Counting down to kickoff

We’re over 24 hours from a new football season, and each of the six local teams has its own reasons to look ahead with enthusiasm. Two of those teams — Garrard County and Lincoln County — will kick off their seasons Friday night in the Death Valley Bowl, while Boyle County, Casey County, Danville and Mercer County open Saturday in various bowls.

Looking own the road, we still have to live with the cumbersome six-class system introduced last year, but at least some sanity has returned to the postseason with the elimination of the much-loathed intradistrict games in the first two rounds of the playoffs.

But for now, most teams are simply hoping to start the season in a better fashion than last year, when Garrard County Mercer County was the only one of the six squads to win its first game. And we’re all hoping the heat index is much more manageable than it was on last year’s kickoff weekend.

Before you go to the games, here are some other places you can go to get ready for the season:

Now for some out-of-town links specific to the Week 1 matchups:

  • Bell County-Garrard County: No game or team preview is available yet, but here’s a feature on highly recruited Bell kicker Monte Merrick from the Middlesboro Daily News.
  • Washington County-Lincoln County: Something of a preview from The Springfield Sun, though it focuses mostly on Washington’s scrimmage last week.
  • Boyle County-Warren Central: A story from the Daily News of Bowling Green on Warren Central running back Tabarus Mitchell.
  • Russell County-Danville: A Russell team preview from The Times Journal of Russell Springs.

2 Comments on Counting down to kickoff

  1. Daniel Hopkins
    August, 29th 2008 at 11:09 am

    Garrard actually lost their opener to Washington County last season, 33-28. Seemed like a win for about three and a half quarters until a couple late turnovers!

  2. Mike Marsee
    August, 29th 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Oops! It was Mercer County, not Garrard County, that was the lone Week 1 winner.

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