NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — When looking for teams to honor in our Curtain Call series Clay County was an easy call.
The Bulldogs were the ultimate team. They were led by sophomore in Grant Strong who averaged 20 points a night, but made life miserable on opponents with a balanced lineup that also included Mason Sharp, Jeff Spivey, Gunnar Silk and Jake Ashlock.
They went 29-4 this season, winning the district title for the sixth straight year. Then, with their backs against the wall on the road in Sub-state, they played one of their best games of the season.
Ashlock dominated with 23 points and 14 rebounds, and Strong added his own double-double with 15 and 11 as the Bulldogs crushed Eagleville 61-43. The victory sent the ‘Dawgs back to state for the fifth time in six years, looking for their first state championship.
The COVID-19 pandemic means they’ll have to wait for their crack at the gold ball, but this was a special season regardless, and worthy of a Curtain Call.