, Corbin, KY

Local Sports

November 5, 2012

Whitley County outscores North Laurel 27-6 during the second half

CORBIN — By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer

WHITLEY COUNTY — It wasn’t an all-time record for the Whitley County Colonels, but it was a playoff-high 495 yards rushing as the Colonels used a second-half surge to get past North Laurel 41-20.

It wasn’t easy though.

The Colonels led 7-0 early, but had to battle back from a 14-7 deficit at halftime after the Jaguars jumped ahead with a pair of touchdown runs (one yard and 43 yards) by Michael Nelson.

North Laurel fumbled to start the second half and that seemed to kill their momentum, while opening the door for the Colonels to tie the game.

They did just that, using a five-play drive, capped off by a one-yard run by Boston Bryant to tie the game at 14 apiece while eventually running away with a 21-point win.

After the game, Whitley County coach Jim Black said he felt like the Jaguar fumble was the turning point of the game.

“We took advantage of that fumble to start the second half and after that, it was a tale of two halves,” Black said. “We were able to take advantage of some of their mistakes the rest of the second half and it allowed us to get things going.

“Once we got in our rhythm, we got going pretty good on offense and kept the pace more to our style,” he added. “When we’re able to get plays off quick and get to the line, we do a lot better than waiting until the play clock is close to running out.”

North Laurel head coach Chris Larkey said he thought the turnover was a big turning point as well, but he gave the Colonels credit for the second-half effort.

“We knew Whitley County was going to get chewed out over there in the locker room and I knew coach Black was going to have them fired up,” Larkey said. “They do play good in the second half and they proved it tonight.

“That fumble was huge and, you never know what goes through kids’ minds, but that could have been a huge momentum builder for us,” Larkey said. “But we’ll never know and you have to take your hats off to Whitley County for playing a good football game.”

Black said he was pleased with his team’s comeback win.

“I’m happy with the effort and we were able to get that seventh win, which was our goal,” Black said. “The kids settled in and played good football considering we had some kids in positions they hadn’t played in a whole lot. I’m proud of them and we’ll get back at it Monday.”

Text Only
Local Sports
  • 0319 chs Hannah Hart.jpg 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.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ready for Action

    Seventy-five years is a long time, but in baseball years it seems like days.

    April 17, 2014

  • 0331 Fear Les Diamond Ratings.jpg Fear 'Les' Diamond Rankings

    The Lady Cardinals have recovered nicely after a loss to North Laurel by defeating Johnson Central, South Oldham and Whitley County.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Net Gains

    The North Laurel Lady Jaguars managed to pick up two wins the past couple of days with victories over both Harlan and Rockcastle County while the Jaguar tennis team also picked up a victory over the Green Dragons.

    April 16, 2014

  • Corbin without a coach as spring practice begins

    As the weather begins to warm up (with the exception of today), some high school football teams have already held their spring practice sessions, while some are on tap to get started this week.

    April 16, 2014

  • Hart says his Lady Redhounds can right the ship

    Chris Hart’s Corbin Lady Redhounds were pre-season favorites entering the 2014 campaign, but stumbled out of the blocks, going 5-11 during their first 16 games.

    April 16, 2014

  • 0415 chs Kevin Goins.jpg Eight is Enough

    It may have taken the Corbin Redhounds four innings to get in to a rhythm against Williamsburg’s Ryan Bowlin, but once they did they made the best of it.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cruise Control

    South Laurel pitcher Hagan Burns brought her ‘A’ game to the mound during the Lady Cardinals’ 15-0 win over Whitley County Monday.

    April 15, 2014

  • 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
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

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