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November 14, 2013

Maroons look to keep momentum against Perry County Central

Somerset —

The Pulaski County Maroons put their perfect and unblemished 11-0 record on the line tonight in the second round of the Class 5 A playoffs, and head coach Johnny Hines is a little more than concerned going into this contest.
Tonight’s opponent — the 6-5 Perry County Central Commodores — will roll into PC Field this evening with a 6-5 mark on the season, and they are a team the PC coach says can potentially give his club multiple problems.
However, in the proverbial case of — ‘The Numbers Tell the Whole Story’ — Hines’ cause for concern may be a little overrated.
Case in point — several cases as a matter of fact.
Number one — Pulaski County has scored more points than any team in the state of Kentucky in Class 5 A this season — with a total of 489 points, good enough for a 44.5 per game average.
Number two — tonight’s game is at PC Field — a venue where the Maroons simply have owned their opponents over the past seven seasons.
At the end of the 2006 campaign, Pulaski County High School went through a massive renovation of the football facilities, putting in new bleachers, a new press box, etc.
Since that renovation, or the beginning of the 2007 season, Pulaski County has posted an impressive, 36-4 record at PC Field, good enough for a winning percentage of .900.
Number three — in 10 playoff games at home, Pulaski County is a perfect 10-0.
Number four — been there, done that.
This will be the third time in the past five seasons Perry County Central has traveled to Pulaski County for a playoff game, and the Commodores have had very little success against the Maroons on PC’s home turf.
In 2009, the two clubs met in the opening round of the playoffs, with Pulaski County winning by a 35-21 margin over the Commodores.
The next season in round two of post season play, PC prevailed by a more comfortable margin of 37-6.

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