Friday football digest, week 11
Let’s be honest: If you don’t have a kid on the field, you’re probably not going out to watch a football game tonight. It’s cold, it’s wet and the games don’t mean very much. Can’t say as I blame you. I’ll be out there tonight, but I’ll also be getting paid for my trouble. But I’ll be the first to admit that the local football schedule in this final week of the regular season is thoroughly unappetizing.
The only exception might be at Admiral Stadium, where Danville and Frankfort meet in a season finale for the fifth straight season in the kind of game that both teams can use to prepare for the coming playoffs. They are two teams of similar make-ups, both of which usually have trouble scheduling non-district games against schools of similar size.
From Danville’s perspective, it’s not a must-win game for playoff seeding purposes — the seeds in its region were set last week — but it’s almost a must-win in the sense that the Admirals need to gather some momentum for the postseason after losing two of their last three games. A victory might send them on to their Class 2A first-round playoff game at Prestonsburg with a little more swagger.
The other three area games look like mismatches, all favoring the local teams: Boyle County over struggling Whitley County, Garrard County over slightly improved Madison Southern and Mercer County over winless Paul Dunbar. Casey County and Lincoln County are off.
All six area teams will be in the playoffs next week, and there’ll be much more to discuss then. For now, enjoy your nice, warm living rooms, and save a thought for those of us who’ll be out in the elements.
- Boyle County over Whitley County.
- Danville over Frankfort.
- Garrard County over Madison Southern.
- Mercer County over Paul Dunbar.
Last week: 4-1; season: 44-7 (.863).