Clinton beats Anadarko 21-14 to win 4A state title
BY SCOTT WRIGHT NewsOK.com
Sunday, December 02, 2012
12/02/12 at 7:52 AM
STILLWATER - Garrison Mendoza couldn't hold the tears back.
He has been waiting and watching and working too long for his chance to bring a gold ball to Clinton.
As his teammates hoisted the trophy on one side of him, and fans celebrated on the other side, Mendoza was overcome with emotion as he talked about days as a 6-year-old running around on the sidelines of Red Tornado practices, hoping he'd one day have the opportunity to be a part of history.
Saturday was that day. Mendoza quarterbacked 12-2 Clinton to a 21-14 win over Anadarko in the Class 4A state championship game at Boone Pickens Stadium, the school's 16th state title.
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CLINTON 21, ANADARKO 14
A: R.J. Sink 2 run (Cole Nation kick)
C: Marquiz Simpkins 7 run (Jimmy Adams kick)
A: Sink 1 run (Nation kick)
C: Garrison Mendoza 1 run (Adams kick)
C: Simpkins 27 run (Adams kick)
|Rushing Yards||40-142 ||35-178|
|Fumbles no, lost||0-0||1-0|
Original Print Headline: Clinton wins 4A title over Anadarko
Clinton's Devon Mitchell (left), Quinton Hand and Justin Twins celebrate with the trophy after beating Anadarko in the Class 4A state championship game Saturday in Stillwater. CHRIS LANDSBERGER / The Oklahoman