Bulldogs grab district win against Green County

Posted October 9, 2019 at 8:25 am

The Clinton County Bulldogs pulled out another impressive district win Friday night against Green County, 34-22.

Head Coach Rocky Tallent said it wasn’t a pretty win, but it was a win.

“They say it’s better to have an ugly win than a pretty loss,” Tallent said. “We left a lot of plays out on the field.”

Clinton County started the game marching down the field and putting the ball in the endzone for a touchdown. Daniel Mazariegos went four of five on the night to give the Bulldogs a 7-0 early lead.

“They did a pretty good job on us,” Tallent said. “They were down a few players, but they had some other players who gave us trouble. They gave us a game all the way up until the end.”

Clinton County then threw an interception in the endzone, but recoverd its momentum and headed into halftime with a 21-8 lead.

“We potentially could have had a running clock in the first half, but we let them hang around,” Tallent said.

In the second half, Clinton County failed to convert on offense during the first series, allowing Green County to score and cut the lead to five points, 21-16.

Tallent said the score remained the same for a long time in the third quarter.

Finally Clinton County scored a touchdown and move up 28-16.

“We then put another one in the endzone and went up 34-16,” Tallent said. “They come back and throw a long touchdown pass and bring the score to 34-22 with about six or seven minutes to go. We then used our clock offense and ran some time off. We are proud to get the win. Any time you can get a district win it’s a special win.”

In the upcoming week, Tallent said they have a lot to improve on before Friday night’s game against Red Boiling Springs. The Dawgs will be on the road for the final time this Friday night before finishing the season with a three game home stand.

Chase Stines threw for 100 yards and a touchdown with one interception. Stines led the way in rushing with 19 carries for 94 yards and two touchdowns. John Stearns finished with 71 yards rushing and Nathan Brown finished with 47 yards and a touchdown.

Parker Tallent had five catches for 59 yards receiving. Cameron Matthews had four catches for 40 yards and two touchdowns.

Defensively, Devan Martin had 12 tackles. Camrick Wright had eight tackles and two sacks on the night and Dakota Miller had five tackles and a sack and a half. Landon Brown had six tackles and, along with Adam Herald and Chase Gibson, each had an interception.

Tallent said with the win against Green County, it more than secures a spot in the playoffs this fall.

“That was the goal when the season began,” Tallent said. “We have reached that goal. That puts us at 2-1 in district which is the same record that Monroe County has. Monroe beat us head to head, so they will have that if there is a tie breaker.”

Edmonson County, Metcalfe County and Green County still have a number of district games remaining on their schedules before a final seeding can be done.

“We could be the one seed or we could be the three seed,” Tallent said. “I don’t see a scenario where we fall down to the four seed.”

Tallent said it is still obtainable to host a playoff game during the post season. He feels it will be a big lift to the community if the Bulldogs are able to host a district game the first year the team has returned to district play.

Kick off this Friday night will be at 7 p.m.