Big second quarter lifts Amboy past Hiawatha

Hiawatha running back Cole Brantley works through a drill during practice Monday, Aug. 16, 2021 at the school in Kirkland.

Amboy scored 38 points in the second quarter Friday, rolling to a 60-36 win over Hiawatha.

Hawks coach Nick Doolittle said the passing attack for the Clippers (3-3) was too much for the young defense of Hiawatha.

“We played pretty decently but we got beat on some big plays,” Doolittle said. “Offensively a lot of stuff was working but defensively we couldn’t get a stop. They just had more big plays and that’s what hurt us.”

The Hawks trailed 38-30 in the second quarter but the Clippers rolled to put the game away.

“Defensively them driving was not an issue,” Doolittle said. “They just kept getting deep on some big passes. Our age showed again. Our lack of experience really hurt us. We’ve got to learn from that. We beat ourselves more than they outplayed us.”

Cole Brantley scored three times for the Hawks. Doolittle said quarterback Chris Korb had a big game both running and passing. Stats were not available.

The Hawks face Flanagan-Cornell-Woodland on Friday.

“We’re going to have to learn and get better,” Doolittle said. “It’s hard when you have a young team. We grow and learn every week. I’m interested to see how we respond to this kind of adversity.”