Scott High head coach Josh Terry shares a laugh with some of his players just before kickoff of his debut game against Clinton on Friday, August 17, 2018. (LeEtta Boyatt/IH)

HUNTSVILLE — It was a different year and a different venue, but the storyline of Scott High’s season-opening showdown with Clinton on Friday was much the same as it was last time: missed opportunities.

The Highlanders, who lost 10-0 at Clinton to open the 2017 season after leaving several scoring opportunities on the field, twice came up empty in the red zone during the fourth quarter of Friday’s game, falling 16-8.

Scott High played well enough defensively to beat the Class 5A Dragons, using stops to set up scoring opportunities on a night where sustained drives were difficult for either team to accomplish. But Clinton’s defense proved equally good, creating stops and forcing turnovers when it mattered most.

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The complete story can be found in the August 23, 2018 print edition of the Independent Herald.