By Chris Parsons / Sports Editor
Coming into the 2013 season there weren’t a lot of people with high expectations for the South Laurel Cardinals football team.
While the season wasn’t a runaway success by any means (the team finished with a 3-7 mark), first-year head coach Matt Rhymer said he was pleased with the effort his team made and the progression of the program as a whole.
“We could have very easily lost 10 games this season and some people may have expected us to do that,” Rhymer said. “Had we not suffered some of the injuries that we did, we probably could have won a few more games, too.
“I think we did some good things as a program and I’m pleased with the progress we made overall,” he added. “There’s a lot of enthusiasm in our program right now and we’re hoping it’s contagious in our school and that it generates some positives for us in the offseason.”
The Cardinals opened the season with a 36-7 loss to Whitley County, but looked to be on the right track after rattling off a pair of wins over Rockcastle County and Clay County to improve to 2-1, but that’s when things went south.
Rhymer and company dropped the next six games before closing the season with a 30-26 win over Leslie County.
Although the offseason just got underway for the Cardinals, Rhymer said his team is already at work trying to improve for next season.
“We’ve been out doing some timed runs and stuff like that, so we’re working already,” Rhymer said. “We had a lot of kids come out, so that says something for what we’re trying to do here. Hopefully we can continue to progress.”
First-year coach Rhymer hopes team will continue to progress
By Chris Parsons / Sports Editor
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THE WAY IT IS: The times, they are a changing
The times, they are a changing — especially in the Tri-County high school sports scene.
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THE WAY IT IS: Football is in the air in the Tri-County
These cool summer days are reminding me of the cool football Friday nights of September and October, and with that said, these cooler temperatures have me in the mood of writing about things to come for our local football teams in the Tri-County.
It’s never too early to talk about what games will be the big ones for the Tri-County high school football fans to watch this upcoming season. I’ve tried to narrow my list down to 10 games, but honestly, it really wasn’t easy to do — but I did manage to do it.
Let’s just say things should be very entertaining, and interesting, for you the fan this season.
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