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October 25, 2013

FOOTBALL FORECAST

TRI-COUNTY — Casey County at Corbin

Where: Campbell Field

Date: Today, 7:30 p.m.

Team Records: Corbin 6-2, Casey Co. 1-7

The inside scoop: When the Corbin Redhounds face off against Casey County today, the team will have two goals in mind.

The top priority will be to recover from last week’s 7-0 district loss to Bell County, while number two on the list will be for the Redhounds to get healed up for the last week of the regular season and a potential playoff run.

The good news for Steve Jewell’s squad is that if this week’s progress in practice is any indication, the effects of the loss to Bell County are fading as the days go by.

“We’ve suffered two really close losses, so it’s kind of a mindset thing we’re focused on right now,” Jewell said. “We want to take some steps as far as feeling positive again as we get closer to the playoffs.

“The first step is this week as we try to get a win against Casey County,” he added. “Monday was a little bit slow for us starting out, but we’ve picked up the pace. Wednesday was about what we expect out of our kids in practice, so we’ve done a good job of getting past the loss.”  

Knox Central at Russell Co.

Where: Finley Field, RCHS

Date: Today, 7:30 p.m.

Team Records: KC 6-2, RC 7-1

The inside scoop: Knox Central coach Scott Russell and his Knox Central Panthers are hoping the third time is the charm when they meet up with Russell County on the road Friday in a district championship match-up.

Friday's contest between the two teams will mark the third straight time the Panthers and the Lakers will face-off for the district title.

Unfortunately for Knox Central (6-2 overall, 2-0 against district teams), things haven't turned out well for them during the previous two meetings. The Lakers have won both games, picking up a 26-22 win two years ago while taking advantage of four Panthers turnovers last season in a 35-19 victory.

“Hopefully things will turn out better for us this time around,” Russell said. “This is a huge game for us. The past two years they have beat us, and in both games we have turned the ball over a lot. For us to win Friday, we've got to take care of the ball.”

Knox Central will also be looking for someone to step up in place of starting quarterback Matt Barger, who will miss this week's game due to having a AC separated in his shoulder.n

Barger's absence will play a big role in Friday's game. He's got more than 400 yards rushing, thrown for close to 300 yards from behind center while leading the Panthers in pass receptions and receiving yards. On defense he's the team leader with three interceptions and is second with most fumble recoveries with two.

“It's big,” Russell said about Barger being out with an injury. “He does a whole lot for us, and he's going to be missed. That's a big loss for us, but it's the nature of the beast, things happen.

“We have challenged our kids this week,” he added. “We've told our kids that there isn't a better place to step up and answer the bell than right now in the district championship game.”

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