As you are aware, we both have and continue to cover Clarksville, Tennessee talent, and talent from the Clarksville metropolitan area, as part of our coverage largely because we are principally based in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Hopkinsville and Clarksvillecomprise one metropolitan area in spite of one city being in Kentucky and the second laying just across the Tennessee state line. Well, we are proud to have partnered with the law firm of Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys to feature a weekly article promoting a Clarksville-Montgomery County area prep football player. Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys is a full service law firm covering all areas within the realm of general practice from domestic to criminal defense, contracts to malpractice, Will & Estates to civil and criminal matters in General Sessions. If you have a problem, they have a solution. If you feel like you’re drowning, they are the life raft. Call them at 931.645.3888 or just drop by 137 Franklin Street in Clarksville, Tennessee 37040.
Take a guess, what is among the oldest rivalries in the history of the TSSAA? If you guessed Springfield High School versus Clarksville High School you would be correct. Springfield and Clarksville High have played each other for over 100 years and have renewed the rivalry in the new millennia. To Yellow Jacket and Wildcat fans alike, it is THE GAME. Well, Clarksville High School won THE GAME last night in Clarksville, Tennessee in spite of being without its most decorated skill player in Joshua Watch. As Watch would watch the game (pun intended), the Yellow Jackets turned to running-back, Samuel Smith.
Allow us to set the scene. With 10 minutes and 11 seconds left in the 3rd quarter, Springfield found the end zone to erase what was a 20-14 half time road deficit. With the hated Yellow Jackets now on top 21-20, the Wildcats went to work, and most particularly, this week’s Montgomery County POW went to work. Sam Smith, the 6-1.5 and 176 pound, 2019, RB would score on an 11 yard TD run from scrimmage and then follow up that carry with a 47 yard scoring scamper. The first carry, from 11 yards out, put the Wildcats back on top and the second carry, the 47 yarder, added some separation space. From a third quarter deficit, the Wildcats would enter the 4th quarter ahead 32 to 21 before QB, Ford Cooper, would get a TD himself in the final stanza for the ultimate 38-21 margin. Two other guys who could just as easily been awarded this distinction for their play last night are Ford Cooper, whose play at QB to open the season has been outstanding, and WR, Donte Hurt, who, coupled with Cooper last night, comprised a down-field passing attack the Yellow Jackets just couldn’t contain.
On the night, it is estimated Smith carried the football between 12 to 14 times and gained in the neighborhood of 120 rushing yards with a pair of scores. Maybe he is the player of the week for when his scoring outburst occurred, which was immediately after the Yellow Jackets had taken their first lead and were threatening to seize momentum. Sometimes it is not just what you do but when you opt to do it, right football fans? Clarksville fans were very happy Mr. Smith invited himself to the party during last night’s 3rd quarter and his efforts insured the Wildcats would leave the field as victors.
We are very proud to award to Class of 2019, RB, Sam Smith, this week’s distinction as the Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys, Montgomery County Player of the Week. KPGFootball continues to look forward to our partnership with Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys as we both continue to publicize and promote all of the fine young football players in and around Clarksville, Tennessee.
Congratulations to Samuel Smith for being our Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys, Montgomery County Area Player of the Week!
This is Fletcher Long, reminding you #WeGotUCovered and reporting for KPGFootball. Remember as we begin the 2018 football season ballers to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!
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