Playoffs Bring an End to the Football Season


  After Scott County’s hard-fought win against Ballard on October 25, the Cardinals headed to the playoffs. The team has been practicing every day and working hard to make their town proud. 


  Kicking off their first rounds of playoffs, Scott County played against Montgomery County on November 8th. The Cardinals took home the crown with a win of 43-8, with touchdowns scored by Bronson Brown, Philip Garner, Bryson Gibson, Micah McClave, Cade McKee, and Jaxson Saylor. Junior middle linebacker Cade Tackett and Senior running back Philip Garner both agreed that the team played really well. 


  Tackett added that “everybody gave 110%. We knew we were going to win. It was going to be a blowout.” 


  Defensive Line Coach Chris Travis said, “They came in really focused and took care of business. I thought they played really hard and focused on winning the game.” Scott County celebrated their victory but then immediately started practicing the following Monday for their game on the following Friday. 


  One week later, Scott County headed to their second round of playoffs against Frederick Douglass. Tackett said that “it was going to be a close game as long as our starting defense does what they’re coached to do” Regardless of the outcome, Tackett was excited to play. 


  Travis recalled that the team’s “efforts were amazing during practice.” Unfortunately, though, this was an end to their reign, and they were defeated 24-14, with both touchdowns scored by quarterback Cade McKee. 


  Garner, stated that “we played decent… but made some crucial turnovers that really cost us.” Tackett recalled that the “defense couldn’t have played better” and that he’ll remember this game because it was his “last game with my seniors.”


  Scott County ended their 2019 season with ten wins and two losses. “We played awesome and we stayed together as a team. We had some memorable moments like going into overtime against Ballard,” said Tackett. 


  Coach Travis also agreed that Scott County had a great season and continued to say that “being with the split of schools, a lot of the time it can take away from the performance but we were able to weather it and still have a good season and continue the tradition.”


  “I think overall, the team played extremely well throughout the regular season. We beat some very good teams that were highly ranked such as Louisville Manual and Louisville Ballard. Also, I believe we ran the clock on seven teams,” stated Garner. 


  Since this was Garner’s last high school football game, he recalled that he’ll “miss the brotherhood this team had the most” and added that they’ve “all been very close friends since middle school.” He continued to say that “everyone on the team played for each other and I’ll really miss that bond we had.”