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CLINTON RED TORNADOES

 

Coach: JOHN HIGBEE

 

SCHEDULE:

9-4 - vs. Woodward

9-11 - vs. Heritage Hall

9-18 - at Millwood

9-25 - vs. Newcastle

10-2 - vs. Chickasha

10-9 - at Cache

10-15 - at Elgin

10-23 - vs. Weatherford

10-30 - at Elk City

11-6 - at Bethany

 

QUICK HITS:

Clinton and Elk City have met every season since 1947. The Tornados have a huge lead in the all-time series and have won 21 of the last 22 meetings. Running back Atrel Bryson battled injuries in 2019. He posted huge numbers in the Tornados 49-13 win over the Elks with seven carries for 235 yards and five touchdowns. Anadarko will not be on the schedule for the first time since 2011. Clinton won the last four meetings over the Warriors including a 21- 20 decision on October 25th.

 

LAST 7 YEARS:

2019 - 6-5

2018 - 11-2

2017 - 3-7

2016 - 10-3

2015 - 6-6

2014 - 6-6

2013 - 8-4

 

OFFENSE

The football season can’t get here quick enough for everyone in Clinton. Head coach John Higbee has five starters returning to the offense giving the staff a good nucleus to work with. “We’ll just be excited to be able to play football after the recent craziness we’ve been facing,” said coach Higbee. The craziness may or may not be over by the time football season starts, but expect Clinton to come out prepared as tailback Atrel Bryson (5-10, 170, Sr.) and quarterback Caden Powell (6-3, 205, Sr.) return for their final season. Both guys are dynamic players with big play potential. Zade Cisineros (6-0, 170, Sr.) is penciled in at the H-back position while Matt Zurline (6-2, 190, Sr.) will play tight end. Zurline is an important piece of the puzzle as Clinton looks to balance out their attack. Offensive lineman Ben Foster (6-3, 215, Jr.) returns adding some experience up front. Clinton will need younger linemen to mature as they look to fill a couple of holes upfront.

DEFENSE

Five starters return to the defensive side of the ball for Clinton. Bryson is a two-way player for Clinton and an excellent free safety. Bryson will patrol the secondary while Aaron Seabolt (5-8, 140, Jr.) will work to stop anything that comes his way or any running back looking to break into the second level of the defense. Nate Jones (5-11, 165, Jr.) is the type of corner you want on your football team. Jones plays in a phone booth and has a nose for the football. As do a pair of outside linebackers in Powell and Cisineros. Both players have excellent speed on the edge and can be used in blitz packages. The future of Clinton football is looking good as football returns and life returns to normal.

 

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