The Clark County Indians used a stingy run defense and another solid game from running back Caleb Lapsley to defeat Hallsville 22-7 in a Class 2 Quarterfinal football game. Lapsley had two rushing touchdowns in the game. His second one proved to be the fatal blow in the game.

Regional Radio’s Austin Ward with the call on Superstation KRES and Lapsley finished the game with 170 yards and 2 touchdowns on 21 carries. Meanwhile Hallsville’s proficient rushing attack was held to 160 yards on 42 carries. Hallsville coach Justin Conyers said they just couldn’t solve the Clark County defense.

The loss ends a historic season for Hallsville. They finish with a 10-3 record and their first district title in program history. Conyers said it was a season to be remembered.

Clark County jumped out early on a 10-yard touchdown run by Lapsley after Hallsville fumbled a punt return inside their own 20. They built their lead to 14-0 on a 5-yard run by quarterback Sam Wheeler on the first play of the second quarter. Clark County coach Ethan Allen said despite the early scores and victory there are areas that need improvement heading into next week.

The defense played a vital role in the Clark County victory. Allen said the run defense, in particular, was tremendous.

Clark County advances to their second state semifinal in three years. They will visit Ava next week with a birth in the Class 2 title game on the line.

Hallsville coach Justin Conyers

Clark County Ethan Allen