The Newton High School football team made its two in a row for the first time since 2009, stopping Campus 48-7 Friday in Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division I play on Hall of Fame Night at Fischer Field.
The Railers improve to 2-1 overall and in AV-CTL I play. Campus falls to 0-3, 0-2 in division play.
"In most phases in the game, we can point at some things we can improve at, and that's what we're wanting to do," Newton coach Nate Wollenberg said. "Sometimes the scoreboard may show that improvement. Sometimes, it doesn't. But it's nice to know you worked hard during the week and got better."
Newton was led by Braedon Morrison, who hit nine of 13 passes for 206 yards and three touchdowns. Morrison added 62 yards rushing. Seth Hill had 15 carries for 140 yards and a touchdowns. Bradley Million had five carries for 65 yards and two touchdowns. Cory Martens had seven catches for 130 yards and two touchdowns.
Campus quarterback John Becker hit 19 of 47 passes for 183 yards and a touchdown. Gabriel Chavez had 12 catches for 100 yards. Kaiden Ivy rushed for 52 yards on 19 carries.
Newton scored on five of its first six possessions, two by run and three by pass. Campus got into Newton territory on its second and third possessions, but was held on downs. Campus tried to mount another drive in the final 30 seconds, which ended on the Newton 29 as time expired.
Newton opened the second half with a 5 1/2-minute drive that ended on downs at the Campus 40. Newton's next drive ended on downs at the Campus 38. The Colts were stopped on the Railer 35, after losing 10 yards on a fourth-down sack.
Newton's next drive ended on downs at the Colt 10 with 2:57 remaining. Newton got the ball back 55 seconds later, setting up a 28-yard Million TD run.
Campus finally finished a drive, aided by a Railer pass interference penalty, scoring on a six-yard pass from Becker to Quintin Weisman with 29.7 seconds in regulation. Million returned the kickoff 90 yards for a score.
"Our defense had guys in the right places and made the plays," Wollenberg said. "Offensively, we were able to sustain some drives and control the clock to some extent. We need to get better in sustaining blocks. Overall, we'll look at it and find some things we'll feel good about and some things we'll need to improve."
Newton takes on Hutchinson at 7 p.m. Saturday at Gowans Stadium. Hutchinson fell to Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst 41-7 to fall to 2-1.
"We know Hutch will be very tough," Wollenberg said. "They've been so good for so long. They continue to be. They are well coached. They do a fantastic job. We'll do our best to prepare. This will be a difficult challenge for us."
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1q. N Hill 52-yd. run (Gaeddert kick) 8:52
2q. N Million 32-yd. run (run failed) 11:52
2q. N Porter 35-yd. pass from Morrison (Gaeddert kick) 7:25
2q. N Martens 49-yd. pass from Morrison (kick failed) 5:06
2q. N Martens 12-yd. pass from Morrison (Kingsley run) :38.9
4q. N Million 28-yd. run (Gaeddert kick) 1:55
4q. C Weisman 6-yd. pass from Becker (Russell kick) :29.7
4q. N Million 90-yd. kickoff return (Gaeddert kick) :16.3
First downs 17 18
Rushing-yards 26-68 39-321
Passing yards 183 280
Comp-att-int 19-47-0 14-22-0
Punts-avg. 6-31 0-0
Fumbles-lost 1-0 1-0
Penalties-yards 3-25 6-50
RUSHING — Campus: Chavez 1-0, Becker 6-16, Ivy 19-52. Newton: Morrison 10-62, Hill 15-140, Kingsley 9-54, Million 5-65.
PASSING — Campus: Becker 19-47-0, 183 yards. Newton: Kingsley 5-9-0, 74 yards; Morrison 9-13-0, 206 yards.
RECEIVING — Campus: Ivy 1-2, Chavez 12-100, Wiseman 6-81. Newton: Million 2-7, Willis 1-49, Gaede 1-2, Martens 7-130, Hill 1-24, Porter 2-68.
Missed field goals — none.