Creston/O-M freshmen and junior varsity split with Winterset, as the ninth-graders fell short Friday at Winterset, 20-13, before the JV earned a 14-7 victory Monday night at Panther Field
Kyle Wynn passed for 109 yards and touchdowns to Jesse Johnson and Wyatt Thompson in Friday’s freshman contest, but the Panthers managed only 48 yards rushing.
With Winterset controlling the ball, some big numbers were put up by the Panther defense. Seth Maitlen had five solo and 27 assisted tackles and Brock Clayton had 16 assisted tackles with a fumble recovery.
“It was a disappointing loss for us,” coach Jon Thomson said. “We took control of the game early, not giving Winterset a first down in the first half. They scored on a kickoff return, and we went into the half with a 13-7 lead. They came out and went after us on the edge. We gave up 11 first downs in the second half and we killed a couple of drives with fumbles.”
Thomson said it was a good learning experience in how to finish a game, as they prepare for Lewis Central at home on Friday.
In Monday’s JV game, Alex Nielsen had two touchdown passes to Levi Eblen, who has returned from a leg injury, as the Panthers prevailed in the defensive battle to finish the season 5-2. Maitlen had 13 tackles for the defense.
“Tonight was a great way for us to finish off our JV football season,” said Creston/O-M coach Kevin Cooper. “The last two weeks we have been shorthanded and we have had a lot of kids step up and be that next guy in. Tonight was a defensive game, and it came down to the very last minute and our defense was able to stop them. It was great to have a winning record this year for our JV team.”
Winterset 20, Creston/O-M 13
RUSHING — Wyatt Thompson 39, Kole Lovely 10.
PASSING — Kyle Wynn 3-6 for 109 yards, 2 TDs.
RECEIVING — Jesse Johnson 1-62, 1 TD; Thompson 2-47, 1 TD.
TACKLE LEADERS (solo-assists) — Seth Maitlen 5-27, Brock Clayton 0-16, Josh Reed 1-9, Chris Foster 1-8, Thompson 1-8, Ryan Brown 1-7, Zack Hoffman 0-7, Brandon Jones 0-4.
FUMBLE RECOVERIES — Clayton 1, Jones 1.
Creston/O-M 14, Winterset 7
Cr — Levi Eblen 6 pass from Alex Nielsen (Brandon Lee kick)
Cr — Eblen 13 pass from Nielsen (Lee kick)
RUSHING — Alex Nielsen 6-33, Josh Reed 5-3, Wyatt Thompson 3-2.
PASSING — Alex Nielsen 9-14 for 124 yards, 2 TDs.
RECEIVING — Eblen 6-68, 2 TDs; Bryce Briley 1-37; Trevor Luther 1-19.
TACKLE LEADERS (solo-assists) — Seth Maitlen 13, Corey Rathe 7.
FUMBLE RECOVERIES — Sam Hartsock 1.
SACKS — Luther 1, Jake Gutschenritter 1.
INTERCEPTION — Luther 1.