The Clinton County Bulldogs pulled off an impressive win Friday night against Red Boiling Springs in overtime, 34-26.
The game was tied at halftime, 14-14, and throughout the second half, both teams were matching each other point for point.
“I was real pleased with the outcome of the game,” Head Coach Jamie Miller said. “Our guys started off with that kick off we recovered. I always tell them to set the tempo during the first play of the game and that worked out pretty well to our advantage. Then we scored and went up, but then we kind of fell into a lull and we went back and forth during the first half. I think we were pretty fortunate to be tied at halftime. Somewhere in the locker room their attitudes changed and went 100 percent positive.”
As the game was tied at the end of regulation, overtime saw Clinton County make a pass from Austin Stearns to Daniel Mills for a touchdown, followed by a pass to the back of the endzone to Cole Nelson for the two point conversion and the eight point win.
“Our guys’ attitude and effort was probably the best it’s been all year during the second half,” Miller said. “The big thing was the attitude of the kids. I felt like they played with a lot of enthusiasm where they could make the right plays and play into position.”
Friday night’s win moved the Dawgs back to even on the year at 4-4.
“I think all but one game, the Metcalfe County game, of the games we’ve lost, we’ve self destructed,” Miller said. “If we can take care of our end of the deal, we should be able to compete in another good close game. Those games that are fun to watch are really not fun to a coach until the game is over.”
This week, with Clinton County Schools on fall break, the Dawgs will have the week off from games, and continue its season on Friday, October 25, against Clay County, Tennessee.
“Obviously a week off has pros and cons,” Miller said. “They kind of get out of the groove of playing Friday night. I gave them a couple of days off to try and heal. We have a few who are banged up and bruised a little. A lot of times, when they have that time off, they come back in and want to get after it.”
Austin Stearns got airborne to make a tackle Friday night against Red Boiling Springs. Clinton County won the game in overtime, 34-26, and move to 4-4 on the year. The Bulldogs will be off this week, but continue play on October 25, at Clay County, Tennessee.