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October 25, 2012

Corbin hoping to get win at home against Harlan

CORBIN — By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer

Both the Corbin Redhounds (4-5 overall, 2-2 against district competition) and Harlan Green Dragons (5-4, 2-1) know who their opponent will be when post-season play gets underway Nov. 2. The key this week for both teams will be to try and come away from the contest healthy as they prepare for playoff football.

Don't tell that to Corbin head coach Steve Jewell though. He said Friday's game is business as usual for his Redhounds as they try to get to the .500 mark for the first time since the second week of the season.

“We've talked to the kids all week about the fact that you want to run or sprint in to the playoffs as opposed to just backing in,” Jewell said. “I always liked it when there was a lot riding on this last game of the season and where it was a pride game, but there's not a lot riding on this game.

“We both know who we're facing next week, but at the same time we're trying to get to .500 for the first time since the second week of the season,” he added. “We're really looking to sharpen ourselves and get better in some areas that we haven't been the best in as a team.”

Corbin comes into Friday's game having won three of the last five games, two of those wins were against district foes McCreary Central and Casey County, but the two losses came at the hands of district opponents also.

Due to the fact that the Redhounds finished with a 2-2 district mark, Corbin will be hitting the road come postseason against LaRue County, which means this could be the last time Corbin fans see their team at home this year.

When it comes to Harlan, the Green Dragons haven't had the best season ever, but they have won two in a row and four of the last five contests, with victories over Pineville and Jenkins the last two weeks.

The Green Dragons boast an impressive quarterback in Ty Saragas, who has passed for 1,526 yards and 19 touchdowns, completing 99 of 171 pass attempts. The majority of Saragas success is thanks to Eric Young, who has tallied 27 receptions for 462 yards and seven touchdowns.

On the ground, Harlan is led by Cody Logan with 655 yards and seven touchdowns.

For Corbin, Matt Jewell is tops on offense with 682 yards and nine touchdowns on 123 carries, while Jake Coppock has added 311 yards and two touchdowns on 59 carries. Four other players have rushed for over 100 yards on the season. Taylor Waddle (QB) has tallied 196 yards, Tanner Powers has 178 yards, William Reedy has 142 yards and Brian Nantz has tallied 132 yards.

As a team, the Redhounds are averaging 236 yards per game on the ground.

Jewell said while he expects Harlan to try and spread the ball around, his team will stick with its gameplan.

“I'm sure Larue County will be sticking to what they've done all season and we're going to exchange film with them, so we'll probably do the same things because you don't want to really show anybody anything you don't have to at this point of the season,” Jewell said.

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