Bell County  at Corbin


Where: Campbell Field

When: Friday, 7:30

Records: Bell Co. 6-1,

Corbin 3-4

Series: Bell leads 13-8 since 1986.


What to expect: Bell Co. has taken the last four meetings in the series, but the last time the teams met at Campbell Field it was a game that went down to the wire with the Bobcats winning, 17-14. That is the type game many expect out of Friday night’s contest.

Who to Watch: The Bobcats lost starting quarterback Corey Oslonian, but freshman Peyton Collett has stepped in and done a nice job for Coach Wayne Mills. Although still a power-running team, the Bobcats have thrown the ball more of late. Tyler Green is the go-to guy through the air and Ryan Collett makes it happen on the ground.

The victor: If the Redhounds give themselves a chance to win the game in the fourth quarter, look for Corbin to pull out a 21-14 win.


Whitley Co. at Harlan Co.


Where: Harlan Co. High

When: Friday, 7:30

Records: Whitley Co. 5-2,

Harlan Co. 5-2

Series: Harlan Co. 3-1


What to expect: Harlan Co. is a tough place to play, The Bears have won their last eight games at home. The last time they lost a home game came at the hands of Highlands in the 2010 state semifinals, 34-6.

Who to Watch: Senior running back Jake Middleton makes this team go. He opened district play last week with 265 yards in a 49-0 win over Letcher Central. Quarterback Austin Maggard threw for 111 yards and a TD. Look for Treyvon Long to make an impact in the game.

The victor: The Colonels proved they could score with the big boys last week and will get another big test on the road. The Colonels are pumped to pull the upset, Whitley Co. 28, Harlan Co. 22.


Williamsburg at Berea


Where: Gilliam Field

When: Friday, 7:30

Records: Williamsburg, 6-1

Berea 2-5

Series: Williamsburg 6-1


What to expect: The Pirates have lost two of their last three games by two points, a 38-36 loss to Eminence and a 28-26 district setback to Lynn Camp.

Who to Watch: Senior running back Hunter Wilson has been nearly unstoppable at times. The big halfback scored four touchdowns in last week’s loss to the Wildcats. But, the Pirates have been pretty one dimensional this season. Stop Wilson and stop the Pirates.

The victor: The question here is can the Pirates stop the Yellow Jackets. No one has been able to do that and I don’t look for it to happen Friday as the Jackets win 44-20.