Clinton's varsity football team stuck visiting Britton-Deerfield with a 42-14 Tri-County Conference (TCC) loss on Friday, Sept. 18.
The Redskins scored 21 points in the opening quarter, beginning with 14- and 41-yard touchdown runs by Jesse Sexton. Clinton's Casey Wert was on the receiving end of a 19-yard Hayden Craig pass for the third TD of the quarter. Kenny Cooper made good on all three point after touchdown kicks to give the Redskins a 21-0 advantage.
The Patriots scored their first touchdown on a 30-yard pass to Brady Southward from Austin Miller and added another point with a PAT to make it a 21-7 game early in the second quarter. Clinton however responded with two unanswered touchdowns to try and run away with the game. Sexton scored the first on a five-yard run while Stefan Spurlock added the other on a 64-yard interception return. Two good PAT kicks from Cooper gave Clinton a 35-7 lead.
B-D added its second touchdown in the third quarter on a one-yard run and scored its final point of the game on the following PAT. The Redskins went on to add two more touchdowns with Spurlock adding his second touchdown of the game on a kickoff return and Sexton hitting the end zone for his fourth touchdown of the game with 30 seconds remaining in the third quarter. Both teams were scoreless in the final quarter.
“As soon as we figure out how to start games the way we play the middle part of games we should start to be competitive and keep ourselves from playing from too far behind in the future,” said B-D coach DJ Lutz. “Clinton was by far the most disciplined and well coached team we have played thus far. And the Sexton kid is as good as advertised.”
Sexton finished the contest with 12 carries for 233 of Clinton's 271 rushing yards. Craig went 11-15-1 passing for 130-yards.
Clinton’s defense tackles B-Ds Brady Southward (11). Also pictured are Andrew Porter (66), Andrew Leverenz (62), Robert Stamats (65) and Steven Cooley (56). PHOTO BY TOM CULLER.