TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

Local Sports

August 16, 2012

Larkey says Pineville is a dangerous team to play

CORBIN — By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer

As the 2012 high school football season gets set to kick off, Friday’s match up between North Laurel and Pineville looks, on paper anyway, to be one of the no-doubters for this week.

According the the most recent roster on the KHSAA website, Pineville has just 16 players on the team this season.

Chris Larkey’s squad breezed past the Mountain Lions last season 45-6, en route to winning three of the first four games of the season before losing the final six to finish 3-7 on the year.

If you think Larkey is looking past Pineville, don’t bet on it.

“Pineville has a really good team this year,” Larkey said. “They have all of their skill players back from last season and that has us worried to death as a coaching staff.

“They can throw the ball really well and they have kids that can catch the ball,” he added. “They’re going to have 11 kids on the field that are going to play you hard until the end and when you have kids that are willing to do that, it can really go either way.”

Offensively, the two teams weren’t too far apart in 2011 with Pineville averaging 18 points per game, while the Jaguars scored at a rate of 23.3 ppg. On defense, North Laurel allowed 25.7 ppg and the Mountain Lions gave up 34.6 ppg.

Despite the fact it looks like a David vs. Goliath contest in the sense of a 5A school playing a 1A school, Larkey said things have a way of evening out when the game starts.

“I don’t care if they are a 1A school, they put the same amount of kids on the field during a game as we do,” he said. “You have to go out there and compete against their best 11 with your best 11 and see who the better team is, no matter how many kids you bring with you.

“Like I said, they’ve probably got more skill players on the field than we do, and they have a slot receiver who is bigger than any kid that we’ve got,” he added.

In the end, Larkey said the keys to victory will be obvious ones to him. Whether his team will manage to achieve them is another story.

“The best way to stop them is to keep the offense off the field,” Larkey said. “If we can keep the ball and not turn it over, we should be alright.

“We have to play well on offense and on defense, we have to get to the ball quickly and make tackles,” he added. “It’s going to be a battle, that’s for sure, and we aren’t about to look past them.”

1
Text Only
Local Sports
  • 0721 CORBIN GROUP FOR WEB.jpg What A Run!

    The Corbin Little League All Stars put together an impressive run to the 2014 Little League State Tournament, but all good things must come to an end.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0707 NORTH 11-12s FOR WEB.jpg Fun While It Lasted

    The North Laurel 11-12 year-old All-Stars finished their trip in Central Region play by dropping a 15-0 decision to Missouri’s Webb City Little League.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Knox County put together gutsy run to state

    The Knox County 11-year-old All Stars came in to Monday’s contest with Owensboro Southern knowing that the winner would move on to the semifinals of the state tournament.

    July 23, 2014

  • 0707 NORTH 11-12s FOR WEB.jpg End of the Line

    Recil Jones’ North Laurel 11-12 year-old All-Stars finished their stay in the Central Region Tournament with an 0-3 record after dropping a 9-4 decision to Wisconsin state champion Franklin Little League.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Knox County's state title run comes to an end

    The Knox County 11-year-old All Stars came in to Monday’s contest with Owensboro Southern knowing that the winner would move on to the semifinals of the state tournament.

    July 22, 2014

  • Tripped Up: Tough loss follows Saturday's walk-off win

    By Chris Parsons
    Sports Editor
    BOWLING GREEN — The Corbin Little League All Stars began the 2014 State Tournament with as exciting a finish as any baseball fan could hope for, but struggled on day two, falling to 1-1 after the first two days.

    July 21, 2014

  • Comeback Effort: Knox County recovers from 24-0 loss, grabs 4-2 win in pool play

    By Chris Parsons
    Sports Editor
    BOWLING GREEN — After what could have turned in to a demoralizing 24-0 loss to Eastern to start State Tournament pool play Saturday, the Knox County 11-year-old All Stars recovered nicely Sunday, picking up a 4-2 win over Paintsville.

    July 21, 2014

  • 0702 TEAM JUMP FOR WEB.jpg Ready To Roll

    After a 6-0 run through the loser’s bracket of the District 4 Tournament, the only thing left for the Corbin Little League All Stars to do is pack their bags and get to Bowling Green.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0326 whs tennis.jpg Smashing Win

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Whitley County knocks off B'ville, 7-0

    March 28, 2014

Front page
Featured Ads
AP Video
Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved Home-sharing Programs Help Seniors Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Facebook
SEC Times-Tribune