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Johnston’s rushing attack propels Carroll in lopsided win over Perry

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On a frigid night on the road, playing a team with a much lower record, it seemed Carroll didn’t want to spend too much time in Perry.

They didn’t have to as a run-heavy attack helped lead the Tigers to a 49-0 victory last Friday.

Carroll tossed the ball just twice in their lopsided win. Both fell for an incompletion. The other 38 plays that Carroll ran on Friday night were on the ground.

Leading the charge was junior back Ryan Johnston. Johsnton led the way with 149 yards. His 14.9 yards a carry average were seemingly unfathomable in video games, much less Iowa class 3A football.

Johnston stepped across the goal line three times on Friday night. His longest run came from 64 yards away.

Senior Korey Nieland also passed over 100 yards in the game. Although Nieland only scored once on a three-yard run, that three yard run did put Nieland at over 100 yards in the game. He finished with 103.

Another senior, Brennon Kofron, who had his first night back in full rotation for the Tigers, had 70 yards in the game. He scored one touchdown, a 43-yard run.

Caden Kock, a sophomore for Carroll, finished with 22 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown run.

Tory Feldman, who has established himself as a reliable receiver this year, showed his quick feet as he had a 30-yard touchdown rush in the game.

Junior Cade Schable finished the game with 24 yards rushing.

Quarterback Colby Vincent had nine yards on the ground. Kellin Jones added eight yards rushing.

Part of the dominance for Carroll on Friday night included a defense that refused to give up yards to Perry.

Kofron and Ty Nissen were all over the field on Friday. Both recorded six tackles each.

Right behind them was Chase Gladden who had 5.5 tackles including one solo tackle for a loss. Eliot Tidgren added five tackles in the game. He also had one solo tackle for a loss.

Luke Woosley finished with four tackles. He was matched in that number by Tanner Pontow. Tyson Bordenaro finished the game with 3.5 tackles, which included a solo sack.

Carroll had two interceptions on the night. Taylor Moore recorded one with a return of 33 yards. Slade Sibenaller had an interception returned for 15 yards.

Woosley and Abe Dirkx both recovered fumbles and returned them 15 yards each.

Elijah Lee continued his impressive streak, as he didn’t miss a single PAT on the night.

The Tigers improve to 4-3 on the season. They return home this weekend for their final home regular season game of the year. They will host Humboldt (1-6).

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