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Spartans fall into early hole in 30-20 setback
NYAUN PATE RAN FOR 115 yards and two touchdowns in CMAs 30-20 defeat at the hands of East Clarendon last Friday night.
Will Rice refused to use the previous week’s emotional 20-14 loss to neighboring North Central as a crutch for a possible letdown heading into Camden Military Academy’s road contest at East Clarendon last Friday night.The predicament which the CMA boss found his team in Friday was the visiting Wolverines’ jumping to a 16-0 lead, which stood at 24-6 at halftime. The visiting Spartans tried to get back in the thick of things, only to come out on the short end of a 30-20 final score.The loss gave Rice and company a 1-2 mark heading into Friday’s 4 p.m. home game with the Providence Athletic Club Panthers.Following the setback, Rice said the Spartans should not have been feeling sorry for themselves after coming up short in Boonetown a week earlier.“We shouldn’t have been thinking about (North Central) because East Clarendon is a very good football team,” Rice said. “We had to get back out there and be ready to play.”The Wolverines scored on a five- and 10-yard run, followed by successful two-point conversions each time, in the first and second quarters, respectively, to jump out to a 16-0 lead.The Spartans dented the scoreboard for the first time when Nyaun Pate broke loose on a 55-yard scoring run in the second quarter to trim the deficit to 16-6.