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After a two-week quarantine, the Clark County Indians were ready to take the field on Friday, October 23, facing the Macon Tigers for the second time this season.
The Tigers took their opening drive 72 yards in 12 plays to score on a pass from MyKel Linear to Elijah Hernandez-Rector. The extra point kick was good, and just over four minutes into the game, Macon took a 7-0 lead.
Clark County answered, driving 71 yards in 12 play, and converting a pair of fourth downs, to score on a four yard run by quarterback Sam Wheeler. Gage Winters was stopped short of the goal line on the two-point attempt, and Clark County trailed 7-6 with 3:45 remaining in the first quarter.
Macon struck quickly, as Trevin Shrum powered through the Indian line, and raced 63 yard to score. Macon’s PAT kick was good, and they took a 14-6 lead.
Clark County scored again early in the second quarter. Wheeler connected with Layne Sommers on a pair of sideline passes to pick up precious yards. Sommers stretch to the pylon gave the Indians a touchdown. Wheeler ran the two-point conversion, and the Indians tied the game at 14 all with 8:28 left in the first half.
Macon’s Chrisjen Riekeberg faked a punt deep in their own territory to keep a Tiger drive alive, and Macon capitalized on the successful play to pull ahead 21-14.
Macon added another TD late in the half to take a 27-14 halftime lead.
In the second half, Macon pulled ahead 37-14, before Wheeler connected with Sommers again, this time for a 71 yard scoring strike. The two-point attempt failed, and with 5:57 left in the third, Clark County trailed 34-20.
Macon added two more touchdowns and a field goal, pulling ahead 49-20 before the Indians would score again.
After Luke Plenge recovered a fumble deep in Macon territory, Wheeler scored on a nine-yard run. The two-point pass to Briston Kirchner was good, but Macon posted a 49-28 win.
The Indians had 395 total yard of offense, with 144 rushing and 251 passing. Wheeler completed 15 of 36 attempts, and ran for 104 yards. Sommers gained 188 yards as a receiver to lead Clark County.
The Indians host Highland on Friday in the first round of district play.