CORBIN — It's been a long time coming for the Lynn Camp Wildcats.
This Friday's district battle with Pineville will mark three weeks since Lynn Camp has played a game.
The last time the Wildcats stepped on the field, they dropped a heartbreaking 28-27 decision to Estill County back on Sept. 20, and haven’t played since, due to a bye week and Mother Nature canceling their game against Bethlehem.
Lynn Camp hasn’t won a game since its 32-16 victory over Jackson County on Aug. 29, and has been more than ready to get back into the win column.
Despite being off 21 days, Harris said it has been beneficial to his team.
“To rest and heal up (has been big),” he said. “Our kids are eager to get back on the field.”
Harris said the long layoff hasn’t brought upon any problems with his team staying focused on what lies ahead.
“No, not at all. We had a great week of practice last week — probably the best week we have had all season,” he said.
“Conditioning has been a big focus for us,” Harris added. “I feel like that is one thing we must be better than everyone else going into district.”
Harris said his team remains focused on one game at a time, and realizes what Pineville brings to the table this Friday.
“That’s always our motto, we just want to be 1-0 this week and that’s what we are focusing on,” he said. “They are winning a lot of games. They are well-coached and have a lot of great skill players. They are very solid defensively and can score a lot of points. We have to control the tempo and don’t turn the ball over. We have to capitalize on their mistakes and don’t let off the gas.”
The Mountain Lions are averaging 339 rushing yards on the ground and are led by a two-headed monster in Cody Frazier and Devon Morris.
Frazier leads the team with 873 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns while Morris has added 725 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground.
“Our district is tough and evenly matched, and our school is on fall break, so it’s tough all around, but we are ready to start the new season,” Harris said.
The game is slated for a 7:30 p.m. start.