Rewind of the season: William Blount | Special Mdt


Clinton: As the 2021 campaign approached, Governors had certain pieces they were passionate about. They had a new quarterback in Matthew Clemmer, Trey Clemmer’s younger brother, who was the WB caller for the past three seasons. Senior wide receiver and kicker Job Matossian was to be a major offensive weapon, and internally the thought was that the defense could take a few steps in the right direction. Those expectations did not materialize in the first test, as William Blount lost his first game of the season to Clinton, 41-23, at Mike White Field. The governors showed their potential with a resilient second half.

Karnes: The first two weeks of the season for William Blount were like a snowball rolling down a hill, a mistake that made matters worse. Governors’ inability to take a negative and put it behind them was the catalyst for a first half gone awry in their season opener against Clinton, and it tormented them again in a loss of 40-7 against Karns in the RT Everette Sports for the Beavers. Complex.

Jefferson County: Clemmer, just three games away from the most important position on the pitch, was growing just ahead of his team and coaches, leading the Govs on a practice as they trailed by threes in the dying minutes. He had made a few mistakes, but it didn’t matter. He converted a fourth and long from his own 31-yard line to keep the drive alive before placing William Blount at the Jefferson County 25-yard line with 2:06 left. Then he tried everything. It was there, for a second, when Clemmer’s main target Ashton Auker appeared to beat the defensive back on a stop-and-go run into the end zone. The ball was contested and then intercepted by Jefferson County security, and the odds of a first win went the other way as the Governors lost 17-14 on the road at Leroy Shannon Field.

Heritage: William Blount let slip three games of frustration to secure his first win and did so against his biggest rival. The Govs scored a convincing 38-18 victory over Heritage to win the 43rd Battle of the Bell at the Mountaineers’ Jack Renfro Stadium. William Blount set the tone early, scoring in his first two offensive practices, starting with Clemmer throwing a 58-yard pass to Ashton Auker to give the Govs a 7-0 lead less than two minutes into the first quarter. It was the first of five touchdown passes for Clemmer with over 300 yards in the air.

Science Hill: Clemmer did just about all he could with his passing, but the absence of the complementary running game that Science Hill clearly demonstrated ultimately doomed William Blount to a 55-27 loss. Governors and Hilltoppers amassed a total of 909 yards of offensive action on the artificial turf at Kermit Tipton Stadium, but Science Hill delivered an explosive run that added 219 yards in 25 runs to give a solid attacking extra dimension. by the way.

Sevier County: William Blount dropped a heartbreaking Sevier County, 28-21, at Mike White Field. After losing two points at the end of the fourth quarter, the Govs made their best comeback effort, but ultimately failed. Clemmer had another solid night, completing 12 of 26 passes for 233 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for another. Brandon Keeble and Matossian both caught long touchdown passes, and junior running back Eli Walker rushed for nearly 100 yards.

West Ridge: On a night when Governors were penalized over 100 yards and returned the ball three times, a late strike held them back, but Wolves quarterback Ethan Bergeron, who carried the ball 23 times for 185 yards, broke a 53-yard possession run that followed to carry West Ridge to the 28-21 decision over William Blount on Mike White Field.

Dobyns-Bennett: A fourth save gave William Blount the opportunity to build early momentum as he played for his life in the playoffs. The Governors made up a gimmicky play on the second set of the ensuing practice, but the pass protection failed and Clemmer couldn’t find either of the two wide-open receivers. The same scene unfolded in the next play, but instead of throwing it, Clemmer forced a pitch that was intercepted by Dobyns-Bennett linebacker Andrew Myers. A 28-yard pass from Jack Carson to Hayden Sherer in the third and 20 followed, marking the start of the end for William Blount in a 48-21 loss to DB at Mike White Field.

Hardin Valley: Many of the same issues that plagued Governors throughout the season resurfaced in a 22-15 loss to Hardin Valley at Mike White Field. A combination of an unusual bad night from Matthew Clemmer, four turnovers and an inability to put together a full 48 minutes ended the Govs’ ambitions for a second win.

Morristown East: There were plenty of reasons for William Blount to throw in the towel in the first half of a 31-22 loss to Morristown-East, but the Govs continued to fight and found themselves in the game late in the fourth. quarterback after being led by as much as 25 points.


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