Clarksville Football Looks to Remain Undefeated at Tripoli in Week 4
The Clarksville football team travels to Iowa Star Conference foe Tripoli for a district matchup Friday night.
The Indians are 4-0 after a 36-15 district win at home over Janesville in Week 3. Head Coach Darren Bohlen says the Panthers are young and competitive and says the Indians are looking forward to a great night of football.
"They are always ready to compete and I think that Coach Urbanek, always has them prepared," says Bohlen. "It's gonna be a game that we got to go into and be ready for it. I understand that they did lose, I think 10 seniors from last year, who were very good, so they got some young guys in there but you know those young guys are competing and that's what we got to be ready for. Tripoli has some great tradition and it is an Iowa Star battle, so we are looking forward to it and our kids are looking forward to it and I'm sure their's are. It's just gonna be a fun night of football and hopefully we can come out with a win."
The Indians are led by senior rushing quarterback McKade Bloker with 639 rushing yards which is the most in Eight Player Class and fourth most rushing yards in the state this season, 90 passing yards, and 10 touchdowns (eight rushing and two passing). Sophomore Owen Backer has rushed for 429 yards and nine touchdowns and junior John Stauffer is the leading receiver with three receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown. The Indians leading tackler is Kaiven (Ky-Ven) Kielman with 39.5 total tackles, six tackles for loss, and four sacks.
The Panthers are led by sophomore quarterback McKoy Nuss with 168 passing, 168 rushing yards and six total touchdowns (two passing and four rushing touchdowns).Senior receiver Jacob Morey with five receptions for 143 yards and two touchdowns. Nuss is the leading tackler for the Panthers this season with 22.5 total tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss.
The Panthers won last year’s meeting 58-42 in Tripoli. The Indians are looking for their first win over the Panthers since 2014.
The game will air on 104.9 KLMJ with the Roling Ford Road to the Dome Warm-up Show beginning at 6:15 p.m. Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m at the Tripoli High School Football Field.