BY PCC STAFF
MID-PRAIRIE- Central Lee managed just 39 yards of total offense against the stifling defense of Mid-Prairie in a 49-0 shutout on the road Friday night.
The Hawks were without senior quarterback Dylan Stuecker who plays on both sides of the ball.
Senior running back Jaedon Betker was held to just six yards on nine carries as Central got behind early and had to try and go to the air to get back in the game.
Mason Schau completed five of 18 passes for 54 yards and was picked off a couple times in the loss. The Hawks tried all kinds of things out the backfield with seven different players having carries, but the Mid-Prairie defense bottled everything up holding Central Lee to minus 15 yards on 21 attempts.
The Hawks suffered 12 tackles for loss, three by Mid-Prairie’s Kayden Reinier who led Mid Prairie with four total tackles.
Reinier also had Central’s number out of the backfield rushing for 316 yards on just 12 carries including a 67-yard touchdown run, one of five on the night for the senior.
All Mid-Prairie’s offense came on the ground with 447 yards on 38 carries. It was their ninth win in the pass 11 games against the Hawks.
Senior Chance Hocker led the Central defense with 5.5 tackles, Betker had five on the night.
The Hawks return home Friday for a 7:30 game kickoff with Davis County. The Central Lee Homecoming game has been moved to Sept. 25 against Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont due to the high school being in hybrid learning through Sept. 18.