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SOHS, NOHS prepare for district tests

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By Greg Waddell

Though they’re already half way through their respective seasons, both North and South Oldham will have the chance to pick up big wins Friday night as they take on district opponents.

For the Dragons, that chance will come against a 3-2 Grant County team that has been on a roll as of late.

With their last win coming against Apollo on Sept. 21, the Eagles will pose an interesting challenge for head coach Jamie Reed, whose team enters the game rested  after a bye week.

Running back Zack Katzman will be Grant County’s most dangerous weapon Friday night and will look to build on his five -game total of 805 rushing yards and 10 scores.

Quarterback Peyton Puckett could also cause some problems.

Though he doesn’t throw often, attempting just 90 passes in five games, he is efficient, racking up seven touchdowns and nearly 600 yards through the air.

Though the Grant County offense could cause plenty of trouble on their own, on the defensive side, the Eagles will have their hands full as the vaunted South Oldham attack comes to town.

Senior quarterback Jack Sherry will lead that unit after a staggering start to open the 2012 season.

Though having only played in four games, Sherry has amassed 12 touchdowns and nearly 1,000 yards through the air and another six scores on the ground for a squad averaging nearly 44 points a game since his return.

Running backs Dallas Banks, Kevin Kuriger and TiCorian Williams join him in that backfield with nearly 1,000 yards and eight touchdowns between them.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday night at Grant County High School. in Dry Ridge, Ky.

North Oldham tries to regain footing

After falling in double-overtime two weeks ago to rival South Oldham, the North Oldham Mustangs have had plenty of time to dwell on their 43-42 loss. That doesn’t bode well for a 1-4 Waggener team that has been beaten by an average of nearly four touchdowns in its four losses.

Two of those teams, Kentucky Country Day and Bullitt East, have crossed the 50 point threshold.

With a stable of running backs that have carried a pretty equal load — outside of senior Josh Smith’s 650 yards and seven touchdowns, five players have rushed for at least 100 yards and a touchdown — the Mustangs should become the third.

Quarterback Keenan Dowd and running back Jake Evans have been the most dangerous of those as the duo has combined for 384 yards and eights scores.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m Friday night at North Oldhm High School.

 

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