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Akers Just Getting Started

By Webb Lewis

Clinton High School shocked a lot of people this past season with the success they were able to find down the stretch. They were just a play away from upsetting two of the top teams in the state in Starkville High School and eventual 6A champs, South Panola.

A large part of that success was due to their young quarterback, Cam Akers. Akers lead the offensive charge for the Arrows and at times seemed to be just about unstoppable. He is quick to point out how well the 2014 season went for he and his team.

"It went very well," Akers told SES. "Even though we didn't get a chance to make it to state. We had a nice 10-3 season making it to the 2nd round of the playoffs."

Akers had a monster season as a duel-threat QB. His 1,800 passing yards with 20 TDs along with his 896 rushing yards and another 17 scores earned him a spot on the SES All-State Team.

Akers says the success he was able to find was not a shocker but expected. "I wasn't surprised," Akers explained. "I knew that with all the hard work that I put in during the offseason and keeping God first that I could have a great season individually."

With the season ending in a two point loss to South Panola, Akers says he has hit the offseason hungry to get back on the field. "I have to work on everything to get better and that definitely makes me extra hungry," Akers said. "That's why we scheduled the team we lost to in the second round for our first game of the season."

As for early goals for the 2015 season, Akers already has one in mind.

"Winning state sums up everything we want to do."

***Photo by Thomas Brown

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