CHS football rallies for OT victory

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CLINTON – The Clinton Red Devils had to go the extra yards – 10 of them, in fact – to pull out a victory in their final regular-season football game Friday night.

Koko Richey scored two touchdowns, including one in overtime, and added a 2-point conversion in overtime as the Red Devils rallied from a seven-point deficit in the second half to pick up a 32-24 victory over the Woodruff Wolverines at Wilder Stadium.

The victory moved the Red Devils to 5-5 on the season and 3-2 in Region 3-3A play, but because Woodruff scored 24 points the Red Devils fell to third place in the region standings. That means, when postseason play starts in two weeks, Clinton will open on the road with the second-place team in Region 4. That will be Chester, which won its finale over Columbia, 43-6.

Woodruff scored touchdowns on its first two plays in the second half to erase a 17-7 deficit, but Richey scored on a 3-yard touchdown run to help tie the score late in the third quarter at 24-all, eventually setting up OT.

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