CORBIN — Both Clay County and Lynn Camp will be searching to get back to their winning ways when the two teams meat up Friday at Mitchell Field.
The Wildcats (2-1) are coming off a disappointing 28-27 loss to Middlesboro which saw Lynn Camp lead for almost the entire game before losing after missing a PAT.
Clay County (1-1) had high hopes of beginning their 2019 campaign with a 2-0 mark for the first time since 2006 but dropped a 28-21 decision to Mason County during last Friday's Appalachian Bowl.
Harris admitted the loss to the Yellow Jackets was a tough pill to swallow, but said his team had numerous chances to get the win.
“We had many opportunities in the game where we didn’t execute properly and at the end that cost us the football game,” he said. “We are a young team that has to learn how to put teams away.
“We know that was a game we should have won and we know the areas we need to get better in,” Harris added. “We will focus on those things to prepare for Clay County.”
After allowing 252 rushing yards on the ground last week, Lynn Camp’s defense is going to have to prepare for one of the state’s best ground games with the Tigers averaging 370.5 rushing yards per game.
Chandler Hubbard has done most of the damage for Clay County, totaling 550 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
“They are big and physical,” Harris said. “We have to be prepared for that. Last week is in the past, so now we focus on being 1-0 this week.
“We need to execute better, stop committing foolish penalties and learn to put teams away when we have the opportunity,” he added. “Clay County is a bigger challenge and we must do our best to win this game to get back on track.”
Kickoff is slated for a 7:30 p.m. start.