By Steve LeMaster
CORBIN – State title contender Corbin thrived on Friday night, shutting out visiting McCreary Central 63-0 in a Class 3A, District 8 football game.
The Raiders suffered their second straight loss. With the loss, McCreary Central dropped to 2-4 overall and 0-2 in Class 3A, District 8.
Corbin improved to 5-1 overall and 1-0 in the district with the win. The Redhounds notched their second shutout in the 2017 season.
McCreary Central was limited offensively throughout the matchup. The Raiders were held to under 100 yards of total offense.
McCreary Central was forced to play from behind in each quarter. Corbin, which has outscored its first six opponents 184-81 in the 2017 season, set the the tone early, moving ahead and gradually pulling away for the district win.
Quarterback Cameron Sizemore led Corbin to the win, completing 8-of-10 passes for 187 yards and two touchdowns. Sizemore ranks as one of the state’s top high school quarterbacks.
Christian Gosselin and Chase Estep hauled in one touchdown pass reception apiece for the Redhounds in the victory.
On the ground for preseason Class 3A favorite Corbin, Cameron Maguet and Nick Yeager rushed for two touchdowns apiece.
Both Sizemore and Dylan Massengil rushed for one touchdown as the Redhounds won convincingly.
Through its first six games in the 2017 season, McCreary Central has been outscored 295-192. The Raiders have notched wins over Fort Knox and Paul Laurence Dunbar. Along with Corbin, McCreary Central has dropped games to Perry County Central, South Laurel and Bell County.
McCreary Central has regular-season games remaining versus Casey County, Jackson County and Lynn Camp. The Raiders are scheduled to host Casey County for another Class 3A, District 8 game on Friday, Oct. 6. Kickoff for the McCreary Central-Casey County football game is slated for 7:30 p.m.