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Independence Mustangs trample CCA Boys 35-7

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
INDEPENDENCE– The Independence Mustangs stampeded over the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity football Clippers, 35-7, Friday, Sept. 1, in Independence.
The non-district loss knocked the Creek Boys to 0-2 ahead of district play, which begins Friday, Sept. 8, at Dubuque Wahlert (0-0, 2-0).
Cade Gallagher scored the Clippers’ only touchdown of the night on a 1-yard scamper while Mitch Evans nailed the point-after kick.
Matt Brimeyer led the Clipper ground attack with 15 carries for 66 yards while Gallagher covered 23 yards on nine carries. Ethan Postler completed 22 of 35 passes for 251 yards in the Creek Boys’ air assault. Darius Moore took eight passes 108 yards while Brimeyer went 28 yards on four receptions and Tanner Cochran went 28 yards on three receptions. Cochran led defensively with 8-1/2 total tackles (tackle assist and solo), David Jensen had eight total tackles, Dylan Sheely had eight and J.J. Denny was credited with six total tackles.

PASSING: E. Postler 22-35-251.
RUSHING: M. Brimeyer 15-66, C. Gallagher 9-23-1, D. Moore 1-0, Postler 4-(-) 8, T. Stockman 6-5.
RECEIVING: T.J. Bollers 3-17, Brimeyer 4-28, T. Cochran 3-28, J. Cremer 1-10, M. Evans 1-24, Moore 8-108, D. Sheely 1-22, C. Stratton 1-14.
TACKLES (Assist-Solo-Total): Brimeyer 2-5-4.5, Cochran 6-5-8.5, J.J. Denny 3-7, Q. Gisleson 1-1-1.5, S. Grell 1-0-1.0, P. Haman 1-0-1.0, D. Jensen 2-12-8.0, Z. Kabbage 1-6-4.0, S. Noska 1-0-1.0, A. Rohret 1-0-1.0, Sheely 2-12-8.0, T. Stockman 0-1-0.5, Stratton 2-1-2.5, M. Upton 1-4-3.0, C. Walton 1-0-1.0, D. Wildman 1-2-2.0, J. Wolfe 0-2-1.0, T. Wright 2-0-2.0, E. Zierke 1-0-1.0.