Article by Dawson Rule
With Both Madison Southern and Madison Central coming off of big wins for their respective football teams last Friday night, season-defining games are quickly approaching quickly this week for both teams.
While there will be no game played in Richmond this week, the Madison Central Indians are on the road heading to undefeated (6-0) Oldham County, undefeated (6-0) for a gigantic district matchup. Last week, the Indians pulled out a 21-19 thriller victory over Pikeville High School, who sat atop the rankings in 1A until their defeat in Richmond. With District play underway, the Indians will have to face two different district opponents Oldham County and Bryan Station High School, both ranked in the top 10 of 6A. with Oldham and Bryan Station High.
1st year head coach Mike Holcomb and his staff have shot life into the Indians’ football team and have them poised to make a serious run at winning district for only the 2nd time in 10 years.
Meanwhile, Madison Southern went into traveled to Nicholasville and had their way with East Jessamine last week, beating them to the tune of 28-7. Now the Eagles have, arguably their toughest home matchup of the year, on Friday as undefeated (6-0) district foe Woodford County, marches into Berea looking to keep the perfect season alive. If Southern can start off 2-0 in their district and beat undefeated Woodford Co. to start 2-0 in district play, they would turn the tide on this season where their record currently stands at 2-5.
Stephen Whitehead has led the Eagles this year on offense as he had three rushing touchdowns against East Jessamine and three against Collins High the week before.
Berea Community had to Covid forfeit this week’s game against Kentucky Country Day, setting their record at (3-4).
Both Southern and Central look to keep the winning momentum going this week inside of district play. Although the weather is getting colder, both teams are trying to find a way to keep a hot streak going heading towards the playoffs next month.