Analysis of Collins-Maxwell's 60-8 loss to Don Bosco in high school football

Joe Randleman
Ames Tribune
Collins-Maxwell's Lane Oswalt goes up to defend a pass to Don Bosco's Cade Tenold during the Spartans' 60-8 loss to the Dons Friday at Maxwell.

The Collins-Maxwell football team had a difficult night against Don Bosco Friday. The Spartans suffered a 60-8 loss at the hands of the Dons at Maxwell. The loss put Collins-Maxwell at 1-2 on the season and 0-2 in 8-player District 4. Here are key takeaways from the game:

Collins-Maxwell had trouble up front

The Spartans only had 84 yards of total offense Friday. The running game was especially unproductive — Collins-Maxwell only averaged 1.4 yards per carry. The defense also had troubles slowing down the Don ground game.

"We knew of the challenge before us coming into the game and I felt like our guys were ready for the opportunity and challenge before them," Collins-Maxwell head coach Greg Davis said. "Unfortunately, Don Bosco was able to find some weaknesses in our defense and we struggled with getting key blocks in our running game."

Sampson had a good night defensively

Sophomore linebacker Brody Sampson did his best to try and slow Don Bosco down Friday night. He led Collins-Maxwell with nine tackles, including eight solo stops.

"He always seemed to be around the ball," Davis said. "He made some great plays defensively."

 Blake Huntrods had 5.5 tackles, Lane Oswalt finished with three tackles and an interception and Roman Smith recovered a fumble for the Spartans.

Huntrods brothers find some success through the air

Huntrods moved into the quarterback spot this week. He completed two passes for 46 yards to his brother Luke. Caleb Dvorak added 35 yards rushing and he scored the Spartans' only touchdown.

Collins-Maxwell's Caleb Dvorak looks for running room as he tries to get by Don Bosco's Myles McMahon on a carry during the Spartans' 60-8 loss to the Dons Friday at Maxwell.

Luke Huntrods has a strong leg

Luke Huntrods provided a bright spot for Collins-Maxwell with his punting. He punted the ball six times for an average of 44.7 yards.

Collins-Maxwell's big home stretch ends this week

Collins-Maxwell hosts Dunkerton for homecoming and senior night this Friday at Maxwell. It is the last home game of the season for the Spartans, who play their first four games at home then go on the road for contests against Colo-NESCO, Baxter, Meskwaki and Gladbrook-Reinbeck. Collins-Maxwell will be the homecoming opponent for every one of those teams except Gladbrook-Reinbeck.

"We will continue to improve and look to get back on track," Davis said. "There is still a lot of season left, we will take it one week at a time."  

Don Bosco 60, Collins-Maxwell 8

DB        22        16        6        16 — 60

CM          8          0        0          0 — 8

Individual statistical leaders — Collins-Maxwell

Rushing: Caleb Dvorak 6-35.

Passing: Blake Huntrods 2-6-0-46.

Receiving: Luke Huntrods 2-46.

Tackles: Brody Sampson 9.

Fumble recoveries: Roman Smith 1.

Interceptions: Lane Oswalt 1.