LINCOLN- Sutton’s bid for a Class C-2 state football championship fell short in a defensive battle against Oakland Craig, as the Mustangs fell to the Knights 19-0 on a cold, blustery Tuesday afternoon at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.
Both teams came into the clash with high-powered ground games, but neither offense could get much going in the first half. Oakland-Craig managed just 114 first-half yards, but held a 6-0 halftime lead. The Mustang offense could only generate 100 yards of offense before intermission, despite having a sizeable advantage in time of possession.
The Knights added touchdowns in the third and fourth quarters while their stout defense continued with strong second-half play, limiting Sutton to just 54 more yards of offense, and holding star runners Jackson Perrien and Cade Wiseman well under their season yardage averages. Wiseman finished with 84 yards on 25 carries, while Perrien had 15 carries for 51 yards, falling just 8 yards short of a 2000 yard season.
It was the fifth shutout of the year for Oakland-Craig, who finish their championship season at 13-0.
Sutton, a state runner-up for the third time, ends at 11-2.
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