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LHS visits Central tonight

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Remember the old Jerry Clower story about coon hunting with his buddy Marcel Ledbetter?

You know the one where Marcel is stuck in a tree with a lynx and hes pleading with Jerry to shoot up in the tree because this thang is killin me!

Jerry yells up, Im afraid to shoot, I might hit you. To which Marcel responded, Just shoot up here amongst us, one of us has got to have some relief.

Tonight near Gladeville, a local football team is finally going to get some relief. Lebanon High visits Wilson Central tonight in a District 9AAA game only a mother could love.

The two teams have a combined overall record of 1-7 (0-2 in 9AAA) and have been outscored in their seven losses by an average of 17.5 points per game. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

We were headed in the right direction the first two weeks of the season, but weve been going backwards the last two, said Lebanon coach Troy Crane.

Lebanon (1-3) is coming off a 28-7 loss last week to Glencliff High -- a game that found the Blue Devils behind 14-0 after three minutes.

WC (0-4) cranked out 22 first downs and 366 yards in offense, but couldnt contain Shelbyville in a 42-28 loss.

Game notes -- Live radio coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. on WANT FM-98.9. A free, live video feed is available at

The teams have played 10 times since Wilson Central opened. Lebanon won the first four, but Central has won four of the last six.

WC coach Brad Dedman is a graduate of Lebanon High while LHS head coach Troy Crane taught and coached at Wilson Central.

Elsewhere in the county -- Friendship Christian plays at Jackson County; Watertown plays at Pickett County and Mt. Juliet Christian Academy will host Riverside Christian from Fayetteville in a 7 p.m. game at Suey Field.

By TOMMY BRYAN, sports editor /

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