Graceland Football Ends 4-Game, 6-Year Streaks With 30-7 Victory At Clarke

Graceland ran for a season High 226 yards and had 443 yards of total offense as Graceland won their first road game since September 24, 2016 Saturday afternoon in Dubuque when Graceland defeated the Clark University Pride 30-7. Graceland led 16-0 at halftime but did not score until 10 minutes to go in the 2nd quarter after they had thrown and interception on their first possession and fumbled a second possession. Graceland’s Gerald Monroe completed Graceland’s first touchdown drive with a 6 yard TD catch, completing a 12-play 80 yard drive. Graceland would threaten again but an interception by Clarke at the Pride’s 3-yard line stymied that drive. But Graceland’s defense sacked Clarke quarterback Kenyon Williams in the end zone to give Graceland two more points and a 9-0 lead. Graceland would also score late in the second quarter when Adaris Thomas converted a 3rd-and-10 with the run and Felix Wade took a catch and run 47 yards for a touchdown with 19 seconds left in the half to give Graceland a 16-0 lead.

Thomas ran for a total of 203 yards in the game and two touchdowns. He scored his first of the two touchdowns on an early Drive in the third period. Clarke answered with a drive of their own that went 16 plays and 50 yards to make it 16-7. Graceland matched that score when a successful fake punt kept alive a possession that resulted in a score. Graceland tacked on another touchdown following a 12 play drive late in the third quarter.

Graceland won their third game of the year Graceland is now 1-2 in the division, 2-5 overall. They play Peru State at Huntsman field next Saturday at 1pm.

Graceland Head Coach Pat Ross talked about the win following the game