By Brett Hart
Clear Lake's football team ended a two-game losing streak by dominating Flambeau on Friday, 42-14 in Clear Lake.
Flambeau actually had 26 more yards of total offense, but the Warriors controlled the clock for more than 33 minutes with 52 running plays and just two pass attempts. Each team lost the ball three times on fumbles in a game that featured a whopping eight total turnovers and 121 total penalty yards between the teams.
The Warriors' Jarrett Marlett returned the opening kickoff 76 yards for a touchdown and then scored again just over eight minutes later on a one-yard touchdown run. Jackson Fuller ran in the two-point conversion. Ivan Ruble added a third first quarter touchdown for the Warriors with an eight-yard TD run, and Riley Peterson connected on the PAT to extend the lead to 21-0.
Flambeau responded with a 40-yard TD run on the opening play of the second quarter, but Clear Lake answered with a 1-yard touchdown run with 2:43 remaining in the first half, and once again Peterson connected on the point-after kick.
Ruble picked up his second touchdown of the night four minutes into the second half with a 6-yard run. Jackson Steinberger added another Clear Lake touchdown five minutes later, punching the ball into the endzone from a yard out. Peterson's kick brought the score to 42-8 heading into the fourth quarter.
Flambeau finished the scoring with a 5-yard touchdown run on the opening play of the final quarter.
Ruble finished with 131 yards and two touchdowns on 20 rush attempts. He was also the team's tackle leader with 5.5 tackles, including 1.5 for losses.
Marlett tallied 37 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries.
Jacob Burbach was 1-for-2 passing for no yards while Marlett had the one reception. Marlett also intercepted a pass on defense.
Cashton Hench snagged a second interception for the Warriors
Flambeau 0 8 0 6 - 14
Clear Lake 21 7 14 0 - 42