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August 27, 2012

Redhounds looking to remain undefeated

CORBIN — By Les Dixon / Sports Editor

Steve Jewell’s Corbin Redhounds are looking to begin the season with a 2-0 record for the first time since the 2009 season when they reeled off their first five games.

To do so, Corbin will have to find a way to knock off visiting Lexington Christian Academy in the nightcap of the Cumberland Falls Pigskin Classic.

After taking a one-year hiatus last year, the Cumberland Falls Pigskin Classic is back in full effect at Campbell Field.

“It’s big for the city and it’s always been fun,” Jewell said. “It’s a different atmosphere than any of the regular season ballgames, but I was telling Marlon (Sams), I was amazed with how much our kids talked about the Pigskin (Classic) last year on the week of when we didn’t have it last year.

“It’s something they look forward to and the student body looks forward to it, too,” Jewell added. “Sometimes you don’t realize that much until you don’t have something. It was a main goal to get this back going.”

The Redhounds are coming off a hardfought 13-12 win over George Rogers Clark that saw Jewell’s squad put together a goal-line stand at the end of the game to wrap up the victory.

“That was a great win for us,” Jewell said. “To beat a (Class) 6A team like George Rogers Clark was good for this team, but now we’ve got to try and get this out of our mind and move on. Lexington Christian is a very good team.”

The Eagles also had a nailbiter to open the 2012 season by slipping past Christian Academy Louisville, 13-12.

“They are a very athletic team,” Jewell said. “They are very good on offense and they remind me a lot of our team with a fast defense. For us to win, we’re going to have to play a very good game.”

Corbin established the run against George Rogers Clark last week while senior Matt Jewell ran for 173 yards on only 14 carries and Redhound faithful hopes the same will happen against the Eagles.

“We’ve got to come out of the blocks quick and establish the run,” Jewell said. “Last week we allowed George Rogers Clark to jump on us and we can’t let that happen against Lexington Christian. We allowed more than 300 yards in the first half last week, but only 60 in the second half.”

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