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North Oldham at Oldham County Predictions/Updates


Who wins? North Oldham or Oldham County?  

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  1. 1. Who wins? North Oldham or Oldham County?

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North Oldham (2-5) travels to Buckner, KY to take on county rival Oldham County (3-3) in the final regular season game for both teams.

North Oldham fell, 47-8, to district rival Franklin County last week, a loss that dropped the Mustangs to 0-4 in district play and eliminated them from post-season play.   The Mustangs will try to end their season on a high note by defeating the Colonels, a team that has defeated North Oldham four straight seasons.

Oldham County is coming off an unintended "bye" week....Oldham's planned game with Collins was cancelled last week when Shelby County went "red"; the replacement matchup with Great Crossing was cancelled in mid-week when Scott County also went "red" and the Colonels were unable to line up a last- minute replacement opponent.

Oldham last played two weeks ago, falling on the road to district rival George Rogers Clark, 48-28.   The Colonels will finish third in their district and will fact GRC again in Winchester to start the 6A playoffs.

The North - Oldham game was originally scheduled to be played in Goshen, KY, but it was moved to Buckner.    Although I don't have all the details, the move makes a ton of sense.   With COVID limiting attendance in the stands to 30% of capacity, the much larger Oldham stadium allows more fans in the county to attend the intra-county matchup.   (The COVID limit at Buckner's Bell Field is around 900-1000 fans, whereas North's field can only accommodate about 350 fans during the COVID limitations).    Besides enabling the two schools to benefit from a larger gate, the move also gives Oldham a second shot at celebrating Homecoming, which was supposed to have happened this past Friday, only to be postponed by the cancellation of first the game against Collins, and then the game against Great Crossing.

North is a very young team - most of the squad is composed of freshmen and sophomores - so the Mustangs' best days are ahead.    But North's record of 2-5 is deceiving; the Mustangs have been right in some games until late.   The loss to South - the final score makes it appear to be a Dragon rout - was in fact a one touchdown deficit for North with less than 5 minutes to play and North had the ball deep in South territory.    South got a couple of big plays on both defense and offense in the final few minutes to pull away.    North led Waggener, 7-6, at the half, only to see the Wildcats rally in the second half and pull away in the fourth period.    A little more depth and some more experience....that's what has held North back so far.

Austin Gibson leads the Mustangs, an explosive senior running back who is a constant big-play threat on offense, defense, and special teams.   On offense, he has 408 yards and 4 TDs (stats through the first 6 games).   On defense, he is #2 in tackles with 42, and has a team-high 4 sacks.   He also has a team-high 3 interceptions, and returned one of those for a 90+ yard TD against South Oldham.    On special teams, he's been a dynamic kickoff returner.

Oldham, although older than North, had to overcome the loss of 20+ seniors from last year's team.   The Colonels are led by junior QB Sam Young, who has had the hot hand of late.   On the season, Young is 86 of 161 passing for 1,078 yards, 10 TDs, and only 3 INT, but he's been especially effective the last four games, passing for 760 yards, 9 TDs, and throwing just one pick during that span.

Young has been generous with the football, with 12 different players catching passes from him.   Greyson Huff, however, has proven to be the go-to guy, with 30 catches for 345 yards and four scores.

Young also leads the Colonels in rushing, with 324 yards and 3 TDs.

Who wins and why?   Thoughts?

The game will be broadcast (video) live over Pegasus Sports at www.pegasussportsky.com, beginning with a special one hour pregame show at 6:30 pm ET.   The broadcast will also be archived for one year.


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Game kicks at 7 pm ET in BUCKNER.  Originally slated for Goshen, they moved it to Oldham County for a couple of reasons....I think the biggest reason, though, was that in this COVID-19 environment, they can fit a LOT more fans into Bell Field at Oldham County HS than they can in North Oldham's stadium.

Video broadcast at www.pegasussportsky.com begins at 6:30 pm.    

I'll post updates here as I can.


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