5 Takeaways From Week 6 in Football
5 Takeaways from Week 6 in Football
Shoring Up Their Reputation as a Contender. The Trojans may have passed another test last week, even if they didn’t actually win the game. Against a tough Boyle County team on a muddy field in weather which resembled a giant mud pie, North Hardin was able to stay close to the reigning 3-A State Champions and with a break here or there could have pulled an upset to further their reputation. A tough break for North came on the last play of the first half, when quarterback Eric Moore came up just a yard short of scoring on a long run just before the half with the score 14-0 Boyle County and after stopping the Rebels deep in Trojan territory, North Hardin had a chance to tie the score at 21-21, but the drive died at midfield. Next up, powerful 2-A DeSales another undefeated team.
Bulldog UPRISING! After their huge come from behind win over Central Hardin, one had to wonder how the John Hardin Bulldogs would react in their next game against crosstown rival Meade County and they got their answer quickly with a 15-9 win over the Green Wave which could best be described as a victory by the DEFENSE! After giving Meade County a quick six on an interception return for a touchdown, John Hardin responded after getting the lead on a Justin Russell TD pass by the Bulldog D stopped the Green Wave twice in the red zone on two possessions, first on a fumble recovery and then forcing a field goal on their next deep penetration. All told, John Hardin held Meade County to just 160-total yards and NO offensive touchdowns.
GRREN WAVE WOES! While John Hardin seems to be soaring, Meade County has been drifting and last weeks loss was another example of some of their problems on offense. Despite being spotted a 6-0 lead by the defense, the offense has struggled to move against strong defenses. After a couple tough losses to Simon Kenton and Anderson County which could have gone either way with a few breaks, Meade County cruised by Shelby County and Breckinridge County until Franklin-Simpson and then John Hardin shored up their offensive woes with just 160 yards offense and 114 rushing and the schedule gets no kinder with CAL and district foes North Hardin and Central Hardin coming up next.
BRUINS May Have Found a QB. After the quarterback carousel continued for Central Hardin, they may be okay with junior Shaun Hays, who rallied the team from a 14-0 hole against winless Warren Central to take the lead on a QB sneak to finally put his team ahead 21-20 in the third quarter in an eventual 35-20 win. Hays finished 3-for-6 passing for 81-yards and a touchdown. It was Central Hardin’s second win this season and they needed it after a 1-4 start. The Bruins have a murderous schedule the rest of the way with undefeated Southwestern on the road next, a home date with Meade County, a road game with North Hardin and then finishing at home with Ballard.
ANTHONY ATKINS is Having a MONSTER YEAR. This should come as no surprise as the senior who has committed to the University of Louisville has already had 870-yards rushing in six games in just 73-attempts for 11-touchdowns and is averaging 145-yards each game in LaRue County’s explosive offense. Against Adair County last week, Atkins had 138-yards and two TDs in the 43-7 win. In the Hawks four wins, the team is averaging over 40-points and have had a highlight reel offense behind head coach Josh Jaggers. With Lincoln County next at home, all eyes will be on the October 12th home date against Elizabethtown.