Football team falls to 5-3 on the year with lost to Holy Cross

Posted October 25, 2017 at 8:53 am

The Clinton County Bulldog Football team traveled to Louisville Friday night to take on Holy Cross. The game ended in a loss for the Dawgs putting the team at 5-3 on the year, 49-24.

“We just didn’t preform offensively or defensively or even on special teams for that matter,” Head Coach Jamie Miller said. “We just laid a big egg for some reason. I don’t know if it was because of the time off or what.”

Miller said the majority of what has made them successful this season didn’t come out in Friday night’s game against Holy Cross.

“We missed tackles, missed catches … didn’t throw well,” Miller said. “It was just a poor performance all the way around.”

On offense, Miller said they took the opening kickoff and didn’t run the ball back for a touchdown.

“They did a fantastic job of jamming our receivers and cutting us off at the line,” Miller said.

Jon Allen Cross stripped the ball on defense during Holy Cross’ second offensive stand and ran the ball back for an 84 yard touchdown, giving the Dawgs an 8-7 lead after getting the two point conversion.

“They get the ball again after we fumble a punt and it seemed like everything snowballed,” Miller said. “We came out after halftime and play a whole lot better, but it was just too big a mountain to climb.”

This week will be Clinton County’s final game of the season on Friday night against Jackson County at Bulldog Field. Game time is set for 7 p.m.

“They got a quarterback who is about their entire offense. They seem to center everything around him. He don’t throw the ball all that well, but he runs it pretty good,” Miller said. “I don’t think we will shut him out, but if we hold him to a minimum then we will be ok. If we can make them do something they don’t want to do then we should come out pretty well.”