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The senior Jackets practice Monday evening.
The senior Jackets practice Monday evening.
The junior Yellow Jackets work out Monday afternoon.
The junior Yellow Jackets work out Monday afternoon.

The weather is cooling off and the days are getting shorter, that means it’s football season.

Your senior high Yellow Jackets have been in the gym all summer and in full pads for the past three weeks getting ready to kick off the 2013 season.

Let’s meet the team:

Wyatt Fletcher, 6’ 160 lbs., senior

Stephen Sappington, 6’ 210 lbs,, senior

Sam Phillips, 6’4’’ 190 lbs., senior

Drew Farmer, 5’9’’ 185 lbs., senior

Caden ‘Dog’ Hickman, 5’8’’ 185 lbs., senior

James Slack, 5’10’’ 150 lbs., senior

Mason Speer, 6’ 190 lbs., senior

Brandon Trujillo, 5’6’’ 135 lbs., senior

Shawn Watts, 5’9’’ 185 lbs., senior

Kaleb Ward, 6’2’’ 250 lbs., senior

Jonathan Hunter, 6’ 245 lbs., senior

Jacob Bane, 5’5’’ 200, senior

Greyson Bryant. 5’10’’ 280 lbs., senior

Caleb Pryor, 5’10’’ 230 lbs., senior

Dustin Cross, 6’ 250 lbs., senior

Daniel Beavers, 6’1’’ 185 lbs., junior

Nathan Teague, 6’ 170 lbs., junior

Colton Cook 5’7’’ 155 lbs., junior

Fielder “Duff” Dufrene, 5’11’’ 155 lbs., junior

Robert Farrell, 5’6’’ 160 lbs., junior

Jackson Allen, 5’6’’ 155 lbs., junior

Tyler Davis, 6’ 155 lbs., junior

Hunter Blanton, 5’11’’ 145 lb., junior

Harrison Lester, 6’1’’ 240 lbs., junior

Rex Fletcher, 6’ 195 lbs., junior

Hayden Treece, 6’2’’ 210 lbs., junior

Blake Baker, 5’9’’ 190 lbs., junior

Jason Martinez, 5’7’’ 170 lbs., junior

Nicholas Sheets, 6’ 240 lbs., junior

Mathew Madina, 5’9’’ 170 lbs, junior

Alex Clark, 6’1’’ 275 lbs., junior

Colton Martin, 6’2’’ 250 lbs., junior

Jace Bradley, 6’2’’ 280 lbs., junior

Blake Ludwig, 5’9’’ 145 lbs., junior

Ben Smith, 6’ 180 lbs., junior

Kannon Bradley, 6’2’’ 150 lb., sophomore

Mathew Gates, 5’10’’ 175 lbs., sophomore

Travis Farmer, 5’9’’ 140 lbs., sophomore

David Hunt, 5’10’’ 165 lbs., sophomore

Jesus Robles, 5’11’’ 240 lbs., sophomore

Austin Clark, 5’8’’ 200 lbs., sophomore

Weston Harper, 5’10’’ 140 lbs., sophomore

Garrett Bagley, 5’10’’ 180 lbs., sophomore

Micah Passmore, 5’8’’ 225 lbs., sophomore

Brittany Gobert, 5’ 165 lbs., sophomore

Cager Bandy, 5’9’ 170 lb., sophomore

Alex Golden, 5’11’’ 185 lbs., sophomore

Chase “Sweet” Cook, 5’9’’ 190 lbs., sophomore

Trevor Dawson, 5’8’’ 175 lbs., sophomore

Michael Widener, 5’11’’ 315 lbs.,, sophomore

Logan Scott, 5’8’’ 145 lb sophomore

Tristan Roberson, 6’ 170 lbs., sophomore

Now that’s a lot of beef. The Jackets’ head coach is Chris Dufrene and assistant coaches are Joe Hudson, Jesse Wilson, and Derrick Ayens.

The Yellow Jackets will go up against themselves in the Black and Gold game Thursday, Aug. 22. Junior high will play at 5:30 p.m. and the senior team at 7 p.m. The cost to get into the Black and Gold game is Gatorade. Just drop off some Gatorade at the gate and come on in. The Gatorade is used by the Yellow Jackets throughout the season.

The Jackets will host Dover in a practice game on Thursday, Aug. 29. Junior high will play at 5:30 p.m. and senior high at 7 p.m.

The season kicks off at the University of Central Arkansas in the Hootens Classic at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5. The Clinton Yellow Jackets will take on Arkansas Baptist. Tickets for the Hootens Classic are $7 and available for purchase at Clark’s Cleaners. All proceeds go to Hootens sports and Clinton football.

The weather is awesome so let’s get out and watch some great football.

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