The regular season is winding down for teams in the Bluegrass State with only two weeks remaining before the post season.
Once again there are some district games that are important as local teams head toward the playoffs.
The Belfry Pirates sail up U.S. 119 to take on local rival Pike County Central on Friday night. Belfry is coming off an easy win over Sheldon Clark.
The Pirates of legendary Coach Philip Haywood, ranked No. 2 in Class 3A, are now 7-1. They end up the regular season with a tough home contest against Class 4A Johnson Central (7-0, No. 2) at CAM Stadium on Oct. 30.
Meanwhile the Pikeville Panthers will travel to Jenkins for a district game.
Coach Chris McNamee’s squad has an overall record of 6-2, but they are undefeated in the district. PHS will host county rival Pike Central next week.
The Phelps Hornets will travel to South Floyd this week and end the season with a game at nearby Hurley, Va. on Oct. 30.
Coach Butch Joplin and the Phelps squad still hope to pick up a win this season.
Other games in Pike County this week will see East Ridge (3-5) heading to Leslie County this week and they wind up the regular season next week playing host to South Floyd. Two wins to round out the season would give the Warriors a 5-5, .500 season. Shelby Valley, now 7-1 and ranked No. 8 in Class 2A, will have two home games before the playoffs. The Wildcats will host Allen Central and then top ranked Paintsville, the No. 1 team in Class A on Friday, Oct. 30.
Other games of interest in the region this week are Sheldon Clark at Lawrence County, Betsy Layne playing host to Prestonsburg and Johnson Central at Ashland Paul Blazer.
(Kyle Lovern is the Editor for the Williamson Daily News. He can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2277 or on Twitter @KyleLovern.)