Losing always hurts, but reflecting helps heal the wounds.
For the third time in the past five years, the George Rogers Clark football team won eight games. They advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the second time in that time span.
This year, the Cardinals captured their first outright district title since the school's state championship run, winning all three of their district contests. In addition, Clark ended a long losing streak to Henry Clay, which is in the regional finals and snapped Corbin's 24-game regular-season winning streak. Prior to the loss, Corbin had won 27 of its last 29 games. Clark also pieced together a six-game winning streak after opening the season with an 2-3 record. Included in those victories was the Cards' first win over Madison Central in eight years.
The Cardinals' season came to a close following an 18-15 setback to Scott County last Friday night at Cardinal Stadium, ending a season of success. The performance in the battle of the birds came more than a month after Clark lost 40-0 in three quarters to Scott County at Toyota Stadium in Georgetown. The Cards took care of matters at home, compiling a 6-1 record.