Football team falls to Celina

Posted September 4, 2019 at 8:42 am

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The Clinton County Football team opened its season Friday night against Celina, Tennessee.

The Dawgs are coming off a 9-1 season and looking to improve on that, however, the Bulldogs of Celina had other plans.

According to Head Coach Rocky Tallent, Clinton County had control of the offensive side of the ball throughout the first half.

“It was 0-0 up until almost the end of the third quarter,” Tallent said. “It could have been a very different game. There was one chance in the first quarter where we fumbled the ball right before we got to the end zone and another play that was close, but we threw an interception. If you take those two plays away, then it’s a 14-0 game going into halftime.”

Clinton County lost the game, 25-0.

“This is such a process,” Tallent said. “I feel good about the way we came out. We were leaps and bounds better when we came out Friday night than what we were in the scrimmage. We should get a win against McCreary. Winning helps everything … get our heads up, put the loss behind us, and we have two weeks to get ready for district.”

Tallent was pleased with his team’s performance Friday night and believes his team is on the right track.

Clinton County will travel to McCreary Central this Friday night at 7:30.

“We want to make playoffs,” Tallent said. “If you make playoffs then you have a shot. We did some good things. We feel good about where we are at. We have a lot of kids who haven’t ever played before. The program itself is good. Our feeder program has some really good numbers and the public has been involved and are backing our program. We just need to learn how to win.”

Chase Stines broke a tackle in the first half against Clay County, Tennessee, Friday night. The Bulldogs failed to get into the end zone during the game resulting in the 25-0 loss. Clinton County will travel to McCreary Central this week with kick off scheduled for 7:30 p.m.