The Clear Lake Lions varsity football team wrapped up its 3rd regular season in a row without a defeat with a win over Boone on Friday by a final score of 26-7. The lions used a ball control offense and smothering defense to frustrate the Toreadors. The first half alone saw the Lions run 43 offensive plays and compile 14 first downs compared to 13 plays and two first downs for Boone. First half scores by Ozzie Adams (10 yard run) and Paxton Farmer (6 yard run) made the score 14-0 at the half. Adams scored on another run of 25 yards in the 3rd quarter and Brent Tarr finished off the scoring in the 4th with a 3 yard scamper. Michael Keeran had a strong night on the receiving end catching 6 balls from Adams for 26 yards.
Defensively, the lions hounded the Toreadors all night. Boone rushed the ball 17 times for -4 yards. “The pass rush was obviously tremendous,” Coach Wieck said. “Their quarterback stood in their and took some shots.” The #2 ranked Lions host Oelwein (5-4) Wednesday night in their playoff opener. “We’ve done it before,” Wieck said of the short turnaround before the playoffs begin. “We know what we have to do. “It’s different for these kids. It’s a grind and I think they’ll hang in there. We’ll prepare realizing that every game could be the last if we don’t take care of business.”