McCreary Central is due back on the gridiron for a Class 3A, District 8 game later in the week. The Raiders are preparing to visit district favorite Corbin on Friday.
Corbin is 4-1 through its first five games. The Redhounds, who are headed into their Class 3A, District 8 opener, have notched wins over Whitley County, Alcoa (Tenn.), Pulaski County and Mayfield. Corbin suffered its lone loss thus far in the 2017 season to reigning Class A state champion Beechwood on Sept. 7.
Through five games, Corbin has outscored opponents 121-81.
Corbin has amassed 1,541 yards of total offense. The Redhounds have passed for 838 yards.
Leading Corbin’s aerial attack, quarterback Cameron Sizemore has completed 72-of-110 passes for 826 yards and eight touchdowns while throwing two interceptions.
Nine different Corbin receivers have hauled in a pass through the Redhounds’ first five games. Christian Gosselin and Cameron Maguet have reeled in three touchdown pass receptions apiece for the Redhounds.
Defensively, Grant Gibson leads Corbin with a team-high 39 tackles. Noah Taylor has notched 35 tackles, Aaron Money 32 tackles and Mathew Masternak 31 tackles for the Redhounds.
Corbin is under the guidance of head coach Justin Haddix
McCreary Central is 2-3 overall and 0-1 in the district through its first five games. The Raiders have claimed wins over Fort Knox and Paul Laurence Dunbar while dropping games to Perry County Central, South Laurel and Bell County.
McCreary Central has additional regular-season games remaining versus Casey County, Jackson County and Lynn Camp.
Brandon Troxell continues to lead McCreary Central’s offensive attack on the ground. He gained yardage throughout the Raiders’ district game versus Bell County less than one week ago.
McCreary Central and Corbin did not meet during the 2016 season.
Kickoff for the McCreary Central-Corbin football game is set for 7:30 p.m..