Momentum is a great thing to have on your football team. Rodney Middleton, the head football coach at Caverna High School, hopes the momentum his team picked up from a hard-fought 20-19 victory over Clinton County last week will carry over into this Friday’s game with the Breckinridge County Tigers.
“We were in control for most of the game until the fourth quarter. We essentially ran out of gas,” Middleton said. “We had a couple of guys go down with injuries, our two starting linebackers in Cody Coleman and Dylan Gossett. We had to put some freshmen in and we made some stupid mistakes. And one of those mistakes was a coaching mistake. So, we had to hang on for the win.”
Middleton thought the close win, coupled with the fact the Colonels had to stop Clinton County on a 2-point conversion to secure the victory, helped give his team a shot in the arm.
“It was a character win for us. The kids were tested,” Middleton said. “I told them Clinton County wouldn’t quit. They were 3-1 coming in, hyped up and ready to play. We had to mature a little bit to get this win. We know what we need to work on and I think we’re trusting each more now.”
The Colonels hope to be trusting each other a lot on Friday when Breckinridge County comes to town. The Tigers are 0-5 coming into the game and have scored a combined 17 points for the season.
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