Countdown to Kickoff: Clinton

CLINTON, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Clinton head coach Josh Kerr is entering his third season with the Dragons.

Kerr and the Dragons are coming off a disappointing 2-8 season, but plenty of starters are back, giving Clinton hope of improving on that number.

Especially on defense, where the Dragons have eight starters returning.

Offensively, Clinton will look different this fall. Expect the Dragons to pass it more than they have in the past few years.

"We got to looking at it," Kerr said. "Studying in the off-season and decided to sell out and go whole heartedly to a spread attack. And the kids have responded real well with the numbers and the enthusiasm."

Kerr feels good about what he has with his skill positions. Three of Clinton's better players (Drake Powell, Aaron Bailey, Dylan Dotson) all line up at wide receiver.

"I think we've got the skill guys to compete with anyone in our district. I think we have the talent to run this offense," Bailey said. "I think we have a quarterback that can throw the ball. I think we've got some wide receivers that can catch it."

Clinton opens up the season August 23 at home against Anderson County.

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