Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted September 27, 2017 at 8:40 am

Dawgs leave Metcalfe with loss, but 4-1 record still a high point

The Bulldogs took their act across the way for a relative short trip to Metcalfe County Friday night and although we came home having suffered the first loss of the season, Bulldog spirits continue to be high after what was noted to be a very good performance.

Losing by just three points to the much higher rated Hornets, the Bulldogs certainly have plenty to be proud of in their accomplishments so far this season. That feeling of pride certainly includes the battle that led to a three point loss at the hands of Metcalfe County last Friday night, 29-26.

Next up, our Bulldogs will be on Bulldog Field this Friday night for what should be a game with weather that will give the feel of what high school football should be.

Lynn Camp (1A) will bring its 3-2 record to Albany for Friday night’s game after two run-away wins against its last two opponents, Jenkins (47-8) and Jellico, Tennessee (45-6).

The Wildcats defeated Clinton County in the game last year at Lynn Camp, 41-32.

Kickoff at 7:00 should be with temperatures in the mid-60s and could drop to the mid 50s by the time the game ends and a chance of rain is virtually nil but as is always the case this time of year, fog could bring an extra feel of nip to the air.

Good luck Dawgs.

Purple is the new blue Friday night

The Bulldogs will be boosting the local American Cancer Society Relay for Life effort this Friday night with a “Bulldogs Help Tackle Cancer” night on Bulldog Field.

The special night will include a recognition of all cancer survivors at the game during a halftime ceremony. Survivors are asked to sign in when they arrive at the game.

Additional purchases will be available and in recognition of the special Tackle Cancer night, fans are urged to wear purple.

Golf season ends – Braxton fires a 79

The golf season came to an end Monday for our Golf Dawgs after a season that was plagued more by weather than anything else.

Regional play was held Monday at Bowling Green’s Indian Hills Country Club and our Bulldog Golf Dawgs finished the day with a team score of 433, led by 8th grader Braxton Massengale who fired a 79 on the day in the 18 hole golf tournament with rounds of 36/43.

Other Golf Dawgs included Ryan Irwin (116), Corey Latham(117), Gavin Melton (121) and Ryan Bair (124).

Braxton’s round of 79 was just three strokes off a trip to the KHSAA Boys’ Golf State Tournament, that sees three players qualifying who are not on a winning or runner-up team. That’s a nice effort for an 8th grader.

Girls’ golf regionals were being played Tuesday at press time, with our Lady Golf Dawgs competing at Glasgow Country Club. Details on that tournament next week.