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Slow start hurts Cardinal in home loss to Wapello

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By ALLYUS FRITZ/Ledger sports editor | Oct 14, 2013

Cardinal lost to Wapello 34-6 on Friday.

“We got off to a slow start Friday night,” Cardinal head coach Adam Hadenfeldt said. “When we got up to speed I was impressed with the way that we competed.”

The Comets did not score their touchdown until the fourth quarter. Brandon Potts threw to Cole Campbell for a 47-yard touchdown pass.

Cardinal amassed only 60 yards rushing, which was one of the big reasons that it lost. The Comets were forced to pass, and they had success with it. Potts was 12-20 through the air with 160 yards.

“Our offensive line was outstanding in pass protection,” Hadenfeldt said. “They really did a nice job of blocking to the whistle. We were able to get guys into space and get them the ball.”

Defensively, Cardinal had a tough time defending Wapello’s rushing game. Wapello rushed for 305 yards as a team.

“We got better as a football team Friday,” Hadenfeldt said. “We made some positive strides, and we are getting better. We are looking forward to finding a way to finish the year on a positive note.”

Cardinal hosts Sigourney-Keota on Friday.


Pekin: Pekin defeated Montezuma 22-15 on Friday. Montezuma was unbeaten going in to the game. The full story will be online Tuesday.

Van Buren: The Warriors fell Friday to Lone Tree 28-0. Van Buren is now 3-4 and is still in the hunt for a playoff spot. The full story will be online Tuesday.


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