By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
CORBIN — The Corbin Redhound eighth grade football team will be in action today in second round action of the state middle school playoffs after defeating New Harlan earlier in the week during first round play, 33-6.
The Redhounds (10-1) will host Pike County Central today at 4 p.m. with hopes of advancing on into the playoffs.
Corbin took control of the game early against New Harlan after falling behind 6-0.
The Redhounds scored 33 unanswered points, as Jaxon Stewart scored on a touchdown run while Drew Carter scored from 36-yards out to give their team a 12-6 lead going into halftime.
Tucker Jewell’s 16-yard touchdown run in the third quarter increased his team’s lead to 18-6 while a Stewart to A.J. Moore two-point conversion pass gave Corbin a 20-6 edge.
The Redhounds put the game away with two more scores in the third quarter, as Carter and Stewart each scored on touchdown runs while Alec Gambrel added a PAT to give Corbin a convincing 27-point victory.
“Really pleased with our defense tonight,” Corbin coach Brent Jackson said. “I thought adjustments made by our defense was the difference in the game"
Jeff (Barnett defensive coordinator) does a great job making adjustments and it paid off tonight.
“It took us a quarter to establish our run game tonight but eventually we took control of the offensive line the way we expect our kids to,” he added. “Harlan County brought it tonight as we expected, they are always a tough, physical opponent. I thought our kids responded and played very physical against a good team.”
By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
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