On Aug. 25, Clarke Central High School hosted cross-county rival Oconee County High School in the Billy Henderson Stadium for their first home game of the season. Above are some photos from the event. Featured photo by Jordan Rhym.
Coverage by CAEDMON CHURCHWELL – Sports Staffer
Gallery by JORDAN RHYM – Senior Copy Editor
Gallery by SUNČANA PAVLIĆ – Senior Visuals Coordinator
The Clarke Central High School varsity football team came up with a win against the Oconee County Warriors on Aug. 25.
In the second game of the season, the Clarke Central High School varsity football team hosted the Oconee County High School Warriors on Aug. 25, after falling to a fourth quarter loss to Winder Barrow High School the previous week.
The Gladiators defeated the Warriors 27-11, with a dominant defensive performance and solid runs from CCHS running back Jonathan Sewell.
The game started with a touchdown run by the Gladiators, taking an early lead 7-0. The Warriors struggled to get their offense going early. However, the Gladiators made multiple mental errors as well.
Then with a swing of momentum for the Warriors, the Gladiators muffed two punts giving the Warriors a field goal, bringing the score to 7-3.
The game became one-sided from there as the Gladiators scored once more going into the half 14-3, after a last-second field goal miss by the Warriors.
The Gladiators came out strong in the second half. After muffing two punts early in the game, the team returned a punt for the touchdown bringing the score to 20-3.
With an interception by CCHS junior Edwin Summerour late in the fourth quarter, the game was out of reach for the Warriors as the score was 27-11. That was a key play by the Gladiator defense.
As the clock ran out, the Gladiators recorded their first victory of the season, now holding a record of 1-1. Next week, the Gladiators will go up against Gainesville High School and are aiming for their second victory of the season.