FOOTBALL: Hawks fall to Louisville Central

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Landmark News Service

The LaRue County Hawks lost its ninth game this season Friday to the Louisville Central Yellowjackets.

Three of the Hawks’ four turnovers came in its own territory, allowing the Yellowjackets to take advantage of short field positions enroute to a 34-0 win in both teams’ final Class 3-A, District 3 game of the year.

LaRue hadn’t fumbled the ball aways its previous three games before losing two fumbles Friday. The Hawks were intercepted twice.

The Hawks had 91 yards on 43 plays. Central racked up 304 yards on 48 plays.

Senior Mike Neal had 52 yards on nine carries for the Hawks, while sophomore Hunter Griffin added 40 yards on 13 attempts.

The Hawks were able to get to the Yellowjackets’ 30 twice but couldn’t avoid their second shutout of the season.

Hawks Head Coach Josh Jaggers pointed out that one time on defense, nine of the 11 Hawks had no prior experience against the Yellowjackets. Three freshmen saw significant action defensively with two playing middle linebacker.

“We battled and I was proud of the kids,” said Jaggers. “Once we settle in, we realized they’re high school kids just like we are.”

The team’s final regular season game is 7:30 p.m. Friday at Campbellsville.