Newton Boys Football rules out Fort Madison No. 11 on Seniors Day – Newton Daily News

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Fort Madison entered their road contest against Newton having won nine of their last 10 games. And the No. 11 Class 2A Bloodhounds have scored at least five goals in seven of their 11 wins.

But against the Cardinals, the visiting Hounds were shut out for the fourth time and limited to just five shots on goal.

Newton got a first-half goal from Derek Beiner and the hosts never trailed in a 3-0 home triumph at HA Lynn Stadium.

“We were ready to play,” Newton boys head coach Zach Jensen said. “A nearly complete game. I was quite happy with the way we played.

Fort Madison (11-5) has been shut out four times in its five losses.

Newton’s defense also held up well against one of 2A’s top scorers. Mitchell Pothitakis entered the day with 20 goals and 19 assists, but was held scoreless by the Cardinals on their senior day.

Beiner’s first-half goal came in the 23rd minute. Christian Lawson sent a ball deep down the field and Beiner raced it, made a move to pass a Bloodhound defender and fired the ball to the far post past Fort Madison goalkeeper Reiburn Turnbull.

It was Beiner’s 12th team-leading goal of the season and he now has a team-high 32 points.

In the second half, Bryar Annee netted his 10th of the spring in the 45th minute. This one was set up by Hunter Kennedy, who now has a 2A-best 23 assists.

Caleb Mattes’ fourth goal and Ryan Nook’s first assist made it 3-0 with 14:44 to go

“It’s always good to eliminate a ranked team,” Jensen said. “It got choppy at the end, but we kept our cool. We let that stuff bother us last year, but we let it go today and just played our game.”

Newton (10-5) had 27 shots and 16 shots on goal.

Caleb Lawson made five saves in 80 minutes in goal. He held on to a 1-0 lead late in the first half when he made a diving save on one of Fort Madison’s best scoring chances in the first 40 minutes.

The Cardinals hit double-digit wins for the fourth time in the last five seasons.

Newton ends his regular season against 2A No. 2 Dallas Center-Grimes at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at Johnston. The game will be played on the former grounds of Johnston High School as their grounds are under construction.

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