Claiborne Middle School Bulldogs host rival HMMS

Published 9:31 pm Tuesday, October 6, 2020

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Middle school football has been a mess at times due to COVID-19 but there have been some good football played.

Horace Maynard Middle School came into Claiborne County, October 6, for a big game of football with the Bulldogs.

Playoff seeding was important as Claiborne came in with two wins and three losses. The Red Devils were 4-2 with one of their losses to Cumberland Gap.

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When the ball was kicked off it was the start of the first home game this season for the Dawgs.

Aiden Mink started the drive off with a long rush for a first down that led to a TD to RJ Robinson. The two point conversion was no good making it 6-0 Bulldogs.

As the Red Devils began their drive the clock ticked down to end the first quarter with the Dawgs leading 6-0.

Claiborne was driving and were out near midfield when the second quarter ended with the same 6-0 score.

The Bulldogs kicked off to the Red Devils to start the second half. They drove the ball down the field ending in a 20 yard touchdown. A pass for the conversion hit its mark and the visitors held their first lead at 8-6.

The Red Devils got the ball back and drove down the field to score on a rushing touchdown and they made the conversion to lead 16-6. That score happened right at the end of the third quarter.

The ensuing kickoff bounced over the head of the returner and HMMS recovered. A few plays later the Red Devils made the turnover a costly one when they ran down the sideline for six more; however, the conversion failed but the Red Devils had increased their advantage to 22-6.

The Bulldogs never got any closer and lost by the same score.