Spartans fall to Rebels in final 8-player District 4 game: Collins-Maxwell suffers 36-6 loss
Collins-Maxwell ended 8-player District 4 play Friday with a 36-6 loss to Gladbrook-Reinbeck at Reinbeck.
The Spartans did well defensively in limiting Gladbrook-Reinbeck to 313 yards and the offense was effective at times in recording 257 total yards. Collins-Maxwell also did a good job taking care of the ball, ending up with just one turnover.
"Although the score wasn't what we would have hoped for, I feel we played hard and competed from kickoff to the end of the fourth quarter," Collins-Maxwell head coach Greg Davis said. "Our guys competed the whole game and made some nice plays to put us in good positions."
But the Spartans struggled to finish drives against an outstanding Rebel defense.
"Ultimately, Gladbrook-Reinbeck was able to make the plays necessary to come out on top in this one," Davis said.
Collins-Maxwell ended up 1-5 in the district and fell to 2-6 overall. Gladbrook-Reinbeck finished second to Don Bosco in the district with a 5-1 record and the Rebels improved to 7-1 overall.
The Spartans will wrap up their season with an added game against Clarksville this week. The game will take place in Clarksville at 7 p.m.
"It should be a great competitive game to finish out the season," Davis said.
Here is what we learned from Collins-Maxwell's loss Friday:
Spartans hang tough early
Collins-Maxwell only trailed 16-6 after the first quarter. The lone Spartan touchdown came on a 40-yard pass from Brody Sampson to Caleb Dvorak that made the score 8-6.
But Gladbrook-Reinbeck went up 28-6 at the half and Collins-Maxwell never got enough of a groove going on offense to get more points back on the board.
Dvorak had five catches for 93 yards and 46 yards rushing on eight carries. Sampson and Kayden McKinney both had 58 yards rushing on 11 carries.
Blake Huntrods completed 7 of 10 passes for 62 yards, Luke Huntrods completed 2 of 4 passes for 17 yards and added three catches for 14 yards and Lane Oswalt made two receptions for 12 yards.
Defense pays well in second half
Gladbrook-Reinbeck only had one touchdown in the second half. The only other Rebel points came on a safety.
Luke Huntrods had 13 tackles, Caleb Dvorak 7.5, William Booth 5.5 and Josef Dvorak five. Booth also had one sack and he and Sampson each finished with two tackles for loss.
"Josef Dvorak had a nice game in the defensive secondary against a strong passing attack from Gladbrook-Reinbeck," Davis said. "Luke Huntrods also turned in a nice performance from his linebacker spot and was able to make some nice stops for us to keep us in good down and distance situations defensively."
Oswalt also recovered a fumble on defense for Collins-Maxwell.
Gladbrook-Reinbeck 36, Collins-Maxwell 6
Collins-Maxwell 6 0 0 0 — 6
Gladbrook-Reinbeck 16 12 6 2 — 36
Individual statistical leaders
Rushing: GR — Isaac Clark 13-58. CM — Brody Sampson 11-58, Kayden McKinney 11-58.
Passing: GR — Clark 10-28-0-140. CM — Blake Huntrods 7-10-0-62.
Receiving: GR — Ethan Gienger 3-92. CM — Caleb Dvorak 5-93.
Tackles: GR — Tristen Sanford-Anders 11.5. CM — Luke Huntrods 13.
Sacks: GR — Sanford-Anders 1.5. CM — William Booth 1.
Fumble recoveries: GR — Cody Gebel 1. CM — Lane Oswalt 1.