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Prep football: Clippers run past Mustangs

Amboy's Jason Bontz looks for a hole against the Morrison defense during Friday's game at The Harbor. The Clippers picked up their second straight win, beating the Mustangs 27-18.
Amboy's Jason Bontz looks for a hole against the Morrison defense during Friday's game at The Harbor. The Clippers picked up their second straight win, beating the Mustangs 27-18.

Jason Bontz ran for 215 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Amboy Clippers to a 27-18 victory over the Morrison Mustangs in a Three Rivers North battle Friday night at The Harbor.

Bontz carried the ball 30 times for the Clippers (2-3, 2-0), and had scoring runs of 9 yards in the first quarter and 5 yards in the second period.

Amboy and Morrison (2-3, 1-2) traded touchdowns all night long, but Liam Ohlendorf’s 31-yard TD pass to Damon Quest late in the third quarter secured the victory. The Clippers made three of their four PAT kicks, while the Mustangs failed to convert any of their three 2-point conversion tries.

Ohlendorf, who added a 1-yard TD run right before halftime, completed half of his six passes for 76 yards. Ryan Leffelman caught two passes for 45 yards, and Chris Jones ran 12 times for 79 yards for the Clippers.

Amboy outgained Morrison 306-167 on the ground, but the Mustangs passed for 203 yards compared to the Clippers’ 76.

Mason Sitzmore threw two scoring strikes to Ryan Mayberry, from 44 yards in the first quarter and 38 yards in the third period. Sitzmore, who threw for 203 yards on 9-for-15 passing, also scored on a 31-yard run in the second quarter

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