Earlham held visiting Council Bluffs St. Albert to less than 150 yards of total offense – just over 100 yards passing and less than 40 yards on the ground – as the Cardinals punished St. Albert, 38-8, in the first district football game of the season for both teams. St. Albert now is 1-4 in five starts. Earlham had 433 yards rushing and 38-yards passing.

Earlham senior QB Alex Caskey had three QB keepers for TDs, while senior Caleb Swalla had a one-yard TD run and junior Trey Bond had an eight-yard scoring scamper. Cameron Terry also kicked a field goal for the Cards, who improved to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in Class A District 9 play.

Earlham, AHST of Avoca and SW Valley of Corning all are 1-0 in district play. St. Albert is at Corning Friday, Earlham is at Avoca and Nodaway Valley travels to winless Riverside of Oakland.

Earlham 38, CB St. Albert 3

Passing: E: Alex Caskey 1-2-0-38. CBSA: Connor Cerny 5-17-1-40, Lance Wright 5-8--1-77.

Rushing: E: Caleb Swalla 28-213 (TD), Jacob Ridgely 11-135, Alex Caskey 14-46 (3TD), Slater Goff 4-21, Trey Bond 4-18 (TD). CBSA: Cy Patterson 2-22, Bennet Bronstall 4-10, Lance Wright 3-4, Connor Cerny 3-2.

Receiving: E: Jackson Vandever 1-38. CBSA: Sam Rallis 4-48, Jeffrey Miller 2-42, Cy Patterson 3-14, Connor Cerny 1-13.

Tackles (5 or more): E: Caleb Swalla 4-2-6, Grant Carter 5-1-6, Derrin Sesker 4-1-5. CBSA: 

Picks: E: Jacob Ridgely 1-25, Jackson Vandever 1-43. CBSA: Bennett Gronstall 6-13-19, Connor Cerny 2-11-13, Eric Mattahi 4-5-9, Cael McLaren 1-8-9, Sam Rallis 6-2-8, Cy Patterson 1-5-6.

Fumble recoveries: E: Garrett Moore. CBSA: Ben O’Neill.

Returns: E: Caleb Swalla 2-54. CBSA: Sam Rallis 2-60, Daniel McGrath 2-52.


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