A great weekend to be No. 8
Barnes, who passed away from injuries sustained in an automobile accident last month, was an honorary member of the school’s homecoming court. Following the ceremonies at halftime, someone placed a homecoming crown at midfield on the 50-yard line in memory of Barnes.
It was a kind gesture captured by Sun sports photographer Bill Thiry and one of those touching moments. The image is on the Sun’s Web site at www.winchestersun.com.
On a side note, Barnes wore the No. 8 jersey in his career at Clark and the number was prominent in Kentucky’s loss to Florida Saturday night in Gainesville.
Florida’s Trey Burton scored a school-record six touchdowns and Chris Matthews had both of Kentucky’s scores in the contest. Burton and Matthews wear the No. 8 jersey.