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South football heads to Anderson Friday

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By Brad Stephens

 

 

South Oldham will be searching for its second road win of the year Friday when it heads to Lawrenceburg for a date with Anderson County.

The Dragons (1-1) are coming off a 41-14 loss at the hands of Collins.

"We had a few kids out with some injuries that I didn’t think would hurt us so much, but I think it hurt not being at full strength going against those guys,” coach Jamie Reed said of that game. “Also, we had some plays that they made against us that we normally just don’t do. You combine mistakes and some mental errors against a good opponent, you’re not going to come out favorable most of the time.”

Anderson (1-0), the Class 5A runner-up in 2011, beat Clark County 50-21 last Friday in its season opener. Three Bearcats, Zach Carmichael, Ryan Martin and Chris Toomey, rushed for two touchdowns apiece in the win.

“Anderson’s traditionally good,” Reed said. “They’ve got a great coach, Mark Peach, that does a great job over there. I think traditionally, ever since I’ve been here, I know for the last four years, they’ve been a really good team. So we’ll have our hands full.”

Anderson eliminated South from the playoffs two years ago, 33-26. But that loss won’t be too much of a motivation Friday, Reed said.

“Some of those guys that are on our team now, they had a very small role when we played Anderson County two years ago in the playoffs,” Reed said. “As far as any kinds of hype goes, it’ll be another matchup against a tough team that’s in our classification.”