Wallace-Rose Hill’s Bulldogs put a damper on Clinton’s senior night, taking down the home team 20-3 Friday night.
It wasn’t the way the Horses wanted to end their regular season, but the ‘Dogs had other ideas. Jumping into the first quarter, Wallace scored the first touchdown six minutes into the game. The point after was good, and the ‘Dogs had the lead, one they would hold onto throughout the first quarter.
Wallace was strong on defense, too, holding Clinton scoreless during the first period.
The touch defensive battle continued into the second period, with neither team able to make it through the uprights until, with 1:22 left in the first half, the Horses put 3 on the board with a successful field goal.
But Wallace answered seconds later, with a half-ending TD they gave them a solid 13-3 lead.
The second half was a defensive battle, as the two long-time rivals dug in for the long haul. Clinton was never able to score again, but the ‘Dogs hit pay dirt once more to come away with the 20-3 victory.
Statistically for Clinton, rushing the ball Silas Herring had 17 carries for 79 yards, Julian Wilkins had 7 carries for 24 yards, and Kris Royal had 5 carries for 15 yards. Passing the ball, Jonathan Wright had 2 for 12 for 8 yards and 1 interception. Receiving, Chandler Whitfield had 1 catch for 5 yards and Kris Royal had 1 catch for 3 yards. On defense, Khari Fryar had 13 tackles, Kevin West had 9 tackles, Roy Williams had 8 tackles, and Jacob Smith had 8 tackles and 1 sack.
Clinton’s JV was more successful Thursday night in their battle with rival Wallace, defeating the younger ‘Dogs 58-36, to earn the conference championship win.
Raheem Skinner had 4 rushing touchdowns and 1 kickoff return TD. Tyon Wright had 1 rushing touchdown and 1 TD pass to Kavon Dessus. RayQuan Faison also had a 1 yard TD.
The Clinton JV team is now 9-1 overall.