DRAFFENVILLE – Marshall County will open its 40th season of high school football Friday night in the Hall of Fame Bowl at Carroll Traylor Stadium.
It will be the second game of the year for Trigg County. The Wildcats suffered a 41-21 setback at home against Russellville last week.
But Marshals coach Ron Barnard said Trigg is a “pretty good” football team.
“Russellville had a big 265-pound fullback who kept pounding them,” he said.
Barnard has no such heavyweight running back at his disposal, but he does have a strong set of linemen and some quickness to utilize.
“We’re going to try to be physical with them on defense and speed it up on offense,” he said.
He said the coaching staff has tried to minimize the number of players who will see action on both offense and defense.
Barnard emphasized conditioning in pre-season workouts and expects that to pay dividends in full-length games.
Friday’s game is being held in conjunction with the Hall of Fame induction on Thursday night. New inductees will be introduced during Friday night’s game.