Bears and Wildcats to Tangle in Brownsville
Butler County (7-2) will make the familiar journey up KY 70 East tomorrow night to face an even more familiar foe - the Edmonson County Wildcats (team photo above), who are undefeated at 9-0 on the season.
"Edmonson County is a solid opponent. They are one of the leading rushing teams in the state and have 17 seniors on their squad. We must focus on winning at the line of scrimmage and executing our individual assignments in order to win the football game," said BCHS head coach Ryan Emmick. "We must approach this game like any other. Even though it doesn't hold any playoff implications for us, it is another opportunity for us to step on the field against a quality opponent and test ourselves. This game is an excellent test for us before we head into the playoffs because Edmonson is a tough, well coached, quality program that is 9-0, coming off a huge win over Monroe County. Coach Pierce and his staff do an excellent job preparing his team and I expect a tough, well played game."
Emmick expects a tough, hard-fought game.
"The physical nature of this game will be a great chance for us to test ourselves against a quality running team. Edmonson has two great backs in Tobias and Dean and we must focus on containing their speed and tackling as a team," said Emmick. "Offensively, we must continue to cut down on the mistakes that have led to turnovers for us and sustain drives like we did in the fourth quarter of last week's game. We must take advantage of opportunities we are given in the game and execute our individual assignments."
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on Beech Tree Radio 1570 AM WLBQ with David Clark.
Regardless of the outcome of the Edmonson County game, the Bears' playoff picture is set. Butler County will travel next Friday to Caldwell County. Caldwell placed 2nd in Region 1. The second round is a potential matchup with Owensboro Catholic.