Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY


August 24, 2012


Angry Warren East visits BCHS Friday

GLASGOW — Jason Esters and the Barren County Trojans surely remember their 28-8 stunning victory at Warren East last season. The Trojans jumped on top early and held the Raiders’ usually potent offense in check to claim the victory.

Well, Esters knows that if his team remembers the game he can be sure the Raiders remember the game and will be coming into Trojan Field Friday with a little revenge on their minds.

“The thing that stands out to me is they are aggressive and they have speed all over the field. Their team speed is a lot better than it was last year,” said Esters. “We just have to be able to contain them.

“Like last year, we need to jump out in front early. It will be important for us to control the football and control the time of possession. That will be critical for us. We don’t have the kids to where we can get in a race with them and run up and down the field. Last year, our gameplan was to control the clock against them and it turned out well for us. We hope we can get another game like that.”The Trojans are coming into Friday’s game off an impressive victory over Metcalfe County. The Raiders are also 1-0 after knocking off South Warren last Friday by a score of 14-10.

“They run a stacked defense. They stunt a lot and they slant their front six. I think we can move the ball against them, we just don’t have the breakaway speed,” Esters said. “If we have an 80-yard field, its going to take us 10 or 11 plays to get down there. It is a defense that’s difficult to move the football on. We’ve got a challenge ahead of us.”

Offensively, Esters said the Raiders have multiple options to throw at defenses. However, the pressure on the defense is to make sure they contain and wrap up the player with the ball.

“They’ve got a running back and a quarterback returning with experience. They’ve got receivers they can throw the ball to. They’re the type of team that’s dangerous because of their speed,” Esters explained. “If we let them get out into the open field, it will be difficult for us to tackle them. We have to do what we did last year and try to bottle things up with the running game and keep them off the perimeter. They like to get out on the edge so they can get in front of you.

“We’ve got to be very disciplined and very consistent in tackling the football. That is what hurt us in the past. We’ve got to be fundamentally sound in order to hang with them.”

One of the bright spots Esters took away from last Friday’s victory was the play of senior quarterback Josh Durham. The signal-caller led his team to victory in his first varsity start.

“I thought he played well. I don’t think his statistics looked as good as they really were,” Esters said. “He bobbled the football a couple of times and lost some yardage on that. But subtract those plays of him fumbling the football, he probably had around 100 yards rushing.

“But we’ve got a long way to go. We saw some things on film that Josh has to improve on and that’s what we’ve been working on in practice.”


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