By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
Lynn Camp coach Phil Russell calls today’s scrimmage against Class A regional foe Harlan a “dress rehearsal” with hopes of seeing his young Wildcats turn in a good showing before their season-opener next Friday against Powell County in the Pioneer Bowl.
Lynn Camp will square-off against the Green Dragons in two 15-minute halves with hopes of seeing his team come out with a lot of positives.
“That’s what we are wanting,” he said. “We know we’re going to make some mistakes, but the big thing that I want to see out of my team is if the effort is there. I want to see us flying to the ball.”
Even though it is his team’s only scrimmage before regular season play, don’t expect to see Russell and his coaching staff give away too much of what they will do on offense and defense this season.
Both teams will meet up in Week Three at Mitchell Field in regular season play.
“We don’t want to show them much, and I’m sure they don’t want to show us much either,” Russell laughed. “We do play each other in the regular season and it’s our first game against a region team. We do four or five different things on offense and you’ll see a lot of that (today), but we are going to try and keep it simple.
“Don’t expect us to pull out all of the tricks,” he added. “We basically want to see what our kids can do. With all of the new faces we have, I know we’ll make some mistakes and I want the kids to know this is just a scrimmage, so we’ll see what we can learn from this.”
Even though it’s a scrimmage, Russell said he and his players are ready to get things going.
“We’re all anxious,” he admitted. “We’re going to bring out our new uniforms tomorrow. We’ve got our white shirts, black pants, and our new black helmets ready to go.”
So what does Russell expect out of a Harlan team that many consider is rebuilding after going 6-6 last season.
“I believe they are rebuilding,” he said. “But I have the utmost respect of Coach (J.B.) Donahue. He gets everything he’s got out of his players. He does a fantastic job with his team each and every year.
“To be honest, they are a team you can’t overlook,” Russell added. “He’s going to have talent and he’s going to have three or four athletic players that can hurt you, so we’ve got to be ready. When we play them, you can always expect the game is going to physical. It’s going to be a good trip over there and we’re going to get to play at Harlan County. It’s the SEKC Grid-O-Rama, so I expect it to be a good atmosphere for everyone that comes.”
Russell's Wildcats will face tough test today against Harlan
By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
- Local Sports
Ready to Reload
Even though Knox Central head football coach Scottie Russell has seen the departure of two of the program’s best tailbacks due to graduation in the past two years, he isn’t concerned.
Shelton was a hero by any definition
The word hero is used a little too loosely for my taste these days.
To be honest, it’s been used way too much for a long time and I’m just as guilty as the next guy.
Out With A Bang
Corbin’s Chris and Hannah Hart ended their Redhound softball careers together, but the duo went out with a bang, each representing Corbin on the Kentucky All Star squad in a three-game series against the Tennessee All Stars.
Express finishes fourth in USSSA World Series
The Kentucky Express participated in the USSSA World Seriers against teams from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and New York.
What A Run!
The Corbin Little League All Stars put together an impressive run to the 2014 Little League State Tournament, but all good things must come to an end.
Fun While It Lasted
The North Laurel 11-12 year-old All-Stars finished their trip in Central Region play by dropping a 15-0 decision to Missouri’s Webb City Little League.
Knox County put together gutsy run to state
The Knox County 11-year-old All Stars came in to Monday’s contest with Owensboro Southern knowing that the winner would move on to the semifinals of the state tournament.
End of the Line
Recil Jones’ North Laurel 11-12 year-old All-Stars finished their stay in the Central Region Tournament with an 0-3 record after dropping a 9-4 decision to Wisconsin state champion Franklin Little League.
- Smashing Win
- Whitley County knocks off B'ville, 7-0
- More Local Sports Headlines
- Ready to Reload