Home Team Friday Countdown: Week #6

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HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – Randall Parmley, Michael Gilbert, and Chad Lindskog discuss Home Team Friday’s big three games for week #6.

Randall Parmley
“Evening everybody and welcome to week 6 of the Home Team Friday countdown. Michael Gilbert and Chad Lindskog from the courier press are standing by ready to break down 3 of the biggest games on tomorrow night’s schedule. Tonight’s games are Gibson Southern at Heritage Hills, Mt. Vernon vs. Boonville and Carmi-White County at Fairfield.”

Randall Parmley
“Let’s bring in the guys and get started with one of the marquee games in Indiana tomorrow night. A huge Pocket showdown at the Jungle. Gibson Southern is at Heritage Hills. These two teams split last year. Mike get us started with the Titans.”

Michael Gilbert
“Grab your popcorn, because this match up should be action packed.
Let’s start with the Titans. Gibson Southern enters this game 4 and 1 and know how much meaning this contest, considering the Titans sectional win over the Patriots last year. Nick Hart’s team boasts an offense that’s averaging 49 points a game.One player that give them a big boast. Seth DeLong, he just had a 150 plus receiving yards and 3 touchdowns in their last timeout. Look for Brady Allen to test that Heritage Hills secondary.”

Chad Lindskog
“This is a heckuva Top 5 matchup, Michael — and they even split last year. While Gibson has the state’s fourth-best offense, Heritage Hills has the fifth-best defense. Folks, the Patriots are allowing just 5.2 points and are coming off a shutout last week. So, the major key for them will be to keep the Titans’ offense at bay, a tall task for leading tacklers Phoenix Rodgers and Jacob Wetzel but something they accomplished just a year ago. Of course, the Patriots also average 42 points. Will the Rumble in the Jungle be a shootout or a slugfest?”

Randall Parmley
“Let’s switch gears and talk about Mt. Vernon, slow start but now the Wildcats have started to catch fire.”

Chad Lindskog
“Much of the preseason talk was about Boonville defending its Big Eight title, but how about what Mount Vernon has done in the first half? Rhett Snodgrass and Brady Hook have the Wildcats tied with Jasper atop the Big Eight with a chance to get revenge on last year’s loss to the Pioneers in a shootout. Surely, the Wildcats want nothing more than to snap a four-game losing streak to a conference rival, which would keep them in first place. The Wildcats have never won a Big Eight title, after all. “

Michael Gilbert
“Boonville would love to keep Mount Vernon from winning their first ever Big 8 Title. The Piooners too, need a win, as Darin Ward’s team is riding a 3 game losing streak. Boonville needs a boast on offense, averaging 12 points in their last three games. The good news, the Pioneers have won the last 5 games against the Wildcats. Jackson Phillips and company hopes to keep that streak alive on Friday.”

Randall Parmley
“And our final game of the night sends us to Illinois and the Black Diamond Conference. Carmi-White County is at Fairfield, and Michael, my question, will the Bulldogs be able to do anything against the Fairfield defense?”

Michael Gilbert
“That’s the big question Randall, and I think anytime you are facing a good defense ball security becomes the biggest concern. Heading into this contest against Fairfield. The Mules have made teams pay for their mistakes. Now, Carmi has been solid in the earlier part of the season, they are averaging 28 points per game. Kurt Simon’s team will need to play just as well on the other side of the ball where they have held each team they have played this year to 14 points, just two scores or less in their 4 games for the 2019 season.”

Chad Lindskog
“Over at the Train Yard, which I think has one of the most unique backdrops in high school football anywhere, the Fairfield Mules are one of just two teams in Illinois that have yet to allow a point. That’s right, coach Justin Townsend’s team has outscored its competition 146-0 during its 4-0 start. And while it may be tough to keep that going against Carmi, the Mules defeated them last year 40-12 on their way to a perfect regular season. It looks like they might just do that again – for the third straight year. The Mules are rolling full steam ahead.”

Randall Parmley
“Thanks so much guys, reminder, Home Team Friday kicks off at 10:35 tomorrow. Eyewitness News continues right after the break.”

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(This story was originally published on September 26, 2019)

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