High school football: Clinton holds off Heritage Hall

Chargers rally, but can't get past Red Tornadoes
BY ED GODFREY Staff Writer egodfrey@opubco.com Published: September 7, 2012
Advertisement
;

photo - Heritage Hall's Connor McGinnis (4) is taken down by Clinton's Marquez Simpkins (24) during a high school football game between Heritage Hall and Clinton in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Heritage Hall's Connor McGinnis (4) is taken down by Clinton's Marquez Simpkins (24) during a high school football game between Heritage Hall and Clinton in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman

Shockley then recovered an onside kick on the ensuing kickoff. Seven plays later, Heritage Hall's T.J. Schallner broke up the middle for a 26-yard touchdown run, but the Chargers' two-point conversion attempt failed, leaving the score 14-12.

Heritage Hall recovered a fumble on Clinton's next possession, but McGinnis was stopped on downs on fourth-and-4 at the Clinton 33.

Clinton then put the game away with a seven-play, 67-yard touchdown drive, capped off by Devon Mitchell's 1-yard touchdown run. Simpkins, who finished the game with 180 yards rushing on 14 carries, ripped off runs of 12 and 42 yards on the game-winning drive.

It was the first time the Red Tornadoes have defeated Heritage Hall in three tries. Heritage Hall, ranked No. 7 in Class 3A, fell to 1-1, while Clinton improved to 1-1.



Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Oklahoma man delivered to jail after nearly 6 pounds of meth picked up from post office
  2. 2
    Oklahoma City Thunder: Prospect Tibor Pleiss reportedly headed to FC Barcelona
  3. 3
    The Best Kale Dishes in the U.S.
  4. 4
    The most hated NBA teams by state
  5. 5
    Roger Goodell defends NFL's 2-game suspension of Ray Rice
+ show more