Clear Creek Amana Stays Perfect With Shutout of Clinton


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Clear Creek Amana followed its standard recipe for success in Friday’s road trip to Clinton.

A steady diet of Andrew Rohret mixed with a healthy dose of Alex Figueroa all backed up by a dominant defense.

The result was a familiar result.

Figueroa rushed for 140 yards and Rohret ran for three touchdowns as Class 3A No. 8 Clear Creek Amana remained unbeaten with a 28-0 win over Clinton in a District 5 matchup at Coan Field in Clinton.

The shutout was the third of the season for Clear Creek Amana which improved to 6-0 on the season and 2-0 in District 5 play.

Clear Creek Amana limited Clinton (3-3, 0-2) to 26 yards rushing and 173 total yards as the River Kings were held scoreless for the first time since a 59-0 loss to Cedar Rapids Kennedy in the opening round of the 2015 Class 4A playoffs.

The three shutouts are the most in a season for the Clippers since posting three shutouts during a 6-0 start to the 2016 season.

Rohret scored a pair of 1-yard touchdown runs on quarterback sneaks to put Clear Creek Amana up 14-0.

The senior quarterback converted a fourth-and-1 with a quarterback sneak to put the Clippers up 7-0 with 2:34 left in the opening quarter.

Rohret then capped a 76-yard touchdown drive with his second 1-yard run of the first half to make it 14-0 CCA with 5:26 left in the first half.

Less than two minutes later Figueroa scored on a 3-yard run to give Clear Creek Amana a 21-0 halftime lead.

That was more than enough for the Clipper defense which forced two turnovers and came up with three sacks in the win.

Rohret added a 4-yard touchdown run with 6:29 left to cap the scoring and also did his part on defense with three tackles for loss and a sack to go with a fumble recovery from his outside linebacker spot.

Junior linebackers Grant Jensen and JJ Denny led the Clipper defensive effort with seven and six tackles respectively.

Jensen had a sack among two tackles for loss and sophomore defensive end TJ Bollers had a sack.

Figueroa cracked the 100-yard mark rushing for the third time this season and second consecutive game with his career-high 140 yards as Clear Creek Amana churned out 211 yards on the ground.

Rohret completed 13-of-19 passes for 101 yards and also rushed for 34 yards.

Nolan Schwarting caught five passes for 74 yards and Bollers had five receptions for 40 yards and also threw a 41-yard pass to Schwarting.

                                    CCA               CLI

First downs                     21                   9

Rushes-yards              54-211             23-26

Comp-Att-Inc             16-22-0            13-23-0

Passing yards              147                  147

Total yards                  358                  173

Fumbles-lost                2-1                   2-2

Penalties yards            3-35                 3-20

Clear Creek Amana           7  14  0  7  –  28

Clinton                                   0   0   0  0  –   0

CCA – Andrew Rohret 1 run (Mitch Evans kick)

CCA – Rohret 1 run (Evans kick)

CCA – Alex Figueroa 3 run (Evans kick)

CCA – Rohret 4 run (Evans kick)

Individual statistics

RUSHING – CCA: Alex Figueroa 24-140, Andre Rohret 20-34, Harrison Cory 4-19, Zach Kabbage 3-9, Nick Gerard 1-7, Jacob Curtin 2-2.  

PASSING – CCA: Andrew Rohret 13-19-0 101, Ryan Navara 2-2-0 5, TJ Bollers 1-1-0 41.

RECEIVING – CCA: Nolan Schwarting 5-74, TJ Bollers 5-40, Mitch Evans 1-13, Sam Stevens 3-8, Gabe Jenn 1-8, Jacob Curtin 1-4

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