Some important players to be aware of on Clinton's team include their starters, new recruits, and role players.

Some important players to be aware of on Clinton’s team include their starters, new recruits, and role players.

Last week, Clinton High School emerged as the victor in the 2A East regional championship, and they are now preparing to face Reidsville, the 2A West champion, in this Saturday’s 2023 2A state championship game.

This is the roster for Clinton, which includes detailed notes on nearly every player for HSOT Insiders.

Nydarion Blackwell is a 6’3″ 190-pound junior quarterback.

  • Starting Quarterback
  • He has successfully completed 67.5% of his passes this season, boasting an impressive ratio of 25 touchdowns to 1 interception.

The second player is Josiah McLaurin, a senior who plays both wide receiver and running back. He stands at 6 feet tall and weighs 177 pounds.

  • 3-star Maryland Wide Receiver commit
  • I sustained a foot injury during the second round of the state playoffs and will be unable to continue playing.

  • Before being injured, he quickly gained 1,170 yards and scored 27 touchdowns, in addition to catching 28 passes for 509 yards and nine touchdowns.

Number 3 is Jakarrion Kenan, a junior playing the position of SS. He stands at 6 feet and 1 inch tall and weighs 170 pounds.

  • Begins at the position of Defensive Back.

  • Kenan is a highly skilled junior cornerback in the state, known for his impressive length and agility.

  • Leads the offense with yards-per-reception (24.5) and receiving touchdowns (eight)
  • Last week, I was able to block a punt and also make an interception, resulting in a safety.

#4 – Josiah Robinson, junior RB/OLB, 5’8” 180 lbs

  • Begins at the position of Running Back.

  • In his first 11 games, he ran for more than 1,000 yards and has since assumed a larger responsibility due to the injury of Josiah McLaurin.

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    In the beginning of the season, he made two catches totaling 107 yards and scoring two touchdowns.

Player #5 is Demarius Pugh, a sophomore who plays both running back and outside linebacker. He stands at 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds.

  • Begins at the position of Running Back.

  • He accumulated 287 yards and scored five touchdowns in his initial nine games of the season.

#6 – Jeffrey Arnette is a senior who plays both cornerback and wide receiver. He is 5 feet and 8 inches tall and weighs 142 pounds.

  • Begins at the position of Defensive Back.

#7 – Alexander Evans, senior FS/SS, 6’0” 175 lbs

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    Begins as a Defensive Back and also as a Wide Receiver.

  • Holds offers from UNC-Pembroke, Catawba College, Fayetteville State, Presbyterian College, Morehead State, Anderson, Lenoir-Rhyne, Barton
  • Has received offers for preferred walk-on positions from both Appalachian State University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

  • East-West All-Star selection
  • Averages 4.2 tackles/game

#8 – Koran Blackwell, senior MLB, 5’10” 190 lbs

  • Starts at Linebacker
  • Averaged 2.4 tackles/game

#9 – T.K. Raynor, senior CB

  • Begins at the position of Defensive Back.

#10 – Amaris Williams, a 6’3″ senior, plays the positions of defensive end, tight end, and running back. He weighs 265 pounds.

  • 4-star Florida defensive line commit
  • He will begin as a Running Back and also have significant playing time on the Defensive Line.

  • Scored four touchdowns and gained nearly 200 yards in the regional final last week.

  • On average, he gets 1.9 tackles for loss per game and 1 sack per game.

Player #12 is Landen Pearson, a senior who plays both middle linebacker and tight end. He stands at 6 feet 3 inches and weighs 235 pounds.

  • Begins at the position of Tight End.

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    Has received offers from Bluefield State, St. Andrews, and the University of North Carolina.

  • Received an invitation for a Preferred Walk-On position at App State.

  • In his first nine games, he made 12 receptions for a total of 278 yards and scored five touchdowns.

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Tremayne Ashford, a sophomore wide receiver, is number 13.

Number 14 is Josh Pope, a senior defensive end who stands at 5 feet 11 inches and weighs 200 pounds.

Fifteenth on the roster is Jayden Williams, a second-year player who plays both middle and outside linebacker positions.

  • Starts at Linebacker
  • Averages 5.3 tackles/game

“Number 16 is Joshua Moore, a second-year player who plays as a wide receiver and cornerback. He stands at 5 feet 10 inches and weighs 140 pounds.”

Number 17 is Jonah Boone, a first-year player in the positions of wide receiver and cornerback.

Number 18 is Tyler Patrick, a first-year player who plays quarterback, wide receiver, and cornerback.

#20 – Aaron Cooper, sophomore RB

Number 21 – Ny’Shawn Sampson, a senior cornerback.

Javion Kenan, a senior outside linebacker standing at 6 feet and weighing 195 pounds, is number 22 on the team.

  • Starts at Linebacker
  • Averages 3.4 tackles/game

Javier Joyner, a senior outside linebacker, measures 5 feet 10 inches and weighs 175 pounds.


Player #24 is Dustin Williams, a senior professional baseball player in the MLB.

  • Starts at Linebacker
  • Averages 4.0 tackles/game

#26 – Ty Morrisey, junior FB/TE

  • Begins at the position of Tight End.

#29 – Brock Sumner, senior K

Bryson Mozingo is a freshman who can play FS/SS/WR and stands at 5 feet and 11 inches, weighing 150 pounds.

Nathan Barden, a second-year student, plays the positions of middle linebacker and outside linebacker.

  • As a defender who rotates in and out of the game, their average number of tackles per game is 2.1.


Comment from sophomore Brandt Sumner, notification #35.

#36 – Trejon Gayle, senior WR

#40 – Nathan Fowler, senior DE, 6’2” 250 lbs

  • Begins at the Defensive Line

  • Averages 2.5 tackles/game

#50 – Josiah Dwyer, junior TE/DE, 6’4” 245 lbs

  • Begins at the Defensive Line

  • The team’s formidable pass rusher recorded numerous sacks during the regional championship game last week.

#52 – Dexter Wilson, senior DT/OT, 6’0” 235 lbs

  • Starts at Center

#54 – Acere Brinson, junior OLB/DE

  • Averages 2.3 tackles/game

Player #55 is Jymiek Sampson, a senior defensive tackle standing at 6 feet 1 inch and weighing 295 pounds.

  • Begins at the position of Left Tackle.

  • Although not listed as a starting player on defense, this individual will still have a significant amount of playing time on the interior of Clinton’s defensive line.

  • Has received an offer from the University of St. Andrews.

  • Selection for the East-West All-State Game

“Connor Boyette, a senior offensive guard, measures 6 feet tall and weighs 268 pounds.”

  • Begins at Right Guard

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Elisha Bennett, a senior offensive tackle/guard, was let go by the Giants.

#65 – Hayden Hill, junior OT

Walter Parsons, a 5’11” 290-pound junior offensive guard, is number 66.

  • Begins at the left guard.

#67 – Zavion Boone, senior DL

Devon Garner, a sophomore, plays the positions of offensive guard and defensive tackle.

Samuel Williams, an experienced OT in their senior position, is number 75.

  • The position we are discussing is Right Tackle.

Tyshaun Williams is a junior offensive tackle, number 78.

#80 – Jaden Ashe, freshman DE

Jase Westerbeek is a senior outside linebacker, number 84.

  • Backup Linebacker
  • Averages 2.5 tackles/game

Cullen Lewis is a freshman who plays both tight end and defensive end.

#90 – Clark Miller, junior MLB

Check out the roster notes for Reidsville here.