Clarksville football’s mood was high, and the air in the school felt different after the first win of the 2019 season in Week 2. The student section rushed the field. Players showered head coach Justin Boser with water in the locker room. People were talking about the team in the hallways the following week.
Beating Eastern 54-18 wasn’t just any victory. It was a historic moment for the program, snapping a 46-game losing streak that dated back to Sept. 19, 2014. When the program won for the first time in 1,806 days, an enormous burden was lifted. No one wants to be known as the school that didn’t win a game for years,” senior lineman Larry Spaulding said.
The Generals’ run didn’t end there, winning two of their final three games to conclude the season with three wins. The last time they won more than three times in a season was 2012. That two of the losses in 2019 were by a one-possession margin were opportunities lost, but plenty of optimism oozed from last year.
It’s finally something different for this program, just creating that change felt really different for us,” senior lineman Samuel Stewart said. “We felt like we were respected as a program more, and we want to keep that going. here’s higher expectations in the group now. It’s not just get one win or a couple wins,” Boser said. “Our goal is to be above .500 and competing for one of the top spots in the conference.