Dragons fall in OT to Lay, Cougars

Friday night, the Campbell County Cougars spoiled Homecoming at Clinton High School by outlasting the Dragons 41-35 in overtime. Josh Lay was impressive for the Cougars (3-2, 2-0 in Region 3-5A), rushing for 301 yards and three touchdowns—including the game-winner in OT—on 45 carries and throwing for three scores on 14-of-28 passing for 234 yards. Tyler Thackerson went 25-of-38 passing for 293 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, while also rushing for two scores and 80 yards. J’Quan Thomas was impressive in his return from a cracked collarbone, catching 11 passes for 114 yards and both of Thackerson’s touchdowns. The officiating did not help the Dragons at all as the crew blatantly missed what should have been an incomplete pass on a Cougar touchdown and what should have been ruled an incomplete pass on Campbell County’s second interception late in the fourth quarter. Clinton fell to 2-3, 1-2 with the loss.

Campbell County     7-14-7-7-6—41
Clinton                   6-14-8-7-0—35


Clinton—Tyler Thackerson 1 run (kick failed), 9:52, 1st
Campbell County—Josh Lay 4 run (Gustavo Rosas kick), 1:11, 1st
Campbell County—Jacob Bunch 9 pass from Lay (Rosas kick), 10:52, 2nd
Clinton—J’Quan Thomas 13 pass from Thackerson (Garrett Zody kick), 8:36, 2nd
Clinton—Cameron Washington 16 run (Zody kick), 1:37, 2nd
Campbell County—Landon Reese 16 pass from Lay (Rosas kick), 0:34.1, 2nd
Campbell County—Reese 91 pass from Lay (Rosas kick), 6:40, 3rd
Clinton—Thackerson 46 run (S.J. Powers pass from Thackerson), 5:48, 3rd
Campbell County—Lay 31 run (Rosas kick), 10:09, 4th
Clinton—Thomas 23 pass from Thackerson (Zody kick), 8:29, 4th
Campbell County—Lay 10 run (no PAT), OT

Team stats

First downs: Clinton 23, Campbell County 24
Rushes-yards: Clinton 27-110, Campbell County 46-299
Passing yards: Clinton 293, Campbell County 234
Comp.-Att.-Int: Clinton 25-38-2, Campbell County 14-28-0
Total plays-yards: Clinton 65-403, Campbell County 74-533
Punts-avg: Clinton 1-37.0, Campbell County 3-32.7
Return yardage: Clinton 101, Campbell County 113
Sacked-yards lost: Clinton 4-30, Campbell County 1-10
Penalties-yards: Clinton 4-51, Campbell County 8-78
Fumbles-lost: Clinton 1-1, Campbell County 0-0
Time of possession: Clinton 18:27, Campbell County 29:33

Time of game: 2 hours, 54 minutes


Individual stats

Rushes – yards

Clinton: Thackerson 16-80 (2 TDs), Washington 6-23 (TD), Deonta Duncan 2-6, Billy Long 1-3, Thomas 1-1, Team 1-minus 3; Campbell County: Lay 45-303 (3 TDs), Seth Roberts 1-minus 4

Passing (Completions-Attempts-Interceptions – yards)

Clinton: Thackerson 25-38-2 293 (2 TDs); Campbell County: Lay 14-28-0 234 (3 TDs)

Receptions – yards

Clinton: Thomas 11-114 (2 TDs), Powers 4-65, Demarea Whitt 4-54, Travist Patrick 3-35, Duncan 1-12, Beau Crisp 1-11, Long 1-2; Campbell County: Roberts 6-51, Reese 4-129 (2 TDs), Shawn Marcum 2-46, Bunch 2-8 (TD)

Punting – total yards – average

Clinton: Thackerson 1-37-37.0; Campbell County: Logan Phillips 3-98-32.7

Kickoff returns – yards

Clinton: Patrick 2-60, Thomas 1-31, Josh Breeden 1-10; Campbell County: Roberts 4-79, Max Farris 1-25, Marcum 1-9

Punt returns – yards

Clinton: none; Campbell County: Marcum 1-0

Interceptions – yards returned

Clinton: none; Campbell County: Elijah Phillips 2-0

Fumble recoveries

Clinton: none; Campbell County: Austin Raines

Sacks – yards

Clinton: Blake Sherwood 0.5-5, Jayven Booker 0.5-5; Campbell County: Jack Jeffers 2-18, Peyton Webb 1-6, Shane Bowman 1-6

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:30 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, and cats Oliver, Bow and Libby.

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