By Brett Hart
Clear Lake's football season came to a disappointing close in the first round of the WIAA playoffs on Friday. Just two weeks after defeating Turtle Lake 14-6 in overtime, the Warriors were shut out 20-0 by the Lakers in Turtle Lake.
A big difference in the game was the fact that Clear Lake turned the ball over five times. It also didn't help that the Warriors managed just four first downs the entire contest, picking up just 79 yards on the ground and 27 yards in the air.
Turtle Lake, however, managed 22 first downs and 324 yards of total offense while turning the ball over just once. The Lakers scored one touchdown in each of the first three quarters - all three TDs coming on runs of 4 yards or less.
Clear Lake completed 1 of 5 passes with Angel Guillen going 1-for-2 with a 27-yard pass to Riley Peterson. Ivan Ruble ran for 81 yards on 19 carries.
Defensively, Jackson Fuller picked up 8.5 tackles while Jackson Steinberger tallied eight tackles, including one for a loss.
Brett Benson returned three punts for a total of 110 yards, and one kick for 14 yards.