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The Clark County Indians suffered their third straight loss of the season at South Shelby on Friday evening, September 18.
The Cardinals had a 74-yard touchdown run called back by a penalty on the first play from scrimmage. It didn’t matter, South Shelby drove the distance to score. Their two point attempt failed, and the Cardinal led 6-0 with 5:54 in the first quarter.
After trading possessions, the Indians go the ball at the Cardinal 35-yard line after a short punt. Runs by Wyatt Randall and Drew Holsted put the Indians in the end zone with 1:31 remaining in the first quarter. A two-point run by Randall put Clark County up 8-6.
The Cardinals scored three times in the second quarter, including a 60-yard run with 33 seconds left to take a 26-8 lead. Their two-point conversion was good, and the teams headed to the locker rooms with South Shelby leading 28-6.
The Cardinals added another touchdown late in the third quarter to pull ahead 34-8. An extra point kick made it 35-8.
Clark County droved 73 yards in 11 plays on the next possession, scoring on a run by Randall with 7:29 left in the game.
The Indians benefited from a Cardinal fumble on their next possession, and they turned the opportunity into points, scoring on a run by Lucus Eddleman. The two-point attempt failed. With 1:54 remaining in the contest, Clark County trailed 35-20, which was the final score.
The Indians had 239 yards of total offense, compared to the Cardinals’ 373 yards. They rushed for 211, passed for 28.
Briston Kirchner had the only Indian pass reception for 28 yards.
Randall led the Indian rushing with 71 yards, and Drew Holsted had 55 yards. Jonny Shinn had 42 yard, and Eddleman had 25. Noah Ferrel had 20 yards on the ground.
The Indians will host the 1-3 Centralia Panthers next Friday for Homecoming. Centralia lost to Monroe City 44-6 on Friday evening.