Football team post 28 points in losing effort

Posted October 9, 2013 at 1:34 pm


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The Clinton County Football team moved to 3-4 on the year after a high scoring contest Friday night that saw the Bulldogs on the losing end of a 50-28 game against Lynn Camp.

Head Coach Jamie Miller said he was proud of his offense during the first half as Clinton County headed into the locker room down by only 10, 38-28.

“I felt we moved the ball well during the first half,” Miller said. “I felt we could have had some success offensively in the second half, but we had a key injury at the quarterback position.”

Miller said Austin Stearns suffered a concussion during the third quarter and Eli Brown replaced him on offense.

“We are going to give him more reps this week during practice. in case something like this happens again,” Miller said. “We have to play much better on defense. Defensively, I’m not going to take anything away from their running backs because they ran hard and were very elusive, but we had trouble containing all three of them.They hit us on about four trick plays. Usually when a team has to rely on trick plays they don’t have a whole lot of success, but they were successful on each and every one of them.”

Miller said he felt good at the half, having caught Lynn Camp and getting to within 10 points at the midway point.

“They came out and stretched it to 17 and the wheels just kind of fell off of us totally,” Miller said. “I was very pleased to put 28 points on the board during the first half. I just wish we could have matched that in the second half and we would have come out on top.”

Miller and the Bulldogs will be back at home this week against Red Boiling Springs before taking October 18 off, during Foothills Festival, and being back on the field October 25 at Clay County, Tennessee. The Dawgs will wrap up its season on November 1 with a home against Jackson County.

“We scrimmaged Red Boiling Springs a couple of years ago and I feel like we dominated that scrimmage,” Miller said. “We will see come Friday night what they want to give us and we will try to take advantage of it.”

Daniel Mills ran the ball during the first quarter against Lynn Camp Friday night. The Dawgs lost the contest, 50-28 and move to 3-4 on the year. Clinton County will be back at home again this Friday night to host Red Boiling Springs at 7 p.m.