Cedar Rapids, Iowa News, Sports, and Weather
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Like a sleak automobile, Alex Carr and Cedar Rapids Washington were hitting on all cylinders Friday night in a 62-7 throttling of Dubuque Senior in a Mississippi Valley Conference prep football game at Kingston Stadium.
The 5-foot-9, 175-pound senior running back scored early and often in leading the Warriors (5-0).
Early? On the first play from scrimmage, Carr raced 80 yards for a touchdown.
Often? All five times he touched the ball in the first quarter, he scored. There was a 13-yard touchdown run, a 59-yard pass reception from sophomore quarterback A.J. Puk, a 36-yard run and, finally, another 13-yard TD run.
Carr finished with 142 yards on just four carries.
"Alex Carr from scrimmage tonight did not get tackled," said Warriors Coach Tony Lombardi. "Alex is a great kid who has matured immeasured as human being. I cannot say enough good things about him."
Lombardi also liked his team's defensive effort.
"We made some personnel adjustment," he said. "It was done to make us faster on defense. I thought we were smothering tonight."
Lombardi also was happy to see several players get on the field.
"Our kids handled the situation well," he said. "The kids all produced and had fun. That is very important.
"Most come out every day in the weight room at 6:30 a.m. and don't always get an opportunity to play. When they do it means a great deal to them to be in on a tackle or score a touchdown."
Will Griffin rushed for 202 yards on 14 carries for the Warriors, scoring three touchdowns, including an 81-yard scamper in the games closing moments.