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November 2, 2012

Maroons begin postseason as favorite over Letcher Central

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“I believe you will get every single coach in this region to tell you just how important home field advantage is when it comes to the playoffs,” pointed out Hines.
“There’s a lot of miles to cover on a bus when you have to go on the road in this region,” Hines added. “You have to stay on that bus for two to three hours, and then you have to get off that bus and play immediately against a quality team on a cold night. It just takes a lot out of you. So, whoever is playing at home has a tremendous advantage. I think you saw that last year when Harlan County had to travel to Southwestern for the regional final in 2011, and again in 2010 when we had to go to Harlan County for the regional championship game. We hope we have a huge crowd on Friday night, and to be honest with you, we were kind of disappointed with the size of the crowd in last week’s Don Marshall Bowl game. Hopefully, this week, the Maroon faithful will come out and get behind us, and help us start the playoffs off with a big win over a good Letcher County Central football team.”
Tonight’s game between the Cougars and Maroons is set to get underway from PC Field beginning at 7:30 p.m.
 

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