Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted October 9, 2019 at 8:25 am

Dawgs grab another big win

The Bulldogs moved the scales over to the winning side Friday night when they picked up a nice 34-22 win over the Dragons of Green County over in Greensburg.

Clinton County’s win brings our record to the 3-2 mark now as we head into the final road trip of the season this Friday night, when the Dawgs head across the state line again to take on Red Bowling Springs, Tennessee.

This will be the second time this season our Bulldogs have faced another Bulldog squad, and both times we had to travel into Tennessee to engage in the Dawg fight.

The first Bulldog vs. Bulldog outing came early in the season when we took on Clay County, Tennessee in the season opener.

Looking ahead to Friday night, our Bulldogs will be facing a still winless RBS Bulldog squad that will come to the field with a 0-3 record on the year.

Kickoff at Red Boiling Springs is set for 7:00 p.m.

From here on out, watching our Bulldogs will get a whole lot easier for fans as we finish the season with a trio of home games, playing host to Bracken County, Edmonson County and a regular season finale against Jackson County on November 1.

From there, it looks like the Bulldogs should be set to compete in the state playoffs for the first time ever, but again, that is still somewhat up in the air and several more games stand between us now and that time frame of events.

In any account, congrats to Coach Rocky and Company on the win and good luck Friday night in another Kentucky – Tennessee Dawg fight!

District win question answered

The question I asked last week about when was the last time Clinton County had won a district game on the gridiron was answered by long-time CCHS basketball coach Darrell Thompson, who recently announced his retirement from the head coaching position, this last one as the coach of the Lady Bulldogs.

The short answer was during the 1981 season, when Thompson was playing football for the Bulldogs. Clinton County defeated Gamaliel 6-0 in a September 17 game that season, played at Clinton County High School.

The span from 1981 until 2019 is a long dry spell, but even that victory in 1981 had some streak ending notes as well.

Clinton County’s 1981 victory snapped a four-year losing streak for the Bulldogs that had seen Clinton County lose 38 straight games – its other most recent victory coming on September 16, 1977, when we defeated – yes, you guessed it, Gamaliel, by a score of 16-14.

The span between those two victories was four years and one day. Although head coach David “Don Ho” Walters appeared to have his 1981 Bulldogs headed in the right direction after that early season victory, it wasn’t to be. The Dawgs finished the season 1-9.

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