Boys Middle School Football
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Sep 14, 2022
The 7th Grade Clinton football team had a near perfect opening game against a talented Ida team. The Redwolves started with the ball to begin the 2022 season and marched right down the field, Isaac Keibler was the first of 6 Redwolves to find the endzone as he took the ball down the right sideline for a touchdown. The Redwolves defense was stout all evening as they only allowed one first down throughout the contest. The Redwolves second offensive drive ended the same way as the first, but this time it was Daejaun Garrison ripping off a 27 yard touchdown run down the right sideline giving the Redwolves a two score lead (16-0) after the first quarter. In the second quarter the Redwolves defense continued to get into the backfield and cause issues for Ida’s offense as Gradyn Whelan and Braxton Randolph both had multiple tackles for loss throughout the game. The scoring continued for the Redwolves as Gradyn Whelan and Braxton Randolph both rushed for a touchdown to give the Redwolves a commanding lead (32-0) at halftime.
Due to the LCAA middle school football scoring rules the Redwolves had a 6-0 lead to start the 3rd quarter as they won both quarters in the first half and received 3 points for those two quarters. The Clinton defense came out on a mission from halftime and forced another 3 and out with tackles for loss from David Johnson, Drew Erickson, and Gradyn Whelan. The offense continued to build off their success in the first half as Gradyn Whelan found his tight-end Paul Blanchard lurking behind the defense and took the pass 47 yards for another Redwolves touchdown. Whelan then recovered a muffed kick from the Ida return team, Jaxon Phillip then had a sensational touchdown by breaking tackles and weaving his way around the Ida defense.Clinton would get on the board one last time, due to Braxton Randolph finding the Ida running back in their own endzone for a safety. The 7th grade Redwolves played a complete team game to move to 1-0 on the year. They will look to continue their success on Wednesday, September 21 as they travel to Hudson. Kickoff is at 5pm.
The 8th Grade Clinton Redwolves football team opened their season at home vs. a tough Ida opponent on Wednesday, September 14. The Redwolves started with the ball to open the season, but their first drive would result in punt. Ida would grind down the field and eat up the clock on the following drive, possessing the ball into the 2nd quarter and adding a touchdown and 2 point conversion (0-8). Jake Halchishak found some footing on the Redwolves second drive ripping off a 45 yard run that moved the ball into the red zone, but the Redwolves could not cap off the driving. Ultimately, turning the ball over on downs inside the 5 yard line. The defense answered by forcing Ida to punt on the following possession, and the Redwolves once again found themselves in the Ida red zone with a big punt return from Dacari Garrison. They would fail to produce any points as the Ida defense held strong inside the 5 and forced a second turnover on downs. Time in the 2nd quarter would expire on the following Ida drive.
LCAA middle school football scoring rewards 3 points for each quarter won in the first half resulting in a 0-3 score at the start of the 2nd half. Ida opened with the ball, and similar to their first half scoring drive the Blue Streaks slowly drove the field while the Redwolves had opportunities to get the defense off the field, but could not capitalize. Ida would possess the 2nd half kickoff for the duration of the 3rd quarter and eventually score a touchdown and 2 pt. conversion to bring the score to 0-11. The Ida scoring drive would be the final score of the game as the Redwolves could not respond with a touchdown of their own. The 8th grade Redwolves are back in action at Hudson on Wednesday, September 21 following the 7th grade Redwolves.