Friday's Matchups

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No. 6 Franklin Co. vs. Oldham County
at Benny Watkins Field
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.
Records: Franklin County (1-0), Oldham County (0-2)
FCHS Notes: Franklin County got its season off to a good start with a 42-6 win over Western Hills last week. The Flyers had 590 total offensive yards as the rushing attack finished with 332 yards with Denzel Vance, Barrett Sanderson and Sam Anderson all having over 80 yards. The Flyers will look to have good offensive production this week as well. FCHS will look to limit the mistakes after having 13 penalties for 103 yards and three turnovers against the Wolverines.

A LOOK AT OLDHAM COUNTY
Mascot: Colonels
Class: 6A
Head coach: Mike Shatzer
Key players: James Harding, Jarrett Baker, Ian Fullerton
Notes: The last winning season for Oldham County was in 2010 and the Colonels have gotten off to a 0-2 start this season. Last week against county rival North Oldham, Oldham County had only 66 yards of total offense, including a negative amount in rushing yards in a 42-7 defeat. Quarterback James Harding had the Colonels’ only touchdown and will look to lead the offense to a more productive night against the Flyers.      

No. 2 Frankfort vs. Shelby County
at Robert Doyle Stadium, Shelbyville
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.
Radio: Froggy 104.9 FM, pre-game at 7:15 p.m.
Records: Frankfort (1-0), Shelby County (1-1)
FHS Notes: Coming off of a bye week, Frankfort has had two weeks to prepare for a Rocket team they defeated 27-14 last season. In their opener, Frankfort defeated Lincoln County 34-14 in the Death Valley Bowl. Senior Jalen Washington rushed for 147 yards and two touchdowns against Lincoln County, and he caught a touchdown pass from DeShawn Newton. The Panther defense held the Patriots to 265 yards and will look to keep the Rocket offense in check Friday. Senior Jalen Acree had a team-high 11 tackles against the Patriots, and Washington and Chris Brooks both had 10. Washington also had an interception he returned for a touchdown.

A LOOK AT SHELBY COUNTY
Mascot: Rockets
Class: 5A
Head coach: Todd Shipley
Key players: Malik Manica, Earl Stoudemire
Notes: Shelby County is coming off a 6-5 season that saw the Rockets reach the second round off the Class 5A playoffs. Shelby has started the season with back-to-back close games. After losing to Henry County 16-14 in their opener, the Rockets bounced back with a 39-38 victory against Spencer County last week. Quarterback Britton Woolwine threw for 187 yards and one touchdown against Henry County with Breaman Harris his favorite target. Harris finished with 120 yards receiving and one touchdown against the Wildcats.

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