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With about half of the 2020 Clark County Indians in quarantine, Friday’s district semi final contest against the top-ranked Palmyra Panthers was going to be an uphill climb.
Clark County got the ball first. Three plays later, as Sam Wheeler pass was picked off, and Palmyra had the ball on the Indian 17-yard line.
Palmyra’s Landyn Smith scored on a 17 yard run, and after the extra pointy kick, the Panthers jumped out early, 7-0.
Another Wheeler interception gave Palmyra the ball again, and they turned the opportunity into points again, pulling ahead 14-0 midway through the first quarter.
Early in the second quarter, Palmyra would score again. The extra point kick was blocked, and the Panthers led 20-0
An interception ended the next Indian possession, but they got the ball back right away by recovering a fumble. Clark County put together a drive into Panther territory, but it stalled at the 29-yard line, and Clark County turned the ball over on downs.
Palmyra drove to score, going up 28-0.
Clark County mounted another good drive, this time fighting all the way to the Palmyra 11-yard line before being turned away.
At the half, Palmyra led 28-0.
Layne Sommers picked off a Brody Lehenbauer pass on the first play of the second half, but the Indians could not take advantage of the turnover.
Palmyra’s next drive took them 70 yards to score. The extra point was good, and Palmyra had a 35-0 lead and a running clock.
Clark County would score late in the contest, as Wheeler would connect with Layne Sommers with 2:22 remaining. Wheeler ran the extra point, and the Indians were on the board 35-8.
Clark County had 147 yard of total offense, with 67 on the ground and 80 in the air.
Indian seniors are Layne Sommers, Kenny Harrell, Kyle Gregory, Gabe Hunziker, Kaleb Nixon, Bode James, Dylan Bradley, Justin Webster, Corrigan Humphrey, Aaron Day, Tristen Shores, Shane Lindsey, Dylan Krebill, and Hunter Yancy.
We thank them for their years of dedication and hard work.