It hurts A LOT when it means something.
Bryson James scored a special teams touchdown and a rushing touchdown and 2-point conversion run, but it wasn’t enough for Clinton Friday night on the road at Powdersville. Despite having an undefeated record to Powdersville’s one loss and being ranked #3 to the Patriots #4 in AAA, the Red Devils were designated as road warriors for the Upper State Championship game, losing 27-14 (Nov. 25).
James had a third touchdown, a kickoff return, taken off the board by an official’s flag.
This was Clinton’s first trip this far since 2009, the last time they won the AAA State Championship. It is Powdersville’s first Upper State Championship.
Scoring ended with 8:03 left to play, as Clinton held the high-powered Powdersville offense to a field goal, their second for the game. Down two touchdowns, Clinton’s last gasp with 1:14 left to play ended with a 3rd down sack and a 4th down interception.
2023 CHS Football
Aug. 3, Easley and Fountain Inn at Clinton
Aug. 7, Clinton at Chapin
Aug. 11, Clinton at York
Aug. 18, at Batesburg-Leesville, 7:30
Aug. 25, at Laurens, 7:30
Sept. 1, NEWBERRY, 7:30
Sept. 8, AIKEN, 7:30
Sept. 15, CHAPMAN, 7:30
Sept. 22, at South Aiken, 7:30
Sept. 29, UNION COUNTY*, 7:30
Oct. 13, at Woodruff*, 7:30
Oct. 20, CHESTER*, 7:30
Oct. 27, at Emerald*, 7:30
Home games in ALL CAPS
*Region 4-3A games