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Clark starts season with convincing victory against Western

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The Clark football team didn’t play its best the past two weeks during a pair of scrimmages preparing for the season.

But it didn’t appear that way Friday night.

The Chargers got three touchdowns and 185 rushing yards from senior running back Marquise McKinney in a 41-18 victory against host Western in the first game for both schools. It was also a Southwest Division contest, giving Clark a leg up in its quest to reach the playoff for the first time in nearly a decade.

“Our kids are definitely feeling better about themselves,” Clark coach Don Willis said. “We had some rough scrimmages, but the kids played better tonight. This is going to help our confidence for the next one.”

McKinney scored two touchdowns rushing and one receiving, while his brother, freshman Deyon McKinney, scored on a 25-yard touchdown run.

Shane Mclin added to the Chargers tally with a 3-yard scoring run, and quarterback Copper Platt passed and rushed for a touchdown.

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