• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Sports

Tigers start the season 0-2


DE'BRINCE JOHNSON runs with the ball in the first half of play against Lexington Christian Academy. (Photo by Bill Caine)

The Woodford County Middle School football team was defeated by Lexington Christian Academy 50-7 at home on Thursday, Aug. 17. The Tigers had trouble holding onto the ball early in the game and LCA capitalized. "We just need a spark," said Coach Josh Smith. "If we can just get that one big play early on, we can take the wind out of the other team and settle into our game. We will try to light that fire early next week if we want to win our first game on the road." While the team is disappointed in the rough start, there are many positives to take away from this week's game. "A lot of young guys stepped in to play major roles this week," said Smith. "Tristan Cook subbed in early at center and didn't miss a beat. That is all I can ask for out of the young players. Abdul Bilal, De'Brince Johnson, and Dakota Hobbs all got snaps this week as starters." Coach Smith continues to look for the winning formula out of his lineups. Position changes and personnel moves appear to be on the horizon for the young Tigers. "Expect many different faces at different positions," said Smith. "We have a lot of guys banged up from the first two games so I'm hoping they can take it easy this week to get healthy. The team will go back to fundamentals and get back to the basics. You can expect a different scheme on offense to try and put more points on the board."

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