Finally we can stop holding our breath. 2015 Football kicks off this weekend for schools in our area.
On Friday night both our local High School teams are out of town to play a scrimmage game. At 6pm on Friday night the Panthers are in Glasgow to play the Scotties. And at 6pm on the west side of the map, the Cougars are at Todd County Central in Elkton to play the Trigg County Wildcats in a scrimmage game.
Trigg County is coming off a 7-5 season in 2014. Their season ended with a loss in the second round of the Gridiron Bowl to South Warren. The Wildcats graduated many players from last year’s team so it’s hard to tell if they will be able to duplicate that feat this 2015 season. The game, being played on a natural TCCHS Rebels field, will be a chance for Cougar Head Coach Steve Duncan to test his players. Since the game is a scrimmage game and will not count toward end-of-season standings, expect an opportunity to see a variety of plays and players. One might expect to see a few Panthers fans playing the role of scouts at this game; the Trigg County Wildcats are the Panthers’ first opponent in regular season the following week.
Meanwhile, the Panthers will be playing the Scotties at Glasgow. The Scotties finished 8-4 last season lost in the second round of the Gridiron Bowl. Always a tough draw, Panther Head Coach John Myers might expect a challenge from the Glasgow squad. The Scotties lost few players from last year’s team to graduation and are expected by many to do very well this year.
For those who enjoy football on all levels, this weekend’s Jamboree at Franklin-Simpson will offer a treat. On Saturday, August 15, at 10am a “Clash of the Cats” of sorts will take place when Russellville Middle School takes on Logan County Middle School. A peek into the future of local High School Football might be made as these young men take the field.
Next weekend will be the beginning to the season in earnest. On Friday, August 21, Logan County will travel to Butler County to face the Bears with kickoff scheduled at 7pm. Meanwhile that same evening, the Panthers will visit Trigg County with kickoff at 7pm.