LOUISVILLE - It was just a couple of lines in Friday's Courier-Journal, but it caught the attention of Western Hills' football team.
The prediction read - "CAL 28-17. Centurions breeze to another victory."
"We were fired up," WHHS senior John Keene said after the Wolverines' 17-7 win over Christian Academy of Louisville Friday night in Louisville. The Centurions came into the game ranked sixth in Class A.
"We read in the Louisville paper that this game was going to be a breeze for them," Keene added. "That helped us a lot."
Keene scored both of Western Hills' touchdowns on runs of three and 76 yards, and Tyler Toncray added a 22-yard field goal to account for the Wolverines' points.
While the score was tied for a large portion of Friday's game, WHHS never trailed in picking up its first victory of the season and evening its record at 1-1.
"We preached all week to come out from the start and deliver a knockout blow," WHHS coach Scott Mooney said, "not be passive and think is football a tough game?
"When we did fumble we didn't lose our heads," he added. "We could have been up 21-0 in the first half, but we showed a lot of character this evening."
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