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PRE-GAME HUDDLE

A sweep by all four area teams


 We’re down to the final week of the regular season. It has been a quick 11 weeks. Most of the teams are right where I thought they might be.

I predicted Corbin to finish 8-2 and they can do that with a win over Ray Graham’s Lexington Christian Eagles. The Eagles are good once again, but I don’t think they are flying as high as they did in the ’09 season.

The Redhounds have played very good defense this season that has allowed them to win some games that many people didn’t think they would. I believe if they met Hazard on a neutral field, the Redhounds win that game. Boyle County is for real and will make a deep run in the playoffs and could very well win Class 4A.

Friday night the Redhounds must stop the multi-talented Scout McCamy, the Eagles quarterback. He is quick as lightening. He can throw the football and he can pass the football. He has a host of players he can throw the ball too in the likes of Chad Snyder, Kelby Hickey, Christian Fielden, Hunter Rowe, Clay Mossbarger and Justin King.

The defense will have to be aware of Mossbarger, Sam Maybriar and McCamy coming out of the backfield.

This should be the area’s game of the week with two top 10 football teams going at each other, but in the end, Corbin should prevail, 38-22.

 

McCreary Central will be at Lynn Camp Friday night. It has been a long year for the Raiders, who have slid back to their old ways of losing big. They have been outscored 381-79.

Lynn Camp has bounced back from a tough start and has won three of their last four games. The Wildcats opened the season with losses to Somerset, Whitley County, Lexington Christian and Pineville before beating Harlan on the road, 20-7. They have the Campbellsville Eagles fits before falling 14-0.

Lynn Camp beat Clinton County and Berea to finish third in the district. Clinton Jackson has been a big gun for the Wildcats and is expected to give McCreary Central trouble. Lynn Camp wins, 20-6.

 

Whitley County will host the Rockcastle County Rockets Friday night. It’s gut check time for the Colonels who will be without Cody Bramlett and possibly Boston Bryant.

Rockcastle County, with Clarke Rowe leading the way, will be a tough team to beat. It could be an eye opener for the Colonels.

Who will step up? Justin Goins, Jordan Singleton, Jordan Chute or Cody Bowlin. Maybe all four. A win over Rockcastle County will send a message to Southwestern. The Warriors nosed out the Rockets 17-14 last week.

I’m going with the red-hot Colonels, 34-20.

 

Pineville will be at Williamsburg Friday night. Two of the finest small schools in Southeastern Kentucky. The Mountain Lions started the season strong, but faltered against Harlan.

Playing the likes of McCreary Central, Berea, Jackson County and Jenkins didn’t help the Lions get ready for the tougher teams like Harlan, Hazard and Williamsburg.

The Yellow Jackets have played well most of the season and they are playing their best football right now. Little known sophomore Logan Hamblin has surprised a lot of people. With senior quarterback Ethan Powers getting healthy the Yellow Jackets have some speed in the backfield. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Powers in the backfield during the playoffs. Senior J.P. Payne, CeeJay Jones and Chris Lowrie will have a big part in the playoff run.

Defensively there is none better than Cody Perkins and Andrew Root. Williamsburg should buzz right past the Lions, 38-24.

It’s a week that will see everyone home to close out the regular season. See you at the ballgame!!

 

 

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