Mistakes Cost Clark County Against Brookfield
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By Mike Scott
The Clark County Indians looked strong in their opening possession on Friday, facing the Brookfield Bulldogs.
The Indians marched 61 yards in 12 plays to score Callan Wheeler ran on third down from the 16-yard line, fumbling the ball as he crossed the goal line, and recovered the ball in the end zone for the touchdown. The extra point kick by Colin Hunziker was good, and with 6:32 left in the first quarter, Clark County led 7-0.
Brookfield’s opening possession ended with an interception by Lucus Eddleman, but two plays later Amos Baum picked off a Wheeler pass and scored. The two-point conversion failed, and Clark County led 7-6.
The Indians would score again in the second quarter, when Jonny Shinn returned a Brookfield punt 84 yard for a touchdown. The extra point kick missed, and Clark County led 13-6.
Brookfield answered with just 29 seconds left in the first half, taking a 14-13 halftime lead.
Clark County had an excellent break early in the third quarter. After stopping a Bulldog drive inside their own 30 yard line, the Brookfield punt hit an official and gave the Indians good field position. However, Clark County couldn’t take advantage of it.
The Indian’s next possession ended with a series of missteps. A high snap went over punter Jonny Shinn’s head, and in scramble to recover the ball, the Indians lost ground all the way back to their own 13-yard line.
Brookfield scored on the mistake, and added another touchdown later in the fourth quarter to take a 26-13 lead with under three minutes remaining.
Clark County couldn’t move the ball, and the final was 26-13
The Indians had only 232 yard of offense. Shinn led the rushing with 147 yards. Wheeler passed for 39 yards, and Wyatt Randall led the receivers with 27 yards.
Clark County travels to Monroe City on Friday for the regular season finale.