GLASGOW — Kentucky high school football returns Friday with a full slate of games. Here’s a look at local matchups.
LaRue County at Glasgow, 8 p.m.
The second game of the annual Scottie Bowl features two teams that enjoyed successful 2018 seasons.
LaRue County will face Glasgow in a battle of Class 3A opponents.
The Hawks advanced to the semifinals of the Class 3A playoffs last season, while Glasgow made it to the third round of the Class 2A playoffs.
Returning for LaRue County is senior tight end and defensive lineman Mark Goode, who has committed to play football at Western Kentucky University next season.
The Hawks were a run-dominated offense last year, as Anthony Adkins and Jeremiah Belton combined for over 3,200 yards on the ground. Adkins graduated but Belton is back for his junior season.
Glasgow will be led by senior running back Nick Mitchell, who is coming off a 2,000-yard rushing performance in 2018. Senior quarterback Tanner Abernathy also returns for the Scotties as does one of the top defensive linemen in the state in Chase Jones.
Barren County at Metcalfe County, 7 p.m.
The Class 6A Barren County Trojans will travel to Edmonton to face Class 2A Metcalfe County in a battle of teams looking to get back to winning football in 2019 after finishing with sub .500 records last year.
The Trojans return senior running back and linebacker Tyler Bush, who was second on the team last season in rushing yards and led Barren County in receptions.
Barren County will look to sophomore Jameson Buie at quarterback and junior Gavin Withrow at receiver.
The Hornets bring back sophomore quarterback Peyton Dial, who saw considerable action under center as a freshman, and junior Gabe Zurmehly, who can play quarterback or running back.
Monroe County at Clay County, Tennessee, 7 p.m.
The Class 2A Monroe County Falcons will begin their 2019 campaign with a road game in Tennessee.
The Falcons will travel to play Clay County (Tennessee) as part of three consecutive road or neutral-site games to begin their season.
Monroe County is expected to start Curtis Petett at quarterback. The senior has missed almost all of the past two seasons with leg injuries.
The Falcons will also look for major contributions from seniors Wade Thompson, Jholdi Brooks, Gary Gearlds and Kale Hagan.
Hart County at Caverna, 7 p.m.
The Class 1A Caverna Colonels host rival Class 3A Hart County to begin the 2019 season.
Caverna will be led by senior quarterback Drew Rhodes.
Hart County defeated Caverna 57-0 last season. The Raiders were 7-4 in 2019.
Elizabethtown vs. Allen County-Scottsville(at Glasgow High School), 5 p.m.
The first game of the Scottie bowl features Class 4A Allen County-Scottsville and Class 3A Elizabethtown.
The Patriots fell in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs last season. ACS returns starting quarterback Trace McIntyre.
The Panthers were 8-5 last season and advanced to the third round of the Class 3A playoffs.