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.
Redhounds cruise to 60-0 win over McCreary Central, improve to 6-1
By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
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The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets are partying like it's 1987! That was the last time the Jackets won a game in the 13th Region Tournament, and they ended the 27-year drought with a 47-44 win over the heavily-favored Knox Central Panthers on Thursday night.
Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'Em
When it comes to picking region tournament games, it’s not an easy task to say the least. This is the most parity that I’ve ever seen in the 13th Region Boys and Girls Tournaments.
If Clay County’s play during the first game of the 13th Region Tournament is any indication of things to come, Robert Marcum’s squad could be well on its way of capturing their second straight 13th Region championship.
The Way it is
Since I’m picking Corbin to pull off the upset against Jackson County today, I figured I’d give my top five upsets dating back to 2005-06 when the 13th realigned and welcomed both North and South Laurel high schools to the mix.
Tony Pietrowski’s Corbin Redhounds have been favored during the past two first round 13th Region match-ups, and have been upset both times. Corbin is hoping things might change a bit this time around.
Barbourville will have hands full against Bell County today
Dinky Phipps’ Barbourville Tigers are looking for their first 13th Region Tournament win dating back to 2006’s tournament when they defeated Clay County in the regional semifinals.
Like It or Not
There’s an elephant in the room at this year’s 13th Region Tournament, and really in basketball in general, and I guess I’ll be the first one to point it out (publicly with my name attached to it).
Chris' Daily Region Pick'Em
With the first three days of opening round games in the books, I can honestly say I'm not surprised that I'm 4-2 overall when it comes to my pick'ems record.
You can never count out the Clay County Lady Tigers when it comes to the 13th Region Tournament.
Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'em
After going just .500 during the girls games, things are going to get even tougher when it comes to picking the 13th Region Boys Tournament games.
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