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Warriors Beat Indians

Photo Taken From Livestream

Another adjustment due to the Covid-19 pandemic is football in the spring. Waterville and Clinton opened the one-month season with a game at Brothertown Stadium. Clinton scored in the fourth quarter to get the win.

Varsity Football returned to Central New York Friday night with Waterville and Clinton facing each other at Brothertown Stadium.

A competitive and physical game saw a second half tie turn into a six point win for Clinton. Across new York state, football this season switched from fall to spring because of the pandemic.

Most teams are playing on turf fields as grass fields are not ready this early in the year. Friday night it proved a good step as rain fell non-stop during the game.

The game started with Waterville on offense after Clinton won the toss and deferred possession to the second half. After a one-yard one on first, Waterville fumbled the snap on second down.

Clinton's Colin Hebbard fell on the loose ball to give Clinton their first possession at their own 19-yard line in the opening minutes. Another errant snap from Clinton led to a fumble recovery for Waterville's Adam Eastman on the WCS 33-yard line.

The rainy, windy conditions, having already made their presence known with two consecutive bad snaps, made it tough for either team to throw or catch the ball. Waterville drove down the field for a couple of first downs but turned the ball over on downs.

Clinton lost three yards on a broken play on first down, but Carter Hinderling picked up a first down on two rushes. Aiden Walter rushed for eight yards on first down.

On second and two, Kole Davignon took the snap in a split back shotgun formation. He faked two handoffs, faked left, then looped back around to the right side of the field for a 43-yard touchdown run.

The two-point conversion attempt was stopped behind the line and Clinton took the lead 6-0 in the first quarter.

Waterville ran the ball and Caden Hinderling picked up a tackle…

The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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