It’s been a long road, but after losing the past 38 games, Clinton County finally put one in the win column Friday night against Trimble County, 13-6.
As the final horn sounded, players rushed the field and Head Coach Jamie Miller was drenched with the famous “Gatorade bath” at mid- field.
Plenty of fans were on hand to see the Bulldogs pick up its first win of the season, with most of the grandstand remaining full after halftime.
“I think a lot of people will be there until they see a game is not in our favor,” Miller said. “We had some decent weather Friday night and when they see us leading they will stay. A lot of people wanted to see us win. The community has been more supportive this year. People in the community are showing positive attitudes towards what we are doing. The kids notice that and they noticed the stands were pretty full after the game was over.”
After the game, Miller said it was a packed house inside the locker room with more than 40 parents and fans congratulating the team on the win.
“I even had 30 something people come by my house after the game which is a pretty good occurrence,” Miller said. “Obviously one win is not suitable … we have to continue to grow on that. The big things is getting that monkey off our back. Now they understand they can win and hopefully they will see they can do it. I think winning is contagious, but so is losing … let’s hope the winning spreads among these guys.”
Miller said some of the guys on his team had never enjoyed the aftermath of winning a game and he thinks they will strive to get that feeling back in the upcoming games.
“We are going to try and have a good week of practice this week,” Miller said. “We are improving everyday. Hopefully we will be ready to go Friday night.”
Clinton County’s game at McCreary Central will begin at 7 p.m.