Dawgs defeated on the road

Posted August 31, 2023 at 9:00 am

The Clinton County Football Team didn’t fare well Friday night as the Dawgs made the short trip to Monticello to take on the Wayne County Cardinals.
What started out as a weather delay, ended up seeing both teams get on the field and complete the game.
Wayne County finished the game with a final score of 41-13 over the Dawgs.
Head Coach Rocky Tallent said the game got out of hand early.
“The Dawgs ran into a buzz saw on Friday against the Cardinals of Wayne County. The game got out of hand early as we gave up a opening drive score to the Cardinals and had our first drive stall after a fumble on third down,” Tallent said. “As the dust settled, we were in a 21-0 hole at the end of the first quarter. We could never really recover from that. I thought we got beat in most areas on Friday night. We had some drives going, but seemed to always have something that stalled them out. We had penalties, fumbles etc.. On the defensive side of the ball we were outmatched up front and missed several tackles throughout the game.”
Even though the game was lopsided favoring Wayne County, Tallent said it wasn’t all negative.
“We did have some bright spots in that we held their leading weapon to around 50 yards receiving and kept him out of the end zone. Also we had times where we moved the ball through the air and on the ground. Another bright spot on Friday night was our play on special teams. We have struggled some there this year and for the most part kept their return weapons in check all night,” Tallent said.
The Dawgs were led on offense by sophomore quarterback Jaxson Mason who went 6-16 for 126 yards and two touchdowns. On the ground, Clinton County was lead by running back Scout Bryant who had eight carries for 46 yards. On the receiving end of Mason’s passes the Dawgs were led by senior Jared Brown with one catch for 48 yards, senior Steele Burchett with one catch for 46 yards and a touchdown. Scout Bryant, Kaysn Massengale, Bently Boils, and Wyatt Proffitt also had one catch each with Proffitt also catching a touchdown.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Dawgs were lead by Mason McDaniel and Boils with five tackles each, followed by Kade Beaty and Burchett with three tackles each. McDaniel, Beaty, Burchett,and Jase Sohm added multiple tackles for a loss. Also Dakota Denney, Josh Swaim, Allen Pierce, and Austin Arms added a tackle for loss each.
Jerry Harrison and Jayden Adkins recovered fumbles for the Dawgs. Burchett also nabbed a interception and returned it 50 yards for Clinton County.
The Dawgs will be back in action this Friday night on the road against the Raiders of McCreary Central, with kick off beginning at 7 p.m. central time.