While I was very proud of the Bardstown Tigers on Friday night, I think they recognize that Spencer County was not particularly strong and that the contest this Friday will prove a lot more problematic. They still have a long way to go. One must bear in mind, however, that the Tigers are still playing without their starting QB (Brady Clark), their starting MLB (Joseph Pohlman), and their top playmaker is playing on an aggravated hip he injured in the preseason (Elijah Rogers). Two of their top performers Friday did not even play football last year (Tereylin Calbert, Chance Smalley), and the lead running back is a freshmen (LaDarion Montgomery). Last year's team was comprised entirely of freshmen and sophomore starters, so essentially they were a JV squad playing state contenders such as Glasgow, Central, and Elizabethtown. This team is very blue collar, is developing very good chemistry, spreads the wealth around unselfishly, and has some junkyard dogs on the offensive and defensive lines.
My point is - give it some time. A loss Friday does not necessarily tell you who the Tigers are (though the margin might). Later this year, when all the pieces are there, we'll know better about postseason prospects.