Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted November 20, 2019 at 3:08 pm

Congrats Dawgs, fans, QB Stines and Coach Tallent

Our Bulldogs came up just short of a District Championship title Friday night in the school’s first ever appearance in a District Title game.

Losing to Edmonson County narrowly, 17-13, on the Wildcats’ home field, the Bulldogs were able to leave Brownsville with their heads held high and in possession of the school’s first ever District Runner-up title.

That’s not all we left with. Our fan base left with a tremendous level of pride as well, knowing they had filled the visitors’ grandstands in big numbers to support our Dawgs, enduring the cold temperatures and the two-hour drive.

Congrats to all of the Bulldogs on the way you fought your way back Friday night to put the game within reach coming down the stretch and congrats on a great season overall.

Congrats to our fans and our community for the way you showed your support to these young men.

Congratulations also go out to Bulldog quarterback Chase Stines, who was named Player of the Year in our District 3 by the Kentucky Football Coaches Association.

Congratulations also goes out to head coach Rocky Tallent, who in his first year as a head coach, was named Coach of the Year in 2A District 3, by the KFCA.

Both Stines and Tallent will be honored during the KHSAA Class 2A State Championship Game on Saturday, December 7, on UK’s Kroger Field.

Meet the Bulldogs another success

A really nice crowd came out to the Lindle Castle Gymnasium Saturday night to usher in the 2019-20 roundball season.

As noted last week, the ceremony ended with the inductions of our two newest Wall of Fame members, Jessie Parrish Stone (2009) and Danny Robinson (1970).

I spoke with Danny for a few minutes before and after the ceremony and he noted it was the first time he had been back to a basketball event in many, many years. Having played in the old CCHS gym, he noted how impressed he was with the Meet the Bulldogs event and especially in the community support the program receives now.

During her presentation, Jessie encouraged this year’s young (no seniors) Lady Bulldog squad to never give up and always give the game everything they had.

It was a good night – again.

The first game of the season will be here in just about 10 days when the Bulldogs make the short trip to Casey County on Monday, December 2. The first home games will see the Lady Dawgs and Bulldogs playing host to Franklin Simpson on Friday, December 6.

Readers will also find this week our annual Big Blue Preview special section in the Clinton County News.

We hope you enjoy the chance to get to know our teams and coaches as we head into what should be an exciting season. This preview is mostly the handiwork of Brett Gibson and Erika Roe.

Basketball pocket schedules are also included in this week’s Clinton County News, but if you need more, just stop by the NEWS office.

In the meantime-taking it outside is getting hit or miss!