Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted September 11, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Dawgs back on track

Our gridiron Bulldogs righted their ship Friday night over in McCreary County, bouncing back from that season opening loss at Celina to pick up a very nice 35-7 victory over the Raiders of MC Central.

Some pre-season scheduling issues prevented the Bulldogs from getting a game on the books for this Friday night, so Clinton County will be idle – one of two idle Friday nights on this year’s somewhat abbreviated nine-game schedule (the first open date actually saw the Dawgs starting a week later than most Kentucky schools).

The Dawgs are still on the road when they do get back to business next Friday night, September 20, but will have a relatively short trip over to Tompkinsville to take on the Falcons of Monroe County.

The Dawgs will be facing a Falcon team that is sporting a 1-2 record at this point in the year and will go up against Barren County this Friday night.

To date, the only common opponent the Falcons will have had with the Bulldogs is Clay County, Tennessee. Monroe County opened up with the Tennessee squad, falling to the Clay Bulldogs in its season opener, 33-0.

Kicker in the headlines

While we’re on the subject, be sure to take in the front page article in this week’s Clinton County News about the Bulldog’s kicking sensation, Daniel Mazariegos.

Daniel found himself moving from the soccer field to the gridiron when the soccer program was canceled earlier this summer.

His story speaks to his own dedication being a part of a team, but also to the dedication and sincere efforts of our current athletic staff at CCHS, looking to do everything possible to advance our student athletes.

Volley Dawgs drop one to Lady Wildcats

Our Volley Dawgs picked up their first loss last week, dropping a decision to Livingston Academy out of nearby Livingston, Tennessee.

Still, as I pen this week’s notes, our Volley Dawgs are undefeated against in-state opponents and are near the top in the Region 4 standings – in third place just barely behind leader Logan County and then Greenwood

The Volley Dawgs are slated to host Russell County and Green County this week, before heading to Richmond to compete in the All “A” Classic state tournament.

Again – good luck to our Volley Dawgs.

In the meantime – let’s take it outside for a few months!