By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
LIBERTY — The Corbin Redhounds needed a win to secure their district’s No. 3 seed and they did it in fine fashion by knocking off Casey County with ease, 57-22.
The Redhounds (4-5 overall, 2-2 in district play) entered the game with a two-game district losing streak, but scored less than two minutes into the game and never looked back against the outmatched Rebels.
Taylor Waddle’s 35-yard gain to open the first quarter set up the Redhounds’ first touchdown, as Matt Jewell reached paydirt from six-yards out to give his team a 7-0 edge at the 10:24 mark.
Corbin forced Casey County into two turnovers during its first two offensive possessions and cashed in on the second turnover, as Dakota Robinson picked up a fumble and scored from 16-yards out to give Corbin a 14-0 lead with 7:40 remaining in the first quarter.
Jewell got his team on the scoreboard again a couple of minutes later by breaking loose for a 45-yard touchdown run, as the Redhound lead increased to 21-0.
Corbin continued to dominate in the second quarter, as Jewell’s third touchdown of the game came from six-yards out on a second-and-goal situation to give Corbin a 28-0 lead with 10:08 left in the first half.
Casey County didn’t have an answer for Corbin’s running attack the entire game and it showed on the Redhounds’ ensuing possession, as Waddle found a hole and scored on a 38-yard touchdown run, increasing Corbin’s advantage to 35-0 in the second quarter (7:34).
Corey Taylor got into the scoring action in the second quarter for Corbin, as his 18-yard touchdown run with 3:56 remaining pushed the Redhounds’ lead to 42-0.
Casey County finally got on the scoreboard to open the third quarter, as tailback Alex Bowlin’s 35-yard touchdown run cut the Rebels’ deficit to 35 points (42-7).
But it didn’t take long for Steve Jewell’s squad to reach the endzone again, thanks to the running game. Jonathan Hubbard added a five-yard score at the 4:55 mark in the third quarter, extending Corbin’s lead to 49-7.
Bowlin added touchdown runs of 25-yards late in the third quarter and a 31-yarder in the fourth quarter, but the damage had already been done, as Joe Ledford’s touchdown run wrapped up the 35-point win for the Redhounds.
The win will set up a first round match-up of Corbin and LaRue County in two weeks, as the Hawks will host the Redhounds. LaRue County had a chance to win its respective district’s top seed, but fell short of defeating Louisville Central, losing 16-8.
By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
- Local Sports
Best in Class
Coming in to the 2013-14 basketball season, Whitley County Lady Colonels’ senior Brandi Smith was tabbed as one of the top players in the 13th Region.
Another tourney in the books
Well folks, we have another 13th Region Tournament in the books and I have to say, both the boys and the girls tournaments lived up to their billing.
Oh, So Close
Old rivals Clay County and Corbin hooked up in a classic that saw the defending 13th Region Champion Tigers lead by as many as 14 points in the second half.
Like It or Not
I know we are smack dab in the middle of the basketball postseason, but the story to my left is a little bit too big of a deal to let wait until after the region tournament.
The Way It Is
We’re not even through with the 2013-14 season yet, but it’s never too early to talk about next season. Since we’ve crowned a 13th Region champion on the girls’ side of things, let take a glimpse of what might be for the 2014-15 campaign.
Jewell of an Era
After 15 years at the helm of the Corbin Redhounds football program, Steve Jewell is moving on up. Literally.
Star of the Show
For a kid in his first year of high school basketball, Clay County’s Trey Farmer has done quite well for himself.
- 13th Region Tournament Schedule
It’s hard to imagine anybody as big as Corbin head coach Jason McDaniel having any trouble filling shoes.
Here we go again
It'll be a matchup between two of the most historic programs in the 13th Region tonight when the Clay County Tigers defend their 13th Region title against the Corbin Redhounds.
- More Local Sports Headlines
- Best in Class