By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer
For the second straight Friday the Harrison County Thorobreds’ backs and receivers traveled to Pendleton County to participate with the Wildcats and two others in seven-on-seven competition.
Last Friday the Thorobreds avenged a defeat from the previous week at the hands of the Holy Cross Indians in the first match up.
Holy Cross was the state champions in 2011 and has a solid program.
The Breds took too much solace in winning this scrimmage and dropped the next one to Pendleton County, whom they had defeated the previous week.
They did bounce back in the third match up to defeat Ludlow, but Coach Jim Carr was not pleased.
“We lost focus after defeating Holy Cross,” noted Carr. “Unfortunately, that is what a young team sometimes does.”
Carr expressed his pleasure with the performances of Malcolm Walker, Jovon Williams and Logan Kellione in Friday’s games.
One other football note is the schedule for this year.
The Thorobreds open on Aug. 22 at Fleming County. They will travel to Gallatin County the following week on the Aug. 29 and to Mt. Sterling on Sept. 5.
The fourth straight week on the road will be Sept. 12 at Mason County before the home opener with Bourbon County on Sept. 19. This night has been designated as POW-MIA Recognition Night.
The Breds stay at home the next Friday hosting Williamsburg and on Oct. 3 when they meet the Holmes Bulldogs.
The four-game home stand wraps up with the Highlands Bluebirds on Friday. Oct. 10.
The Breds play the next Saturday, Oct. 18, when they travel to Covington Catholic followed by an open date the next week.
The Halloween match up at the Sports Complex with the Woodford County Yellowjackets finishes the regular schedule.
Dr. Rick Arnold is sponsoring the football schedules which will be available at different merchants and the high school this week.
The Maroon and White scrimmage is slated for Friday, Aug. 8, at Ingles Stadium.