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Dragons open with 16-8 win at Scott

CLINTON 16 SCOTT 8: Blake Cooper and Andrew Shoopman each scored rushing touchdowns and the Dragon defense forced four turnovers as the Dragons opened their season with a hard-fought road win.

Clinton used its ground game to dominate the time of possession (30 minutes to 18), and their swarming defense got the ball back four times (interceptions by Eli Deshomme and Trey Herrell amd fumble recoveries from Josh Breeden and Cody Parker).

The Dragons lost the ball six times themselves but recovered all but one of the fumbles.

(Statistics courtesy Dan McWilliams)

Clinton   8-0-8-0—16

Scott      0-0-8-0—  8


Clinton—Blake Cooper 2 run (Luke Harrison run), 0:00, 1st

Scott—Grainger Smith 1 run (Smith run), 9:02, 3rd

Clinton—Andrew Shoopman 4 run (Cody Parker pass from Harrison), 2:36, 3rd

Team stats
First downs: Clinton 14, Scott 11
Rushes-yards: Clinton 50-143, Scott 20-69
Passing yards: Clinton 66, Scott 151

Comp.-Att.-Int: Clinton 4-9-1, Scott 14-23-2

Total plays-yards: Clinton 59-209, Scott 43-220

Punts-avg: Clinton 3-29.7, Scott 4-30.3
Return yardage: Clinton 60, Scott 40
Sacked-yards lost: Clinton 1-7, Scott 0-0

Penalties-yards: Clinton 4-37, Scott 3-24
Fumbles-lost: Clinton 6-1, Scott 3-2
Time of possession: Clinton 30:01, Scott 17:59
Time of game: 2 hours, 16 minutes

Individual stats
Rushes – yards…Clinton: Josh Breeden 12-53, Shoopman 9-47 (TD), Cooper 5-33 (TD), Reagan McKamey 7-13, Harrison 9-10, Eli Deshomme 4-8, Parker 1-0, Team 3-minus 21; Scott: Smith 10-31 (TD), Dawson Branstetter 5-28, Alex Rector 4-10, Andrew Hembree 1-0

Passing (Completions-Attempts-Interceptions – yards)…Clinton: Harrison 4-9-1 66; Scott: Rector 14-23-2 151

Receptions – yards…Clinton: Parker 3-27, Brantley Nichols 1-39; Scott: Smith 5-81, Mason Owens 4-31, Daniel Hembree 4-27, Alex Chambers 1-12

Punting – total yards – average…Clinton: Bryce Collins 3-89-29.7; Scott: A. Hembree 4-121-30.3

Kickoff returns – yards…Clinton: Parker 1-18, Anthony Krause 1-9; Scott: Owens 2-22

Punt returns – yards…(none for either team)

Interceptions – yards returned…Clinton: Deshomme 1-19, Ty Herrell 1-14; Scott: Owens 1-18

Fumble recoveries…Clinton: Breeden, Parker; Scott: Cayden Byrd

Sacks – yards…Clinton: none; Scott: Trey Washam 1-7


Missed field goals – yards…Clinton: none; Scott: Rector 27

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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  1. What was the answer to the trivia question regarding the three nfl players who played for Clinton?

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