Despite another strong offensive performance from running back Don Dunning, Dickson County fell to Clarksville on Friday evening by a score of 35-17.

Dickson County was able to take a 10-0 lead into the second quarter but Clarksville got on the board with just over a minute remaining to cut the lead to 10-7.

The Wildcats scored another touchdown with just 17 seconds left in the first half to take the lead.

The third quarter was much of the same for Clarksville as the Wildcats pushed their lead to 28-10 with two long rushing touchdowns before Dickson County was able to answer to get to a 28-17 score.

Clarksville finished off the game with a 6-yard rushing touchdown to get to the final 35-17.

“It was another tough one to take,” Dickson County coach Greg Burns said. “Right now, as a team were not good enough to make mistakes and beat anyone. We have to play our best game to win and we haven’t executed well enough to do that. We had way too many penalties and some big dropped passes and Clarksville took advantage.”

Dickson County quarterback Colbey Lamberth was 6 of 16 passing with 97 yards before getting hurt in the second half.

Lamberth left the game and didn’t return and the extent of his injury is not known.

Clinton Shrader was out with a hamstring injury and Tony Hampton was also injured in the game as well.

Ian Bonura and Cade Pilkington led Dickson with three receptions each. Bonura finished with 48 yards while Pilkington finished with 47.

Dunning lead Dickson with 61 yards through the air and a touchdown while also rushing for 89 yards on 19 carries.

Sophomore Ray Dotson came in for injured starter Lamberth and Dotson was efficient in limited playing time. Dotson completed four of his six passes for 89 yards.

There is no timetable just yet for Lamberth’s return so Dotson may get the start next week against McGavock.

The Cougars, now 0-4, will be on the road next week to take on the McGavock Raiders. McGavock is now 2-2 on the season with wins over Hillwood and Stratford.

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