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Marshall County V Daviess County Game Preview

Some final thoughts about the Henderson County loss…Many of the same problems the Marshals have had this season, problems they had largely avoided in a win over Crittenden and a loss to McCracken in the previous two weeks, showed up in the loss to Henderson County. The Marshall County defense has given up 34 touchdowns this season. Eighteen of those touchdown drives started in Marshall County territory.  The Marshals have also had five turnovers returned for touchdowns. For a team trying to build a foundation to get this program back to where it once was, they just can’t afford to be that generous.

And some thoughts about the Daviess County game…Daviess County is a bit of a mystery to me. With several very good players returning from last year's six-win team, I honestly thought they had a chance to win at least that many again this year. Like the Marshals, they'll bring a 2-6 mark into Friday's game. And like the other teams in 6A, District 1, their non-district schedule is pretty stout, including Owensboro Senior, Owensboro Catholic and South Warren. The Panthers have a couple of players that could be Division 1 prospects, and overall they're a fairly talented group. One thing I would think would be of particular concern for the Marshall County coaches will be the Daviess County passing game. The Panthers will throw it a lot and do it pretty well. And the Marshals have had problems against passing teams this season. Sophomore quarterback Adam Bouchard has put up some big time numbers for Daviess, ranking in the top ten in the state in passing yards per game. His favorite target has been 6'5" junior John Stratton, who ranks in the top ten in the state in receiving yards per game. Stratton sat out last season with a back injury. Daviess County Head Coach Marcus Kimbrell told me he thinks Stratton is a legitimate Division 1 prospect.

I do think the Marshals have an outside chance at this game, but to do that the spirit of giving when it comes to field position and turnovers will have to cease. Losing to a better team is acceptable, and several of Marshall County's six losses have been to teams that were simply better at this point, (Murray, Mayfield, McCracken, Henderson). But in a matchup that seems pretty even, the Marshals have to take advantage of every opportunity they get, while not dishing out opportunities to the other team.

Marching Marshals to celebrate 40th anniversary of the band

The Marshall County High School Marching Marshals is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The band is asking for all alumni and community members to attend the chili supper and silent auction on Friday at 5:00 pm at the high school. At 7:30 pm, the 2014 Marching Marshals will perform their routine of "Cirque." The cost of the chili supper is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Additionally, 40th anniversary cookbooks will be available for purchase that evening.

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WCBL presents Marshall Co. football with annual donation

WCBL Sports recently made their annual $500 contribution to the Marshall County football program. The money is part of the ad proceeds from the Marshall County Schedule Posters. This is the fourth consecutive season that WCBL Sports has produced these glossy schedule posters that contain a team picture and the complete schedules for the freshmen, junior varsity and varsity teams. The schedule posters are available at WCBL in Benton, the Marshall County High School athletic office and at area businesses. Pictured is WCBL Sports Director Jeff Waters presenting Marshall County head coach Evan Merrick the check for $500.

The Real 'McCoy' causes further collapse as the Titans squander lead to third string QB

Kai Forbath kicked a 22-yard field goal on the last play of the game, and Colt McCoy stepped in after Kirk Cousins was benched at halftime Sunday to lead the Washington Redskins to a 19-17 win over the Tennessee Titans. McCoy completed 11 of 12 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown in his first meaningful role in a win since Nov. 20, 2011, when he led the Cleveland Browns to a 14-10 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Redskins (2-5) snapped a four-game losing streak. McCoy's first pass was a career-long 70-yard touchdown to Pierre Garcon after the Redskins trailed 10-6 at halftime. Charlie Whitehurst was 17 for 26 for 160 yards with two touchdowns and one interception for the Titans (2-5). He hit Derek Hagan for a 38-yard scoring pass with 7:41 to play to give his team a 17-16 lead that ultimately didn't last. After Cousins committed his 10th and 11th turnovers of the season and the Redskins were booed off the field at halftime trailing 10-6, McCoy emerged at the behest of coach Jay Gruden and watched his first pass - a simple curl route - turn into a career-long 70-yard touchdown, with Pierre Garcon doing most of the work after the catch. He found Andre Roberts for 10 yards, Jordan Reed for 9. A long pass to DeSean Jackson resulted in a 22-yard pass interference penalty on Jason McCourty that put the ball at the Tennessee 7-yard line. One play after Whitehurst threw an interception, Cousins did the same. The Titans got 32 yards out of the exchange - more than they gained on any offensive play in the first half - and it led to the game's first touchdown. Dexter McCluster made an unwise decision to field a line-drive punt and fumbled it away, giving the Redskins excellent field position that resulted in a field goal. The teams combined for 18 penalties for 146 yards. With the season already slipping into an abysmal afterthought, the Titans must get on the right track immediately as they head back to LP Field to host AFC South rival Houston (4-3) on Sunday. Pregame at 11:00 am, kickoff at noon on K95.7 WCCK Sports.

Cat Fight sees Kentucky getting clawed in the Bayou by LSU

Terrence Magee amassed a career-high 220 all-purpose yards and rushed for two touchdowns, Tre'Davious White scored on a 67-yard punt return and LSU routed Kentucky 41-3 on Saturday night. Travin Dural caught a 32-yard touchdown pass from Anthony Jennings and Leonard Fournette added a short scoring run for the Tigers (6-2, 2-2 SEC), who raced to a 27-3 halftime lead en route to becoming bowl eligible for a school-record 15th straight year. The Wildcats (5-2, 2-2 SEC) came to LSU in the thick of the SEC East race, only to be handed their fourth lopsided loss in as many trips to Death Valley since 2000. Kentucky also saw freshman running back Stanley "Boom" Williams, their all-purpose yards leader, knocked from the game on a helmet-to-helmet hit during a kickoff return. Magee's night included a season-high 127 yards rushing, 44 yards receiving and 49 yards on kickoff returns. His touchdowns came on second-half runs of 9 and 23 yards. The Tigers ran the ball 51 times for 303 yards and outgained the Wildcats 423-217. Jennings attempted only 14 passes, hitting seven for 120 yards, and did not turn the ball over. Patrick Towles completed 19 of 36 passes for 146 yards and Austin MacGinnis kicked a 33-yard field goal for Kentucky. LSU raced to a three-score lead on the strength of its return game and a pair of strong defensive series. Magee brought back the opening kickoff 49 yards to the UK 44, and a facemask penalty gave the Tigers starting field position on the Kentucky 29. A roughing-the-passer penalty on what would have been LSU's only pass attempt of the drive moved the ball to the 14. Fournette's 1-yard touchdown came soon after. LSU's second possession started near midfield after White's 17-yard punt return, leading to a short field goal. Another three-and-out left Kentucky with minus-3 yards through its first two possessions and forced a second punt from its own territory. White fielded it at the LSU 33 and found a seam angling to his right, helped by safety Jamal Adams' crushing block. He then turned the corner and broke into the clear near midfield, making it 17-0 before 10 minutes had elapsed. Kentucky finally started moving the ball on its third series, driving 66 yards on 13 plays for a short field goal. The Wildcats threatened to trim their deficit further in the second quarter, but LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter and Adams stuffed Jojo Kemp's run out of the 'wildcat' formation on fourth-and-2 from the Tigers 29. Jennings did not have his fifth completion until less than a minute remained in the half. That's when he spotted Dural sprinting past a defender down the right sidelined and lofted a pinpoint pass to the end zone. LSU squibbed the ensuing kickoff, and the ball somehow bounced away from the Wildcats until LSU's Lewis Neal recovered what amounted to a successful, however unintentional, on-side kick at the Kentucky 37. That set up Colby Delahoussaye's 35-yard field goal seconds before halftime. LSU's defense opened the second half by forcing a quick punt, then drove 64 yards in five plays, capped by Magee's 9-yard scoring run to make it 34-3. As Kentucky hits the meat of the schedule, they return home on Saturday to the #1 Mississippi State Bulldogs (6-0, 3-0 SEC) waiting for them at Commonwealth Stadium. Pregame at 1:00 pm, kickoff at 2:30 pm on 99.1 FM WCBL Sports.

Cards hurricane ride through the Atlantic Coast continues with nail-biter against 'Pack

Louisville waited nearly two years to get this kind of performance from running back Michael Dyer, whose breakout game stole some thunder from wide receiver DeVante Parker's thrilling return to action. The seniors' stellar contributions were timely and critical in helping the Cardinals pull away from stubborn North Carolina State. Dyer rushed for Louisville career bests of 173 yards on 24 carries, including a game-sealing 46-yard touchdown run with 44 seconds remaining, as the Cardinals held off the Wolfpack 30-18 on Saturday. Parker returned from a nearly two-month absence because of a broken left toe to catch nine passes for 132 yards, including 111 in the first half. His first reception for 37 yards led to Louisville's opening-drive TD and set the tone for an offense needing a boost. The Wolfpack (4-4, 0-4 ACC) drew within 23-18 on Jacoby Brissett's 21-yard touchdown pass to David J. Grinnage with 2:21 remaining, but the 2-point conversion pass failed as Cardinals safety Terell Floyd knocked the ball from Na'Quan Brown's hands. The play was upheld upon review. Louisville (6-2, 4-2 ACC) recovered the onside kick and Dyer put it away a few plays later. Will Gardner threw two TD passes in his first start since Sept. 20 at Florida International and John Wallace kicked field goals of 40, 38 and 45 yards in a hard-earned victory for Louisville, which outgained N.C. State 369-351. Dyer's 3-yard gain on the first play created an immediate buzz that Parker followed with a 37-yard reception to set up Gardner's 13-yard touchdown pass to Eli Rogers six plays later. Gardner also hit Kai De La Cruz with 3-yard TD pass just before halftime. Putting N.C. State away took work for Louisville and some breaks, the biggest of which was a reversal of Gardner's late third-quarter fumble that N.C. State linebacker Airius Moore returned more than 70 yards for a TD that would have brought the Wolfpack within 17-15 with 1:21 remaining. Replays appeared to show that as Gardner tripped and fell backward, his elbow hit the turf before the ball popped loose. Gardner was ruled down upon review and the call was overturned, a huge momentum swing that Louisville converted into Wallace's second field goal and a 20-9 lead. Hoping to gain some consistency in the win column, the Cards will face their toughest challenge to date in Heisman QB Jameis Winston and defending national champion #2 Florida State (7-0, 5-0 ACC) on Thursday, October 30. Pregame at 5:00 pm, kickoff at 6:30 pm on K95.7 WCCK Sports.

After thrilling home upset, Racers get taste of their own medicine as Govs win first of '14

Mickey Macius threw three touchdowns, all to Jared Beard, and Austin Peay snapped an 18-game losing streak with a 20-13 win over Murray State on Saturday night. The losing streak had been the longest active skid in FCS. The Governors (1-6, 1-2 OVC) took advantage of turnovers to capture and pad their lead, then held on for their first win since Nov. 17, 2012. Macius finished 18-of-22 passing for 201 yards. Beard had seven catches for 88 yards, hauling in TD grabs of 30, 7 and 14 yards. Otis Gerron had 137 yards on 26 carries for the Governors. Murray State (2-5, 1-3 OVC) outgained the Governors in total yardage, 395-349, but had five turnovers, two of which set up Austin Peay scoring drives. KD Humphries was 28 of 44 for 235 yards and two interceptions for the Racers, while Pokey Harris had a 24-yard TD run. Needing to find some consitency in the win column quick, the Racers will step down in competition to Division I-AA when they take on Kentucky Wesleyan (4-3) in Roy Stewart Stadium. Kickoff at 3:00 pm.

Marshall County Hoopfest releases 2014 schedule of games

Marshall County has released the 2014 Hoopfest schedule. The Hoopfest will take place over three days, December 4-6, with Hoopfest favorites in attendance like Oak Hill Academy and Huntington Prep along with top UK targets in Derrick Jones (Archbishop Carroll, PA), Thon Maker (Orangeville Prep, Canada), Malik Newman (Callaway High School, MS), Carlton Bragg (Villa Angela-St. Joseph, OH), Cheick Diallo (Our Savior, NY) and Skal Labissiere (Lausanne, TN). Thomas Bryant (Huntington Prep, WV) has offers from Kentucky and Tennessee, Ted Kapita (Huntington Prep, WV) has offers from teams including Florida and Kansas and Jalen Coleman (La Lumiere, IN) has committed to Illinois. These are just a few of the top high school players in the nation who will showcase their talents at this year's Hoopfest. Click here for a complete schedule of games.

Murray State receives generous gift to finish Hall of Champions

Murray State University has received a $250,000 donation that completes funding for the new Hall of Champions, designed to showcase MSU's men's and women's sports programs. The gift was made by Dr. Bob Burton, who captained the MSU football team before playing professionally for the San Francisco 49ers. Currently, he serves as the chairman and chief executive officer of Cenveo, Inc., a multi-billion dollar company and leader in the printing and publishing industries. The Hall of Champions will be named for Burton and will be adjacent to the CFSB Center, next to the Racers' new basketball practice center. The 2,300 square foot facility is scheduled to open next summer.

Murray State Racers unveil new mobile app

Murray State University has unveiled a new and free mobile app. "Racer Nation," created by Racer Athletics and the MSU Alumni Association, is open to the public. The app is designed for alumni, fans, students and faculty alike. The purpose of the app is a rewards program for attending Murray State events. You can track the event and gain points for attending by checking in and unlocking award levels to redeem prizes. Alumni Association members earn double points.

THE OFFICIAL MARSHALL COUNTY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE POSTERS ARE HERE! THESE FULL-COLOR, GLOSSY SCHEDULE POSTERS ARE THE OFFICIALLY AUTHORIZED SCHEDULE POSTER BY MARSHALL COUNTY FOOTBALL AND CONTAIN A TEAM PICTURE AND THE COMPLETE 2014 SCHEDULES FOR THE MARSHALL COUNTY FRESHMEN, JV AND VARSITY TEAMS. THEY'RE FREE FOR THE ASKING AND ARE AVAILABLE AT WCBL RADIO IN BENTON.

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HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD

REGION 1 SOCCER FINALS

Girls Soccer: Marshall Co. 3 Murray 1 Final (10/22)

REGION 1 SOCCER SEMI-FINALS

Boys Soccer: Marshall Co. 6 Tilghman 1 Final (10/21)

Boys Soccer: McCracken Co. 4 Graves Co. 1 Final (10/21)

Girls Soccer: Marshall Co. 5 McCracken Co. 0 Final (10/20)

Girls Soccer: Murray 5 Tilghman 1 Final (10/20)

REGION 2 SOCCER SEMI-FINALS

Boys Soccer: Hopkinsville 2 Henderson Co. 1 Final (10/22)

Boys Soccer: Christian Co. 2 Madisonville-NH 0 Final (10/22)

Girls Soccer: Madisonville-NH 10 Trigg Co. 0 Final (10/22)

Girls Soccer: Henderson Co. 4 Hopkinsville 0 Final (10/22)

REGION 2 SOCCER QUARTER-FINALS

Boys Soccer: Madisonville-NH 5 Lyon Co. 0 Final (10/21)

Girls Soccer: Hopkinsville 10 Crittenden Co. 0 Final (10/21)

Girls Soccer: Henderson Co. 5 Caldwell Co. 0 Final (10/21)

Boys Soccer: Hopkinsville 3 Trigg Co. 0 Final (10/20)

Boys Soccer: Henderson Co. 4 Caldwell Co. 0 Final (10/20)

Girls Soccer: Madisonville-NH 4 Ft. Campbell 0 Final (10/20)

Girls Soccer: Trigg Co. 5 Webster Co. 3 Final (10/20)

DISTRICT 1 VOLLEYBALL FINALS

Volleyball: Hickman Co. 3 Fulton City 0 (25-14, 27-25, 25-19) Final (10/21)

DISTRICT 2 VOLLEYBALL FINALS

Volleyball: McCracken Co. - CCA - (-, -, -) Final (10/21)

DISTRICT 3 VOLLEYBALL FINALS

Volleyball: Ballard Mem. 3 Graves Co. 1 (15-25, 25-20, 26-24, 25-20) Final (10/20)

DISTRCIT 4 VOLLEYBALL FINALS

Volleyball: Marshall Co. 3 Calloway Co. 0 (25-16, 25-21, 25-14) Final (10/21)

DISTRICT 5 VOLLEYBALL FINALS

Volleyball: Livingston Cen. 3 Trigg Co. 1 (25-16, 18-25, 25-18, 25-21) Final (10/21)

DISTRICT 6 VOLLEYBALL FINALS

Volleyball: Henderson Co. 3 Union Co. 0 (25-7, 25-7, 25-4) Final (10/21)

DISTRICT 1 VOLLEYBALL SEMI-FINALS

Volleyball: Fulton City 3 Carlisle Co. 0 (26-24, 25-20, 25-19) Final (10/20)

Volleyball: Hickman Co. 3 Fulton Co. 0 (25-5, 25-6, 25-9) Final (10/20)

DISTRICT 2 VOLLEYBALL SEMI-FINALS

Volleyball: CCA 3 Tilghman 1 (19-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-17) Final (10/20)

Volleyball: McCracken Co. 3 St. Mary 0 (25-9, 25-2, 25-3) Final (10/20)

DISTRICT 3 VOLLEYBALL SEMI-FINALS

Volleyball: Graves Co. 3 Mayfield 0 (25-8, 25-9, 25-2) Final (10/20)

DISTRICT 4 VOLLEYBALL SEMI-FINALS

Volleyball: Marshall Co. 3 CFS 1 (25-16, 25-18, 24-26, 25-16) Final (10/20)

Volleyball: Calloway Co. 3 Murray 1 (25-20, 21-25, 25-22, 25-22) Final (10/20)

DISTRICT 5 VOLLEYBALL SEMI-FINALS

Volleyball: Trigg Co. 3 Crittenden Co. 0 (25-4, 25-14, 25-13) Final (10/21)

DISTRICT 6 VOLLEYBALL SEMI-FINALS

Volleyball: Union Co. 3 Webster Co. 2 (24-26, 25-16, 25-16, -, -) Final (10/21)

DISTRICT 7 VOLLEYBALL SEMI-FINALS

Volleyball: Madisonville-NH 3 Hopkins Co. Cen. 1 (25-15, 25-19, 20-25, 25-13) Final (10/21)

DISTRICT 8 VOLLEYBALL SEMI-FINALS

Volleyball: UHA 3 Hopkinsville 0 (25-8, 25-14, 25-19) Final (10/21)

Volleyball: Christian Co. 3 Ft. Campbell 0 (25-10, 25-13, 25-16) Final (10/21)

Football: Mayfield 69 Fulton Co. 0 Final (10/17)

Football: Russellville 56 Fulton City 0 Final (10/17)

Football: Caldwell Co. 31 Murray 24 Final (10/17)

Football: Ballard Mem. 34 Crittenden Co. 21 Final (10/17)

Football: Tilghman 45 Trigg Co. 0 Final (10/17)

Football: Ft. Campbell 42 Webster Co. 14 Final (10/17)

Football: Madisonville-NH 49 Calloway Co. 7 Final (10/17)

Football: Graves Co. 35 Christian Co. 14 Final (10/17)

Football: Hopkinsville 50 Ohio Co. 14 Final (10/17)

Football: McCracken Co. 56 Daviess Co. 7 Final (10/17)

Football: Greenwood 32 Apollo 7 Final (10/17)

DISTRICT 1 SOCCER FINALS

Boys Soccer: McCracken Co. 4 Tilghman 1 Final (10/18)

Girls Soccer: McCracken Co. 2 Tilghman 0 Final (10/18)

DISTRICT 2 SOCCER FINALS

Boys Soccer: Marshall Co. 3 Graves Co. 0 Final (10/18)

Girls Soccer: Murray 5 Marshall Co. 2 Final (10/18)

DISTRICT 5 SOCCER FINALS

Boys Soccer: Trigg Co. 5 Lyon Co. 1 Final (10/16)

Girls Soccer: Trigg Co. 4 Crittenden Co. 1 Final (10/14)

DISTRICT 6 SOCCER FINALS

Girls Soccer: Henderson Co. 9 Webster Co. 0 Final (10/16)

DISTRICT 7 SOCCER FINALS

Boys Soccer: Madisonville-NH 2 Caldwell Co. 1 Final (10/16)

Girls Soccer: Madisonville-NH 7 Caldwell Co. 1 Final (10/16)

DISTRICT 8 SOCCER FINALS

Boys Soccer: Christian Co. 1 Hopkinsville 0 Final (10/14)

Girls Soccer: Hopkinsville 3 Ft. Campbell 0 Final (10/14)

DISTRICT 1 SOCCER SEMI-FINALS

Boys Soccer: McCracken Co. 14 Ballard Mem. 0 Final (10/16)

Boys Soccer: Tilghman 9 St. Mary 0 Final (10/16)

Girls Soccer: McCracken Co. 10 Ballard Mem. 0 Final (10/14)

Girls Soccer: Tilghman 2 St. Mary 0 Final (10/14)

DISTRICT 2 SOCCER SEMI-FINALS

Boys Soccer: Graves Co. 4 Calloway Co. 2 Final (10/16)

Girls Soccer: Murray 2 Graves Co. 1 Final (10/16)

Boys Soccer: Marshall Co. 4 Murray 0 Final (10/15)

Girls Soccer: Marshall Co. 3 Calloway Co. 2 Final (10/15)

DISTRCT 5 SOCCER SEMI-FINALS

Girls Soccer: Trigg Co. 10 Lyon Co. 2 Final (10/14)

DISTRICT 6 SOCCER SEMI-FINALS

Girls Soccer: Webster Co. 8 Union Co. 2 Final (10/14)

DISTRICT 7 SOCCER SEMI-FINALS

Boys Soccer: Caldwell Co. 5 Dawson Springs 0 Final (10/15)

Girls Soccer: Caldwell Co. 3 Hopkins Co. Cen. 1 Final (10/15)

Boys Soccer: Madisonville-NH 8 Hopkins Co. Cen. 1 Final (10/14)

Girls Soccer: Madisonville-NH 9 Dawson Springs 0 Final (10/14)

DISTRICT 8 SOCCER SEMI-FINALS

Boys Soccer: Christian Co. 5 UHA 1 Final (10/14)

Boys Soccer: Hopkinsville 10 Ft. Campbell 0 Final (10/14)

Girls Soccer: Ft. Campbell 4 UHA 3 Final (10/14)

Girls Soccer: Hopkinsville 11 Christian Co. 1 Final (10/14)

DISTRICT 2 SOCCER QUARTER-FINALS

Boys Soccer: Murray 7 Mayfield 1 Final (10/14)

Girls Soccer: Calloway Co. 8 Mayfield 0 Final (10/14)

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