Edmonson County Secures Top District Spot In 13-0 Win Over Bulldogs
Darren Doyle, story:
The Wildcats outlasted the Clinton County Bulldogs on the road last night in the rain and the mud, 13-0 in their final regular season district game of the year. The win secured them the top seed in the district and a home field advantage when the playoffs begin in two weeks.
"We were actually hoping for rain," said assistant coach Ben Grey. "We knew that Clinton County was a very heavy passing team, and we knew that playing in the mud could be advantageous, and it proved out that it was tonight. We knew we'd be able to run the ball, we knew we'd have to limit turnovers--even though we had that costly one early--but we overcame, and played hard. This was one of our better games where the boys stayed up and in the game the entire four quarters. I didn't really see them drop their heads or get down. They really played hard tonight."
The scoreboard remained at zeros during the first quarter but with 43 seconds left in the half, junior wide receiver Isaiah Johnson connected with quarterback Jon Smith on an 84 yard touchdown pass that put the Wildcats up 6-0, which was 7-0 after Clay Walden's extra point. The score remained the same at the half.
It would be Johnson again early in the third as he rushed for a 28 yard touchdown with 9:58 in the quarter. The extra point was no good, but it would be more than enough to secure the Wildcats' district win.
Edmonson County notched over 200 rushing yards (unofficially), led by Matt Shaw who racked up the majority of them, and around 100 team passing yards of offense.
After their third consecutive win last night, Edmonson County is now 4-5 on the season and 3-1 in district play. They are scheduled to take on Barren County on the road next Friday for the final regular season game and will return home for the playoffs on the following Friday for another match up against Green County. Edmonson County defeated Green County (1-8) just over a week ago 39-8.