Coach Fred Wieck said before the game he expected his offense to perform well, and he was not disappointed.
    “The pass and the run were both working,” said Wieck.  “I think Michael Keeran played his best game in high school and Ozzie was a better quarterback tonight.  He waited for someone to come open.”
    The coach also felt his defense improved from game two to three, but still would like to see a stronger start.  For the third time in as many games, the opposition scored first.  Nevada took the opening kickoff and moved 73 yards on 11 plays for a score, using half of the first quarter clock in the process. The Cubs were helped by Lion penalties, which helped to sustain Nevada’s drive.
    Clear Lake responded with its first score to tie the score near the end of the first quarter and after that, the Lion defense shut the door. 
    Early in the second quarter the Cubs moved the ball to the Lions’ 31 yard line, but were turned away with no points when a - Read More Via e-Edition