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Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
LONE TREE - Lone Tree defeated Springville, 48-14, in 8-man District 4 play Friday night.
The Lions were burdened with the tall task of trying to contain Springville senior running back Henry Hoogland, who entered Friday's contest with nearly 350 rushing yards and 11 TDs in the Orioles' first three games. But Hoogland rushed for just one score on the night.
'I thought our defensive front played really well,” Lone Tree Coach Aaron Bohr said. 'We knew that their running game was something we had to account for, especially Hoogland.”
Lone Tree struck first as junior Bryce Houser scampered into the end zone from 4 yards out. Houser rushed the ball 13 times for 122 yards and four TDs.
'The offensive linemen did a great job all night, opening up holes and kicking butt,” Houser said. 'Everyone did a tremendous job tonight.”
The Lions struck again as senior Brock Smith found 6-foot-3 target Keegan Edwards for a 36-yard TD.
Springville answered early in the second as Hoogland capped a 75-yard TD drive with a 2-yard TD dash.
The Lions then added a score as quarterback Harmon Miller capped a 41-yard drive with a 1-yard TD run. The Lions took a 21-6 lead into halftime.
The game ended with 5:58 to play in the fourth quarter after a Springville player was injured. Both teams met at midfield and waited until the ambulance arrived. The Springville player had an apparent neck injury, but seemed to be able to move his arms and legs.