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LCMS football team wins two of three

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Injury to starting quarterback slowed team in T.K. Stone game

By The Staff

The LaRue County Middle School football team has played three games, winning two.

The Hawks won their opener against East Hardin 28-24 and beat New Haven 46-14. The team lost to T.K. Stone of Elizabethtown 12-6.

“We’ve played very well so far this year, although we still have some things to work out,” coach Jeremy Blair said. “We started with lower numbers than we’ve had in the past, but since school has started, we’ve had quite a few boys come out for the team. We started with 20, and we now have 37, so I’m very pleased with the turnout.

Starting quarterback Blake Ashby, an eighth-grader, sustained a leg injury in the New Haven game, causing him to miss the game against T.K. Stone Middle School.

“He’s a tough kid, though, and we expect him to be back soon,” Blair said.

Blair is also looking for big things from eighth grader Michael Franklin.

“Franklin starts on the offensive and defensive lines for us,” Blair said. “He has as much talent as any lineman we’ve had in the last few years. He has the ability to take over a game at any time.”

The middle school Hawks play at Taylor County 6 p.m. Sept. 1; at Russell County 6 p.m. Sept. 8; and at home against Adair County 6 p.m. Sept. 15.