BOWLING GREEN —
When Jason Esters gathered his team under the goalposts at Warren Central High School Friday night, the Barren County High School Trojans looked like they had been through World War III. There was receiver Dalton Bush on crutches and quarterback Josh Durham could hardly move as he joined the group.
In football terms, the Trojans had just finished 48 minutes of pretty war-like action as Barren County went head-to-head with Class 5A powerhouse Warren Central. The Dragons scored early and often, running away with a 50-8 victory.
“They definitely have the potential for the big play and that’s two weeks in a row that’s happened to us,” said Esters. “It is pretty deflating for anybody, especially when you have the football. To be honest with you, despite the loss, I think we can take some positives from tonight.
“We didn’t give up and I am proud of them for that. The kids kept fighting and that’s difficult when you’re playing a team as good as Warren Central. I told the kids we’re probably going to see this team playing at Western Kentucky University in December (state championship game).”
And the “war” began early Friday night as the Warren Central Dragons jumped on top of the Trojans on the game’s first possession. They never looked back.
The Dragons took the opening kickoff and marched it 64 yards in just over three minutes to take the early lead. Kenin Reed, who would turn out to be the biggest thorn in Barren County’s side, ran it over from 29 yards out for the touchdown.
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