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Clark beats Del Sol, despite key first-half injuries

high school football media day 2015

Christopher DeVargas

Clark High School football players Donovan Jackson and Amir Boone before the 2015 Season.

For the second straight week, Clark struggled to find an offensive rhythm early in the game.

But once again, the Chargers took control in the second half to beat Del Sol 23-8 and improve to 2-0 on the season.

“I thought we had cleaned up a lot of mistakes from the first week, but some of them were still there,” said Clark coach Don Willis. “It was another sloppy win for us, but a win nonetheless.” After opening the game with a touchdown to go up 7-0, the Chargers again had troubles with snapping the ball.

A snap out of the shotgun sailed over the quarterback’s head and resulted in a safety for Del Sol, and a late touchdown gave the Dragons an 8-7 lead at halftime.

Not only that, but Clark’s star running back, Milan Dixon, injured his ankle near the end of the half after running for 110 yards. He was held out of play in the second half, as was starting quarterback Nick Kinnard, who was also injured in the first half.

That left freshman quarterback Isaiah Bigby behind center. He answered the call, running for two touchdowns in the second half to clinch the game for the Chargers.

Next week, Clark will put its perfect start on the line when it travels to take on Faith Lutheran.

Jesse Granger can be reached at 702-259-8814 or [email protected]. Follow Taylor on Twitter at twitter.com/JesseGranger_.

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