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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South Laurel entered Friday’s cross-town showdown with defending 13th Region champion and rival North Laurel as the hottest team in the region.
The Corbin Redhounds continue to improve every time they take the field and Friday was no different as they knocked off Jackson County, 9-1, for their fourth straight victory.
Lady Redhounds off the mark, fall 11-3
The Corbin Lady Redhounds lost for the second time in three games, falling to Oak Hills, Ohio 11-3 at home, but head coach Chris Hart didn’t seem too concerned afterward.
The South Laurel Lady Cardinals escaped with a 4-3 victory over the Corbin Lady Redhounds after an exciting play at the plate that secured them the win.
Jaguars split home contest with Middlesboro
The North Laurel boys and girls tennis teams had mixed results when Middlesboro paid a visit.
For the third time in a row the Corbin Redhounds were winners on Thursday night, this time defeating the Barbourville Tigers 8-0 in 13th Region basbeball action.
South Laurel picks up 9-4 win over Panthers
South Laurel’s Braden Miller came through in a big way during the Cardinals’ 9-4 win over Knox Central Thursday.
Season taking shape
After seeing some impressive baseball, and softball games this past week, this I know — they’re only a handful of teams that will make a run for both the 13th Region baseball and softball titles.
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