Kewpies dominate Rams

Saturday, October 16, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 6:23 a.m. CDT, Thursday, July 17, 2008

On a cold October evening in front of half-empty stands, Hickman seemed to be on fire all night.

With district play creeping around the corner, the Kewpies went on the road and put together one of its most complete games of the season, shutting out Riverview Gardens 54-0.

Hickman (5-1) dominated the Rams from the outset, giving up just 84 yards on defense and totaling 366 offensive yards.

Controlling the line of scrimmage throughout the game, the Kewpies' defense held highly touted running back Jevon Watson to 69 yards on the ground and forced him to fumble three times.

Hickman scored on its first four drives of the game and was threatening for another score before the half ran out, leaving the Kewpies with a 34 point lead at the break.

With its second and third string units in for most of the second half, Hickman showed little signs of a drop off, allowing merely 18 yards of total offense from Riverview Gardens.

The Kewpies' special teams played a major role in the game, forcing Riverview Gardens (3-4) on average to start from its own 26-yard line.

Hickman, on the other hand, played with a short field all game with an average starting position at the Rams' 44-yard line.

Aaron Cawlfield led Hickman's special teams play, blocking two punts - one of which was returned for a touchdown by Jimmy McNeil - for the second week in a row.

Cawlfield also added two rushing touchdown on the night.

Because of the wide margin at halftime, Hickman's 270 rushing yards had 10 different Kewpies receive carries without any player rushing for more than 70 yards.

Hickman's next game will be Friday at 7 p.m. when it plays host to Fort Zumwalt West, in its first district game of the season.

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