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General News

Local Health Dept. : No shortage, just delay

If you listen to national media, you would think that there is a real shortage of the flu vaccine and the H1N1 vaccine. However, according to the Wilson County Health Department, they get regular shipments of the H1N1 vaccine.

“There is no shortage, but there is a delay in shipment from the manufacturers,” said Carla Valdez, supervisor of the Wilson County Health Department, in an interview Thursday. “We have a clinic tonight and we should know when we will have the next clinic by the first of next week.”

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General Sports

Bulldogs slam KCU 45-20

SOUTH POINT, Ohio - Redshirt freshman Ken Dixon ran for 148 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as Cumberland University downed MSC West rival Kentucky Christian 45-20 at South Point High School.

Cumberland (5-5, 3-2) finished with 357 yards of total offense, including 255 in the first half. The Bulldogs scored on each of its first three drives, taking a 17-0 lead before the Knights (1-9, 1-5) were able to convert their initial first down.

"You want to come out and play solid football early and we did that," said CU head coach Dewayne Alexander.

"I was disappointed not finishing a couple of drives there. The defense got us the ball on the short field and we wound up kicking a field goal and we fumbled away another scoring opportunity. Give their bunch credit -- they kept playing."

After forcing a three-and-out, the Bulldogs took advantage of good field position, driving 54 yards in four plays, capped by a 35-yard touchdown run by Dixon.

In the first half alone, the Thomasville, Ga. native had five carries for 99 yards. Cumberland’s two-point conversion failed, leaving the score 6-0.

Another KCU punt set up the Bulldogs near midfield again, and Dixon took the first-down handoff 43 yards to the Knight 10-yard line. CU advanced five more yards before the drive stalled and setting up Josh Smith’s first career field goal from 22 yards out. The defensive lineman, who assumed the kicking duties two weeks ago, missed a kick against Belhaven and did not attempt a try last week.

The Bulldogs were back in the end zone exactly two minutes later after Mike Hart recovered a fumble on Kentucky Christian’s first play of the ensuing drive, giving CU a 24-yard field to work with. Kelsea Fordham scored five plays later from eight yards out and Christian Burnett hooked up with Daniel Dayton for the two-point conversion and a 17-0 lead.

CU added another touchdown in the second quarter when Da’Juan Manning punched it in from three yards out. Smith converted the extra point, making it a 24-0 game at the half.

It took just 13 seconds for the Bulldogs to find the end zone in the second half as Manning returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown. Ervin Young ran in the two-point conversion to put Cumberland up 32-0.

KCU scored 20 straight points to get within two scores before CU put the nails in the coffin with touchdown runs by Mitch McChurch and another by Dixon, who finished the game with 148 yards. Smith connected on an extra point after McChurch’s two-yard TD.

CU closes out the season with a contest at Lambuth University next Saturday at noon.

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Watertown, MJ eliminated

FCS HOSTS E. ROBERTSON FRIDAY

And then there was one.

Friendship Christian is the only Wilson County prep football remaining alive in the TSSAA playoffs after Mt. Juliet and Watertown both bit the dust Friday, Nov. 6.

The 9-1 Commanders, beneficary of a bye along with their No. 2-seeding in their six team bracket, will host East Robertson Friday, Nov. 13 at Pirtle Field.

The Indians improved to 9-2 last week by blasting Watertown 46-0 at Barry Baker Memorial Field.

QB Logan Moody and wide receiver David Woodard hooked up for East Robertson’s first three scores -- pass plays of 53, 36 and 42 yards en route to a 21-0 lead early in the second quarter.

Watertown ended the season 7-4.

Mt. Juliet trailed 9-0 early, but kept fighting in a 19-14 home loss to defending 5A state champ Oakland Friday.

The Golden Bears, who started the season 9-0, closed out the 2009 campaign 9-2.

Oakland improved to 9-2 and will play at Cookeville Friday, Nov. 13. The Cavs ousted Franklin County 21-11.

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