Valiant effort by Clinton comes up just short

DETROIT — Clinton fell 27-20 Friday evening in the Division 6 state championship game.

The Redskins led 13-0 before giving up 27 straight points, then having two possessions to close out the game and try and tie the score. They came up short, falling to Ithaca in the state finals for the second time in three years.

“It’s bittersweet,” Redskin coach Scott McNitt said. “We lost to a great football team, but we are holding our heads high as can be. We had an outstanding season and I’m really proud of our guys.”

Noah Poore scored two touchdowns and Mathew Sexton on a 56-yard run.

Sexton led the Redskins with 141 yards rushing while Poore gained 47 on the ground and 41 through the air.

The Redskins finish 13-1 in McNitt’s 31st season as head coach of the team.

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