Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted October 13, 2020 at 12:25 pm

COVID-19 continues to play havoc with local sports

Clinton County has had its worst week ever with the COVID-19 case statistic numbers, and the pandemic continues to play havoc with our local sports schedules.

Although the Bulldogs did manage to get the football game in Friday night against Monroe County on Bulldog Field, as well as Senior Night festivities, being in the “Red Critical” Community Spread category has brought forth some consequences for our teams.

Word from District Athletic Director Brandon Pharis on Monday was that a volleyball game on Monday night had been canceled with Metcalfe County, due to Clinton County’s current “red” status.

In addition, the upcoming football game this Friday night against Bracken County has been canceled, making it the fourth football event that has been forced to be canceled or postponed – so far – due to the COVID-19 status.

Pharis said that the football Dawgs will hopefully be able to find another game to take the place of the canceled Bracken County game, but as of press time Tuesday, no replacement game had been announced.

We’ll just have to see how it progresses up to that point.

In addition, the pandemic is also effecting middle school sports events as well, with a Tuesday night middle school football game having been canceled, as well as a middle school girls’ basketball game that was to have been played on Monday night.