Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted September 26, 2018 at 8:34 am

Dawgs off to the best start ever

In their first four games, we learned that Clinton County could deliver a thumping on the field, having outscored it’s first four opponents by an impressive 218-30.

This past Friday night, we learned that our Dawgs could bounce back from trailing it’s opponent, then hold a narrow lead coming down the stretch to collect a “W” against a formidable opponent.

Friday night’s 22-12 win over rival Metcalfe County gave our Bulldogs another victory on this now half-over football season, and also earned this group of young men the distinction of leading the team that got off to the best start ever for the Bulldog football team.

In addition, they also earned the bragging rights of being the first team to defeat the Hornets in some eight starts.

Although Coach Jamie Miller and company certainly enjoyed the weekend basking in their accomplishments, they were soon to get back to work this week in anticipation of what lies ahead when they hit the road Friday night for a trip to Corbin to take on the Wildcats.

Like the Dawgs, Lynn Camp is enjoying a successful season with a like 5-0 mark and a similar lop-sided scoring success against opponents this year, 246-47.

Although Lynn Camp plays in the 1A division, Clinton County’s 2A Bulldogs will certainly have its work cut out for them Friday night and will have to be on their toes from opening kick to the final horn in order to return home with another win.

In this week’s Cantrell’s ratings, the two teams were neck and neck in rating points, with the Cardinals holding the slight edge, 40.2 to 37.1

If you are headed to Knox County for Friday night’s kickoff, take a hooded sweatshirt. Kickoff is slated for 6:00 p.m. central time and temperatures should be in the mid 60s. Rain should have ended earlier in the day, but there is a chance the drive home will see some windshield wiper activity.

Go Dawgs!

Michael Rains – Top BBN fan

Clinton County Attorney Michael Rains has long been known around these parts for this allegiance to the UK Big Blue Nation, as well as to our own Big Blue Bulldogs.

Rains can often be found in the Clinton County grandstands at both football and basketball games, especially when Clinton County’s schedule doesn’t conflict with basketball or football games in Lexington with the U.K Wildcats.

Rains, who loves to talk all things UK sports whenever given the opportunity and shares a similar dislike for all things UL, got some well deserved notoriety last week when free-lance UK beat writer Larry Vaught featured Rains in an article that went up on the Lexington television station WLEX website.

Rains was in Commonwealth Stadium / Kroger Field when the Cats picked up their second significant SEC victory Saturday night over Mississippi State.

It was the 121st consecutive UK football game that Rains has attended. Michael is also a fixture at UK basketball games, a season ticket holder for both sports, and he is often on the road to attend away games of the Wildcats as well.

Rains was in attendance a decade ago when the SEC tournament was postponed, then moved due to damage of the Georgia Dome caused by a tornado that ripped through downtown Atlanta.

The Larry Vaught article featuring Rains can be found on the lex18.com website by searching Michael Rains from the site home page.