Classic match-up narrowly missed, Clinton keeps searching
Between 2002 and 2005 – in between winning 14 state football titles in an 11-year period – Clinton and Carl Albert faced off in a series of four classic battles. The Oklahoma high school powerhouses split the series 2-2, with three of the games decided by 10 points or less.
Now, Clinton has a sudden schedule opening for the 2008 and 2009 seasons, and Carl Albert was almost the solution. Unfortunately for high school football fans, almost doesn’t count.
The Red Tornadoes – who will be in District 3A-1 for 2008 and 2009 – are scrambling to find a week three opponent for the next two seasons after scheduled foe Hobart backed out.
“We had somebody, but they chose not to play us again, so we’re stuck without a third game,” said Ron Engel, the Clinton athletic director.
The irony of the situation is that Clinton was talking with Carl Albert about setting up a series, but decided not to back out on Hobart to do so. Then, two weeks ago, Hobart decided to back out themselves,
Clinton head coach Mike Lee said.
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