Up-tempo final quarter leads to win for Muskies

The Muscatine Muskies final regular season game was an entertaining one, to say the least. Though DJ Hawkins’ defense gave up a few big plays in the first half, they played solid and shut out the Davenport Central offense in the final two quarters.

The teams went into the half 14-7, Blue Devils with the lead. The third quarter was a quiet one as neither team scored.

The Muskie offense caught fire in the final stanza. Eli Gaye lead the offense on a pair of quick moving touchdown drives to take the lead 21-14 with 2:05 left in the game. Central had a chance to get themselves a score late in the game. However, a deep shot by Central quarterback Nate Hummel was picked off by David Dalbey in the endzone to seal the victory for the Muskies.

This story originally appeared on the Voice of Muscatine. Read More local stories here.

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