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    (MIKE WILLIAMS | THE GRAHAM LEADER) Armando Anaya had one fumble recovery early in the Steers’ 7-0 win against Iowa Park Friday night at Newton Field. Going into Friday’s game, the winner of the Iowa Park vs. Graham football game has gone on to win the district championship.

Steers shutout Iowa Park in rare one-score game

Games against district rival Iowa Park almost always mean tough battles with district championship implications. Since 2017, the winner of the annual battle has gone on to win the district title. The Steers had won three of those games going into Friday night’s rivalry game. As expected the game was a tough battle between two teams that knew what was at stake. It was the low-scoring affair that caught fans off-guard as the Steers defeated the Hawks 7-0 at Newton Field.

It was an old-school football game in that both teams held long drives featuring several runs. The teams combined for 64 running plays in a combined 107 offensive snaps.

“I love these games because this is how it used to be,” Steers coach Kenny Davidson said. “Nowadays, everybody can score, and this brought me back in time, and I enjoyed it, being a defensive guy.”

The seven points are the lowest-scoring total in the history of the rivalry. Since 2017 and going into Friday’s game, the teams have combined for an average of 59 points per game.

For the rest of the story, see the Oct. 20 edition of The Graham Leader.

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