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High School Football and Head Injuries

High School Football and Head Injuries

November 6, 2018

September 28, 2018, was a night like any other for Pike County High School. Bright lights lit the sea of cheering faces, laughter, and cries of excitement filled the stadium--the team was like a sea of red and black jerseys. To any onlooker, this would've seemed like a typical high school football game. And it really was…until the 3rd quarter. One moment, junior Dylan Thomas was blocking the offensive linem...

Bryan Station defeats Bulldogs in Close Game

Bryan Station defeats Bulldogs in Close Game

October 21, 2018

The Dunbar Bulldogs faced off against the Bryan Station Defenders on Oct. 19, a suffered a loss 27-26. Dunbar won the toss and elected to receive the opening kick which went into the end zone for a touchback. The Dunbar offense took over on their own 20 yard line. With big runs from #27 Alex Bard (a 28 yard run), and #6 Mitchell Joseph (an 11 yard run) and a touchdown run, and #24 Evan VanDanik...

Boys’ Soccer Puts Up a Fight at District Tournament

Boys’ Soccer Puts Up a Fight at District Tournament

October 20, 2018

On Oct. 11, the boys’ soccer team went head to head with Lafayette at the district finals. Dunbar lost to Lafayette with a score of 0-0 during the game, with penalty kicks leading the score to 2-4. Earlier in the season, Dunbar beat Lafayette 3-2. During the first half, Dunbar had main possession of the ball. For the most part, Lafayette played a defensive game, blocking Dunbar’s many s...

Dunbar Advances to the Semi-Finals in the 11th Region

Dunbar Advances to the Semi-Finals in the 11th Region

October 18, 2018

This game is Dunbar’s first game in the 11th region championship, against Madison Central High School. This game is right off the heels of a loss to Lexington Catholic in the 43rd District Championship. The game began with good playing from Dunbar. The Bulldogs managed to score their first goal of the game about two and a half minutes into the game. It is scored by #6, Gracie Logan. Dunbar gains ...

Dunbar Girls’ Soccer Shocking District Championship Loss

Dunbar Girls’ Soccer Shocking District Championship Loss

October 15, 2018

The Bulldogs lost against Catholic on Oct. 11 in the district championship. After finishing regulation and double overtime with a score of 0-0, the Bulldogs, unfortunately, lost in penalty kicks by a score of 3-1; making it their first loss in 12 games. Seniors and captains Meron Roach (MF/F) and Morgan Turcotte (GK) really showed out. Meron Roach was the center of Dunbar's offense creating most of...

Bulldogs Suffer a Huge Loss to Henry Clay Blue Devils

Bulldogs Suffer a Huge Loss to Henry Clay Blue Devils

October 5, 2018

On Oct. 4, the Dunbar Bulldogs played the Henry Clay Blue Devils at Dunbar. Last years match up between these two teams ended with Henry Clay coming out on top, winning by 42 points. Two years ago, however, the Bulldogs came out on top, winning by 19 points. The Bulldogs looked rough as the rain fell during the game, losing by 32 points. The pressure placed on Dunbar by Henry Clay was intense....

Dunbar Rolls Over Lafayette for Second Season Win

Dunbar Rolls Over Lafayette for Second Season Win

October 2, 2018

The first game in the Dunbar-Lafayette rivalry was played on September 28. It resulted in a Dunbar victory, with 28 points to the Generals’ 24. The first points of the game were scored by #34 Jaylen Lawson of Lafayette, who made an 87-yard run. They failed to make a point conversion, however. Lafayette gained the lead, with Dunbar 0-6. Soon after, Lafayette gained a higher advantage after #...

Bulldogs Sweep The Eagles

Bulldogs Sweep The Eagles

September 28, 2018

Last season, Dunbar beat the Eagles by winning the first three sets. Going into this matchup, Dunbar was ranked 6th and LCA was ranked 16th. The Dunbar Bulldogs beat the LCA Eagles by winning the first three sets.  The first set was won by Dunbar with a score of 25 to 11. Dunbar also won the second set with a score of 25 to 14. Dunbar closed out the third set with a score of 25 to 17. There was ...

Boys’ Soccer defeats Defenders

Boys’ Soccer defeats Defenders

September 16, 2018

The Bulldogs faced off against the Bryan Station Defenders, leaving with a score of 2-1. The last time the Bulldogs and the Defenders faced off last season, it ended with the Bulldogs on top with a score of 3-2. Station started the game on the attack, which led to some shots taken in the early going of the game: one in the 38th minute that missed wide, and another in the 36th that was saved by D...

Dunbar Gets the Win for Homecoming

Dunbar Gets the Win for Homecoming

September 16, 2018

Friday night brought the match-up of the Paul Laurence Dunbar Bulldogs against the McCreary Central Raiders. Dunbar played a fast pace game and used speed to their advantage. This win snapped Dunbar’s 16 game losing streak. Dunbar won the opening coin toss and elected to defer until the second half. Dunbar’s kick to McCreary went into the end zone for a touchback and was placed on McCreary’...

Dunbar’s Upsetting 37-14 loss to Tates Creek

Dunbar’s Upsetting 37-14 loss to Tates Creek

September 9, 2018

The Bulldogs faced a blowout by Tates Creek on Sept. 6. The Commodores won by a score of 37-14 resulting in Dunbar’s 3rd straight loss.  Sophomore players Jake Smith (QB) and Dre Thurston (WR, RB) came up big. Smith scored two touchdowns, and had 53 passing yards and 20 rushing while Thurston had 54 receiving yards, 21 rushing, and a series of big catches that sparked the teams' offense.  Oppo...

PLD Girls’ Soccer Crushes Lafayette

PLD Girls’ Soccer Crushes Lafayette

September 8, 2018

So far this season, PLD has been off to a stellar start, winning three games in a row, all with at least a 4 point lead. In the Sept. 6 match-up against Lafayette, the Bulldogs absolutely crushed Lafayette, not letting them get far on defense, and consistently threading the ball through the defenders on offense. Dunbar scored five points to Lafayette’s zero during the game. The first 5 min...