McLoud finished with 359 yards of offense Friday night, but could not overcome Clinton’s rushing game as the Redskins fell 41-21 in the first round of the Class 4A district playoffs.
McLoud finished with 359 yards of offense Friday night, but could not overcome Clinton’s rushing game as the Redskins fell 41-21 in the first round of the Class 4A district playoffs. The host Red Tornadoes put together more than 550 yards of offense, including 409 on the ground. Clinton scored five touchdowns via the rush. McLoud trailed 20-7 after one quarter, and 27-7 at the break. Clinton expanded its lead to 41-7 after three quarters as McLoud ended the scoring with two fourth-quarter TDs. Klayton Adams led McLoud’s rushers with 61 yards on 11 carries. Quarterback Joseph Wood added 47 yards and a score on 23 carries, and he completed nine of 16 passes for 238 yards and two scores. He was picked off once. “We got behind 21-0 in the first half and battled back to within 35-21, then we had an interception in their territory when we were about to score,” said McLoud head coach Eric Cardin. “We just couldn’t stop their run game early. They are a real good team. “I am very proud of our kids. They battled back all game long.” McLoud, after posting its first winning season and making its first postseason appearance since 2008, ends the 2012 run at 6-5. Adams ends the season with 784 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on 141 carries, and he also picked up 247 yards and three TDs on 23 catches. Wood rushed for 426 yards and 11 scores on 138 carries for the season, and he completed 113 of 215 passes for nine scores and more than 1,580 yards. Zaylon Mahtapene was McLoud’s leading receiver for the year with 448 yards on 26 catches. Austin Carroll caught 31 passes for 380 yards and two scores. Note: Report compiled by Jason Smith.