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The Clark County Indians suffered their second loss of the 2020 season at the hands of the Centralia Panthers. The game had been moved to Kahoka due to attendance restrictions in Boone County.
Clark County took the opening kickoff, but early on, neither team was able to move the ball effectively, and both punted their opening possessions.
Clark County turned the ball over on their second possession, as a Sam Wheeler pass was picked off.
A penalty after the interception pushed Centralia back past the midfield stripe. Several plays later, Panther QB dumped a short pass over the middle, and Luke Hunter raced 51 yards to score. The Panthers’ two-point conversion attempt failed, and Centralia led 6-0 with 7:01 left in the first quarter.
The Indians responded, putting together a 13 play, 77 yard drive to score, capped by a 16 yard Wheeler pass to Layne Sommer in the end zone. Bode James’ two-point run fell short, and the score was tied 6-6 with 1:38 left in the quarter.
Centralia answered with a 77 yard drive of its own, and from then on, dominated the contest. The Panthers scored three times in the second quarter to take a 28-6 halftime lead.
Centralia scored on the second play from scrimmage in the second half, on an 85 yard touchdown run, and added another TD midway through the third quarter to force a running clock, with the score standing at 44-6.
Clark County mounted one drive, picking up four first downs before fumbling the ball in Panther territory. At that point, reserve players took the field, and the played to a 44-6 Centralia win.
Centralia rolled up 504 total yards of offense, more than doubling Clark County’s 225 yards. Wheeler completed 11 of 24 pass attempts for 154 yards.
The Indians face undefeated Palmyra for Homecoming this Friday.