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Who wins? South Oldham or Meade County  

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  1. 1. Who wins? South Oldham or Meade County

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The South Oldham Dragons originally were to play district rival Jeffersontown this Friday.   That game had already been postponed since 9/18, when it was originally postponed due to the curfew in Louisville.    This week's remake was cancelled when Jefferson County "went red" last week.

South filled the gap in the schedule with Lexington Christian Academy - but when Fayette County went red this week, the game was cancelled.

NOW....the Dragons will travel to play 6A Meade County in Brandenburg.   

South Oldham (4-1) is coming off a 63-0 victory over Seneca, two weeks ago.   Fresh off a bye week, South takes on Meade County, who is 2-5 after beating Barren County, 24-14, last week.

I don't know much about Meade County; once upon a time, I saw the Green Wave every year.   It's been a while.   But - following the tradition of the Green Wave teams of long ago - this year's Meade County team is primarily a run-first team.    The Green Wave rushed for 288 yards against Barren County, with senior RB Austin Oppel going for 182 yards and 3 TDs.   Oppel is averaging about 90 yards rushing per game.

Meade isn't so productive through the air; they had just 13 yards passing against Barren, and are averaging about 64 yards a game through the air.

Like Meade, South is primarily a run-oriented team, but unlike past Dragon squads, this team doesn't feature a standout "go-to" back, but instead hammers their opponents with a number of strong runners.   Bruising fullback Kaden Anderson leads the team with 288 yards on the season, or about 58 yards per game.   Speedy wingback Ethan Snider is averaging 54 yards per game, and is tied for the team high with 4 rushing touchdowns.    As a team, South is averaging 275 yards per contest on the ground.

Both teams are connecting on less than 50% of their pass attempts on the year.  

Who wins?  Thoughts?

Can anyone tell me more about Meade County?   I have about 48 hours to learn about the Green Wave so I can sound (halfway!) intelligent Friday night...LOL

Friday's game will be broadcast - live video - on the Pegasus Sports Network, beginning 30 minutes prior to kickoff.     www.pegasussportsky.com   The broadcast will also be archived for one year after the game.

CM

 

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Get familiar with Austin Oppel at RB for Meade Co. Their whole offense goes through him. He had 185 yds rushing last week against Barren County. They’ve played a tough schedule but South Oldham should beat them.

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Meade Co strengths: Austin Oppel is one of the better RB's in KY. Rushed for 2,000 yards as a sophomore in Indiana. Last yr he had over 1,000 yards in 7 or 8 games and was injured for 3-4 games. Experienced Oline.

All district WR/DB (#20) 6-2 JJ Richardson had 11 catches 104 yards and a TD vs Central Hardin and had 5 int's last year. Is 7th in 6A this year. Meade just doesnt throw it much.

Meade doesnt allow much through the air. One of the best pass defenses statistically in 6A

 

Weaknesses:

Stopping the run. Been bad vs the run but they have played some of the best teams in the state this season. (North Hardin, Lou Central and Etown are all still undefeated)

 

They don't get much out of the passing game. As a team they have thrown 4 Tds and 10-11 Interceptions.

 

Players to watch:

#5 Oppel

#20 Richardson

#7 Godsey

 

 

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Any word on whether or not this game is in danger of being cancelled?

Also, does Meade have streaming/audio/video capabilities? What are their facilities like? Nice press box? Thx in advance.

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38 minutes ago, BrosefStalin said:

Any word on whether or not this game is in danger of being cancelled?

Also, does Meade have streaming/audio/video capabilities? What are their facilities like? Nice press box? Thx in advance.

Have heard game will be played as long as Meade is still orange in today’s County Covid Map.

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Meade has to NOT be in the red when the Covid numbers come out today. If they are under and South Oldham in under the game is on. 
 

Meade has a beautiful new turf field that just opened a couple weeks ago. Press box is nice and the facility is really nice. 

 

If assume there is plenty of room/capabilities to stream /etc but with Covid who knows. 
 


 

 

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Meade and S Oldham both stay out of the red so the game is on tomorrow 😀

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On 10/29/2020 at 11:05 AM, AvoidLloyd said:

Meade Co strengths: Austin Oppel is one of the better RB's in KY. Rushed for 2,000 yards as a sophomore in Indiana. Last yr he had over 1,000 yards in 7 or 8 games and was injured for 3-4 games. Experienced Oline.

All district WR/DB (#20) 6-2 JJ Richardson had 11 catches 104 yards and a TD vs Central Hardin and had 5 int's last year. Is 7th in 6A this year. Meade just doesnt throw it much.

Meade doesnt allow much through the air. One of the best pass defenses statistically in 6A

 

Weaknesses:

Stopping the run. Been bad vs the run but they have played some of the best teams in the state this season. (North Hardin, Lou Central and Etown are all still undefeated)

 

They don't get much out of the passing game. As a team they have thrown 4 Tds and 10-11 Interceptions.

 

Players to watch:

#5 Oppel

#20 Richardson

#7 Godsey

 

 

South Oldham likes to run the ball about 90% of the time, so Meade's ability to stop the run will most likely decide the outcome of the game.

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36 minutes ago, BBN_34 said:

South Oldham likes to run the ball about 90% of the time, so Meade's ability to stop the run will most likely decide the outcome of the game.

Meade played well vs 1 "power" type running team (John Hardin). They looked awful vs Louisville Central, who ran 2 "power" type backs. I think Meade will do ok on that side of the ball. Im more interested to see how well Meade moves the ball. The offense has looked much better the last 3 games. 

 

The quality of opponents these 2 have faced in much different. Meade has played 3 teams that are still undefeated late in the season and all have a chance to win state, plus a good Apollo and John Hardin team. South Oldham's toughest opponent was North Bullitt then Oldham CO. After that they have played some really bad teams.

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Half;

South Oldham 14 Meade County 8

Meade County's score came on a 27 yard passing play....

South has two rushing TDs from McCubbin and Snider

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Just now, ColonelMike said:

Half;

South Oldham 14 Meade County 8

Meade County's score came on a 27 yard passing play....

South has two rushing TDs from McCubbin and Snider

Thanks @ColonelMike!

 

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Unoffically Meade County with 72 total offensive yards.

South with 174 yards total, unofficially

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Meade gets their second TD through the air from 12 yards ....Parker to Richardson.

PAT bounces off right upright

Tied at 14

Meade kept the drive alive with a screen pass that hit the ground but was ruled a completion.

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