The game is at Boone County beginning at 7:30 pm on Friday.
George Rogers Clark boasts a 3-2 record, having only lost to Anderson County and Montgomery County. GRC returns a top RB in Nitavius Thomas, who has over 700 yards on the year. Azariah Israel (love the Biblical names) added another 225 yards to the teams rushing totals. Between running and passing, the Cardinals average over 350 yards per game on offense. Can Boone slow them down?
Boone County enters the game with a 2-3 record with wins over Holmes H.S. and Dixie Heights. They are coming off their win over the Red Colonels last Friday night. In that contest, Boone put up 314 rushing yards. Senior FB/MLB, Shutt had 187 yrds in 22 carries and 4 TDs. Sophomore RB, Cauvey Vastine, contributed 92 yards on 15 carries. All of that to say that Boone’s best hope for victory against GRC will depend on their ability to score early and often on the ground. In addition, Boone will have to stop the GRC ground game. Nitavius Thomas and Azariah Israel account for a lot of offense for GRC.
Since there is no common opponent between these two teams we will have to get a bit creative (and go out on a limb). GRC carries a Litkenhous rating of 90.8 but lost to Montgomery County which has a Lit Ranking of 84.9. Can Boone, with a Lit Ranking of 80.4, overcome this differential with GRC and produce a win on Friday?
GRC won this contest last year in Winchester, 59-7.
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