Football teams face tough road games

By SUSAN RIDDELL State Journal Sports Writer Published:

The local football teams were rewarded with district wins last week, but tough road games loom Friday night for each school.

Frankfort High, fresh off a 19-13 win over then-No. 5 Harrodsburg, while take on Owen County while Western Hills will play at Harrison County and Franklin County will face a very talented East Jessamine squad.

Here's a look at the matchups.

No. 11 Frankfort (5-1, 1-0)

at Owen Co. (2-4, 0-1)

Frankfort arguably picked up its biggest football win in over a decade last week by knocking off the previously undefeated and fifth-ranked Pioneers.

All the more reason the Panthers must stay focused. They simply can't afford a setback now, with a potential home playoff game a few wins away.

"That was a big win for the kids," FHS coach Craig Foley said of the Harrodsburg victory, "but just because we beat Harrodsburg doesn't make us a shoo-in for a home playoff game. That's our goal, but we keep telling them to stay focused on the next game.

"We keep throwing out challenges to them all the time, and right now we have the opportunity for that one, but we've got to come ready to play."

Owen County is currently coming off a 45-10 loss to Danville, the top-ranked team in Class A.

That score isn't indicative of how well the Rebels moved the ball against the Admirals, according to Foley.

"They moved the ball up and down the field that game, but just didn't get a lot of scores," Foley said. "They're not a bad team and they're well-coached."

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