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November 4, 2013

‘D’ rules the day

Corbin’s defense shuts down Knox Central during 27-0 win

CORBIN — By Les Dixon

For the Times-Tribune

CORBIN — There has been one thing you can bank on this season if you’re a Corbin Redhound fan — receiving a dominant defensive performance from Steve Jewell’s squad.

The Redhound defense, who now has four shutouts on the season, didn’t disappoint and dominated once again, stifling Knox Central’s ground game while limiting its opponent to under 10 points for the eighth time this season by rolling to a 27-0 win over Scott Russell’s squad.

Corbin limited Knox Central to under 150 yards of total offense while Jake Coppock accounted for 185 of the Redhounds’ 212 rushing yards.

The Panthers (6-4) have now been shut out during the past two games and will enter their Class 3A first round playoff game against Mercer County riding a two-game losing skid.

Corbin, on the other hand, is riding high into its Class 3A first round match-up against Henry County. The Redhounds (8-2) are winners of two straight and three of their last four games.

Jewell’s squad scored just four minutes into the first quarter, but their defensive play is what stood out during the game’s first 24 minutes.

The Corbin defense has dominated the entire season, and it did just that against Knox Central, holding the Panthers to only 71 yards of total offense in the first half.

Jewell’s squad got on the scoreboard first, thanks to a one-yard touchdown run by Jake Coppock, who ran for more than 50 yards during the first two quarters.

Coppock’s touchdown was set up by a 56-yard screen pass from Corey Taylor to Brian Nantz, who almost broke one open before being tackled at the one-yard line.

Corbin failed to convert on a field goal attempt a few minutes later after misplaying a snap, but the Panthers couldn’t capitalize.

Knox Central drove inside the Redhound 30-yard line on two different occasions in the second quarter, but Corbin’s defense answered the call and held the Panthers on two different fourth down attempts.

The only highlight in the first half for Russell’s squad was an interception by Alec Merida.

It looked as if the Panthers were going to only trail 7-0 at halftime, but Taylor hit Cai Jackson with a 14-yard touchdown strike with :10 remaining in the second quarter, giving Corbin a comfortable 14-0 lead.

The Redhounds opened the second half by driving down field thanks to an impressive ground attack led by Coppock. Corbin drove down to the Knox Central one-yard line, but couldn’t hit paydirt, as Knox Central’s defense made a goal-line stand.

One positive out of the Redhound drive was Corbin managing to eat up seven minutes off the clock.

Corbin took control of the game minutes later, recovering a Panther fumble while Nantz scored from two-yards out a few plays later, increasing his team’s advantage to 20-0 with 1:56 remaining in the third quarter.

Coppock put the finishing touches on the win by breaking free from a tackle while racing 33 yards to paydirt, giving Corbin a commanding 27-0 lead with 8:06 remaining in regulation.

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