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Eighth grade football picks up a shut out on the road
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Only one of the four Dawson County football teams had a game last week and the eighth grade boys were able to get a shut out at Clear Creek on Thursday.

"We won 7-0 against a very well coached Clear Creek team," said Coach Chad Muilenburg.

The offense was able to move the ball well with a pass from Maximos Moon to Kinkade Weaver.

Moon then hit Brendan Swafford on another long completion for a touchdown.

Caleb Bonesteel was able to get the first extra point of the season with Chris Cofield holding.

Offensive linemen Weaver, Tray Cohen and Tripp Caine had important blocks, according to Muilenburg.

"The defense played stellar which produced the first shutout of the season," he said. "Defensive coordinator Chess Hamby had the young men running to the ball and swarming the ball carrier."

Defensive standouts during the game on Sept. 8 included Weaver, Moon, Swafford, Bradley Newton, Tate Westerlund, Elliot Woodcock, Alex LeBlanc, Brandon Lantz, Zach Holtzclaw, Brock Bearden, Stewart Carver and Aaron Muilenburg.

Coaches Kevin Grigsby and Trevor Duba were pleased with improvement on both sides of the ball and say they are hoping to make winning a habit.

The team plays again at 5 p.m. tomorrow at Fannin County.