CLINTON — It has been a hectic couple of weeks with various sports active at this time.
The Mighty Maroons varsity faced the Meridian (Macon) Hawks this past week
The opposition was looking for an upset and played very tough. The Maroons scored first in the initial quarter to lead 6-0.
Then the Hawks attempted a field goal in the second quarter but missed their chance to put points on the scoreboard. In the third quarter, the Maroons were backed up to the one-yard line when Garrett Wayne broke out of the blocks for a 99-yard touchdown TD) run to give the home team a 12-0 lead headed in to the final stanza of the game.
One minute into the final quarter the Hawks found their wings and flew in for a quick TD and then were able to get the ball back and score another 6 points to tie the game at 12 points each.
The hometown Maroons were not done as Garrett Wayne took in another TD with the team scoring a 2- point extra point to take a 20-12 lead.
Then Braden Cross recovered a fumble from the Hawks’ talons which led to the final score of the game by Tyrese Petty to give the Maroons a 26-12 win.
Although Meridian put up a good fight, they became another step in the Maroons’ winning season, 4-0 over all and 2-0 in conference play.
And to round out the football scene, the Junior Varsity (JV) team met the same team from the Hawks (Macon Meridian) on the turf of Sprague Field. The Hawks were able to score 2 points on a touchback early in the game, but then had their feathers ruffled and flightless as the Maroons took control of the game scoring 16 points by halftime. This was just the start of an onslaught as the home team added 22 more points in the final half to win the game 40-2.
The fresh/soph team is at the base of a new strategy and are digging in, working hard, and struggling at times as with their game with the Shelbyville Rams.
The Maroons intercepted the Rams in the first quarter, making it to the 20-yard line before turning the ball over. Both offenses then held the teams to no score until the home team fumbled in the middle of the third quarter and the Rams recovered the ball in the end zone for 6 points. Then in the fourth quarter, the Rams again found the goal line for a score and added 2 on the extra point to give the Maroons a 14-0 loss.