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If Oct. 5th’s games provided one of the toughest tests for the local football teams, this week should provide one of the easiest. Two of the three teams have good shots to pick up important district wins.
The game with the greatest postseason implications will be the only game played in Oldham County this week as the South Oldham could secure their share of a first place tie.
Assuming Cooper and Conner win their remaining district games as well, that would leave a three-way tie at 3-1 atop the standings.
In that situation, the tiebreaker would turn to the records of non-district opponents that the Dragons, Jaguars and Cougars earned wins against.
That bodes well for South as wins over 6-2 Bullitt Central, 5-2 North Oldham, 3-3 North Bullitt and 3-4 Oldham County give them 17 wins total.
In comparison, Cooper opponents have 15 wins total and Conner opponents have 10 wins.
South Oldham will take to Dragon Stadium Friday night against a Soctt team sitting at 4-3 overall with a 1-1 district record. The Eagles have
two players in particular to watch out for in running back Josh Castleman and quarterback Ben Osborne. The duo has combined for nearly 1,000 yards and 13 rushing touchdowns between them this season.
One thing the Eagles won’t do is go to the air often as the team has struggled when throwing the ball. Osborne has managed just one touchdown and 248 yards with his arm, while tossing six interceptions.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday at South Oldham High School.
Colonels face tough test with Eastern
Oldham County won’t have quite as easy a time Friday night as they travel to Eastern High School to square off with the 5-2 Eagles.
Though Eastern doesn’t blow you away with any one facet of their offense, they are very balanced in how they attack, mixing nearly 1,500 passing yards with 1,071 rushing yards.
Former Trinity signal caller Cody Wolfe leads the air attack with 1,492 yards and 11 touchdowns on 83-of-175 passing. Outside of the poor completion percentage of 47 percent, Wolfe has turned the ball over seven times via interception.
The most dangerous weapon on that offense is Tre Harrison, who has rushed for 446 yards and four touchdowns and caught 39 passes for 552 yards and four scores.
Shane Fields has been another important weapon for Wolfe, contributing 391 yards and five touchdowns on just 18 catches.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday at Eastern High School.
North takes on Atherton
The Mustangs should have a fairly easy road as they attempt to pick up their sixth win of the season, taking on 1-6 Atherton at home. Things have been bad for the Rebels all season as they have lost by an average of 34.5 points per game. That won’t change Friday night. The Mustangs should get a big boost from running back Josh Smith’s 813 rushing yards and nine TDs. Quentin Shea, Jake Evans and Arien Beasley are also backs to watch out for.
Against common opponents this season, North Oldham is 2-0, while Atherton is 0-2 with a 55-0 loss to Oldham County and a 34-22 loss to Waggener.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday at Atherton High School.
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