Macon Defeats Clark County, Sets Up Rematch with Palmyra in District Semis

The Macon Tigers picked up a 42-6 victory over the Clark County Indians Friday to advance to the Class 2 District 7 semifinals.

After the Tigers defense forced a three-and-out to start the game, senior running back Trevin Shrum wasted no time putting Macon on the board.

Brandon Monty with the call on KRES and Macon dominated the ground game throughout the contest. Five minutes later, Maurice Magruder chipped in with a score.

Shrum would add another rushing touchdown to cap off the first quarter and make it 21-0 Tigers after one. Clark County picked up its first score early in the first quarter.

From there, the Tigers would score the next and final three touchdowns of the game on a five yard pass from Mykel Linear to Bryant Carpenter, a one-yard Linear run early in the third, and a five-yard rushing touchdown from Chrisjen Riekeberg with 3:10 left in the third.

Shrum led the way for the Macon offense, rushing for over 100 yards and two scores. After dealing with ankle injuries all week and reaggravating the injury in this game, Macon head coach Joey Peterson was impressed with his senior running back’s resiliency.

After challenging them throughout the week, Peterson said the Macon defense stepped up and played an excellent game up front and in the secondary. The Tigers advance to the district semifinals to take on a familiar foe in Palmyra. Peterson outlines the Tigers outlook going into the rematch.

With the victory, the Tigers improve to 6-4 on the season. Clark County ends its season 1-9.

Macon head coach Joey Peterson: