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#1 Riverside wins battle of unbeatens handily

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An anticipated area matchup of undefeated foes turned into another statement game by the Riverside Chargers Thursday night at Cedar Rapids.
Riverside (8-0) blitzed Spalding Academy 68-12 in the Six-Man Football tilt, completing a third consecutive undefeated regular season and winning its state-best 34th consecutive game over a four-year span.
The Chargers zipped to a 20-6 first-quarter lead on Ty Martinsen’s touchdown passes to Riley Swerczek (26 yards) and Tredyn Prososki (37), and Trey Carraher’s two-yard TD run. Riverside then outscored the Shamrocks 26-0 in the second period, highlighted by Martinsen’s touchdown runs of 67 and one yards, and 12-yard interception return for a third score.
It was a scintillating performance in many ways, but not perfect, according to Charger Coach Joe Imus.
“We played really young at times. We have freshmen making mental mistakes,” Imus noted. “We felt like we left quite a few points off the board, but a lot of that had to do with Academy having a solid defense, as well.”

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