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Bears set to host Ohio County

Photo by Jerry Hinton

MORGANTOWN - Butler County is set to host Ohio County for a regular season finale on Friday, Oct. 29. 

Non-district rivals, Butler County and Ohio County are familiar high school football foes. 

The Bears are 5-4. Under the direction of head coach Brandon Embry, Butler County has notched wins over Waggener, Breckinridge County, Grayson County, McLean County, and Clinton County. The Bears have dropped games to Russellville, Hancock County, Owensboro Catholic, and Todd County Central. Butler County compiled a 1-3 record in Class 2A, District 2 and is poised to compete in the state high school football playoffs.

The Eagles are 1-8. Ohio County beat Muhlenberg County earlier in the season. The Eagles have dropped games to McLean County, Warren East, Hancock County, Owensboro, Graves County, Grayson County, and Breckinridge County. Head coach Josh Monin guides Ohio County, which compiled a 1-4 record in Class 5A, District 1. 

Butler County beat Ohio County 44-34 during the 2020 high school football season. 

Following the regular season finale, Butler County is slated to face Owensboro Catholic in the opening round of the KHSAA Class 2A Playoffs on Friday, Nov. 5. 

Kickoff for the Butler County-Ohio County football game is set for 7 p.m..


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