Playing a physical game just the way coach Brian Wilken likes it, the Newell-Fonda football team rolled past Clay Central-Everly here Friday night 37-0.
The Mustangs scored two touchdowns in the first quarter and added three more in the second. By halftime, they had the game all but put away with a 31-0 lead.
"That's a fine football team," said Clay Central-Everly coach Josh Ness, whose team upset the Mustangs 6-0 last year in Newell.
"They are an extremely physical football team and we just couldn't compete at their level. It looks like Newell-Fonda and West Bend-Mallard on on a collision course.
The Mustangs also played well on offense, running for 285 yards on 37 rushing attempts.
On defense, Newell-Fonda held CCE to 18 yards rushing and no yards passing.
"It was a great defensive effort by our kids," Mustang coach Brian Wilken said. "We played very well on that side of the ball.
"Offensively, they showed us some looks that gave us trouble, so we still need to work on some things," he added.
David Hopper led the Newell-Fonda rushing attack with 121 yards on 15 carries.
Senior Chad Buchholz netted 104 yards on 13 carries.
CCE's Nessa was most impressed with the Mustang defense.
"Their linebackers play outstanding and they are very difficult to block up front," he said.