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The WC Commanders are now only a win away from the playoffs. Or a loss away from not participating in postseason play.
Friday night’s game against the Fort Knox Eagles (2-6, 2-3) can be either a positive or a negative for the Commanders, but Head Coach Eric Sagrecy hopes his team sees the opportunity as the former rather than the latter.
“They should be highly motivated,” Sagrecy said. “At this juncture, it’s the most important game we’ve played all year. I think they’ll be ready to go. They’re a resilient group. They’ve always been able to get back to work and focus on the next week, so I think they’ll be able to do that again this week.”
Sagrecy believes that Fort Knox—a team that WC defeated 41-7 last season—is a “much-improved team” and credits their poor overall record to having played tough teams this season.
He said that his goal throughout the week will be to make sure his team sees past their record and last year’s win to prevent a possible letdown.
“They’ll be a tough game for us,” Sagrecy said. “We’ll have to play a lot better than we did against Bardstown if we’re going to win.”
Sagrecy also noted that Fort Knox is a team that likes to control the possession of the football by using the ground game.
“They just grind you, grind you, grind you,” Sagrecy said. “They’re not overly flashy on offense, but they do a good job of using their offense to keep the game in check.”
Friday night’s game will also serve as Senior Night for WC, with festivities expected to start at approximately 7 p.m.
Note: Tylyn Byas’ record-breaking performance against Shawnee two weeks ago will be featured in the Lexington Herald-Leader in this Friday’s installment of Mike Fields’ “High School Notebook.”