The Wayne County Outlook

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October 21, 2008

Cards host Garrard County in must-win situation

Monticello — The Wayne County Cardinals, 5-2 on the season and coming off a 34-28

overtime home win over Pulaski County, host Garrard County this Friday night

at Jewell Field in the district final for both teams. The Cards enter the

18th meeting between the schools in a 3-way tie for the district top spot

with a 3-1 mark, while the Golden Lions own a 2-2 league tally with a 3-4

overall record. Garrard County owns a 9-8 all-time series advantage, which

includes a 21-14 playoff win at Jewell Field, in 2007.

³This is a huge game for our kids and program for a number of reasons,

the first ever district championship. A win puts us in a really good

situation to at least get a home playoff game, while a loss drops us to the

number four seed and a long road trip to the district champion in the

opposite direction. So we know what is at stake, we just have to go out and

play with a lot of intensity, ³said Cards head coach Shawn Thompson.

³I think that certainly has to be in our kids mind set that we have a

chance to play the team that ended our season, at our place. Hopefully our

focus and intensity will show that in practice, as Garrard County has a very

talented and dangerous football team,² said Thompson.

Garrard County, under the direction of first year head coach Mark

Scenters, has been up and down throughout the 2008 season. The squad has

looked good in wins over Bethlehem (45-6), Jackson County (67-16) and Casey

County (42-6).

³Typical Garrard in the fact they have good skill kids and are big

up-front,² said Thompson.

The Lions are coming off a disappointing 40-20 home loss to Lincoln

County and have also lost to Bell County (50-6), Somerset (44-27) and

Taylor County (65-56).

Garrard County¹s offense averages 37.6 points per game, led by a

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