By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
STANFORD — The South Laurel Cardinals entered Friday’s game with Lincoln County needing a win over the Patriots to keep their slim Class 5A playoff hopes alive.
But it didn’t happen.
The Cardinals fell to 1-7 overall on the season and 0-3 against district foes, as Lincoln County picked up an easy 63-20 win over Larry Welch’s squad.
The Patriots scored in many different ways during their 43-point win, as T.J. Torres’ 100-yard interception return for a score highlighted their victory.
South Laurel’s Jason Mitchell continued to put together an impressive season by returning a kick-off for 95 yards while reaching paydirt while quarterback Jonathan Jenkins threw for two touchdowns in the loss — one a 36-yarder to Jeremy Prichard and a four-yarder to Aaron Quinn.
The 63 points allowed is the most a Cardinals team has given up since at least 14 years (KHSAA records only go back to 1998).
By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
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It’s never too early to talk about what games will be the big ones for the Tri-County high school football fans to watch this upcoming season. I’ve tried to narrow my list down to 10 games, but honestly, it really wasn’t easy to do — but I did manage to do it.
Let’s just say things should be very entertaining, and interesting, for you the fan this season.
Corbin names Philpot head baseball coach
With just a little over two weeks passed since Rob Ledington announced his resignation as head coach of the Corbin Redhounds’ baseball team, Corbin School officials announced their choice his replacement.
So Far, So Good: North Laurel Coach Chris Larkey pleased with the way his team is looking
By Les Dixon
NORTH LAUREL — Chris Larkey’s North Laurel Jaguar football team is coming off one of its best seasons in program history with hopes of continuing its winning ways this fall.
The Next Step: Jerry Herron's Williamsburg Yellow Jackets have high hopes of winning a state title
By Chris Parsons
WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets came one win away from bringing home the program’s first ever state championship last season, but a 42-0 loss to Mayfield meant a state title wasn’t in the cards.
Ready to Reload
Even though Knox Central head football coach Scottie Russell has seen the departure of two of the program’s best tailbacks due to graduation in the past two years, he isn’t concerned.
Shelton was a hero by any definition
The word hero is used a little too loosely for my taste these days.
To be honest, it’s been used way too much for a long time and I’m just as guilty as the next guy.
Out With A Bang
Corbin’s Chris and Hannah Hart ended their Redhound softball careers together, but the duo went out with a bang, each representing Corbin on the Kentucky All Star squad in a three-game series against the Tennessee All Stars.
Express finishes fourth in USSSA World Series
The Kentucky Express participated in the USSSA World Seriers against teams from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and New York.
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