By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
CORBIN — Steve Jewell’s Corbin Redhounds wasted little time to knock off McCreary Central in a Thursday district battle against the Raiders.
The Redhounds (6-1) scored early and often, and evened their district record at 1-1 on the season by blowing out the outmanned McCreary Central squad, 60-0.
The win sets up a district showdown next Friday on Log Mountain against Bell County. The winner of the game will get to host a first round playoff game, while the loser will go on the road in the first round of postseason play.
Jewell’s squad has shut out its opponents three times this season, and has outscored them 301-56 in the process. The Redhounds have now had the running clock in effect in five of their seven games this season.
After holding the Raiders to -20 yards on offense during its possession, and Corbin responded by scoring at will.
Jace Woodruff returned a punt 50 yards for a touchdown that opened the flood gates for the Redhounds. Corey Taylor scored from 12 yards out while Tanner Powers’ 31-yard run to paydirt gave Corbin a commanding 20-0 advantage with 2:34 left in the first quarter.
Powers followed his touchdown run with an interception which set up Taylor Waddle’s three-yard run, giving the Redhounds a 27-0 lead.
Corey Taylor hooked up with Waddle with a 30-yard touchdown pass that increased Corbin’s lead to 34-0 two minutes into the second quarter.
Taylor and Waddle hooked up again on the Redhounds ensuing possession, giving Corbin a 41-0 edge with 6:30 remaining in the second quarter.
Tucker Jewell’s 24-yard rushing touchdown made the score 47-0 at halftime.
The Redhounds continued to dominate once second half action began with Dillon Brock breaking loose for a 65-yard touchdown run while Drew Carter added a 59-yard rushing touchdown, giving the Redhounds a 60-0 edge late in the game.
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