Dawgs take on Caverna Friday, look to move to 4-0 on the year

Posted September 12, 2018 at 8:34 am


The Clinton County Bulldogs moved to 3-0 this season with the Friday night rout over the Bobcats of Pickett County, Tennessee, 50-18.

Even though Pickett County scored more points against the Dawgs than any of the other two opponents combined, Head Coach Jamie Miller said a couple of Byrdstown’s touchdowns were gimmes.

“They had a couple of fourth down conversions on penalties,” Miller said. “At that point in the game, when you’re up 35 points, it’s pretty much done.”

Miller said he was a little worried at the beginning of the game that his team wasn’t ready to play.

“I was hoping we wasn’t going to come out flat,” Miller said. “During the pre-game, they were kind of going through the motions and it wasn’t exciting like a Pickett County rivalry game should be, but they came out on the first play ready to go.”

One of the best things for Miller is the fact Pickett County is so close, a long bus ride isn’t a factor.

“People hear all this garbage going on about the rivalry game, but I didn’t see any of that,” Miller said. “We came to play a game and they came to play a game and that’s what it was. It’s really nice to be able to have a 15 minute bus ride and play a game. That’s wonderful. Some of those other road trips we have take us to almost Missouri and it gets a little tough.”

This Friday night Clinton County will host Caverna at 7 p.m.

“They are throwing the ball a little bit more this year,” Miller said. “It depends on which team they bring. They have some pretty good athletes. The quarterback isn’t very mobile, but he throws a pretty good ball.”

Friday night will also be Veterans Night where any veteran who wants to be recognized during halftime will be saluted.

“I think it will be a pretty good thing,” Miller said. “We want all active, retired, in-active veterans to come out and be recognized. We are trying to get the community involved and to say we aren’t just here to play football.”

Noah Pruitt drove the ball down the field Friday night against Pickett County. Clinton County moved to 3-0 on the year with the 50-18 win.