IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- Davenport Central posed some problems for defending 4A champ City High in Wednesday night's first round of the playoffs...at least for a half.
But in the end, the Little Hawks rattled off 35 unanswered points, knocking off the Blue Devils 49-13 on a cold, blustery night at Frank Bates field.
And with the wind making it difficult to get a consistent attack through the air, the Little Hawks turned to their bread and butter, pounding the football.
Ronald Thompson carried City High on his back in the first half, scoring from one yard out in the first quarter, and reversing field and reaching the end zone from nine yards out in the second.
Davenport Central (4-5) stayed with the Little Hawks, however, for the first 24 minutes.
The Blue Devils got a 20 yard run from Antwaun Woods to cut City High's lead to just 14-13 headed into the halftime break.
In the second half, the Little Hawks showed their championship mettle, scoring the first five times they touched the ball.
Cedric Readus got the scoring started with a two yard touchdown run to put City up 22-13. After Central fumbled while trying to punt on the ensuing series, Jasper Washington scooped the ball and took it back 37 yards for a score to give City High all the momentum.
Ronald Thompson would add two more touchdowns and the Little Hawks were well on their way to a first round playoff win.
The victory is number 24 in a row for the program.
Online Reporter: Jason Epner