Football: Harrodsburg takes on Owen County

October 13, 2004|MIKE MARSEE

HARRODSBURG - Terry Yeast doesn't want the fun to stop at Harrodsburg.

Yeast said the Pioneers enjoyed themselves in last week's game in a way he hadn't seen in some time, and the Harrodsburg coach said he hopes to see that continue Friday when they host Owen County.

Harrodsburg (5-2, 1-1 Class A, District 4) will be looking for its second straight district victory as it tries to follow up on a 69-0 thrashing of Trimble County.

The Pioneers weren't threatened by Trimble, and there can be a tendency to simply try to get through such a game. But Yeast said that didn't happen.


"It was one of those games where it seemed like we were having fun, like it was early in the year," he said. "They were flying around all over the place.

"The kids were having a blast out there. That's something we've been lacking for the last month or so, and I hope it carries over."

Yeast said one thing that's no fun about playing Owen (1-6, 0-2) is the Rebels' inclination toward trick plays.

"They're one of those teams that you never know what they're going to do," Yeast said.

Yeast said Owen used 15 different formations last week in its 38-35 loss at Frankfort.

"They ran three or four trick plays against them, and I'm sure they'll use three or four against us," he said. "They're not a bad football team. They've got to be the best 1-6 team in the state."

Owen won only three games last year, one of which was a 17-10 overtime win over Harrodsburg, and it beat the Pioneers again in a summer passing league.

The Rebels are a junior-dominated team led on offense by Aaron Sutherland, who has played at running back and quarterback.

"They use him at a lot of positions ... and he makes big plays for them," Yeast said.

Quarterback Shane Per-kins, running back Josh Juett, fullback-linebacker Ryan Slone and nose guard Chris Ross are the other leaders of the Rebels' junior class.

At Harrodsburg, running backs Brandon Ford and Cory Jackson have combined for 1,704 rushing yards.

On defense, Travis White now has five blocked kicks on the season after a block at Trimble, where he also had 16 tackles.

Yeast said the Pioneers got a chance to do some tinkering with their offense at Trimble that could help them in their final three games.

"We added a couple of things ... and we're going to try and take it a step further this week and really fine-tune it," he said.

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