Our hometown Simon Kenton Pioneer football team will play tonight, December 5, 2008, in the state 6A playoffs against a pwerhouse in Louisville's Male High School on Males home field.
Records: Simon Kenton 9-4, Male 9-4.
Tonights winner will face Trinity-St.Xavier winner in Class 6-A title game, 7p.m. Dec.13 at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Ky
The 2008 Cinderella Pioneers have had a steller season. The Pioneers entered the playoffs as a No.4 seed and took to the road to beat Lafayette High School in Lexington, Ky, Conner High School in Hebron, Ky and Boone County High School in Florence, Ky, avenging regular-season losses to the latter two along the way. The Pioneers will go as far as junior running back Miles Simpson takes them. The 6-foot-2 190-pounder has rushed for 2,071 yards and scored 38 touchdowns this season. "He may be your Mr.Football next year," Male coach Bob Redman said. "He's the stuff, baby. He's special." Male has a all state runner of their own: Justin Green (1,004 yards, 17 TDs). He rushed for 254 yards and scored five TDs in last week's 56-35 win over Scott County.
"They're good. They're legit," Redman said of Simon Kenton. "They're physically a lot better than we are. ... I think this is a 50-50, 40-60 kind of game. If we play hard, we have a chance."