Probably the toughest opponent of the season. Red Devils, at 12-0, advance in the Class AAA State Playoffs.
At 1 p.m. on Friday, the City of Clinton said “thank you” to Veterans in an observance moved inside at Broad Street United Methodist Church because of rain. At about 10 p.m. on a soggy Keith Richardson Field at Wilder Stadium, it was those who served in the military that were still on the mind of the winning Clinton Red Devils coach.
“We’re thankful to play. We’re grateful for veterans. Veterans made it possible for us to be able the play a game of football on a night like this. So I’m grateful to play in the rain. You know, veterans, we just appreciate you guys,” said Clinton Football Head Coach Corey Fountain said after the Red Devils 28-13 Veterans Day home win over a rugged Belton-Honea Path team.
Clinton is now 12-0. BHP has lost 2 games this season – to #4 in the state Powdersville and #3 in the state Clinton.
The Bears looked like they were going to burst Clinton’s dream-season bubble, striking first on a long catch and run for a touchdown.
Clinton held the ball at the 4:05 left in the game mark, but by the 1:01 mark, BHP had the ball at the 50 – a touchdown here and a subsequent onside kick recovery and score could have made up Clinton’s 15 point lead in a hurry.
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