Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

October 29, 2012

Barren County's Coach Esters focuses on off season

Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Barren County’s 2012 football season came to a close Friday night. The Trojans, who opened a promising season with a 28-0 victory over Metcalfe County, finished with nine consecutive losses. Head coach Jason Esters said how the season turned into a 1-9 record was frustrating because the team worked so hard in the off season.

“The most frustrating part for us as a coaching staff was how the season turned out for those seniors,” Esters said Monday night while talking about the season as a whole. “They worked really hard during the season. It was a frustrating season for all of us.”

Barren’s season ended with a 38-24 loss in Greenville on Friday to Muhlenberg County. The Trojans scored first after Calvin Richardson set up the touchdown with an interception.

The Mustangs owned the remainder of the first half and led 19-8 at halftime.

Muhlenberg built its lead to 31-17 in the second half, but Barren rallied.

“We cut it to within seven points,” Esters explained. “It was 31-24 and we threw the interception and they took it back 97 yards and that set the final score.”

The coach explained the loss to the Mustangs was like many of the nine losses this season. The team got behind early and had to play catch-up the rest of the game. Esters said the willingness to continue to play hard Friday and during the season was a special trait.

For the full story, read the Oct. 30 print or e-Edition of the Glasgow Daily Times.