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Clinton vs. Reidsville: Live score updates, North Carolina 2A football state championship

Refresh this post for constant updates as the Dark Horses take on the Rams in the North Carolina Class 2A state championship game
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RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA – The North Carolina Class 2A state championship game features a battle between Clinton and Reidsville. It takes place on Saturday (3:00 p.m.), at Carter-Finley Stadium.

Stay with SBLive North Carolina for reports from this state championship game and the others taking place this weekend.

Below is our Live Update Feed created and updated as the contest progresses. Read from the bottom up to follow the action chronologically from beginning to end.

Live Updates:



-Reidsville stuffed again on a fourth down in the red zone and turns the ball over on downs. Clinton will take over with 11:07 left to play at its own 9.

-Clinton with a three and out and forced to punt. Reidsville begins drive at Clinton 45.

-First play, Lee connects with Cam'ron Jones with a 45-yard TD strike and the Rams lead extends to 28-10 with 9:11 left. Reidsville sniffing its 23rd state championship.

-Clinton botches the ensuing kickoff and Reidsville recovers and has the ball at the Clinton 20-yard line.

-Clinton gets a score on a touchdown pass from Blackwell to Williams and the Dark Horses make the two-point conversion to trim the deficit to 28-18 with 5:32 left.

-Harrison covers the ensuing onside kick attempt and Reidsville has good field position to start its next drive.

-Reidsville is in victory formation. The Rams will win their 23rd state football championship and the first for Coach Erik Teague, who took over for his legendary father, Jimmy, this season.



-Clinton will receive the second half kickoff.

-Dark Horses will start the second half in great field position at their 47-yard line.

-Williams powers in from the 1-yard line for a Clinton touchdown to trim the deficit to 14-10 with 7:24 left in the third quarter.

-Good return by Flippen on the ensuing kickoff sets the Rams up at their 40.

-Reidsville answers and seizes momentum right back. Lee to--guess who--Kendre Harrison for another touchdown oass, this time from 19 yards. Rams lead 21-10 lead with 4:09 left in the third quarter. 

-Penalties doom Clinton on its next drive, including an intentional grounding call on a third and 23. Dark Horses forced to punt with 2:43 left in the third quarter.

-Reidsville will begin its next drive at midfield.

-End of the third quarter and Reidsville is deep in Clinton territory. Rams lead 21-10.

2Q: REIDSVILLE 14, CLINTON 3, Halftime

-Blackwell on the keeper to convert the third and short to begin the second quarter. Dark Horses in Reidsville territory.

-Clinton faces a fourth and 4 from the Reidsville 37 and sends out the punt team.

-Clinton's punt pins Reidsville at its own 1-yard line to start the next drive.

-Reidsville can't convert a third and 13 and is forced to punt for the first time. Clinton a little too aggressive on the block attempt and is called for roughing the kicker. Reidsville gets the ball right back with 6:32 left in the second quarter.

-Reidsville can't take advantage and is forced to punt again. Clinton will take over at its 23 with 5:20 left in the quarter.

-Amaris Williams, who has committed to Florida, is a handful to tackle when he is running downhill. Dark Horses are in Rams territory again.

-Blackwell sacked by Kendre Harrison on third down to stop Clinton. Williams can't convert a fourth and 10 run and Reidsville will take over on downs at its 30 with 1:08 left and two timeouts.

-Lee nearly throws an interception on third down and then throws an incomplete pass on fourth down to kill a potential Reidsville scoring drive. Both teams scoreless in the second quarter and the Rams lead 14-3 at halftime.


-Clinton is in its white jerseys and black pants and helmets. Reidsville is in its gray jerseys with gold trim and blue pants and gold helmets.

-Reidsville will receive the opening kickoff

-The Rams will start their opening drive at the 35 yard line.

-Al Lee with his first completion of the game to Kendre Harrison. That's a connection to keep on eye on throughout the game.

-The Rams convert their first third down on a strong run by Jariel Cobb and are in the red zone at the 15 yard line.

-Dionte Neal scores on a 12-yard jet sweep to give Reidsville an early 7-0 lead with 9:57 left in the first quarter.

-Clinton will begin its first drive at the 11 yard line.

-Big run from Josiah Robinson on the first play from scrimmage sets up the Dark Horses at the Reidsville 29.

-Blackwell converts a third down run and the Dark Horses have a first and goal at the 8.

-Reidsville's Kendre Harrison gets his hands on a third down pass attempt that falls incomplete, forcing Clinton to kick a field goal to get on the scoreboard. Reidsville leads 7-3.

-Reidsville opens its next drive at the 38.

-Cobb with another power run to convert a third down for the Rams, who has the ball at midfield with 2:48 left in the first quarter.

-Lee to Neal for 37 yards sets the Rams up at the Clinton 13.

-Lee to Harrison, who drags a few Clinton defenders the final five yards for the touchdown. Reidsville extends lead to 14-3 with 1:42 left.

-End of first quarter. Clinton facing a third and one near midfield.


- Kickoff is schedule for 3:00 p.m. (EST)