The Wildcats gave it a mighty effort, but in the end, Maquoketa Valley still saw a zero on their side of the scoreboard again as Starmont threw up 45 points in a Class A, District 4 loss, Oct. 8, at Delhi. The loss dropped them to 1-5 for the season.
The Stars scored with just over three minutes showing in the first quarter, after a dropped ball stopped their forward movement and forced a field goal, 3-0. Holding the Wildcats to three and out, they came back with a quick drive of four plays that ended with a 39-yard ramble from leading ground gainer Garrett Waterhouse (18-for-179 yards and two TDs) for a 10-0 tally with no time left in the quarter.
After the Stars scored on a long drive of 10 plays to make it 17-0, they intercepted Wildcat quarterback TJ Cook at the Wildcat 10 and needed just three plays to hit again, 24-0, with 3:31 left in the half, a score that held till the break.
The teams traded series to open the second half, but a fumble from the Wildcats gave the ball back to Starmont at their 9-yard line and Waterhouse needed a single play to score, 31-0.
The continuous clock ticked on after the teams traded fumbles and the Stars took over, going 38 yards in four plays for a 38-0 lead with 5:12 left in the third quarter. The final tally went up after the Stars had faked a fourth-down punt to retain possession and then marched 42 yards in seven plays to break Anthony King free for the 45-0 final.
Statistics were not available by press time.