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Dunbar football is returning to respectability


LEXINGTON, KY (WKYT) - It has seemingly taken an eternity, but Dunbar football appears to be heading in the right direction, finally. Paul Rains has the Bulldogs sitting at 2-1 and they are a missed 2-point conversation away from being 3-0. "You feel good about where you're at, but you know we've got a long way to go," says Rains. "We're getting ready to get into the crust of our city competition and our district and it gets tougher each week. But I'm satisfied with where were at, I just want us to get better."
When trying to find an offense suitable for this team, Paul Rains decided on a modified version of one of football's most basic plays. "I've always like the triple option. I think its one of the greatest plays in football and we're beginning to get it down now. " Quarterback Emory Thompson has been marvelous at running the offense. "I think I like the freedom to read. It's not a restricted offense." Thompson also likes the fact the option causes confusion for the defense. "We have a lot of options within each progression. The defense can't be right. If the defense takes away one option, we have two more. If they take away two, we have one more. So it keeps them on their heels at all times."
If Dunbar can scratch out a win this Friday night against Madison Southern, the Dogs will have their first 3-1 start since 2005. The process is nowhere near complete, but for Dunbar football, there finally appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel.


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