CEDAR RAPIDS – Waterloo West scored 45 unanswered points Friday after falling behind 14-0 to secure a 45-14 win over Cedar Rapids Jefferson at Kingston Stadium.
The Wahawks (3-1) saw quarterback Carter Schulte pass for 327 yards and two touchdowns, while Nate Ewell and Michael Robinson Jr. helped West rush for 137 yards and five touchdowns.
Jefferson took a 7-0 lead with 8:25 left on the first quarter clock after junior Dkhai Pope took a direct-snap from center for a 6-yard touchdown. The J-Hawks then increased their lead to 14-0 when Brayden Kindhart broke off a 39-yard run.
But West’s defense buckled down after that as Jefferson was forced to punt on seven of its final eight possessions, and lost a fumble on the eighth.
Meanwhile, West’s offense got cooking starting with a Robinson 19-yard touchdown run. Ewell made it 14-13 Jefferson on his 69-yard touchdown run and then put West head for good on a 3-yard scoring run.
Ewell’s 59-yard pass reception for a touchdown from Schulte made it 25-14 West at halftime.
West was particularly efficient on third down, converting 10 of 13 third-down attempts.
Schulte found Jeremiah Feahn for a 8-yard score to open the third quarter with Robinson (2-yard run) and Nathan Anderson (5-yard run) scoring the Wahawks’ final two touchdowns.
West 45, Jefferson 14
West 0 25 14 6 — 45
Jefferson 14 0 0 0 — 14
CRJ — Dkhai Pope 6 run (Jacob Cross kick)
CRJ — Brayden Kindhart 39 run (Cross kick)
West – Michael Robinson Jr. 19 run (Jaxson Hoppes kick)
West – Nate Ewell 69 run (kick blocked)
West – Ewell 3 run (run failed)
West – Ewell 59 pass from Carter Schulte (kick failed)
West — Jeremiah Feahn 8 pass from Schulte (Hoppes kick)
West – Robinson 2 run (Hoppes kick)
West – Nathan Anderson 5 run (kick failed)
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