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September 19, 2013

What a week

North Laurel, Corbin lone unbeaten teams left in Tri-County

CORBIN — By Les Dixon / Sports Edtor

Week Three is complete and now we only have two teams remaining with perfect records — Corbin and North Laurel.

The Redhounds are off to their best start dating back to the 2009 season when they went 5-0 while North Laurel is 4-0 for only the second time in program history. The last time the Jaguars accomplished the feat was back in 2001 under former coach Greg Duncum. The season didn’t end that well, though. North Laurel ended up going 0-6 during the remainder of its schedule.

Player of the Week

Corbin’s Mr. Everything Taylor Waddle takes home Player of the Week honors in Week Three after scoring three touchdowns during the Redhounds’ 55-7 blowout win over Danville. Waddle returned a punt 45 yards for a touchdown and also caught a 59-yard pass from quarterback Corey Taylor that went for a score. He also broke loose for a 40-yard touchdown run during the game.

Biggest surprise

It comes down to South Laurel’s 28-26 overtime win over Clay County on the road and Rockcastle County’s 28-9 win over Whitley County. The Cardinals are better than what I thought they would be. Coach Matt Rhymer is doing a great job with the Cardinals.

I was surprised with the Colonels’ loss at home — even with the injuries they have sustained. I still believe Whitley County can make some noise as the season progresses.

Making a statement

Phil Russell’s Lynn Camp Wildcats showed they are a team on the rise in Class A after coming back from a 14-point second half deficit to pick up an impressive 29-28 win over Harlan. Lynn Camp is a dangerous team, especially on offense. Playmakers such as Aaron Mills, Tommy Hatfield, Keanu Nolan and Tyler Reynolds give the Wildcats a chance to score at any time on offense.

Still searching

Jim Black’s Whitley County Colonels will try to put an end to their winless season Friday at home against 0-4 Clay County. If the Colonels don’t grab a win Friday at home, with the schedule they play, I’m not sure when win No. 1 would come.

After Clay County, Whitley County goes on the road to play Knox Central and Perry Central and then host both Harlan County and Letcher Central before ending the regular season on the road against Boyle County.

Big win

This week it goes to the Lynn Camp Wildcats, who surprised many by knocking off Harlan at Mitchell Field to even their record at 2-2 on the season. Coach Phil Russell took a chance late in the game after his team cut its deficit to 28-27 by going for the two-point conversion, and the gamble paid off with Tommy Hatfield reaching paydirt.

Toughest loss

Williamsburg’s 28-point loss to Wayne County is a tough one, but I’m going with Knox Central’s 48-13 defeat to Harlan County. First off, the Black Bears are good — very good. Harlan County limited Knox Central’s strong running game to under 100 yards for the game while seeing its own ground attack combine to carry the ball 70 times, that’s right 70, for 494 yards against the Panther defense.

Blowout win

Steve Jewell’s Corbin Redhounds continue to flex their muscles this season after upending Danville at Campbell Field Friday, 55-7. The 48-point loss is Danville’s worst since suffering a 47-0 defeat to Boyle County on Sept. 1, 2000.

The Redhounds have outscored their opponents 160-21 this season, but their opponents are also a combined 2-13 on the year as well.

Corbin is a much-improved team, and will get its first district test of the season in two weeks against unbeaten Wayne County.

Big Game This Week

Bell County 2-2 at Knox Central 3-1, 7:30 p.m.

Both teams are coming off losses and both teams want this win in a big way. The Panthers will be going against their former head coach (Wayne Mills), who saw his team lose to rival Middlesboro Saturday for the first time since 1997 after falling, 28-14.

Off this week

Both North Laurel and Williamsburg take a break this week. The Jaguars will need to rest up with an important district game against Southwestern coming up on Thursday, Sept. 26. While the Yellow Jackets will prepare for a game against Harrison County on Friday, Sept. 27.

Tri-County Rankings for

Sept. 15-19

North Laurel remains at the top spot while Corbin rises to No. 2. Williamsburg falls to the No. 3 position while Knox Central, South Laurel, Whitley County and Lynn Camp round out the top 7 teams in the Tri-County.

They Said It

“I told our guys at halftime that the second half of this football game could change this program and I think it did. These guys never quit and they never gave up on me and it showed up on the scoreboard tonight. I said earlier in the week that I thought this football game would be won in the fourth quarter and it was. We made some calls late in the game that had an impact on the game, but what it came down to is the fact that the kids had to execute on those calls and they did that for us tonight.” — Lynn Camp coach Phil Russell after seeing his team come back from a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat Harlan, 29-28.

“We beat an 0-3 team in overtime. Still, it’s a big win. I’m proud of my team. We have won two games in a row; that hasn’t happened around here in a while.”  — South Laurel coach Matt Rhymer after seeing his team pull out a 28-26 win in overtime against Clay County.

“Our guys knew that Leslie County was probably not the best team we had faced so far. Even though they are a pretty good football team. I think they are better offensively than defensively, but our guys came out focused and they did what a good team is supposed to do.” — North Laurel coach Chris Larkey after his team beat Leslie County, 57-6.

“It’s not the end of the world. We’ve won games and we’ve lost games. We see our mistakes. We could’ve scheduled four easy teams and been sitting here 4-0, but that’s not what we did. We lost to two really good football teams. But our kids are battling and made some plays so it’s not a total loss.” — Williamsburg coach Jerry Herron after his team fell to 2-2 on the season with a 40-22 loss to Wayne County.

“There is no excuse for us to give up that much yardage. It seemed like they had the ball the whole first half and we only ran a handful of plays. Any time you let a team like that get on a roll, especially running the football, you are going to be in a for a long night.” — Knox Central coach Scott Russell after seeing his team give up 494 yards rushing on the ground to Harlan County.

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