Football – Division IV State Semifinal

Clarksville Clinton-Massie 45, Hartley 21

Turnover-plagued Hawks come up short against Wolf, Falcons

By ThisWeek Community News  • 

CLAYTON — The Clarksville Clinton-Massie High School football team entered its Division IV state semifinal against Hartley on Nov. 23 already tied for the most points in a season in state history with 731.

During a 45-21 victory over the Hawks at Northmont’s Good Samaritan Stadium, the Falcons showed one of their biggest scoring abilities involved capitalizing on their opponent’s mistakes.

Hartley committed five turnovers, which Clinton-Massie turned into 31 points.

“Whoever won the turnover battle was going to win this game,” Hartley senior running back and linebacker Ja’Wuan Woodley said.

Clinton-Massie will take a 14-0 record into the state championship game Nov. 30 against St. Clairsville.

Hartley, which finished 13-1, led 14-0 after the first quarter. Marcellus Calhoun scored on a 45-yard run with 2 minutes, 23 seconds to go in the quarter, and Sam Mackowiak scored on a 59-yard run with 48 seconds left.

During the second quarter, however, Clinton-Massie scored 24 points and Hartley had the ball for just two offensive plays.

Bayle Wolf scored on a 1-yard run with 6:19 left in the first half and Hartley fumbled the ensuing kickoff. Six plays later, Clinton-Massie quarterback Tyler Uetrecht hit Cole Brogan for a 19-yard touchdown pass to tie it at 14.

Hartley again fumbled the kickoff, and Chayse Wolf fell on it at the Hawks’ 30. Bayle Wolf hit Dylan Rose on a 28-yard halfback pass and then ran in from 2 yards with 2:29 to go in the first half to give Clinton-Massie a 21-14 lead.

Hartley quarterback Jared Brandewie threw incomplete on the first play of the next drive and the Hawks fumbled the ball away on the next play on a handoff.

To cap the ensuing drive, Clinton-Massie kicker Callum Jones made a 23-yard field goal on the final play of the first half.

Hartley cut it to 24-21 with 7:36 left in the third quarter when Woodley ran for a 52-yard touchdown on a fake punt.

With 4:57 to go in the third, however, another Hartley fumble on a handoff gave the Falcons the ball at the Hawks’ 5. Bayle Wolf scored on the next play to make it 31-21.

An interception by Brogan with 8 seconds left in the third quarter at the Hartley 7 set up another 1-yard scoring run by Bayle Wolf, who finished with 82 yards and five touchdowns on 26 carries, and made it 38-21.

“They made a lot of crucial plays, even taking away all of the turnovers,” Hawks coach Brad Burchfield said. “It was uncharacteristic of us, but that’s football. We came in hoping to get turnovers from them.”

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Team 1 2 3 4 Final
HARTLEY 14 0 7 0 21
CLINTON-MASSIE 0 24 7 14 45

H--Calhoun 45 run (Barringer kick)
H--Mackowiak 59 run (Barringer kick)
CM--B. Wolf 1 run (Jones kick)
CM--Brogan 19 pass from Uetrecht (Jones kick)
CM-- B. Wolf 2 run (Jones kick)
CM--Jones 23 FG
H--Woodley 52 run (Barringer kick)
CM-- B. Wolf 5 run (Jones kick)
CM-- B. Wolf 1 run (Jones kick)
CM-- B. Wolf 1 run (Jones kick)

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