Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted September 5, 2018 at 8:43 am

Dawgs off to nice start, short trip to Tennessee next

Our gridiron Bulldogs are off to another great start for this football campaign, handing the Raiders of McCreary Central a 62-0 thumping at Bulldog Field Friday night to go 2-0 in this still young season.

Up next, the Bulldogs will be making the short one-dozen or so mile trek south across the Kentucky – Tennessee state line to take on our friendly rival Bobcats of Pickett County.

The Bobcats are, as best as I can tell, coming into the game this Friday night with a 1-1 record, losing a game to the Zion Christian Eagles and earning a win over the Oakland Eagles.

Clinton County picked up a win over the Bobcats in their 2017 meeting so of course our Bulldogs will be hoping for a repeat of that 68-0 night, while I’m certain that Pickett County will be working toward an entirely different outcome while hosting the matchup this year.

Kickoff for this border war matchup is set for 7:00 p.m. and if the weather predictions hold true, it could be a night that rain gear would be advised.

Weather in Byrdstown Friday night at kickoff time is expected to be scattered thunderstorms early in the evening with clearing to partly cloudy skies as the night continues. Temperatures should be in the mid 60s.

Upcoming games/matches

All of the fall sports teams are in busy schedule stretches, with the exception of Cross Country which hasn’t gotten underway yet.

Golf teams were in Monroe County earlier this week, but will return home to Dale Hollow Lake next Monday to host York.

The Volley Dawgs were on the road Tuesday at McCreary Central, but will return home to host Monroe County and Wayne County next Monday and Tuesday, respectively.

The boys’ soccer team will host Hart County on Monday and Monroe County and Wayne County on Thursday, while the girls’ soccer team hosts Casey County Monday, then travels to Knox Central Tuesday.

Busy, busy, busy, but plenty of action to keep everyone happy.

Fall is just ahead, but there still should be plenty of nice summer weather in store – we can still take it outside for a little while!