Indians Remain Unbeaten At Scotland County
By David Sharp
Clark County (2-0, ranked fourth in Missouri Class 2) scored twice in the first quarter of their September 4 non-conference football game at Scotland County and went on to a 34-12 victory.
Seth Williams passed for two touchdowns and ran in an early second quarter score for a 21-6 Indian lead.
The Indians retained the Rock, a traveling trophy named for Jason Rockhold. The former Tiger football and basketball standout died in a traffic crash.
Justin Alderton raced four yards for the game’s opening score at the 7:57 mark of the first quarter. Derek Ryan’s kick made the tally 7-0 in favor of Clark County.
Seth Williams connected with Dalton McCarty for a 66 yard touchdown pass with 4:31 showing on the first quarter clock. Derek Ryan booted the PAT for a 14 point Indian advantage.
Scotland County battled the entire game, keeping the score closer than many observers projected.
Rod Sears scored on a ten yard run with five seconds to play in the first quarter. The two point pass failed. Clark County led 14-6 at the close of the opening period.
Clark County responded with a touchdown drive, capped by Seth Williams dashing 17 yards to pay dirt at the 11:05 mark of the second quarter.
Derek Ryan made the score 21-6. Williams finished with nine carries for 69 yards and a rushing touchdown.
Brock Bondurant powered one yard for a Scotland County score with 6:55 remaining in the first half. The two point run failed. Clark County held a 21-12 halftime lead.
Clark County scored the only second half points. Justin Alderton scored from five yards out with 10:41 remaining in the third quarter. Derek Ryan’s kick made the score 28-12 in favor of Clark County.
Justin Alderton led all rushers with 16 attempts for 102 yards and a pair of scores. Clark County had 34 attempts for 231 yards as a team. Ryan Whiston carried three times for 24 yards. Kellen Schantz tallied six attempts for 36 Clark County yards.
The Indians tacked on an insurance score when Seth Williams found Ryan Whiston for a touchdown pass with 4:39 to play in the third quarter. Whiston had six catches for 72 yards and a touchdown. The kick failed and Clark County led 34-12.
Scotland County (0-2) amassed 206 yards from scrimmage according to official Tiger stats. Rod Sears led the Tigers with 12 carries for 79 yards and a touchdown. Sabe Sears rushed 12 times for 63 yards. Brock Bondurant had eight rushing attempts for two yards and a touchdown.
Brock Bondurant completed six of his 13 passing attempts for 62 yards on the night. Sabe Sears had an incomplete pass. The Tigers were penalized eight times for 50 yards.
Rod Sears led Scotland County in receiving with five catches for 49 yards. Scotland County rushed 32 times for 144 yards as a team. The Tigers recorded 14 first downs.
Seth Williams went 17-26 for 256 yards and two touchdowns in the air. Dalton McCarty led the way in receiving yards with112 yards and a touchdown catch. McCarty had four receptions on the night.
Ryan Whiston had six catches for 72 yards and a Clark County touchdown. Justin Alderton had two receptions for 14 yards. Austin Egley had a 14 yard catch and Jonathan Howren had an eight yard pass reception.
Clark County racked up 23 first downs. The Indians had seven penalties for 60 yards.
Clark County starts a challenging series of Clarence Cannon Conference games when they host eighth ranked Centralia on Friday, September 10.
The game is scheduled to be broadcast live on KMEM Radio, 100.5 FM Memphis. Andy Middleton and Rick Fisher will have the call.