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Jenkins Losing Streak comes to an End

By: MacKenzie Bates Email
By: MacKenzie Bates Email

Last week we told you about one local coverage area team's losing streak would end.

When the final horn sounded, the Jenkins Cavaliers stood victorious over Knott County Central.

It was a win 754 days in the making.

Jenkins is now in the win column for the first time in more than two years after the Cavaliers defeated Knott County Central 33-16 this past Friday.

“It was just a great moment,” Coach Larry Maggard says. “To look at those players and look at those guys for the hard work they've done, just a great feeling.”

“It means a lot to me,” Quarterback Kevin Brown says. “We've put a lot of hard work in to it so i think it's finally time we've got a win.”

But they've been down this road before.

The Cavs were in the midsts of a 33-game skid heading in to the 2001 season. They ended *that* streak also at the hands of Knott Central.

Maggard says this team has come together and is very proud of them.

“They prepare no matter what the score is they come in on Mondays,” Maggard says. “And ever since I’ve been here, it's been a great feeling and a great atmosphere. Even though the wins aren’t there, they prepare and work hard just like every week.”

Last week's win against Knott County Central ended the Cavaliers 24-game losing streak dating back to September of 2009. And there's been an extra pep in their step because the Cavs know, the season is far from over.

“We have a lot of confidence going in to this week's game against Pineville and hopefully we'll pull off the w,” Wide Receiver Ryan Bentley says.

The Cavs set a goal of winning a game on the road, and a district win, which would be the first one they've had since defeating Harlan 20-13 in Overtime IN 2007. But for now, Maggard says Jenkins will keep marching forward.

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