Edmonson Voice Sports
The ECHS Wildcat football team returns to action this Friday night as they host Hart County in an important Class AAA Region 1 District 2 matchup. The Raiders come into the game with a 5-2 record while the Wildcats are 4-3. Both teams come into the game with losses as the Raiders were defeated at Elizabethtown, while the Wildcats lost at Adair County last week in Columbia.
ECHS has seven seniors, Jarod Hines, Cody Richmond, Tyler Hayes, Jacob Peger, Dylan Lemieux, Danny Pate, and Dylan Skaggs, that will be playing their last home at Wildcat Stadium. ECHS head football coach Kyle Pierce says that this will be a senior group he always remembers. “This group is really a blue collar group. They have worked extremely hard and done everything you can ask for. They are all good kids, and deserve a great sendoff with a good crowd and a “W” at the end of the night.”
Pierce believes this will be a good matchup. “These past two weeks have been tough matchups. When you play two teams ranked in the top ten, that are both undefeated, and have arguably one of the best teams in their school’s history, and you play them back to back, it can be really difficult to get results. We are sitting at 4-3 now, and have three games left in our regular season schedule that I think are winnable games. That being said, they can lost as well if we do not play well. We have had too many mistakes and allowed teams to capitalize. With Hart County coming here this week, I really think both of our teams are very comparable. They play hard and will try to stop our running game. We have very similar type of kids. We will have to control the line of scrimmage, make some big plays, and be determined to get a victory. We need this win and I hope our kids sense the urgency of how we need to come out and perform this Friday. These seniors mean a lot to our underclassmen. I know they want them to walk off Wildcat Field victorious.”
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00. Senior night festivities will begin at approximately 6:35. You can listen to the live broadcast on WildcatsLive with Scott and Bryan, only on EdmonsonVoice.com.