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Washington County football meet a familiar face in the first round of the Kentucky class 2A playoffs on Friday. The Commanders (2-8) will be on the road against Glasgow (8-2) in a rematch of last year’s first round.
The Scotties won that contest 62-6 on their way to the championship game, where they finally fell to Holy Cross (Covington).
Glasgow saw a lot of the players from that game depart through graduation, but Washington County Head Coach Eric Sagrecy said the Scotties have still put a good football team on the field this season.
“They had a lot of turnover from last year’s team,” he said. “They have about six seniors and the rest are juniors and sophomores. Even with the turnover, they have a lot of good football players and they are a very good team. They seemed to just reload from last year’s squad.”
While Washington County fielded a young team of their own this season, Sagrecy said most of this year’s team made the trip to last year’s playoff game and knows what kind of environment to expect.
“This group is pretty new in terms of varsity playing time, but the majority were on the sidelines last year and got to experience the atmosphere down there,” he said. “This is the last guaranteed time some of these guys will take the field for a high school football game and that should be all the motivation they need. We have rebounded all year long from tough losses and I expect these kids to be ready to play on Friday.”
The Glasgow duo of junior Quentel Bradley (No. 2) and sophomore Marquez Trigg (No. 5) have combined for 1,698 yards on the ground entering this week’s game and will give the Washington County defense one of the bigger challenges they’ve faced this season. Sagrecy said he’s been pleased with the way his defense has played in recent weeks before allowing more than 350 yards rushing to LaRue County last week, and said his defensive unit will have to get back to that point and then some.
“We have to be more physical up front than we’ve been all year,” he said. “We have the ability to stop any team we play when we play assignment football. We have a tall task on Friday, but if we play to our potential we can have a chance to win the game.”
Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. at Glasgow High School.