FHS-WHHS rivalry returns

State Journal staff report Published:

Last week's Frankfort High-Franklin County football game has had a profound impact on all three local teams.

The Flyers, who lost that game 22-14 in front of 3,500 fans, played well and will look to get back on the winning track Friday night hosting Casey County.

The Panthers meanwhile, hope to continue their success after the win and are undefeated going in to the second part of their rivalry schedule, playing at Western Hills.

Here's a look at the matchups.

Frankfort (3-0)

at Western Hills (1-1)

Western Hills was off last week after picking up a big win against Christian Academy of Louisville on Aug. 30.

With the bye week, coach Scott Mooney attended that FHS-FCHS game along with several coaches and players. He hopes the community delivers the same atmosphere for his team's turn versus the Panthers.

"That environment was great, and we are looking for the same kind Friday night," Mooney said. "This isn't a conference game but it will be important to the Frankfort kids and it's important to us, too."

Mooney said he, his staff, and players were impressed with the Panthers and the night as a whole.

"A lot of times, kids will go to a game like that and say, 'Oh, we can do this, do that,' but it wasn't like that," Mooney said. "Our kids were giving them credit for the excitement both teams created. They were going after each other hard. It certainly helped our kids get excited, too."

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