Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted November 11, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Nice win Dawgs and another path to the playoffs

Our Bulldogs got back on the winning track Friday night in the makeup game against Green County on Bulldog Field.

The 44-14 victory for our Big Blue ended regular season play, but the win over the Dragons once again ensured Clinton County a spot in the upcoming post-season playoffs, with a final 2-2 record in this strange COVID year.

The win Friday night pushed the Dawgs into the 4th seed position in the playoffs, sending us up against Edmonson County in the opening round play, on the Edmonson Field.

In an effort to accomodate the schools that are hot with COVID right now, KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett announced over the weekend that he was pushing back the start of the high school football playoffs by one week.

That puts the first round of playoff play during the weekend of November 19-21, sending Clinton County’s first round game against Edmonson County to Friday, November 20.

Congratulations Dawgs on coming to the front when it was on the line, and making another trip this year to the post-season round.

Winter sports will have a different look

Basketball, as it stands now, will tip-off for a first game on December 1 with the Lady Dawgs and Dawgs heading over to Tompkinsville to take on the Falcons.

In actuality, the season won’t really “tip-off” on that date, but will get started with a flip of the coin.


Locally, fans will be allowed in the gym, but according to District Athletic Director Brandon Pharis, we’re looking at a 15 percent capacity inside the Lindle Castle Gymnasium, with ticket priority going to family members of players and cheerleaders.

Reserve seating will not be available this season, but he assures me that those who currently hold reserve seats will be able to purchase them again when the 2021-22 season rolls around.

He is hoping to finalize a live-streaming plan so fans can watch the games in some form or fashion.

There is some speculation that with COVID-19 raging in a large percentage of our schools, with more than half of Kentucky’s counties in the “red-critical” range as far as the seven day infection rate, the football playoffs could be delayed even more, and the KHSAA could make the decision to delay the start of basketball even later than the current December 1 date.

That’s going to be a mess.

In any event, we’ve already started working on this season’s Big Blue Preview so you have that to look forward to coming your way in the next few weeks.