AUGUST 30, 2018 – NATHAN LYTTLE – Perry Central Athletics for Bluegrass Sports Nation
As we approach the third game of the Perry County Central Commodores’ 2018 football season, the team is unbeaten and ready to face an old foe in their first road test: Knott County Central.
The Knott Central Patriots are coming off a decisive win against the Sheldon Clark Cardinals. In Week Zero, they were blown out by the Lynn Camp Wildcats, but Commodore Coach Ovie Canady says that score may be deceiving.
“If you are watching that film and not paying attention to the score, you would think they were winning that game,” Canady told Bluegrass Sports Nation Columnist Nathan Lyttle. “They’re a good team.”
The Patriots are looking to beat the Commodores on the football field for the first time in more than 20 years. The Patriots last defeated Perry Central August 23, 1996. A lot has changed since then. The top song on the Billboard chart was Macarena by Los Del Rio, Bill Clinton was President and gas was $1.23 per gallon. For the first time in nearly a decade, the Patriots will get a chance to snap the streak in Hindman.
The Pats relied on a steady rushing attack and a stiff defense to take down the Cardinals last week. Running back Ty Hollon rushed for a couple touchdowns and more than 100 yards. The defense only allowed 69 yards of total offense for the contest.
The Commodores are riding high as Bluegrass Sports Nation Player of the Week Jayden Neace rushed for seven touchdowns and 443 yards against Breathitt County last week. The Dores were struck by the injury bug as both Ethan Eldridge and Cameron Brown were pulled from the game against Breathitt due to injuries. Eldridge has a neck injury and is unlikely to return to the field for several weeks. Brown fractured his wrist on a touchdown pass in the first half and could miss significant time as well.
The Dores and Pats mix it up in Hindman this Friday. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. For your weekly coverage of the Commodores, Bluegrass Sports Nation!! Find us on Facebook and online at www.bluegrasssportsnation.com. If you can not make it to Hindman, listen to the game on WSGS Power 101.