CORBIN — The first time Lynn Camp and Pineville met back on Oct. 11, the Wildcats held a slim 6-0 lead heading into the second half before seeing the Mountain Lions rally late to pick up a 14-6 victory.
Coach Allen Harris and his Lynn Camp squad will look to avenge the eight-point loss today at Pineville.
Lynn Camp (4-5) is coming off a 29-14 win over McCreary Central that gave the Wildcats their second win during the past three weeks.
Despite seeing his team enter today’s matchup with the Mountain Lions with some much-needed momentum, Harris felt his squad should be carrying a few more wins under its belt.
“We anticipated at the very least a 7-2 record, but unfortunately a few plays here and there didn’t go our way,” he said. “Our team has handled the adversity well and we continue to improve each week.”
To beat Pineville, Lynn Camp will have to handle the adversity they face in the game.
Penalties, combined with only 169 yards of total offense, played huge roles in the Wildcats’ earlier loss to the Mountain Lions.
“Penalties were the difference in that game,” Harris admitted. “We were penalized something like 15 to 20 times, and two or three touchdowns were called back (compared) to their five penalties, I think it was. I can’t remember the exact number, but the bottom line, it was a very lopsided called game and we were nursing a lot of injuries as well.”
Harris is hoping last week’s win will breed more success when they take to the field today against Pineville. He added that extra confidence would be beneficial since the game is on the road.
“Winning breeds confidence and execution while confidence wins football games, so it is great for our kids to have that winning feeling going into this game,” he said.
“Any time you play on the road, it’s a little tougher than playing at home,” Harris added. “I can guarantee you that Lynn Camp’s faithful will be there to help us feel like home. To win and be successful, you must win on the road, so we just have to take care of business.”