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    Hopkinsville 2018

    What does Hopkinsville need to do to improve in 2018? What do they need to keep doing to be successful? Remember, please be constructive.
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    The Tigers are going to be very good in 2018!

    They went through SO much in 2017 that it took them to the playoffs to get things together. With the coaching staff with a full year under their belts, I look for them to be hard to handle in 2018. Looking forward to seeing them play 7on7 this weekend at McCracken County!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple88 View Post
    The Tigers are going to be very good in 2018!

    They went through SO much in 2017 that it took them to the playoffs to get things together. With the coaching staff with a full year under their belts, I look for them to be hard to handle in 2018. Looking forward to seeing them play 7on7 this weekend at McCracken County!
    I would agree! I think this team is going to be extremely good barring any major injuries. That McKracken County tournament this weekend is going to be a good one with a bunch of WKY schools attending.

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    Lets look at the progress under Clayton last year:

    -Inherited a roster that lost its whole offense to graduation
    -The school record setting QB quits in the summer and their most athletic player with him
    -Their best returning player at Running Back tears an ACL in the preseason
    -Starts out 1-6. The 6th loss against Logan County on a last second TD and then the next day they lose a player to a tragedy
    -Win 5 straight games after that loss
    -They get past the 2nd round, and blowout the Logan team that gave them their last loss. Getting to the 2nd round where the previous coach with better talent lost both years.
    -Go up 20 to nothing on Franklin-Simpson and then the lights go out and they give up 35 unanswered. FS went on to win the state title.

    Now this year, his team now has a full year under his system and are returning quite a bit of talent. Their weak spot last year was the running game and the ability to control the clock, their running back Dillard is back and will be a force. They got a transfer wideout from CCHS who looks to put up big numbers.

    Jay Bland at QB is a name to watch. He will put up some big numbers. Craig Clayton is among the top coaches in the state and he needs a state title to cement his legacy as an elite coach. When he left, Hoptown was up there with the big teams in the state(not just WKY) and I think he is showing that he is back and just as good.

    I see Hoptown rolling through most of their schedule. They start the year with South Warren and Mayfield. After that, I see them rolling to 10 straight wins until they will face Franklin Simpson in the region title. 8-2 or 9-1 seems reasonable for the regular season.

    Franklin Simpson vs. Hoptown in the region title is something you all should book happening. I do not know who is hosting, but it will be a heavyweight fight. Hoptown will be much more formidable judging by their rate of growth last season, but FS returns a lot from a state title team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Region2 Hype Man View Post
    Lets look at the progress under Clayton last year:

    -Inherited a roster that lost its whole offense to graduation
    -The school record setting QB quits in the summer and their most athletic player with him
    -Their best returning player at Running Back tears an ACL in the preseason
    -Starts out 1-6. The 6th loss against Logan County on a last second TD and then the next day they lose a player to a tragedy
    -Win 5 straight games after that loss
    -They get past the 2nd round, and blowout the Logan team that gave them their last loss. Getting to the 2nd round where the previous coach with better talent lost both years.
    -Go up 20 to nothing on Franklin-Simpson and then the lights go out and they give up 35 unanswered. FS went on to win the state title.

    Now this year, his team now has a full year under his system and are returning quite a bit of talent. Their weak spot last year was the running game and the ability to control the clock, their running back Dillard is back and will be a force. They got a transfer wideout from CCHS who looks to put up big numbers.

    Jay Bland at QB is a name to watch. He will put up some big numbers. Craig Clayton is among the top coaches in the state and he needs a state title to cement his legacy as an elite coach. When he left, Hoptown was up there with the big teams in the state(not just WKY) and I think he is showing that he is back and just as good.

    I see Hoptown rolling through most of their schedule. They start the year with South Warren and Mayfield. After that, I see them rolling to 10 straight wins until they will face Franklin Simpson in the region title. 8-2 or 9-1 seems reasonable for the regular season.

    Franklin Simpson vs. Hoptown in the region title is something you all should book happening. I do not know who is hosting, but it will be a heavyweight fight. Hoptown will be much more formidable judging by their rate of growth last season, but FS returns a lot from a state title team.
    It's an even year, so if they're the same seed, Franklin would host as the even district rep (District 2).

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