Well folks, the playoffs are set, and the Tri-County is going to be represented well once again. Our seven teams battled and positioned themselves throughout the season to earn the distinction to be able to either host a home playoff game or earn a playoff berth. Heck, some of our teams were already penciled in postseason way before the season began.
So with that said, and yes, I know there are still games left to be played in Week 10, it's time for me to give an early Fear 'Les' Forecast of just what chances and how well our local teams will fare once postseason play begins in November.
Corbin (7-2 overall, 2-2 in district play)
The Redhounds started the season in fine fashion, but losses to both Wayne County and Bell County mean Steve Jewell's squad will hit the road in first round playoff action for the second straight season.
Corbin has held its own this season against its opponents, and its defensive play has been stellar to say the least. The Redhounds lost their two games by a combined point total of 14, and that's impressive as well.
But the big question surrounding Corbin is just how tough has its schedule been? Has it been tough enough to prepare Jewell's squad for what they're going to face once playoff action begins? Those questions can't be answered at the present time, but in a few weeks we'll know more.
No doubt about it, though, this is a solid Corbin team. Going on the road and losing to both Wayne County and Bell County by a combined 14 points shows the Redhounds have what it takes to beat good teams, and if Jewell's squad gets another chance at Wayne County, I say Corbin wins.
Some may think I'm going out on a limb here, but I'm thinking Corbin can reach the Class 3A region finals, so yes, I'm going out on a limb and saying the Redhounds will beat Wayne County should they meet again.