Clarksville High School defeated Christian County (KY) in game two of the 2018 TOA Football Jamboree, 14-6.
Both teams struggled in the first quarter to get anything going offensively. It appeared Christian County got on the board first with a fumble recovery “scoop and score” midway through the first half, but the touchdown was nullified on a penalty. They were able to score a few plays later, and after a missed extra point, led 6-0.
Clarksville finally got things going with just over five minutes left in the second half. Josh Watch ran for a ten-yard touchdown to tie the game at 6-6. Tyler Pena made the point after kick to help them take the lead, 7-6.
Clarksville really gained momentum after a fumble recovery to set them up in a position to win the game. They marched down the field, eating away at the clock and finding the red zone. Watch ran three yards for his second touchdown of the day adding to their lead with less than a minute left in the game. Pena completed the field goal putting up the final score, 14-6.
Clarksville head coach Issac Shelby spoke highly about his lead running back, Josh Watch and was satisfied with his performance.
“He’s [Watch] an incredible kid, one of the most versatile kids that I’ve coached. Josh is a good kid and explosive…a playmaker for us and we really enjoy him.”
Coach Shelby plans to fix the problems his team struggled with and have them wll prepared for their rival next week.
“There are definitely some issues we need to fix as a team, but I liked our kids’ effort and intensity. Rossview has a good program, Todd Hood is incredible and he’s going to come up with a great game plan on Friday. It should be a good match between the two schools.”
Clarksville will go on the road next week to start their season against Rossview High in week 1.