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CAL makes progress – though hard to see against third-ranked N-F

 

CAL's Kainan Braun stops Newell-Fonda's Bryce Nielsen after a five yard gain in the first quarter of Friday's game. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

 

CAL's Robert Pals, right, secures a catch for a first down as a pair of Newell-Fonda defenders close in during the first half on Friday night. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

 

LATIMER – A sign of progress.

Whereas last year CAL’s football team often suffered from negative plays, the Cadets have already shown signs of positive plays – even against the No. 3 team in 8-Man football, Newell-Fonda.

Still, CAL is a work in progress after suffering an 81-7 loss to the Mustangs last Friday night.

“We’ve improved in small steps,” CAL coach Scott Striegel said. “The bottom line is we need to get in the weight room – we need to do some things there with our kids.

“They’re a very good football team. They came out and had a lot of speed out there and did some very good things against us.”