Best season ever: Bulldogs finish gridiron year 9-1

Posted November 5, 2018 at 1:14 pm


The Clinton County football team finished its best season yet on Thursday of this week as the Bulldogs took the win over Jackson County, 50-22. Thursday night’s win put the Dawgs at 9-1 on the season.

Every year, Head Coach Jamie Miller puts the pressure on his team to win every game and this year his team almost did it.

“It feels great,” Miller said. “We fell a little short of what I wanted to do this season. I look back over the course of this season and there is so many things we can improve on. The small things is what carried us.”

At the beginning of the year, Clinton County went five games without a loss, defeating Fort Knox 52-6, McCreary County 62-0, Pickett County 50-18, Caverna 54-6 and Metcalfe County 22-12.

The Dawgs lost its only game of the season to Lynn Camp on September 28, 35-14, then finished out the season with wins against Berea 38-0, Barren County 32-21, Eminence 44-22 and Jackson County 50-22.

Clinton County had eight seniors finish their high school football career Thursday night including Kobe Alexander, Jordan Mason, Jon-Allen Cross, Kyle Martin, Dylan Groce, Ryan Hill, Noah Pruitt and Jerry Turner.

“We have a lot experience coming back,” Miller said. “You’re never going to replace the leadership we had this season. You just have to find out what your new kids coming in excel at. We need to try and use it to our advantage. We have a lot of experience coming back.

Next year, Clinton County will enter back into post season play, but will have big shoes to fill in several key positions in order to maintain the success seen this season with only one loss on record.

With Clinton County heading back into district play, the season will see several different opponents on the schedule including Monroe County, Edmonson County and Green County.

We will have four very competitive games to compete in next season,” Miller said.

The other team in the district will be Metcalfe County, but Clinton County has kept the Hornets on the schedule in the past in order to get a feel for how they will compete in the district.

“I always said if we can get to the point to where we can compete with Metcalfe County then we will go back to district play. This year we beat them, so I feel we are at that point to get back to post season play,” Miller said. “My goal for next year is to finish first or second in the district so we will be able to host a first round playoff game.”

There is a little bit of time off coming for Miller and his team before thinking about next season.

Miller said they will take off from now until the Monday after Thanksgiving in order to give the team a little break.

“We will go voluntary in the weight room up until Christmas break then after that we will go four days a week with weights and agility,” Miller said.