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富兰克林县(8-1) faces defending state champion Johnson Central (10-0) in Class 4A semifinals


By Chad Hensley
KyForward sports reporter

富兰克林县周六晚上的41年干旱结束,曾在艾伦县 - 斯科茨维尔队以1979年以来占据学校的第一个区域冠军。

富兰克林县社区对一个足球计划感到兴奋,这是一个胜利为4A类国家标题的胜利。但要前进到Lexington,传单(8-1)必须经过捍卫第4A级冠军约翰逊中心。第4A级国家半决赛的开球是在下午7:30的星期五设定的。

富兰克林县’s Zach Claudio finds an opening against Allen County-Scottsville last week. Claudio finished with six receptions for 88 yards. (Photo by Hannah Wynn)

“Our town is very excited about our football team,” said Franklin County head coach Eddie James. “They have rallied behind our boys and it is exciting. The kids have worked very hard and deserve the recognition they are getting. For me as a coach and alumni, it is extra special.

“这个地方是我的所在地,能够达到这一点,已经花了很长时间和很多工作。我们的孩子永远不会让我惊讶。他们是有弹性的,工作如此艰难。“

Johnson Central (10-0) currently owns the state’s longest active winning streak at 25 after defeating Corbin, 28-14, thanks to a vaunted rushing attack led by Mr. Football candidate Dylan Preston.

Preston, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound senior running back, has rushed for 1,597 yards and 28 touchdowns this season including 193 yards and three touchdowns against the Redhounds.

“Dylan is a great player for Johnson Central,” James said. “Their team goes as he goes, and he is a special talent. They have several other threats offensively, so our goal is to play sound, physical defense. We know that they will play a great game and we will work hard to be ready to play at a championship level.”

这种声音,詹姆斯讲的艾伦县 - 斯科茨维尔(5-4)少约50码,而不是爱国者季节平均水平以及季节低14分。Peyton Ledford带领九个铲球队对抗爱国者,然后是纳哈威戴维斯,其中八个铲球,包括1.5损失。

“纳哈维安是另一个给我们每一天的孩子,”詹姆斯说他的初级防守结局。“它为他提供了报酬,他现在正在玩良好的足球。我们的教练工作人员有一个非常好的防守游戏计划,我们的孩子做了很大的执行。教练Ledford及其工作人员非常努力地让我们能够取得成功。

“Sometimes we get a label of being an offensive team, but these guys on defense play hard and live up to our R.P.D. (relentless, physical, disciplined) motto.”

富兰克林县的Kaden Moorman急于534码,11码达阵。(照片由Hannah Wynn)

传单的防守单位强迫了25个失误,七个达到了达阵。辩护也将犯罪是整个赛季的良好现场地位。

Just as Johnson Central features a Mr. Football candidate, Franklin County also features strong contender for that award in Nick Broyles.

Broyles has racked up larges chunks of yardage since he took over the starting quarterback duties prior to his sophomore season.

星期五赢得艾伦县 - 斯科茨维尔,葡萄园现已通过了7,238码和81码达阵。他还赶紧加上2,222码,25次触地得分,合并9,460米的进攻和106码。当罪行依赖于他的违法行为时,大多数培养皿都是一个二年级学生来到了大二和初级队。

This season, however, the Flyers offense has been more of a pass-friendly offense while still being effective when it needs to be on the ground. Kaden Moorman, a sophomore running back, has been a nice complement rushing the ball to keep defense in check.

Moorman has rushed for 534 yards on 79 attempts with 11 touchdowns and caught four touchdown passes out of the backfield.

FRED Farrier通过触地得分接待来增加了11名传单的达阵。一个三星级的接收器,将在下半场汇集FBS足球,最近陷入空军,圣地亚哥州,俄亥俄州,托莱多和阿拉巴马州 - 伯明翰的前五名。

The senior receiver hauled in five catches for 108 yards and a touchdown against Allen County-Scottsville to up his season totals to 46 catches for 874 yards and 11 touchdowns and his career numbers to 149 receptions, 2,536 yards and 33 touchdowns.

富兰克林县’s Bryce Tucker (1) gains yardage against Allen County-Scottsville last week. (Photo by Hannah Wynn)

“我们今年的全球进攻是平衡和建造的季后赛,”詹姆斯说。“过去两年的比赛中消除了我们的季后赛,犯下了犯下的罪行,只有六点一场比赛,所以我们做了一些重新洗牌并改变了我们的冒犯哲学。

“我们知道如果我们想在11月赢得胜利,我们不能与噱头和技巧做到,所以我们决定尝试播放传播足球,但以最有力的方式播放繁殖的足球。我们的孩子们已经陷入了这个问题,结果是进攻足球的各个方面的多维和有效的罪行。“

在富兰克林县的过去41年里,最深处的季后赛将不得不经过距离法兰克福有点超过2个小时的镇,距离法兰克福有点距离,约翰逊的中心位于何处。

The trip to Johnson Central will be one in which the Flyers will be facing arguably the best team they’ve matched up against in years.

The Johnson Central defense is just as formidable as the offense for head coach Jim Matney’s squad. The Golden Eagles are giving up 58.3 yards per game on the ground and another 58.7 per game through the air and have forced 23 turnovers.

金鹰由Mason Lemaster领导,这是一个有77个铲球的初级线路,8.5丢失和4.5袋。

富兰克林县主教练Eddie James(左),尼克泡菜周五面对约翰逊中部。(照片由尼克摩尔提供44名运动摄影)

As stingy as the Johnson Central defense has been for the entire season, Matney’s crew has clamped down even tighter in the postseason, allowing 41.7 yards rushing and 55.3 yards passing in wins over Harlan County (46-8), Letcher County Central (50-0) and Corbin (28-14).

“Johnson Central does a great job defensively,” James said. “It is important that we do the things that matter in championship games. We talk to our kids about limiting penalties and ball security a lot. We firmly believe that the team who plays the most disciplined will be winners on Friday night.”

”约翰逊中央是一个伟大的球队,”詹姆斯added. “Coach Matney has done an excellent job of building his program and establishing a physical brand of football that fits his kids well. We are excited for the task at hand. Our program is built on kids who work hard, and we look forward to the challenge of playing a team that has proven success like Johnson Central.”

在周五的其他类4一个半决赛,不败的男孩le County (9-0) plays host to Hopkinsville (7-2) at 7:30 p.m. The winner of that game will meet the Franklin County/Johnson Central winner at 7 p.m. on Dec. 18 in Lexington for the Class 4A state championship.

Johnson Central通过在4A级国家冠军赛中击败了以前不败的博士县,在Lexington的21-20分。普雷斯顿赶紧97码,在那场比赛中达到了触地得分,以引领约翰逊中央

富兰克林县发布了48年的干旱终止了艾伦县 - 斯科茨维尔的48-14胜利以来自1979年以来捕获学校的第一个区域冠军。(Hannah Wynn)

富兰克林县教练和家人上周在艾伦县 - 斯科茨维尔赢得48-14胜利后庆祝区域冠军。(照片由Hannah Wynn)

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