The Bulldog football team of Claiborne Middle School is now on the field with pads on and ready to try to duplicate last season’s success which ended with a TMSAA runner-up trophy. “At this point we are just getting prepared for the games and checking out how these kids’ hearts and minds are going to play out. Hopefully they will come together and work as a nucleus and work as a team; that’s our goal now,” Stated Head Coach Travis Bailey. The 2012 Bulldogs will begin to prepare for the always exciting opening game which is an away contest against Jacksboro on August 23rd with kickoff scheduled at 7:00PM. See more in next week's issue of the Claiborne Progress.