Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted November 6, 2013 at 3:57 pm

A touchdown short, but a good game to end a good season

A fantastic crowd was on hand Friday night to watch our Bulldogs close out the 2013 football season against Jackson County, and while the effort came up just short of ending the year on a .500 note, overall, the game was a good effort by the Bulldogs.

As the game came down to the final minutes, Clinton County was just an interception or Jackson County fumble short of a the opportunity to pick up a game – tying touchdown, but it just was not to be and the Generals crossed the finish line to earn the 28-22 win over our Dawgs.

Still, it was a good night of football to close out a good season of football for Clinton County. Coach Jamie Miller and company posted a 4-6 record on the year, after a quick start that at one point saw the Bulldogs jump out with a 3-1 record early in the season.

Congrats to our Dawgs on a good year considering the program is still in the building mode.

Cross Country runners headed to Lexington

CCHS Athletic Director Mike Beard was glad to be able to report this week that two of our runners have qualified to advance to this weekend’s state meet for Cross Country.

Bianca Soma and Jacob Cross will both be making the trip to Lexington for Saturday’s KHSAA State Cross Country meet at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Congratulations are certainly in order to these two Runnin’ Dawgs on this accomplishment and good luck on Saturday.

Roundball up next – Meet the Bulldogs a week away

Lots of excitement from roundball fans in the area as they anticipate the start of yet another basketball season for Clinton County.

As I’ve mentioned a couple of times, the 2013-14 campaign will get underway the first week of December, with the Bulldogs hitting the hardwood with a couple of home games beginning with Rockcastle County on Monday, December 2, followed by a hosting of Somerset on Thursday, December 5.

The Lady Dawgs will hit the floor for the first time when they travel to Bowling Green on Friday, December 6 to take on Warren East. The first double-header for the Bulldogs and Lady Dawgs will be on Saturday, December 7, when the two varsity squads will couple up with the two junior varsity squads for an afternoon/evening four-game feature as we host Franklin Simpson. That four-game day gets underway at 3:00 p.m.

Get ready to jump straight into the season full-steam – that first week of action, including the junior varsity games is a 10 game start in four nights at the gym. That should quench the roundball thirst that’s been building since March.

Of course the official kick-off event to give the public the first chance to see the teams in action will be the upcoming Meet the Bulldogs which is slated for Friday, November 15. A chili supper will get things underway beginning at 4:00 p.m., with introductions and scrimmages to follow at about 6:00 p.m. ending with the Wall of Fame inductions.

More details about the Meet the Bulldogs and Wall of Fame ceremony next week.