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Kentucky Karma coming to South Oldham for game

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By Mickey Patterson

CRESTWOOD – The Kentucky Karma are coming back to Oldham County.

The Karma, a women’s professional football team, will play the Chatanooga Locomotion at 7 p.m., May 10 at South Oldham High School.

The game will feature two of of the stronger teams in the National Women’s Football Association.

“They will be the best team we will play in the regular season without a doubt,” Karma coach/owner Tom Hawkins of Crestwood, said. “We will be put to the test and then some.”

The Karma, a three-year franchise, is 2-0 this season with wins over the expansion West Virginia Wonder and a 38-6 win over the Cincinnati Sizzle.

The Karma were 4-4 last year after posting identical 5-3 records in their first two seasons.

The team has rushed for more than 300 yards in the first two games and with a strong group of first-year players who have brought a lot of speed and athleticism to the sqaud, they are expecting to have a good year.

“This is by far the best group of new players we have ever had,” Hawkins said. “We have got by far our best team ever, it’s just a matter of keeping everyone healthy.”

There are plenty of local connections on the team including three players in La Grange residents Michelle Durham and Vicky Carner and Buckner native Adelle Collins. The team has 31 players this year. Also on the coaching staff are North Oldham High School assistant Wilson Johnson, South Oldham assistant Jay Torsch and former long-time Oldham County assistant Irv Hoffman who is at St. X now.

The Karma normally play their home games at Holy Cross High School in Louisville but had to switch to SOHS due to a fundraiser at Holy Cross.

Tickets at $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens, $5 for students and kids under 8 get in free.

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