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November 2, 2012

Maroons begin postseason as favorite over Letcher Central


Somerset —

“We’re certainly not taking anything at all for granted,” pointed out the PC head coach.
“We’ve seen several game films of Letcher Central’s games this season, and they look like a really good football team to us,” remarked Hines. “They lost a lot of games this year that quite frankly they should have won. They were very close in some of those games, and they made some key turnovers at very crucial times that got them beat.”
Meanwhile, the Maroons had been riding a ton of momentum for much of this season until running into a buzzsaw in Christian County last week.
The Colonels breezed into PC Field last Friday night and handed Pulaski County a 34-20 loss — a defeat that snapped a six-game winning streak by the Maroons.
Still, Pulaski County comes into tonight’s game at 7-3 on the year, but more importantly, are a one-seed for the playoffs, meaning Hines and crew are guaranteed at least two games at home to begin the playoffs.
And, it starts tonight with Letcher County Central. The PC coach says he would gladly take a repeat performance of the ‘09 regional championship game tonight in round one of the Class 5A post-season party when the Cougars and Maroons tee it up tonight in the opening round of the playoffs.
“That game in ‘09 is the only time we’ve ever played Letcher County Central in the history of the two schools,” stated Hines.
“That game was for the regional championship back in ‘09, and they came in here with a very strong team that night, and we were very fortunate that we played extremely well in that game and got some turnovers that went our way,” added the PC coach. “We got some big plays that night from guys like Zach Eastham, Mikey Shepherd, Steven McQueen, and Alex Abner and guys like that. We won our first ever regional championship over Letcher Central in that game, so those are some great memories obviously.”

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