Football team finishes season with 6-3 record with final win

Posted November 1, 2017 at 8:23 am



The Clinton County Bulldogs won its final game of the season Friday night against Jackson County, 52-8 and finished the season with a 6-3 record.

Since football was once again a sport within Clinton County schools in 2005, no other team has produced six wins in a season, marking it the most successful season during the new era of football.

Head Coach Jamie Miller is proud of his team and coaching staff for the outstanding season, but still feels like he let a couple games slip away from him that could have finished the season with a record of 8-1.

“There has never been a team to win six games,” Miller said. “I felt there was a couple we let slip by. At the start of the season I thought maybe 9-1 or even a 10-0 season.”

Miller also said this is the first year he has finished a season with no significant injuries.

“We have to learn how to play and how to finish,” Miller said. “I’ve been on the other side of that sometimes when they start a continuous clock. That’s when you know when the game is over. You’re limited to maybe three to four possessions.”

Miller said during the middle of the season he wanted to re-enter district play the next chance they can.

“It will be up to KHSAA ultimately,” Miller said. “We have to apply to get back in and they will make the final decision.”

Clinton County will graduate seven seniors from this year’s team and next year a new crop of freshmen will be thrown into the mix.

Miller said he is going to give them a few weeks off then start back in the weight room in order to add power to his team next season.

“We have to start soon in order to compete and become the power team we can be,” Miller said. “I’ll open it up on a voluntary basis through Christmas, then once we are back I will make it mandatory until the dead period.”

Jackson County quarterback got sacked during Friday night’s game at Bulldogs field. Clinton County won the game and finished the season with a 6-3 record.

Noah Pruitt found Parker Tallent in the endzone Friday night, but the ball narrowly slipped out of Tallent’s hands. Clinton County went on to win the game by a final of, 52-8.