Dubuque Hempstead held Waterloo East scoreless Friday night, on route to a 45-0 Class 4A victory over the Trojans on Homecoming night at Waterloo's Memorial Stadium.
Hempstead scored on its first possession early in the first quarter when Matt Zenner took it in on a tough, 6-yard touchdown run for the Mustangs.
East had an 87-yard Darren Scott kickoff return called back by a penalty and the Trojans never seemed to get back into the game after that setback.
Next series, on 4th down and long, deep in their own territory, the Trojans muffed a punt attempt and Hempstead got the ball on the Trojan 1-yard line.
Bailey Paulsen scored on the next play and Hempstead went up 13-0, after missing the PAT.
On its next series, Hempstead had a touchdown pass called back on a penalty. East High's Nyjawon Alexander intercepted Paulsen on the next play to kill the Mustang drive.
Hempstead scored again on a Bailey Paulsen to Brad Kramer 32-yard touchdown pass to go up 19-0. A 2-point conversion pass to Taylor Mass made it 21-0, Hempstead.
The Mustangs led, 24-0, at half and went on to crush the Trojans, 45-0, to pick up their first win of the season.
East falls to 0-3, while Hempstead improves to 1-2.