Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted October 6, 2020 at 1:26 pm

Another week of ‘who knows’ in local sports

Just when it looked like we might get into another stretch of normal, everything went 2020 again, and who knows what the rest of the week, or month for that matter, might look like.

After being forced to postpone it from the original date of September 18 to October 8, the Monroe County football game against our Dawgs has been moved again, but this time just 24 hours later, to Friday, October 9.

Then again, there’s the look at the current situation with COVID-19 cases in Clinton County and since last Thursday evening, the county is in the worst range of new cases, referred to as “critical” or the “red” zone.

Clinton County District Athletic Director Brandon Pharris tells me that a definite decision as to whether the game can be played this Friday night will not come until later this week, so we’ll just have to see how things transpire.

Friday night’s game against the Falcons would still be the night we honor our seniors this year with Senior Night festivities.

Kick-off is set for 7:00 p.m., and if we are lucky enough to get together on Bulldog Field, the weather forecast looks to be a perfect night for Friday night lights with mostly cloudy skies and a game-time temperature in the mid to low 60s.

All ‘A’ State Volleyball set for Saturday

Again, everything being contingent on the current COVID-19 case numbers, but our Volley Dawgs are set to head out to Richmond this weekend to vie against seven other squads with regional championships and opening round wins, for an All ‘A’ Classic State Tournament Championship.

The Volley Dawgs will be moving through the tournament brackets from the bottom side, and will take on Wolfe County at 12:00 noon, central time, in the quarter-final round.

The Volley Dawgs enter this week’s slate of games with a nice 7-1 record, with two games scheduled this week that are COVID-19 susceptible.

At presstime Tuesday, Pharris noted that the schools were going to make every effort to play this week’s volleyball matches, but with very limited crowds in the gym.

Wolfe County, champions out of the 14th Region, earned their trip to McBrayer by defeating 13th Region champ Lynn Camp last week. The Lady Wolves will be sporting an impressive a 9-1 record when they play Clinton County in the All ‘A’ Classic State Tournament.

Good luck, Lady Volley Dawgs.