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November 2, 2012

Maroons begin postseason as favorite over Letcher Central


Somerset —

Pulaski County finds itself at home tonight at 7-3 and a district champion in 2012 due to some outstanding play this season on both sides of the football.
Freshman quarterback Riley Hall has enjoyed a tremendous freshman season this year, and quite honestly, hasn’t played like a freshman in any game this year.
Instead, Hall has played like a wily veteran and he’s got a ton of help along the way by being surrounded by some outstanding playmakers in guys like Tyler Goins, Aaron Hall, Alec Wooldridge, and Aaron Smith to name just a few.
And, the play of the Maroons defense has been a major factor in PC’s rise in 2012 as well.
Pulaski County’s ‘D’ has shown a tremendous amount of improvement from last season, and if the old saying is true that defense does indeed win championships, then one has no further to look than Pulaski County’s defense in 2012 — a defense that helped lead the Maroons back atop the District 7 standings this season.
“We’ve been very pleased with the way our defensive unit has grown and progressed over the course of the season,” stated Hines.
“We’ve played well from our very first game this year defensively, and we’ve continued to improve upon that as the year has went along,” continued the Maroons head coach. “This is probably the best defensive unit we’ve had since — you’d probably have to go all the way back to the ‘07 group — that was a pretty outstanding group.”
Letcher County Central is a team that Hines believes will put the ball in the air tonight a whole lot, and his defensive unit figures to get another stern test from the Cougars aerial assault.
But, the ace in the hole for coach Hines and the Maroons is the fact this game will be played at PC Field — a place where Pulaski County just doesn’t lose at.

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