Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

November 20, 2012

Monroe Co. has 'big opportunity' against Central

By SCOTT WILSON
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — The Monroe County High School Falcons travel to Louisville on Friday to battle the Central High School Yellowjackets in the semifinal round of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Class 3A Playoffs. The task ahead of the Falcons is huge as Central is the No. 1 team in the state and the two-time defending state champion.

Odds are, not many people outside of Tompkinsville probably give the Falcons much of a chance to win and advance to the state championship game in Bowling Green...And that’s just fine with Falcons’ coach John Petett.

“Just because of their tradition, they’ve earned the right to be favored to win. That’s part of it,” said Petett. “We’re going into the game in the underdog role and we’re going to relish it. We are not going to be happy to just be there. We want to go to Bowling Green, that’s our main goal.”

Kickoff is slated for 6:30 p.m. CST.

“Central has great talent, speed all over the field and they’re very well-coached. But in addition to being very, very fast, they’re also very physical,” Petett explained. “Their offense and defense compliment each other, so we know it is going to be a huge challenge for us. This is also a huge opportunity for this team to play the two-time defending state champions.”

For more information, see Wednesday's edition of the Daily Times.