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.