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SOHS, OC football look to extend streaks

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By Greg Waddell

 

   With big wins last weekend, both South Oldham and Oldham County will head into Friday looking to extend their streaks.

Here’s what they will face this week.

For the Colonels, that task will come against a 3-1 Shelby County squad that has scored 124 points in its first four games and likes to air the ball out.

Fortunately for coach Matt Brown, his team has fared well against aerial attacks.

Against the likes of Covington Holy Cross and Collins, Oldham County has played admirably, surrendering just 14 points through the air.

They also haven’t quite faced a quarterback like Zach Shipley yet either.

Though his completion percentage of 56 percent isn’t all that impressive, Shipley has been very efficient with the ball in his hands, tossing nine touchdowns and 777 yards to just one interception through three games.

His main target has been Michael Barry, who has hauled in 17 passes for 334 yards and six scores.

That said, the Colonels will have a weapon of their own to turn to after Jacob Clark’s breakout performance of 180 yards rushing and five total touchdowns last week.

Oldham County will try for their third win of the season under the lights at Bell Field Friday night with kick off  scheduled for 7:30.

South Oldham opens district play 

After three straight wins against non-district opponents, the Dragons will look to take a big first step toward the postseason Friday night as they travel to Conner for a 7:30 game with the Cougars.

The Northern Kentucky team will have a couple players in particular to watch out for. Junior quarterback Drew Barker is chief among them.

At 6-foot-4, Barker certainly looks the part and hasn’t disappointed on the field either, tossing nine touchdowns and 920 yards with only two interceptions.

He’s been equally dangerous with his legs, leading the team with 440 yards on the ground  as well with five touchdowns.

He currently holds scholarship offers from a half dozen schools, including Louisville, Illinois, Purdue, South Carolina, Cincinnati and Western Kentucky.

“This week will be the biggest gsme,” coach Jamie Reed said after his teams’ win against North Oldham. “If you’re talking about district championships, that was (this week) is about. This is indictive of what we’re going to see in the playoffs.”

Kick off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

North Oldham has a bye this week.

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