CLINTON — The Maroons pulled off a season-ending win on senior night, Friday, October 20, after having a terror of a game the previous Friday.
The Meridian Hawks came swooping into Maroonland hoping for a win of their own. With no scoring in the first quarter, the game seemed deadlocked. Then, in the second quarter, with 4:49 left, the Hawks were able to get within range and kick a field goal to lead 3-0.
The Maroons were not to be denied points, though. Later in the second quarter, with 1:51 left, the hometown Maroons scored to take the lead 6-3. That capped scoring for the evening as the teams’ defenses prevented future points by either side and the Maroons and Hawks racked up more penalties than yards.
After the game Coach Blackburn said that it was bittersweet to end a losing season yet come away with a win. He said that the win would give the team something to build on for next season.
Following the “Friday Night Lights” game, the Meridian Hawks again appeared at Sprague Field with their junior varsity (JV) team Saturday morning to try and avenge the previous nights loss.
That was not to be as the charged-up Clinton JV scored a touchdown (TD) and a two point conversion with 3:54 left in the first quater, for an 8-0 lead. Just before the quarter’s end, the Maroons tallied another TD to run the score to 14-0.
The flood gates opened in the second quarter;with 8:44 left, the Maroons scored again and added a two-point conversion for a 22-0 lead and kept going with two more TDs in the quarter to press the score to 34-0.
The final insult for the Hawks came with 22 seconds left in the half, when the Maroons tackled the Hawks’ quarterback in the end zone for a touchback and 2 more points for a 36-0 score.
From that point, there was no more scoring on either side as starters were replaced to give everyone a chance in the season’s final outing.