Ashland - 2019 Schedule

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    Ashland - 2019 Schedule

    Aug. 23 at Knox Central
    Aug. 30 vs. Boyd County
    Sep. 6 vs. George Washington (WV)
    Sep. 13 at Wheelersburg (OH)
    Sep.20 vs. Ironton (OH)
    Oct. 4 vs. Raceland
    Oct. 11 at East Carter (district game)
    Oct. 18 at Russell (district game)
    Oct. 25 vs. Greenup County (district game)
    Nov. 1 at Spring Valley (WV)
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    No Johnson Central?

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    I think Johnson Central wanted to renew contract but Ashland said no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOREDDEVILS View Post
    I think Johnson Central wanted to renew contract but Ashland said no.
    That's a bummer. I know the series has definitely gone in JC's favor recently, but it's a good chance for Ashland to really work on competing against a quality team without having to travel too too far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOREDDEVILS View Post
    I think Johnson Central wanted to renew contract but Ashland said no.
    Didn't Ashland also say no to a renewal with Belfry a couple years ago?

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    I think that is correct. They may end up playing Belfry anyway now. I hope Russell has something to say about that though in the District, playoffs.

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    Ashland does have some good teams on the schedule in Wheelersburg (OH), Spring Valley (WV), but I still think they should have kept Johnson Central who would probably be as good or better than anyone on the schedule most likely.

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    I really like this schedule. Probably one of the toughest in 3A next season.

    - The Knox Central game should be a good scrap right outta the gate. Ashland will be breaking in a new QB on the road, three and a half hours away.

    - They'll steamroll Boyd County again. The fact that Boyd is a long time county rival is probably the only reason this series is continuing, now that they're no longer in the same district.

    - That's a really good slate of out-of-state opponents. Wheelersburg and Spring Valley have been two of the top teams in the tri-state in recent years. GW is a perennial top 10 team in West Virginia's biggest class. And Ironton returns a good bit from last year. They should be much improved in year two under their new coach.

    - Raceland has elevated itself from a good program to great one. All that's missing is a state title. The Ashland/Raceland series has been a really good one recently. I don't look for that to change.

    - The Tomcats are probably the early district favorite, but this district is no pushover. On paper, Russell should take a big step forward next season. And Greenup returns Marshall commit Eli Sammons at QB.

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