CENTERVILLE – The Centerville ninth-grade football team ran its record to 7-0 after dominating Fort Madison, 42-16, on Friday.

The Big Red defense gave up just 123 total yards (73 rushing) during the contest while the Centerville offense rushed for 282 yards on 38 carries.

Ethan Moorman led the Centerville ground attack, racking up 145 yards and five touchdowns.

Moorman is also leading Centerville in several defensive categories.

“[Ethan] Moorman continues to rack up defensive totals leading the team in overall tackles and sacks,” said Centerville defensive coach Chuck Banks.

“This was another quality game by the freshman football team,” said CHS coach Kraig Elliott. “The special teams played well with some good returns and two recovered fumbles on kickoffs. The defense stymied the Bloodhounds all game, hardly allowing a first down, while causing three turnovers.”

Jon Harvey led the Centerville defense, recording a game-high 13 tackles.

“I was very proud of our men this week, we are starting to run on all cylinders. Special teams were key to our success again on Friday night. [Tanner] Susin returned the ball well for us, almost breaking one for a touchdown,” added Banks.

The freshmen improved to 8-0 with a victory over Mt. Pleasant on Friday night.

Centerville 42,

Fort Madison 16

Ft. Mad 0 0 0 16 - 16

Cville 28 6 8 0 - 42

Centerville ind. statistics

Rushing - Ethan Moorman 19-145, 5 TD, Tanner Susin 12-94, TD, Mike England 2-47, Austin Osborne 1-1, Tyler Gray 4-(-5).

Passing - Gray 1-2, -2 yards.

Receiving - England 1-(-2).

Tackles - Jon Harvey 13.

Interceptions - Zac Cowan 1-36.

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