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CENTER POINT - The spark never materialized into a flame for Center Point-Urbana against New Hampton.
Two turnovers, two big pass plays and one big run were not enough for the Stormin Pointers, who suffered their first defeat of the season last night, 20-7.
'It's tough,” Center Point-Urbana Coach Dan Burke said. 'They were the better team tonight. We play ten times, we might win four or five of them.”
Early on, it appeared the Chickasaws were going to run away with the game. New Hampton slugged out a 12-play, 90-yard drive that took nearly six minutes out of the first quarter and ended with the New Hampton offensive lined surging across the goal line to assist Connor Frerichs with his sixth touchdown of the year.
'They have great schemes,” Burke said. 'It's looks simple, but it's tough, old school football. Out physicaled? Maybe a few times. But it's more that. They are a good football team.”
Center Point Urbana responded defensively with two huge turnovers. With the Chickasaws inside the CPU 10-yard line, Alec Burke scooped up a loose ball to end the New Hampton scoring threat. Just before halftime, Mason McCauley ended another Chickasaw scoring chance with an interception.
'We've done that all year, Taking advantage of turnovers,” Burke said. 'This is a game where we just couldn't quite do it.”
Late in the third quarter, Clayton Kramer connected with Mitch Sullivan on a 28-yard completion to the New Hampton 1-yard line. Brandon Kinsey punched it in on the next play to give the Stormin Pointers their only score.
'We showed some sparks there, but it's a work in progress,” Burke said.