By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
It didn’t take former Lynn Camp football coach David Mitchell long to get back into coaching. Mitchell confirmed Sunday that he took a job at Perry Central High School and will be coaching the linebackers and running backs for Commodore head coach Justin Haddox.
Mitchell, who will be entering his 36th year coaching football, said the potential of landing a coaching job at Perry Central began two weeks ago.
“Coach Haddox contacted me and it didn’t take long for me to decide,” Mitchell admitted. “He asked me to come over to one of his practices because he wanted to talk and things got rolling.
“It’s an opportunity for me to get back on the field and do the things I love to do,” he added. “I’m really pleased and excited to get the opportunity to do this. It’s a different role than I have ever had and I’m ready.”
Mitchell did admit it’s going to be strange for him to get used to Perry Central’s black and red colors.
“Yes, it is going to be strange,” he said. “But at the same time, I can get used to them. I ran into Danny Scalf and he saw the colors and joked that it’s going to take some time for him to get used to.”
Perry Central turned in one of its best seasons on the gridiron last season by going 9-3 while advancing to the second round of the Class 5A playoffs. Mitchell will get to be somewhat rather close to home on two occasions this season when the Commodores travel to play Clay County on Aug. 31 while hitting the road again against Whitley County on Oct. 5.
By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
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The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets are partying like it's 1987! That was the last time the Jackets won a game in the 13th Region Tournament, and they ended the 27-year drought with a 47-44 win over the heavily-favored Knox Central Panthers on Thursday night.
Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'Em
When it comes to picking region tournament games, it’s not an easy task to say the least. This is the most parity that I’ve ever seen in the 13th Region Boys and Girls Tournaments.
If Clay County’s play during the first game of the 13th Region Tournament is any indication of things to come, Robert Marcum’s squad could be well on its way of capturing their second straight 13th Region championship.
The Way it is
Since I’m picking Corbin to pull off the upset against Jackson County today, I figured I’d give my top five upsets dating back to 2005-06 when the 13th realigned and welcomed both North and South Laurel high schools to the mix.
Tony Pietrowski’s Corbin Redhounds have been favored during the past two first round 13th Region match-ups, and have been upset both times. Corbin is hoping things might change a bit this time around.
Barbourville will have hands full against Bell County today
Dinky Phipps’ Barbourville Tigers are looking for their first 13th Region Tournament win dating back to 2006’s tournament when they defeated Clay County in the regional semifinals.
Like It or Not
There’s an elephant in the room at this year’s 13th Region Tournament, and really in basketball in general, and I guess I’ll be the first one to point it out (publicly with my name attached to it).
Chris' Daily Region Pick'Em
With the first three days of opening round games in the books, I can honestly say I'm not surprised that I'm 4-2 overall when it comes to my pick'ems record.
You can never count out the Clay County Lady Tigers when it comes to the 13th Region Tournament.
Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'em
After going just .500 during the girls games, things are going to get even tougher when it comes to picking the 13th Region Boys Tournament games.
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