CLINTON — On Friday night, October 18, the Clinton Maroons came one step closer to a playoff berth this season.
With a resounding win over the Sullivan Redskins (66-38) the home team moves to 5-3 on the season and close to qualifying for the playoffs. They still need to win their final outing at Warrensburg-Latham to reach the playoffs, but even with a loss, the Maroons will have a winning season.
The senior night game, and last home stand of the season, began with the opposition intercepting a Maroon pass within the first two minutes of the game. The Redskins then had to punt the ball, which ended on the four yard line.
From there with 6:58 left in the quarter, Clinton quarterback Garrett Wayne took the ball around the left end and ran 90 yards for the home team’s first score of the night, and, with a two point conversion, made the score 8-0.
The second quarter began with a home-team 60-yard pass play from Wayne to Clayton Welch for another Clinton touchdown (TD) plus extra point for a 16-0 lead. Then the melee started, with the teams trading TDs throughout the quarter.
The Maroons still maintained their lead at 30-16.
The third quarter was all Maroons, scoring three TDs and 2-two point conversions to end the quarter’s scoring at 52-16.
The final quarter saw the Redskins advance down the field after a fumble recovery for TD and 2-point conversion, closing the scoring gap to 52-24. A few minutes later the Maroons responded in kind, raising the score to 60-24.
Again, Sullivan responded as in the second quarter, and the game was afoot once more. Each team scored one more time to bring the final score to 66-38 for the Maroons win.
For this game, the hapless Redskins were here trying to derail the Maroons in a must-win situation and gave a good showing but fell well short of their goal.
Quarters 1 2 3 4 Final
Maroons 8 22 24 14 66
Redskins 0 16 0 22 38