The Newton middle schools eighth-grade football team downed Derby Red 34-0 Thursday at Derby.


The Newton middle schools eighth-grade football team downed Derby Red 34-0 Thursday at Derby.

Newton led 21-0 at the half.

“We were in control the whole game,” Newton coach James Wiens said. “The defense played awesome. We didn’t allow a first down until the third quarter when we were up 34-0 and put the B team in. The defensive line played well and got into their backfield to disrupt their offense.”

Newton plays 5 p.m. Thursday at Fischer Field against Valley Center.

Newton 7 14 13 0 —34

Derby Red 0 0 0 8 —8

Newton scoring

1q. N Coleman Kingsley 1-yd. run (Lane Pauls kick)

2q. N Etric Jones 8-yd. run (Pauls kick)

2q. N Jacob Wright 6-yd. run (Pauls kick)

3q. N Jones 12-yd. run (Pauls kick)

3q. N Jones 60-yd. interception return (PAT failed)