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#2 City High runs all over #7 Xavier

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

It was a match up of one of the more powerful offenses in the state versus one of the stingiest defenses.

Something had to give.  And it did.

Second-ranked City High used a 35 point second half to blow out seventh ranked Xavier 52-24.  The Saints hadn't allowed a point in three games prior to their match up with City High.

Early on, the game seemed poised to be close.  In a 3-3 game in the second quarter, City High quarterback Jasper Washington scored on a 15 yard keeper to put the Little Hawks up 10-3.

But Xavier would answer immediately.  The Saints' Reggie Schulte rolled out and hit Logan Jones in the end zone to cap off a long drive and tie things at 10-10.

The Saints seemed to have stopped the Little Hawks on the ensuing series.  But on 4th and 5, in punt formation, Washington pulled it down and ran for a first down.  A face mask penalty at the end of the play put the Little Hawks deep in Saints territory.  Ronald Thompson would score later on a 7 yard run to put City High up 17-10 at the half.

In the second half, the Little Hawks broke the game wide open.  Washington hit Jeremy Johnson on swing passes for touchdown on ensuing drives, Ronald Thompson broke off a vintage 75 yard touchdown run, and by the time it was all over the Little Hawks and racked up 52 points.

Ronald Thompson, who set a school single game record rushing for 362 yards the week before against Iowa City West, went for 230 yards in this one.

 

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