The Clinton County Football team won it’s third game in a row, putting the team at 3-1 on the season, with Friday night’s win over Jenkins, 46-6.
Head Coach Jamie Miller said his team didn’t come out very strong and against a stronger opponent, that factor could be the decision in a game.
“We had a four plus hour bus ride and we got there about 30 minutes to an hour before we had to get on the field,” Miller said. “They came out in kind of a lull and allowed Jenkins to score for a 6-0 lead. We can’t afford that against a high quality team.”
Miller said coming out on the field and taking care of business in the opening minutes is something his team struggles with.
“Fortunately we were able to settle in and get things done,” Miller said. “It kind of snowballed on Jenkins. They never really had any more offense to speak of after that,” Miller said. “We are thankful we got to play everybody Friday night. My concept in a football game is to play everybody we can under the concept of winning. I’m going to play as many kids as I can. Having these last couple of games has given kids the opportunity to play on a Friday night.”
Miller said his second and third teams were very effective against Jenkins.
“Our running backs wouldn’t have it so good without the offensive line. They have really stepped up in the last little bit,” Miller said. “They have been opening gashing holes for our backs to hit. Obviously every play isn’t going to be a touchdown, but we’ve had several plays we’ve run over and over again.
Friday night’s game marks the second time the clock has run continuously in the Bulldogs’ favor and Miller sees that as a very positive thing.
“At one point we didn’t have a single starter on the field and they took the ball down the field and stuck it in the endzone,” Miller said. “That’s promising for the future. We didn’t run the score up. When you put the younger kids in, they want to do as good as they can. We needed to shorten the game and not try to embarrass anybody. We’ve been there, we know how that feels.”
Clinton County will again be on the road this Friday night, traveling to Caverna. Caverna is now 0-4 on the year.
“Caverna put it on us pretty good last year,” Miller said. “They have two really stellar athletes. I feel like if we can slow those two down then we will compete.”
Last season, Caverna defeated the Bulldogs, 45-6.