By Les Dixon / The Endzone Staff
With his team sitting at 2-3 on the season, Lynn Camp coach Phil Russell is pleased with what he has seen so far out of his squad heading into a bye week.
“Obviously we’d like to be 5-0 like some of the other teams are, but there are also teams that are 0-5 that would like to be where we are right now,” he said. “With the games we’ve lost, Powell County is 4-0 and Campbell, Tenn. is having a good season and Pineville is better than what people think.
“This open week came at a good time. It couldn‘t have come at a better time,” Russell added. “I like where we are at. We see some things we need to work on, and we have also seen a lot of positives, too. We’re going to give the kids off the next two days and we’ll scout Berea Friday with Clinton County being just a bit too far to go and scout, so we’ll get a tape on them.”
The Wildcats will be back in action next week against a much-improved Clinton County team.
The Bulldogs entered the 2-13 campaign riding a 37-game losing streak. The skid reached 38 before Clinton County ended it with a 13-6 win over Trimble County. Jamie Miller’s squad ran its win streak to three games before losing to Caverna this past week, 20-19.
“Clinton County is a much-improved team,” Russell said. “We will prepare for them next week with hopes of coming out of there with a win. It’s going to be a long road game, but I’ve been told it’s a nice play to play.
“We have two games that are coming up that we believe are winnable games,” he added. “It’s very important for us to go out there and win both games. I would really love to get to 4-3.”
Russell said the key is for his team to get a win against Clinton County in Week Six before playing district foe Berea.
“We need to get some momentum going and getting a win over both of those games would be big,” he admitted. “If we can win both of those, and get the win against Berea, it means we would get the chance to play Campbellsville with a shot of hosting a home playoff game. We just need to stay focused and keep improving. I know we’re ready to go.”
Russell said his team is also hoping to keep its goal alive of playing for a district championship.
“We’re getting ready to get in phase two of our season,” he said. “That will be district play. Our kids know that we need to win our next two games. If we lose one of these next two games, then it’s going to be hard for us to get back on track.
“We’ve got some tough games left,” Russell added. “Our main goal is to be playing for a district championship when we play Williamsburg. These upcoming games are crucial.”
Lynn Camp looking to gain some momentum heading into district play
By Les Dixon / The Endzone Staff
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South Laurel entered Friday’s cross-town showdown with defending 13th Region champion and rival North Laurel as the hottest team in the region.
The Corbin Redhounds continue to improve every time they take the field and Friday was no different as they knocked off Jackson County, 9-1, for their fourth straight victory.
Lady Redhounds off the mark, fall 11-3
The Corbin Lady Redhounds lost for the second time in three games, falling to Oak Hills, Ohio 11-3 at home, but head coach Chris Hart didn’t seem too concerned afterward.
The South Laurel Lady Cardinals escaped with a 4-3 victory over the Corbin Lady Redhounds after an exciting play at the plate that secured them the win.
Jaguars split home contest with Middlesboro
The North Laurel boys and girls tennis teams had mixed results when Middlesboro paid a visit.
For the third time in a row the Corbin Redhounds were winners on Thursday night, this time defeating the Barbourville Tigers 8-0 in 13th Region basbeball action.
South Laurel picks up 9-4 win over Panthers
South Laurel’s Braden Miller came through in a big way during the Cardinals’ 9-4 win over Knox Central Thursday.
Season taking shape
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