Clinton wins again

Clinton’s varsity football team defeated Madison 33-6 on Friday, Sept. 21, to improve to 5-0 overall for the season.The Redskins scored 21 points in the first half while keeping the Trojans off the scoreboard. Mathew Sexton opened scoring with a 71-yard touchdown run in the first quarter while Collin Poore added another touchdown for Clinton with 1:33 remaining in the first quarter on a 34-yard run.Clinton connected on one of two Point After Touchdown (PAT) kicks and went into the second quarter up 13-0.Clinton quarterback T. J. Baked held onto the ball for a 22-yard touchdown run and a two-point conversion run by Brett Tschirhart had the Redskins ahead 21-0 going into halftime.The Redskins put up another 12 points in the third quarter with Poore rushing 47-yards for a touchdown and Sexton adding another on a 49-ayard run. Clinton tried a two point conversion run and pass following the touchdowns but both attempts failed, giving the Redskins a 33-0 lead at the end of the third quarter.Madison scored its only touchdown in the final quarter on a five-yard run.Poore led the Redskins’ rushing attack with 180 yards on eight carries while Sexton added 140 yards on four carries. Baker (7-85), Tschirhart (6-44), Mike Sexton (4-12), Jared Sackett (5-30) and Kyle Perry (1-1) added rushing yardage for Clinton. Baker completed five of seven passes for 42 yards while Mike Sexton was one for one passing for 10 yards. Cullen Zimmerman (3-33), Jared Sackett (2-9) and Mathew Sexton (1-10) led in receptions. Clinton coach Scott McNitt credited Devin Lillis, Grant Clark, Tanner Bowles, Keegan Ward, Grant Holbrook, John Sullivan, Mike Mistopoulos and Dylan Spurlock for good blocking as the Redskins rushed the ball for over 400 yards. Defensively, Clinton held the Trojans to 150 yards of total offense. Clinton’s Baker (2), Luke Lovejoy (2), Zimmerman (3), Mike Sexton (6, two interceptions), Sackett (6), Tschirhart (6), Reid Clark (1), Poore (4), Perry (6), Mistopoulos (5, 2 sacks), Foster Griffin (8), Grant Clark (7, 2 sacks), Nate Kaszuba (6, 1 sack), Zach Amsdill (6, 2 sacks), Sullivan (4), Kamdan Ward (2), and Dylan Spurlock (3) each had tackles. Clinton’s Offensive Player of the Week was Collin Poore while Grant Clark was named Defensive Player. Ward was named Clinton’s Special Teams Player while Sackett was named Red Army Player of the Week. Clinton is now 3-0 in the Tri-County Conference.The Redskins travel to Whitmore Lake on Friday, Sept. 28, for another key league contest. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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