This week marks the second matchup for Bettendorf in district play, and it is against the top ranked offense in the state, Clinton.
Last week, the Bulldogs defeated top 10 ranked Muscatine 44-16. Bettendorf flexed its muscles with 548 offensive yards and only 16 points given up to the state’s top running back, Alphonso Soko.
Senior quarterback JMichael Young racked up 232 rushing yards and four TDs.
While last week was a statement win for Bettendorf, this week is a test of defense and resiliency. Clinton’s offense is the best in the state, with over 2,200 offensive yards. Clinton is currently 0-1 in district play, so their backs are against the wall and need to win to have a shot at the postseason.
On the other hand, with the Bulldogs defeating Muscatine, the team is 1-0 in district play and is planning to shut down Clinton’s high powered scoring offense. Clinton quarterback Johnny Sullivan is a top QB whose main passing target is not his receivers, but his tailback, Gage Harris, with a total of 34 receptions.
This week’s matchup against in-district Clinton will again determine the Bulldogs’ fate in the postseason, so the trip up to Clinton Friday night will be worthwhile to see two QC powerhouses face off.