Clinton @ SMCC Friday 7:00p

Clinton and SMCC have met 7 times previously with the Falcons winning 6 of them.  These 2 teams last met in the 2015 pre-districts with Clinton taking that one 14-10.  Clinton would go on to Ford Field, falling to Ithaca in the Finals. Clinton has made the playoffs 11 out of the last 13 seasons and hold a playoff record of 17-18.  SMCC has made the playoffs 16 of the last 19 seasons and hold a playoff record of 45-20.

Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central Falcons(8-2 Huron, 7-2 overall)

SMCC gets things done through the ground in their Full House T offense, averaging 31.4 PPG while giving up 21.5. Offensively the Falcons are led by:

Junior FB Alex Morgan(6’0″ 180 lbs) 978 yards on 116 carries, 10 TD.
Junior RB Sam Cousino(6’2″ 220 lbs) 706 yards on 97 carries, 10 TD.
Senior RB John Ritchie(6’0″ 185 lbs) 604 yards on 109 carries, 7 TD.

Clearing the path are:
Junior T, Connor Bogdanski(6’3″ 260lbs)
Senior G, Briggs Hehl(6’0″ 205 lbs)
Senior TE Bryce Iott(6’4″ 260 lbs)
Junior T James Hawkins(5’8″ 230 lbs)
Junior C Brendan Sloan

Defensively leading the Falcons are:
Junior DE, Gus Flint(6’0″ 200 lbs) 49 tackles, 12 for loss.
Junior MLB, Sam Cousino(6’2: 220 lbs) 68 tackles.
Junior DT, Mason Gullen(6’3″ 240 lbs)
Senior LB Toby Huber(6’0″ 195lbs

The Falcons hold a 2-2 record vs playoff teams and is fronted by Head Coach Adam Kipf.

Clinton Redskins(6-1 Tri-County, 8-2 overall)
Clinton boasts a high powered offense primarily out of the Full House T, averaging 41.5 PPG.
Offensively the Redskins are led by:
Junior QB Dylan Settles(6’0″ 170lbs) 741 yards on 89 carries 12 TD. 23-49 402yds 2 TD.
RB Jack Voll  687 yards on 83 carries 12 TD.
RB Christian Minard 519 yards on 76 carries 10 TD
Up front for Clinton:
Senior T Conner Brodie(6’0″ 270lbs)
Senior T Brandt Brown
Senior G William Baker(5’9″ 274lbs)
Defensively ,giving up 23.9 PPG, the Redskins are led by:
Senior MLB Christian Korte(5’10” 170 lbs) 44 tackles, 4 for loss.
Senior S Clay Langer(5’7″ 150 lbs) 43 tackles 1 INT
Jeffrey Konz 39 tackles, 7 for loss, 1 sack.
The Redskins hold a 2-2 record vs playoff teams and led by Head Coach Jeremy Fielder.
This will be the 4th playoff meeting between Clinton and SMCC since 2007.  A nice little rivalry has built up over the years between these two.  Rain may be  on the slate for Friday, ball security will be paramount.  T vs T, who does it better? 
Chris’ Pick: SMCC 40 Clinton 28
Gary’s Pick: SMCC 40 Clinton 28
Frank’s Pick: SMCC 32 Clinton 28

21 thoughts on “Clinton @ SMCC Friday 7:00p”

  1. @5:56 I heard that guy yelling last week. That is not typical of CC fans at all. The AD talked to him during Q3 and he cleaned up. I hope he doesnt try that again. It won't be tolerated.

  2. 5:56 pm – good grief…… Already looking for pathetic conspiracy theories to explain why they lose if they lose? Do not disrespect the people who are willing to go out there and officiate. It takes a lot of courage to be an official today. Some fans (including CC fans) are disrespectful and have ridiculous expectations for refs when things aren’t going their way. I’ve heard CC fans screaming awful things to the refs at their home games! So to suggest these refs out there officiating lack integrity is ridiculous. Go stripe up if you want more depth in the “alumn” pool from other schools. Otherwise, shut up and have some respect for what they do.

  3. I guess some off us have not learned our lesson from last weeks contest when it was going to be a blowout. "Not so fast my friends!" Both of these teams have a strong playoff tradition and a recent history so they know each other well. Not sure home field matters much because Clinton will travel big and have their sideline filled. Field conditions will be sloppy so the edge may go to the Clinton who has the bigger offensive line, but SMCC has the power backs for three yards and a cloud of dust…..I mean mud! This could come don to special teams and we all hear the chatter about SMCC and their weaknesses in this area. If it comes down to passing Clinton gets the edge again since they do have a QB that can throw and run. Which defense will step up? That will also be a big question on the mud slicked Navarre Field. Best of luck to both teams and those in out county.

    -Lee Corso

  4. This is going to come down to adjustments and I give the nod to Clinton in this game because CC hasn't Changed a thing on defense , and they won't when they start to get pushed around In the trenches…Clinton in this one because of coaching…

  5. Clinton plays right into what CC is good at on defense. CC struggles with side to side play and speed. Clinton is built for power and straight ahead offense. Whiteford completely dominated them as they owned both lines of scrimmage. Clinton is big, but it will all depend on how physical CC is up front.

  6. For the Clinton fans that say cc has no defense, the last T team they faced was held to 6 points and that was Riverview. Just some food for thought.

  7. Good luck to all of our county teams Friday. Thanks Chris, Gary and Frank for all your hard work and dedication to Monroe County High School football.

    CC Alum

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