The Clinton County High School Bulldog football team held its first annual Meet the Bulldogs Saturday night to kick off this year’s season.
The event began with a tailgate style meal offered by the Friends of Football Boosters Club. A steady line of fans came out to support the team, as well as the band and cheerleaders.
As the grandstands filled up with spectators, introductions of the band and cheerleaders led into the introduction of the football team, as well as recognizing past players who were in attendance, including players from the late 70s who played the first time football was offered in the athletic lineup at Clinton County.
The Clinton County High School Band, directed by Doug Sell, provided musical entertainment while introductions were made. Around 60 members of the band were on hand to support the team, as well as more than 20 cheerleaders. When combined with the football team, more than 100 students were involved in Saturday night’s football celebration.
Head Coach Jamie Miller’s wife, Trisha, told the NEWS, more than 250 meals were sold and an estimated 300-400 people were in attendance.
Miller is excited about the start of this year’s season, which begins Friday night, August 23, at home against Pickett County. A complete interview and the hopes of this year’s season can be found in this week’s Special Fall Sports Section.
After the festivities came to a close, a bonfire was held in the parking lot. This season’s senior members of the football team lit the fire, which was topped with a stuffed Bobcat.
Kick off for Friday night’s game against Pickett County is set for 7 p.m.
In the photo at below, a look at the stuffed Bobcat that was “burned at the stake” during the closing bon-fire. The football season kicks off Friday night when Clinton County plays host to the Bobcats of neighoring Pickett County, Tennessee. Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m.
A large crowd made it out to Bulldog Field last Saturday night to take in the sights, sounds and tastes of the Meet The Bulldogs event that marked the start of the 2013 football season at Clinton County High School.
Above, those attending are shown enjoying the pre-event meal, much of which was prepared by Anthony Dalton, pictured below left working a grill full of hamburgers, hotdogs and chicken. Below right, several former “old-timers” from past C.C.H.S. football seasons were recognized during Saturday night’s activities.