Cougars blank Dragons 35-0, improve to 5-0

Campbell County 35 Clinton 0: The Cougars improved to a school-record 5-0 and 2-0 in Region 3-5A as they pulled away after halftime at home. Zach Rutherford threw for 278 yards and three touchdowns, including two to Logan Phillips that covered 56 and 58 yards, respectively. Patrick Strunk provided the balance for the Cougar offensive attack as he ran for 147 yards and two touchdowns.

Clinton (1-4, 1-2) was held to eight first downs and was outgained 450-183. Ahmaad “Ro” Hardin led Clinton with 90 rushing yards and J’Quan Thomas provided the Dragons’ lone defensive highlight with an interception.

CCHS led 14-0 at halftime but scored 21 points in the third quarter to put the game out of reach and start the clock running continuously.

(Statistics compiled by Dan McWilliams)

Clinton                 0-0-  0-0— 0
Campbell County   7-7-21-0—35
Campbell County—Logan Phillips 58 pass from Zach Rutherford (Will Martin kick), 4:57, 1st
Campbell County—Patrick Strunk 7 run (Martin kick), 0:52.9, 2nd
Campbell County—Strunk 9 run (Martin kick), 7:50, 3rd
Campbell County—Max Farris 5 pass from Rutherford (Martin kick), 3:40, 3rd
Campbell County—L. Phillips 56 pass from Rutherford (Martin kick), 1:37, 3rd
Team stats
First downs: Clinton 8, Campbell County 23
Rushes-yards: Clinton 22-131, Campbell County 30-181
Passing yards: Clinton 52, Campbell County 269
Comp.-Att.-Int: Clinton 10-23-1, Campbell County 24-29-1
Total plays-yards: Clinton 45-183, Campbell County 59-450
Punts-avg: Clinton 7-28.7, Campbell County 1-27.0
Return yardage: Clinton 97, Campbell County 23
Sacked-yards lost: Clinton 0-0, Campbell County 0-0
Penalties-yards: Clinton 4-41, Campbell County 2-21
Fumbles-lost: Clinton 1-0, Campbell County 0-0
Time of possession: Clinton 22:14, Campbell County 25:46
Time of game: 2 hours, 6 minutes
Individual stats
Rushes – yards

Clinton: Ro Hardin 12-90, Josh Breeden 5-47, Billy Long 2-0, Luke Harrison 2-0, Team 1-minus 6; Campbell County: Strunk 19-140 (2 TDs), Shane Bowman 5-27, Christian England 3-12, L. Phillips 1-6, Seth Roberts 2-minus 4
Passing (Completions-Attempts-Interceptions – yards)
Clinton: Harrison 10-23-1 52; Campbell County: Rutherford 24-29-1 269 (3 TDs)
Receptions – yards
Clinton: J’Quan Thomas 4-34, Demarea Whitt 3-11, Cody Miles 2-minus 3, S.J. Powers 1-10; Campbell County: Roberts 10-71, L. Phillips 6-142 (2 TDs), Farris 6-47 (TD), Strunk 1-8, Landon Reese 1-1
Punting – total yards – average

Clinton: Garrett Zody 7-201-28.7; Campbell County: Elijah Phillips 1-27-27.0

Kickoff returns – yards

Clinton: Whitt 3-47, Thomas 1-31, Mazon Jenkins 1-19; Campbell County: Roberts 1-17
Punt returns – yards
(none for either team)
Interceptions – yards returned
Clinton: Thomas 1-0; Campbell County: Reese 1-6
Fumble recoveries
(none for either team)

Sacks – yards

(none for either team)

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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