KAHOKA, Mo. (WGEM) -- Clark County is not afraid to admit it.
Last season's one point loss at Centralia was a tough pill to swallow and one that has sat in the Indians' guts for the better part of the last year.
Come Friday night, Quentin Hamner's squad has the chance to avenge that setback in the biggest game the Clarence Cannon Conference will feature this season, considering Clark County is ranked third in Class 2 and Centralia is slotted fifth in Class 3.
The Indians are ready.
"We've been waiting for this game since the last time we played them," senior Kyle Kovar said.
"I feel like our coaches are getting us motivated to play them, so we're ready to play them."
According to senior Logan Prewitt, "This is the game we've been looking forward to since last year after we lost. It would probably be the best thing (if Clark County defeated Centralia) so far this year and probably of my high school career."
Not only will Clark County be in search of keeping its undefeated record and conference title hopes intact, they will also look to snap Centralia's eye-popping 70 game regular season winning streak.
Hamner says his team will have to play near perfect football to earn a victory in a hostile environment.
"I just think we need to do what we do, continue to run the football on offense and play good defense to give us the situation, where in the fourth quarter, we're still in the game," Hamner explained.
"We're going to make sure they understand how important those four quarters of football (are), not take any plays off, and take our opportunities when they come."
Senior Austin Egley says anything short of their best effort won't be good enough.
"We've got to execute in all facets of the game," Egley noted.
"We've got to be good on defense, special teams, and offense. We've got to play an all around sound game and hope for the best."
Friday's trip to Centralia kicks off the start of a challenging three week stretch for Clark County to end the regular season.
Games at South Shelby and versus Brookfield await the Indians prior to the start of the playoffs.
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