The 2015 Kentucky high-school football season is about to officially kickoff. The Lewis County Lions have made the journey down the AA highway to Musketeer Stadium where they will face the Greenup County Musketeers. Here are a few notes regarding tonight’s matchup.
The Musketeers defeated the Lions 15-12 on the road last season. Greenup County finished with a 4-6 regular season record while Lewis County finished at 5-5.
Greenup County has one home victory since 2011 (West Carter, 2013). In 2014, the Musketeers won all four of their games on the road.
Greenup County will be counting on the following players to have big-game performances tonight:
Senior quarterback Jared Hunt — a three-year starter, Hunt will be asked to put up bigger numbers in the passing game.
Senior running back Ryan Bird — Bird returns from an ACL injury. Bird rushed for 1,000 yards in six games as a sophomore.
Junior defensive end Peyton Ailster — Ailster has been described as “unblockable,” by head coach Chris Mullins.
Junior defensive tackle Dylan Craycraft — The 6-foot-3, 240-pound defensive tackle has impressed college scouts with his explosiveness.
At kickoff — 76 degrees (54 percent humidity), zero percent chance of rain.
Quote of the night
Mullins on the Greenup County-Lewis County rivalry.
“Old school and violent,” Mullins said. “Both of the schools are country boys that are just out there to hit one another, play good defense and run the football. It’s always a physical game.”
Reach Chris Slone at 740-353-3101, ext 1930, or on Twitter @crslone.