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.