MASON CITY | Too much Dayson Clatyon.
Clayton, a freshman running back, rushed for 200 yards on 20 carries and scored four touchdowns to lift Fort Dodge to a 47-6 victory over Mason City Friday night at Mohawk Stadium.
“Their speed is hard to replicate in practice,” Mason City coach Matt Berkley said of the Dodgers, who rushed for 356 yards and won for the 14th straight time against the Mohawks.
The last win in the series, which dates back to 1912, by the Mohawks came in 2003.
Clayton scored three of his four touchdowns in the first half as the Dodgers jumped out to a 34-6 lead at intermission. Clayton’s first half scores consisted of runs of seven, six and 15 yards.
Clayton added a 54-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter.
Mason City scored its lone touchdown of the first half on a 5-yard run by quarterback Danny Kamm with 3:10 left in the first quarter.
The Kamm touchdown run was set up by a 48-yard pass from Kamm to Joseph Quintero.
Mason City, which totaled 17 first downs against the Dodgers, was able to move the ball into Dodger territory several times but could not convert the drives into points.
“We were able to move the ball,” Berkley said. “We just couldn’t finish drives. We moved the inside the 30-yard line six times.”
Mason City junior running back Cale Johnson gained 49 yards on seven carries.
“Cale is new to the school and is learning his way,” Berkley said. “He definitely stepped up (Friday).”
Mason City returns to action next Friday at Urbandale.
Berkley said the Mohawks can take some positives out of Friday’s loss even though it doesn’t show up on the scoreboard.
“Our offensive line continues to get stronger,” the coach said. “(Backup quarterback Jake) Kuehne stepped up when Kamm went out. Once he gets in the open field, he has some moves.”