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Tripoli shuts down Clarksville 28-14 for district runner-up spot

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CLARKSVILLE (KWWL) -- An early offensive shootout quickly turned into a defensive stalemate as Tripoli held on to defeat Clarksville 28-14.  The win gives the Panthers the #2 district seed and a home contest when the postseason begins Wednesday night.

The two teams traded jabs in the first half as Tripoli standout running back Tyler Lennox scored on runs of 15 and 7 yards, while Clarksville quarterback Scott Hempen threw touchdown passes of 70 and 6 yards.  Still the Indians trailed 16 to 14 midway through the second quarter.

Tripoli added to their lead on a 25 yard touchdown pass from James Barz to Austin Drewis, while the Panthers' first half scoring was capped on a long interception return for a touchdown with just 6 seconds remaining in the second quarter.

In the second half, Hempen was picked off twice by Drewis as both teams failed to score in the final 25 minutes.

Online reporter Mark Woodley

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