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Defense, big plays lift Newell-Fonda

NEWELL — Ninth-ranked Newell-Fonda continues to pile up postseason victories, pitching a 20-0 shutout over Kingsley-Pierson here Friday night.

The Mustangs (8-1 overall) allowed just two first downs on the night and 38 yards of offense to the Panthers.

“Our kids played really, really well on defense,” N-F head coach Brian Wilken said. “We were very assignment-oriented and tackled well. When you do those things, you are going to have a chance to win.

“Our defensive staff did a great job preparing the kids, and they went out and executed, carrying out what we wanted to do.”

Trey Jungers got Newell-Fonda on the board after a scoreless first quarter with a 53-yard touchdown run. He finished the game with 84 yards rushing on just seven carries.

Right before halftime, Mason Dicks hit Hunter Christiansen for a touchdown strike, giving the Mustangs a 13-0 lead at the break.

Christiansen sealed it with a 4-yard scoring jaunt late in the third.

Dicks was 3-for-4 passing for 76 yards.

Kingsley-Pierson ends its season 4-5.

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