Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

Local Sports

April 23, 2014

East, West to move football classes in proposed realignment

Raiders could move up to 4A, Comets down to 2A


April 23, 2014 —

“We knew it was coming,” Moore said. “The numbers aren’t going to change. We’re the smallest Class 4A team and now we’re going to have to play in a bigger District.

Moore added: “It’ll be tough. We just have to make sure the players on our team are the maximum number quality athletes so we can compete.”

The current district East and West play in, Class 3A District 6, has plenty of talent as well with Mason County and Russell. So Moore said his team has had to face tough competition each year.

With the proposed change, the Raiders will face the Tomcats and Golden Eagles on a yearly basis.

“I look at what we’ve done the past few years and we’ve played some traditionally talented teams in district we’re in now,” Moore said. “Neither of those teams are doing what Johnson Central is doing right now. They have the luxury of having quite a bit of talent on their roster. We just have to find a way to put our kids in to position to win.”

Moore has kept a close eye on the teams that play in Class 4A District 8. He has gauged how that district has historically panned out over the few years and believes his team can compete.

“There are two programs there, Johnson Central and Ashland, that are ahead of other teams in that district,” Moore said. “Will it be that way in two seasons? I don’t know. We have a talented group of young players Greenup has a good group so you never can tell.”

As for West Carter, the school is technically a 2A classification due to student enrollment. But that is not going to stop the administration to petition to move up to Class 3A.

Text Only
Local Sports
  • F-1 Ben Jordan.JPG West Carter’s Ben Jordan

    West Carter sophomore Ben Jordan likes the spotlight on his team more than just himself. However, the two-sport athlete in Olive Hill turned heads throughout the 16th Region whether it is on the hardwood or on the diamond.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • F-2 Cole Boggs.JPG Carter County Wildcats shutout by Cincinnati

    With the start of high school football preseason practices, college and professional just right around the corner, one team in Carter County has been throwing the pigskin around for almost two months.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • F-3 Jalen Simmons.JPG KCU football releases 2014 schedule

    Kentucky Christian University will play in four different states during the 2014 football season. The KCU Knights will kick off the 2014 season with an out-of-state trip to Cookeville to face Tennessee Tech on Aug. 28 in a Thursday night clash.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • F-1 Taylor Hickle.JPG Area teams compete in 7-on-7 passing camp

    Several area football teams are not wasting any time after the dead period to see how some kids compete.

    July 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • F-2 Kristen Mayo.JPG Pass the ‘Mayo’

    East Carter sophomore point guard Kristen Mayo has played basketball for as long as she can remember.

    July 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • F-3 Conner Robinson.jpg Former Raider Robinson to play baseball at Northern Kentucky

    After sitting out just two games over the past two seasons, Connor Robinson is perfectly fine with having to prove himself yet again to earn playing time.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Running the Point: The countdown is on

    The dead period is over. For anyone who might not know what that means, it’s the mandated two-week layoff for any high school function.

    July 16, 2014

  • F-1 Trace Tackett.JPG 11-12 Morehead All-Stars claim area championship

    The 11-12-year-old Morehead All-Stars were not used to playing from behind. Down two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, they hit four straight singles to pull ahead for good as they defeated the Olive Hill All-Stars 9-7 to claim the Area 1 District 6 Championship.

    July 9, 2014 2 Photos

  • F-2 Ben Wilburn.JPG Olive Hill forces rematch in Area 1

    The 11-12-year-old Olive Hill All-Stars already had one loss to Morehead heading into Wednesday’s elimination game.

    July 9, 2014 2 Photos

  • Three KCU programs earn NAIA Scholar status

    Three programs at Kentucky Christian University were named NAIA Scholar Teams for the 2013-14 academic year, the school’s athletic program announced.

    July 9, 2014