Cedar moves to 3-0 with Ponca win

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PONCA — Cedar Catholic used a couple of big pass plays to race out to a 20-0 lead against Ponca here Friday.

The Indians capitalized on a Cedar turnover to score with one second remaining in the first half.

Ponca’s late TD ended Cedar Catholic’s defensive streak of holding their foes scoreless, but Cedar was able to hang on to earn the 33-22 decision and move to 3-0 on the year.

Cedar could seemingly do no wrong in the early going, putting together solid defensive stands and good drives enroute to the big early lead.

Ponca put together a seven-play drive to open the contest, but Cedar’s ‘D’ stopped them. The Trojans then sniffed out a  fake punt giving the Trojans good field position to start out.

Cedar then put together an eight-play drive, which ended at the Ponca 18 when the Trojans failed to convert on 4-5.

The Cedar ‘D’ forced a four-and-out and the Trojan offense again started a solid drive.

The drive ended with just two minutes left in the frame when Taylor Kathol connected with James Kaiser on a 30-yard TD strike. Dalton Lammers then split the uprights to give Cedar the 7-0 advantage.

The Cedar defense again produced a four-and-out. This time the Indians punted, though.

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