WRIGHT CITY – To say that the Clopton-Elsberry IndianHawks season has seen it’s fair share of ups-and-downs is an understatement.
After a 41-0 thrashing of Van-Far in week four of the season, the IndianHawks were on the road once again to take on a tough Wright City Wildcat team Friday night.
Just like in their previous three games, Clopton-Elsberry jumped out to an early lead against the Wildcats 7-0.
Wright City put up 12 in the second quarter and 12-7 lead into the half.
The IndianHawks recaptured that leading in the third quarter with their second touchdown of the game to take a 14-12 lead.
A touchdown and two point conversion late in the game sealed the deal for the Wildcats as they won 20-14.
This fourth quarter was very similar to the fourth quarter of the loss to North Callaway in week three, in the sense that this young team hasn’t quite found a way to close out those close games.
Offensively the IndianHawks put up 137 yards in the air and a 106 yards on the ground.
Senior Quarterback Shawn Yates found is go to receiver in fellow senior Kyle Martin for a total of 7 catches for 103 yards and a TD.
Yates (60 yards, 1TD) and senior Jake Rimel (36 yards) led the ground attack for the IndianHawks.
Twelve separate defenders recorded tackles for Clopton-Elsberry. They were led by Junior Zakk Eivins (11), Senior Maleek McPike (10) and Sophomore Colby Twellman (10). Martin and Junior Riley Walker was one tackle shy of reaching the double figure mark.
The IndianHawks will be back home this Friday night to take on South Callaway Bulldog team that is 1-4 on the season. Game time will be at 7 p.m.