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The Clark County Indians were overmatched by the senior-heavy Priory Ravens on Saturday evening, falling 35-6 in their home opener.
The Ravens scored on all four of their first-half possessions, methodically moving the ball forward. In contrast, Clark County punted three times and fumbled once in the first half.
There were few bright moments for Indians. Late in the first quarter, Dylan Schantz and Dane Brewer sacked Priory quarterback Gerard Grewe for a big loss.
At halftime, the Ravens led 28-0.
The Indian defense stopped Priory on the opening possession of the second half, and the Ravens turned the ball over on down attempting a fourth an one run.
Clark County turned the ball over, as quarterback Noah Ferrel went deep on a third down and 23 throw, and was picked off at the Raven 15 yard line.
The Ravens responded, and picked up five first downs on their way to their final touchdown of the game, with 6:29 remaining in the third quarter. Their extra point kick was good, and Priory held a 35-0 lead.
The Indians mounted an effective 70 yard scoring drive, capped by a 12 yard touchdown run by Wyatt Randall with 1:39 remaining in the third. Jonny Shinn’s two point attempt came up short, and Clark County trailed 35-6, which would be the final score.
Clark County had only 186 yard in the game, compared to 402 by Priory. Ferrel completed 7 of 13 pass attempts for 80 yards. Collin Hunziker led the receivers with 29 yard. Briston Kirchner had 11 receiving yards, and Adam St. Clair had four receiving yards.
On the ground, Randall led Clark County with 46 rushing yards. Shinn added 27, and Ferrel had eight yards rushing.
The Indians host Highland next Friday evening.