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Western Dubuque was looking to take care of business Friday -- but Solon clearly still wanted their share.
On the Spartans' first drive, Brandon Childs had a quick out to Trevor Yahr, and Yahr will do the rest of it, sprinting past the defense 46 yards to make it 7-nothing Solon.
And Solon kept on the gas. Childs on the keeper from the 13, and goes nearly untouched. Childs had two touchdown runs in the first half.
And Solon kept going. With under two minutes to go, this time it's Connor Ham showing off the wheel. He takes the sweep all the way, as this one was getting out of control.
Any hope of a possible Bobcat comeback fell to the wayside here. Bo Black, the sophomore, picks off Nolan Baumhover, and took it back to the house for the pick-6. 35-nothing at half.
In the second half, the Bobcats finally found the board. Ben Burds busts in from 3 yards out, though Western Dubuque was still down 28.
And on the ensuing kickoff, the Spartans brought it right back. Brandon Kramer, their leading rusher, is pretty good on special teams as well, going 95 yards on the kickoff return.
Two plays later, here come the Bobcats right back. Burds went down the sideline with a big run to the house, but it was far too little, too late.
Solon just kept going. Blaze Griffis to the end zone for Nate Christensen, and the Spartans roll the Bobcats 55 to 26.
"I felt like our offense played great tonight, and I knew we were capable of it, but like I said offense and defense played big tonight, not just offense," said Brandon Childs, a Solon junior quarterback.
"We came out firing, and that was our best half of football that we played all year," said Brandon Kramer, a Solon senior running back. "It was a great feeling. We had a great week of practice, were prepared, and everyone did a great job."
"Certainly that's one of our goals every year is to win a district championship," said Kevin Miller, Solon's head coach. "We knew we had a stout district coming in, and we weren't really focused on our schedule, we were more focused on our development, and these kids have bought in to that."
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