By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
NORTH LAUREL — When it comes to the power running attack, go no further than Chris Larkey’s North Laurel Jaguar football squad.
Larkey didn’t want his team to take any chances with Campbellsville during Saturday’s Cumberland Valley Bowl XII nightcap, so his players obliged by opening the contest with two scoring drives that resulted in 14 points — an 11-play drive that covered 69 yards and a five-play drive that went for 53 yards.
The Jaguars never looked back after jumping out to a 14-0 lead and cruised to an easy 40-7 win over the Eagles after accumalating 265 of its 340 yards on the ground.
“Our kids love to run the football and that’s what we do best,” Larkey said. “We practice that all of the time. If you’re going to throw the ball, you’ve got to practice it all of the time and if you’re going to run the ball you’ve got to practice it all of the time and that’s what we’re best at — running the ball.
“Our line loves it and our backs love it and we feed off of it,” he added. “It helps our defense and that’s what we’re going to do, we’re going to run the football. I thought we passed the ball pretty well tonight. It shows you we can throw the ball, too.”
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By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
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Colonels pick up first district win of season
The Whitley County Colonels picked up their first district win of the season with a 9-2 victory over the visiting Williamsburg Yellow Jackets on Monday.
North Laurel senior Austin Thompson clubbed a home run while driving in two runs during a 2-for-4 effort to lead his Jaguars to their fourth straight win on Monday, defeating McCreary Central, 12-0.
Corbin rolls past B'ville
Chris Hart’s Corbin Lady Redhounds didn’t waste any time taking control of their game against Barbourville.
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The Corbin Redhounds had a tall order in front of them Saturday, playing host to two of the 12th Region’s top teams at House Field.
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Coming in to the 2014 Lady Redhound Softball Classic Corbin head coach Chris Hart said just like he’s said all season, he wanted his team to continue to improve each time it stepped on the field.
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