Week 0 Preview
It can happen that often that you start the High School football season with two defending state champions meeting in the opening game of the opening week. Bell County fresh off its perfect 15-0 run to the Class 4A State Title hosts Alcoa, TN, 5 time defending Class 2A State champions.
The second game in the City/County Bowl at
#10 Knox Central vs.
Game number two of the Pioneer Bowl has some intrigue in it. Head Coach Jay Cobb left the team about a week and a half ago. The Briar Jumpers have been gashed by strong running teams in the past. Knox Central just so happens to have a power running game led by an experienced and good offensive line (4 returning starters).
#9 Prestonsburg vs. #4 Belfry
It’s teacher versus student as John Derossett and the Blackcats host Philip Haywood and the Belfry Pirates. P’burg lost a lot from last years team, but they always seem to find talent in the hallways. Belfry has been a top 4 team in the Mountains the past several years, and that shouldn’t change this season. Good traditional matchup, especially for an opening game.
#8 Letcher Central vs.
The Charlie Banks’ Era at LCC is over. The Logan Johnson Era begins. The Sophomore has high expectations placed upon him. That happens when you’re tall and are the cousin of Tim Couch.
Outside the Mountains
A pair of mountain heavy weights leave the mountains for tough opening match ups.