Hand it to the 20 hardy boys on the Cedar Valley Christian 8-man football team: They never give up.
After 22 straight lopsided losses, they won the first game in school history last Friday, 30-20, over Harmony at Farmington. That win had even their parents jumping on the field with joy.
Agony followed ecstasy Friday at home on the LaSalle Field, however, as Clarksville scored on the second play of the game and was hardly touched while taking a 59-6 halftime lead.
“Don’t just roll over and die,” Cedar Valley Christian Coach Ed Betsworth exhorted his young charges from the sidelines at one point. “Go out and get ’em.”
And so they did.
The spunky Huskies scored three touchdowns in a row in the second half, slowed down the continuous clock and ended up losing by a more respectable score of 67-26 to an unbeaten Indians squad that figures to be one of the favorites in its division this year.
Last Updated on Saturday, 06 September 2014 00:23