Don Bosco made the playoffs for the first time in school history last year in 1A.
Friday night, the Dons played their first-ever 8-player game against the top ranked team in the state.
Clarksville opened with an impressive 53-22 win over 8th-ranked Midland.
Don Bosco's first play in 8-player football was not a good one.
Kyler Howe with a big gain but the ball was knocked free and Marc Johnson fell on it for the Indians.
Very next play and Dalton Ciaverelli with the keeper around the left side made it 6-0 Clarksville.
But then the game turned upside down - all thanks to the Dons passing game.
On 4th and Goal, Jake Hogan connected with Travis Havel in the end zone to tie the game at 6.
On the next possession, Hogan goes deep, puts it up, and finds Tyler Backes who comes down with the ball in the end zone to put the Dons up 14-6.
Later in the second quarter, it's Hogan again going up top and finding Havel again 22-6 Dons.
Later, T.J. Even with the inside handoff, breaks a tackle and takes it to the zone...30-6 at the half.
Don Bosco goes on to win 52-12.