Solon Rides Running Game, Dominating Defense to Shutout Win in West Burlington

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A week after snapping a two-game losing skid, Solon began a streak the other way on Friday.

Solon led a powerful running game and dominant defensive effort for a 36-0 win over West Burlington on Friday for his second straight win in the Class 3A, District 5 opener for both teams at West Burlington .

Brett White rushed for 78 yards and two touchdowns and senior quarterback Blake Timmons added 72 rushing yards and three scores as Solon rushed for a season-high 282 yards.

The Spartans improved to 3-2 this season and 1-0 in district play with their second shutout of the year while West Burlington fell to 1-4 and 0-1 in district play.

Solon limited West Burlington to 62 total yards and three first downs and recorded a safety in the win.

Timmons scored on 5, 5 and 3 yard touchdown passes in the first half and White had a 1 yard touchdown run as the Spartans took a 29-0 halftime lead.

That was more than enough for the Spartan defense which limited the Falcons to 39 rushing yards on 24 attempts.

White had 3.5 tackles and an interception to lead Solon’s defensive effort while Aidan Doyle and Adam Smith each had a sack.

Brayden Moore made four tackles for Solon.

Mac McCarty rushed for 37 yards, Moore had 22 rushing yards and Milo Ashbacker added 22 for the Spartans who average better than six yards per rush attempt.

Timmons also passed for 28 yards and Ryan Rasmussen caught two passes for 13 yards.

GROUND WB

First attempts 22 3

Rush yards 46-282 24-39

Comp-Att-Int 6-12-1 6-12-1

passing yards 28 23

Total yards 310 62

Punts-Avg. 0-0 5-26.8

Fumbles-lost 4-2 4-0

Penalties-yards 5-50 0-0

Solo 16 13 7 0 – 36

Burlington West 0 0 0 0 – 0

FLOOR Blake Timmons 5 run (Grant Knipper kick)

FLOOR Solon Security

FLOOR Timmons 5 run (Knipper kick)

FLOOR Brett White 1 run (missed kick)

FLOOR Timmons 3 run (Knipper kick)

FLOOR White 2 run (Knipper kick)

Individual statistics

PREVIOUS – FLOOR : Brett White 12-78, Blake Timmons 8-72, Mac McCarty 6-37, Mil Ashbacker 4-22, Brayden Moore 2-20, Zach Capper 4-16, Brayden Ruskey 4-12, Brayden Miller 3-12, Oaken Foster 1-8, Barrett Schade 2-5. WB: Caden Schwenker 10-22, Hayden Vandenberg 5-12, Malachi Allison 9-5.

WHO PASSED – FLOOR : Blake Timmons 6-10-1 28, Brayden Ruskey 0-2-0 0. WB: Caden Schwenker 6-12-1 23.

RECEPTION – GROUND: Ryan Rasmussen 2-13, Oaken Foster 2-7, Brett White 1-6, Ben Kampman 1-2. WB: Dylan Kipp 1-12, Malachi Allison 4-6, Gediyon Boal 1-5.

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