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Maroon-White game shows defense ahead of offense
Both the Maroon and White defenses proved to be the dominant force for their teams as the Maroon-White scrimmage managed only one score during the semi-live scrimmage Friday night on Lawson Field.  
The Ingles Stadium controlled battle was a demonstration of the fact that defense usually is ahead of offense in the early part of the season.  
Coach Jim Carr said he was disappointed at first as the scrimmage went on, but after viewing the film he felt better about the effort.  
“We were better than I originally thought but we still have a lot of work to do,” noted the third-year coach. “I saw some good individual play, but as a team we have to do many things better.”
The Thorobreds will play a live scrimmage Friday night on the home field of the Pendleton County Wildcats. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Youth football forms available
Until school is in session, anyone wishing to pick up the sign-up sheets for youth football may do so at two locations in Cynthiana. Joe Cochran’s State Farm Insurance Office and Licking Valley Dentistry will have the forms available during their regular business hours. After school is back in session, the forms will be available in the elementary school offices.  
This year, the youth football program will consist of three teams per school with K and first playing flag football. Second and third grades will make up a league and fourth and fifth grades making another.  The teams will represent Eastside, Northside, Southside and Westside schools. Students from St. Edward’s Catholic School or home schooled children will be placed on one of the four teams.