Ithaca defeats Clinton 27-20 in state championship - WNEM TV 5

Ithaca defeats Clinton 27-20 in state championship

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The Ithaca Yellowjackets and the Clinton Redskins gave fans a good football game Friday.

The two faced off in the MHSAA division 6 championship game at Ford Field.

Both teams were 13-0 heading into the championship.

The Yellowjackets started off slow and didn’t score during the first half. Clinton led 7-0 at halftime.

Clinton scored another touchdown on their first drive in the third quarter, but the extra point was blocked. The Redskins led 13-0.

Ithaca came back and scored its first touchdown, making the score 13-7.

The Yellowjackets defense stepped it up in the second half. Fans could feel the change of pace and they cheered along.

Ithaca scored two more touchdowns in the third quarter, making the score 21-13 at the end of the quarter.

The Yellowjackets scored another touchdown with about 7:50 left in the game. They lined up for the extra point and had a false start penalty. They missed the extra point.

Ithaca led 27-13.

Clinton scored a touchdown with the extra point with less than 5 minutes left in the game. Ithaca led 27-20.

After the score the Redskins attempted an onside kick, but it was recovered by Ithaca.

Ithaca defeated Clinton 27-20.

This was Ithaca’s sixth consecutive season playing in the state championship. They won five out of those six games.

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