Too many commitments in a short week has left too little time to blog in the last few days. I’ll try to do better next week, and meanwhile there’s a lot to look forward to in this week of high school football, particularly for Lincoln County and Mercer County, two teams that surprised me with the nature of their losses last week.
It’s no surprise that Mercer lost to Madison Central, but the high turnover total that derailed its offense was alarming. Now the Titans are in a tough spot tonight because they face Pulaski County, the team favored to win their district.
As for Lincoln, injuries to three key linemen have hurt most on defense, so I’ll be eager to see how well the Patriots contain a Tates Creek team that scored only 14 points last week. (Schedule note: Remember that Lincoln plays on Saturday, not Friday, in Woodford County’s bowl.)
More of curiousity than concern are questions about how good Boyle County and Danville can be on offense after they put up some impressive numbers last weekend. Of course, this will be the last chance to evaluate those teams before their showdown next week.
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Here’s the one and only link that I found relating to this weekend’s games from outside Advocate-land, a glance at the Rebels’ game with Henry Clay and the Patriots’ game with Tates Creek from the Lexington Herald-Leader.
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Finally, the picks:
- Danville over Southwestern
- Garrard County over Bethlehem
- Henry Clay over Boyle County
- Mercer County over Pulaski County
- Russell County over Casey County
- Tates Creek over Lincoln County (Sat.)
Last week: 5-1 (.833).