By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
WHITLEY COUNTY — The Whitley County Colonels will enter post-season play with a loss after dropping a 38-7 decision to Boyle County Friday.
The Colonels (6-4) entered the game with a lot of momentum after coming off a 617-yard rushing effort against Letcher Central, but Jim Black’s squad couldn’t get anything going against the Rebels (6-4).
“We made some mistakes there and didn’t line up properly,” Black said. “They made some big plays and we had them in good situations, but we didn’t capitalize. They are a good football team.”
Black’s squad ran for 152 yards on the ground during the loss and finished the game with 166 total yards on offense while Boyle County finished the game with 467 yards.
Boston Bryant led Whitley County with 98 yards rushing on 15 carries while Zack Mills carried the ball eight times for 32 yards.
“It was just a difficult situation to defend them — they can throw or run and we chose to stop the run for the most part and they completed passes against us,” Black said.
Whitley County will now shift its focus to Friday’s Class 5A first round home playoff game against North Laurel. The Jaguars had a bye in Week 10 and will enter the contest with a 6-4 record.
“We’re going to continue to go one game at a time and we’ll get ready for North Laurel,” Black said.
By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
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THE WAY IT IS: Football is in the air in the Tri-County
These cool summer days are reminding me of the cool football Friday nights of September and October, and with that said, these cooler temperatures have me in the mood of writing about things to come for our local football teams in the Tri-County.
It’s never too early to talk about what games will be the big ones for the Tri-County high school football fans to watch this upcoming season. I’ve tried to narrow my list down to 10 games, but honestly, it really wasn’t easy to do — but I did manage to do it.
Let’s just say things should be very entertaining, and interesting, for you the fan this season.
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With just a little over two weeks passed since Rob Ledington announced his resignation as head coach of the Corbin Redhounds’ baseball team, Corbin School officials announced their choice his replacement.
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By Les Dixon
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WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets came one win away from bringing home the program’s first ever state championship last season, but a 42-0 loss to Mayfield meant a state title wasn’t in the cards.
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Even though Knox Central head football coach Scottie Russell has seen the departure of two of the program’s best tailbacks due to graduation in the past two years, he isn’t concerned.
Shelton was a hero by any definition
The word hero is used a little too loosely for my taste these days.
To be honest, it’s been used way too much for a long time and I’m just as guilty as the next guy.
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