Bell-Casey matchup headlines Friday night lights

Published 3:26 pm Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Bobcats of Bell County High School (5-0) travel to Casey County to take on the Rebels of CCHS (5-0) in Liberty, Ky. tonight at 7:30 p.m. The Bobcats are having an astounding year, remaining undefeated through the first five games of the 2018-2019 season. They have outscored their opponents by an astonishing 223-29.

However, the Rebels of Casey County are having an equally phenomenal year. Also boasting a record of 5-0, the Rebels have thus far outscored their opponents 225-75.

This game has conference implications, as well as playoff implications. Both teams look to continue to assert their dominance on the field both offensively and defensively. Look for this game to be exceptionally gritty, as both teams are juggernauts. This game is truly a clash of the titans.

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When asked about tonight’s away matchup, Bell County Coach Dudley Hilton said, “It’s going to be a big game. We have to go play hard, and get on them as early as we can. Of course we’d like for this game to be a home game, but it doesn’t work like that, you have to block out the adversity of traveling to play a big game. They came into our stadium last season and beat us by a couple of touchdowns, so there’s definitely a “redemption factor” that plays into this game”.

The Pineville Mountain Lions travel to Ewing, Va., to take on the Thomas Walker Pioneers, at 7:30 p.m. in a non-conference match-up. Pineville stands at 4-2 on the season, with both losses coming on the road. Thomas Walker stands at 3-2 on the season, with both loses at home. Tonight’s match-up will be Walker’s homecoming game.

The Mountain Lions of Pineville have outscored opponents 188-104 this season, while the Pioneers have outscored their opponents 121-100. Pineville looks to capitalize on their offensive efficiency, while Thomas Walker looks to maintain defensive strength. Homecoming night for the Pioneers looks to be a fun one.

The Yellowjackets of Middleboro travel to Lexington to face the Lexington Christian Academy Eagles (4-2), in a non-conference matchup at 7:30 p.m. The Jackets are off to a rough start this season, with a disappointing 1-5 record. Hoping to get back in the win column, the Jackets have been outscored 223-116 on the season, thus far. Defense will be a point of contention for Middlesboro as they look to shut down a fairly potent Eagle offense. Both teams need a win, so look for this to be a slug-fest.