Dawgs fall to top rated Green County, 58-6

Posted September 28, 2021 at 2:08 pm

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The Dawgs got off to another slow start this past Friday night against the Dragons of Green County.

Green County started off with the ball and the defense held its own, getting the Dragons to a fourth and goal situation, but eventually gave up a touchdown on a fourth down to give the Dragons an early lead.

The Dawgs were unable to come up with the ball on a onside kick the very next play, which eventually ended up with another Dragon touchdown.

“We found ourselves down 14-0 early. The offense had some bright spots and some plays here and there, but overall were unable to protect against Green County’s defensive pressure up front,” Head Coach Rocky Tallent said. “Sophomore Bently Boils did lead the Dawgs on a scoring drive in the first half which cut the Dragons lead to 20-6.”

“After that point of the game, Green County’s strong running game and some timely passes were too much for the Bulldog defense as Green would go on for a 58-6 victory over the Dawgs.

“The second half of the game was much like the first. We just couldn’t get much traction on the ground and although we made some plays through the air our quarterback was under a ton of pressure all night,” Tallent said. “Green County came into the game undefeated and were just stronger up front on both sides of the ball and overpowered us. We gave them a couple of extra offensive possessions with the onside kick and one interception and we aren’t playing well defensively, so when you give a team of that caliber extra possessions, when you are struggling to gets stops anyways, it’s never gonna be a good outcome.”

The Dawgs where lead in passing by sophomore quarterback Boils who was 7-13 for 112 yards.

On the ground, we were lead by freshman Scout Bryant who had 17 yards rushing followed by junior Malachi Upchurch with 13 yards rushing. The only score was a touchdown run by sophomore Boils.

Senior Adam Herald once again had a big night in the absence of fellow senior Bryson Cross who missed his second game with a hand injury. Herald had five catches for 81 yards. He was followed by senior Nick Delk who had one catch for 32 yards.

On the defensive side of the ball the Dawgs were lead by sophomore Steele Burchett with seven tackles and junior Christian Marcum with six. Upchurch recorded six tackles and Boils added six tackles as well. Burchett, senior Damian Scott, freshman Kade Beaty and senior Christian Derryberry all had a 1/2 a sack a piece on the night.

“Overall the night was owned by Green County by controlling the time of possession. We were unable to get stops when we needed them and they ran the ball so much those long drives kept our offense off the field for long periods of time,” Tallent said. “Offensively we couldn’t get a lot going because they really gave us a rough time upfront with their defensive line and plays didn’t have time to develop.”

Clinton County will take on another district opponent this Friday night as the Wildcats of Edmonson County come to Bulldog Field for the third district game of the year. “It is Homecoming night also, so come out and support your Dawgs as they continue their search for their first victory of the season and a third consecutive playoff berth,” Tallent said. “It should be a good one.”

Kick off is set for 7 p.m., following Homecoming festivities.

Clinton County Bulldog Cole Nuetzman (62) moved a Green County player out of his way as he came through the line Friday night in Greensburg. The Bulldogs lost the contest to the District 2 top-rated Dragons, 58-6. Clinton County plays host to Edmonson County this Friday night, October 1, on Bulldog Field.

Photo by Angelina Alcott, Greensburg Record-Herald

Clinton County Bulldog Adam Herald (30), slipped away from this Green County Dragon Friday night in Greensburg. The Bulldogs lost to the District 2 top rated Dragons, 58-6. Herald caught five passes Friday night, finishing with 81 yards against Green County. Clinton County plays host to Edmonson County this Friday night, October 1, on Bulldog Field. Photo by Angelina Alcott, Greensburg Record-Herald