After defeating them in the regular season, Apollo will look to stifle Henderson County’s offense to advance to the second round of district play.
The Eagles grabbed a 21-10 victory over the Colonels in their regular season matchup, as they thrived off of the play of sophomore quarterback Christian Combs.
He threw for 147 yards on 11-16 passing to go along with two passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown.
However, Apollo had a rough end to the regular season falling to Daviess County and Greenwood in the last two weeks.
Henderson County is also coming off a loss, falling to Owensboro 55-18 to close the regular season.
Knowing that the Colonels will want to make up for their regular season loss and end the Eagles season, Head Coach John Edge said they have to bring their a-game.
“We need to have our best game,” Edge said. Henderson will be wanting revenge and we need to get back on the winning track.”
Edge said that he expects Henderson County to add new wrinkles to both sides of the field, utilizing split back options offensively while being more aggressive defensively.
“You will see a bunch of new wrinkles this week for them offensively,” Edge said. “I think defensively they will blitz more and play a bunch of man. So we are preparing for that.”
Edge said they’ve focused on matchups and helping the defense by maintaining possession throughout the game.
“Assignment football,” Edge said. We have to catch every ball this week and maintain drives. Keep our D off the field and score.”
Edge said that if they can do that, limit turnovers and give themselves good field position, they can come out on top and end the Colonels season en route to the second round.
Apollo will host Henderson County when they hit the gridiron at 7 p.m. on Friday.