June 11, 2014 — The month of June is not associated with football, but for outgoing high school seniors, a select few get to put the pads on one more time.
The Northeastern Kentucky East-West Senior Bowl will take place this Friday as some of the areas top football players will play a game at Morehead State University this Friday at 7:30 p.m. East Carter coach Zack Moore will be the East’s head coach.
“It’s an opportunity for them to put on the jersey one last time, for some of them at least,” Moore said. “Anytime you’re young and can still get out there and play, it’s a good thing.”
East and West Carter will be represented as the Raiders’ Jacob Gray and Qua Davis and the Comet’s Jacob Nunley, Ryan Conley and Tyler McGlone will take part in the game.
“Anytime we have our Carter County guys out here is a good thing because that means they enjoyed their high school experience,” Moore said. “If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be out here. Hopefully in the future, we can put more guys in this game.”
The series between East and West is tied at 4-4 with the west squad evening the series last year with a 20-14 win over the East. Moore is hoping to turn the series back in the favor of the East squad.
“We’re going to get a lot accomplished leading up to Friday,” Moore said. “This week is just trying to find a place for these guys and put them in position to have some success.”
Players from several area schools like Raceland, Russell, Boyd County, Paintsville, Johnson Central, Fairview and others will put their rivalries aside to come together and win one last high school game. Moore knows there is a lot of talent on his team and this week in practice all about creating chemistry.