Delk, McGinnis injured in Casey's 34-6 loss

September 08, 2003

LIBERTY - Casey County lost two of its key players in the first half and could never regroup in a 34-6 loss to Pulaski County Friday.

Senior running back Rex Delk injured his shoulder with three minutes to play in the first quarter, and senior receiver Blake McGinnis injured his ankle five minutes later. Neither returned to the game, and Casey coach Andy Stephens said both are questionable for next week.

Also questionable is senior lineman Andrew Allen, who separated his shoulder.

"Rex and Blake are both a big part of our offense," Stephens said. "We started having to put other guys in the game in spots they may not have been before."

Casey trailed 7-0 when McGinnis left the game. Pulaski scored once more in the first half to take a 14-0 halftime lead, then scored 13 points in the third quarter to pull away.


The Rebels' lone score came in the fourth quarter on a touchdown pass from Josh Swango to Brandon Raney. Swango was 8-for-20 for 88 yards and two interceptions. McGinnis had two catches for 45 yards, Raney had two for 33, Derek Vest caught two for 10 and Dustin Perkins had two catches for six yards.

Tristan Harris led Casey with 14 carries for 69 yards. Swango picked up 28 yards on 11 attempts and Raney had two carries for six yards.

Delk picked up 35 yards on five carries before getting hurt, and McGinnis had three attempts for 32 yards.

"The guys played really hard the whole game, and they didn't give up any," Stephens said. "When you lose two starters and you're down 14-0 at the half, it's real easy to give up, but I didn't feel like they did that."

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