July 17, 2013 —
“We love playing our EKC schedule but it was beneficial to change things up and hopefully we’ll take advantage of that,” Brown said. “A lot of the guys ran track to stay in shape and get faster and that’s going to benefit us. One thing is for sure, they are more mature this year that’s true.”
East Carter will have its bye week on Sept. 6. They will play Bath County at home and travel to Lawrence County before opening district play at home against Mason County. The Raiders will host West Carter on Oct. 4 and travel to Lewis County on Oct. 11. From there, they will host Fleming County before ending the regular season at Russell on Oct. 25.
“We have our open week early and I like that after the first two games,” Moore said. “Bath and Lawrence (who East plays after the opener) are not going to be easy but I think more than anything we ought to make improvement as the season goes along.”
The Comets get tough district games out of the gate. After hosting Russell, they will travel to Grayson on the fourth and go to Fleming County on the 11th. They return home on the 18th against Mason County and host Lewis County the following week. They end the regular season on the road at Paintsville on Nov. 1.
But it is the district schedule, Brown said, that provided the most balance for his schedule.
“Within our district, we play two teams that are state title contenders in Russell and Mason year in and year out,” Brown said. “Of course, you can’t count out Fleming or Lewis. East and us will be much improved so it should be a very competitive district. It shouldn’t be any surprise if one team beats another.”