Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted October 4, 2017 at 8:28 am


Bulldogs go 4-2 after loss to Lynn Camp

Clinton County’s hopes of picking up a fifth win on the season will have to wait at least until this weekend after a disappointing night for the Bulldogs last Friday night.

After getting off to a nice start against Lynn Camp on Bulldog field, Clinton County fell behind and was never able to come back to control the lead, eventually giving up a 38-20 loss at the hands of the Wildcats.

The loss moved the Dawgs to the 4-2 mark, and sent Lynn Camp back to their eastern Kentucky home with the same record for the season.

Still, there were plenty of positive highlights in Clinton County’s game Friday night that kept Bulldog fans enthused and happy about spending the night cheering their team on in the battle against the Lynn Camp.

The Bulldogs jumped out to a nice lead early in the game, scoring on the first three series to give the impression it was going to be a long night for Lynn Camp.

The Wildcats had other ideas apparently, and came storming back to overtake the Dawgs, and hold on to a lead for the remainder of the night.

Gives Coach Jamie Miller and Company plenty to work on before this Friday night’s outing.

Speaking of which, the Bulldogs will go up against Berea this Friday night on Bulldog Field, playing host to the Pirates for the matchup that will be the first time the two teams have met since 2010 when the Pirates picked up an 8-6 win.

Friday night should be another perfect night for high school football, with clear skies in the forecast and game-time temperatures expected to be in the mid to low 60s.

Just a reminder to fans that Friday night is Homecoming Night for the Bulldogs, so get to the stands earlier than the slated 7:00 p.m. kickoff to enjoy those pre-game festivities.

A bad week for UL fans

Basketball fans who are readers of this column are well aware of my allegiance to the University of Louisville Cardinals and with the barrage of developments that surrounded the basketball team and one of my favorite coaches last week, it hasn’t been a good week at the Gibson home – to say the least.

Of course my phone lit up last week when news of the allegations of the “pay for play” scheme first hit the news and blew up on all of the sports talk shows.

Before the week was over, Cardinal Basketball Coach Rick Pitino was headed to Miami and U of L Athletic Director Tom Jurich was at home working crossword puzzles – both unemployed, although the final word may still be up in the air for Jurich.

Later in the week, word came that the Cardinals will go into battle on the court this season behind the coaching ability of assistant coach, and former player, David Padgett.

I’m expecting it to be a long year for the Cardinals – all things considered, and an even longer rest of the decade for the UL program, as charges get thrown down and fall out continues for the second most successful basketball program in our basketball crazy state.

During last week’s barrage of phone calls and messages that were sent my way – most of which were light-hearted stabs from UK only fans toward my kindred for the Cardinals, a couple even asked if I was going to leave the UL fan base.

While there are a few coaching hires that would certainly cool my love for UL, which, I must admit comes second behind UK, that split Kentucky blue/Cardinal red flag still flies in the Gibson front yard this week, and will continue to do so throughout at least this season.

The Cardinals will take to the court under the leadership of Padgett, who played center for UL after transferring from Kansas in 2004.

Padgett was a fun player to watch during his tenure as a Cardinal. I shot the photo at right of the now UL interim coach during a game against St. Johns in Louisville several years ago.

Just how much fun it is to watch the 6’ 11” coach on the sidelines is yet to be seen, but I’ll be watching anyway.

Go Cats. Go Cards. Go Toppers. Go Eagles. Go Racers. Go Norse.

Don’t think I left any that matters out.