Information from WYSH Radio
Clinton 29, Karns 26: The Dragons entered the fourth quarter of Friday night’s game at Karns down by a score of 26-14. Instead of packing it in, however, Clinton took over in the fourth quarter and rallied for a 29-26 win over the Beavers.
The young Dragons grew up a lot on Friday night, especially first-year starting quarterback, sophomore Luke Harrison, who led the Dragons’ comeback with two fourth-quarter touchdown tosses, one to Demarea Whitt and the game-winner to J’Quan Thomas with 5:08 to play.
From there, the defense held, and the Dragons won their first game of the season to improve to 1-2, 1-1 in Region 3-5A.
Dragon running back Billy Long was a workhorse for Clinton on 25 carries for 192 yards and two touchdowns. Harrison was solid, completing 17 of his 28 passes for 227 yards, the two fourth-quarter scores and one interception.
Thomas finished with eight catches for 155 yards and a TD, while Whitt finished with seven catches for 65 yards and score. Whitt also picked off his third pass in two games and recovered a fumble.
In another game last week, the Anderson County Mavericks led the third-ranked defending state champion Falcons 14-7 at halftime but could not stem the inevitable turning of the tide in the second half as their upset bid fell short at home.
Stanton Martin threw touchdown passes to Caleb Bethel and Thyshaud Thrasher, and the AC defense forced three interceptions of Fulton quarterbacks, but had no answers in the fourth quarter, when Fulton scored 28 points to rally and pull away.
Anderson County falls to 0-3, 0-1 with the loss.
See stats from the Clinton-Karns game on the WYSH Radio website.
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