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GEORGETOWN --- As Oldham County entered its first playoff game against Scott County the Colonels didn’t think they would be in the situation they were in.
Oldham started the game with their third string quarterback in, Dalton Thompson a sophomore, making his first start in the most important game of the season. They also didn’t expect their leading running back to be sidelined in the game due to misconduct.
Without some of its key pieces, the Colonels struggled, falling at No. 1 seed Scott County 56-16 in the first round of the state Class 6A football playoffs Friday night.
“We did as well as we possibly could with our third string quarterback in and five or six players in casts,” Oldham County coach Matt Brown said. “But our guys fought like crazy and were able to put some points up on the board near the end.”
The game started as quickly as it ended with Scott County running circles around the Colonels. Scott County struck twice in the first quarter with two touchdowns, three touchdowns in the third and quarter and three more in the second half to rout Oldham County.
Not only did the Colonels not score until the backups were put in at the end of the third quarter but were held to only three first downs in the first half.
The finale that ends Oldham County’s season at 2-9 was a heart breaker for many of the seniors.
“It’s football and you’ve got to love it,” Colonels senior wide receiver Cody Oldham said. “These teammates are my brothers out here and I’m really going to miss them.”
With this season in the books, many of the planned returners for next season are already looking ahead.
“We had a lot of juniors starting this year and I think we have a good chance of doing good next year, winning districts and fighting hard.” junior linebacker Chase Tindell said.
It’d thoughts like this that might help get Friday’s loss out of the Colonels’ minds.
Story by Billy Rutledge, special to The Oldham Era
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