By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
SOUTH LAUREL — The South Laurel Cardinals opened the 2012 season with a lot of promise, but they never lived up to their pre-season billing.
Many believed the Cardinals had a chance to make a run at their first district title since 1999, but an injury-plagued season kept Larry Welch’s squad from reaching the playoffs for the second straight season.
The Cardinals’ woes continued Friday, as district foe Madison Southern added to South Laurel’s frustrations this season by picking up a 56-0 win.
The Cardinals didn’t have an answer for the Eagles’ Damien Harris, who helped his team to improve to 6-3 on the season while wrapping up the district’s No. 2 seed in the process.
The loss means the Cardinals will finish the season with a 1-9 record along with an eight-game losing streak. South Laurel was outscored 365-127 during the process while suffering its first shut out in 25 games (21-0 loss to Corbin on Sept. 17, 2010).
By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
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The Tri-County Sports Authority youth football league, which usually fields in the neighborhood of 200 players, is about to get a little more crowded this season.
THE WAY IT IS: Football is in the air in the Tri-County
These cool summer days are reminding me of the cool football Friday nights of September and October, and with that said, these cooler temperatures have me in the mood of writing about things to come for our local football teams in the Tri-County.
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.
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