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Bears, Tigers square off Friday night

Breckinridge County High School

A hungry and aggressive team is what Butler County football coach Ryan Emmick expects to find at Breckinridge County Friday night as his Bears (1-0) make the dreadful drive to Harned to face the Tigers, who lost a lopsided 45-6 decision last week at Hart County.

Butler County opened up the season with a 27-13 win at Logan County.

For Coach Emmick, his game plan against Breck is simple:  "We have to focus on correcting our mistakes from last week.  We made too many mental mistakes in the Logan game and that allowed them to hang around."

The coach describes Breck as a "capable team" who the Bears cannot afford to overlook by feeling like "we are better than we are right now." 

According to Emmick, the Tigers present challenges that his team must address. 

"They run a spread style offense and have a good quarterback and very capable running back.  Breck has good size up front and are very physical.  Defensively, Breck runs a 4-4 cover three and they get a lot of guys to the football," said Emmick.  "They are fundamentally sound and play great in coverage." 

"We must focus on our game-plan and execute in all three phases of the game," added Emmick.   

The Bears fared pretty well last week on the injury front. 

"We're fairly healthy," said Emmick.  "Kole Dean tweaked his knee and will be a game-time decision.  Peyton Bratcher has a hand injury but is likely to play."

Kick-off between Butler County and Breckinridge County is set for 7 p.m. Friday at Breck.  

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