Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted October 23, 2019 at 8:29 am

Dawgs dish out a thumpin’

The Bulldogs dished out an old fashioned thumpin’ on Friday night, thawing the Bracken County Polar Bears on our Bulldog Field to the tune of 49-0.

Although I was busy Friday night covering Foothills events and didn’t make it out to the game, all reports are that the lop-sided score wasn’t by any means an indication that the Dawgs’ coaching staff were trying to do anything but bring the contest to a merciful win.

The Bears just didn’t have the manpower to do battle with the Dawgs – a position that our own Clinton County team has been in during past campaigns.

In any event, Clinton County will finish the season playing the final two games in regular season play on the home field, taking on Edmonson County this Friday night before playing host November 1 to Jackson County.

Friday night’s game against the Wildcats will see the Bulldogs taking a 5-2 record into the contest to face a 3-5 Edmonson County opponent that is coming off of a 39-0 win over Green County.

Playoffs won’t be a first

It was a case of my fingers getting in front of my brain a couple of weeks ago when I stated in this space that the Dawgs had a shot at playing in the state playoffs for the first time ever.

A couple of readers I ran into during this past weekend’s Foothills called me out on that, and after the discussion, I realized I had mis-spoke completely.

Clinton County did, in fact, compete in the playoffs a couple of times before dropping out of district play a few years back. The Dawgs traveled to Louisville both in 2011 and again in 2012 to play then district opponent Christian Academy of Louisville (CAL).

Full house of Clinton County schools runners

Those of us who made it out to enjoy the crisp start and finish to Saturday’s Foothills Festival 5K Run got to see not only the largest field of runners in the history of the event, but also a huge number of participants from our school teams.

In addition to a large group of runners from the Runnin’ Dawgs Cross Country teams, another large group of Clinton County Middle School Basketball teams made the trek as a group.

It made for a great field of runners, and a source of pride to see so many young citizens taking part in a community event.

McMurtrey will be in the house

It was 35 years ago when the Metcalfe County Hornets found itself claiming the 4th Region Boys’ Championship title and moving on to the Sweet 16 KHSAA Boys’ Basketball Tournament in Rupp Arena.

Coach Tim McMurtrey and that team who took their “Big Mac Attack” with them to the state tournament, will be honored this season and that special recognition night will come on December 13 when the Hornets play host to our very own Clinton County Bulldogs.

Should be a fun night to be a part of.

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