On a night where we honored the alumni of these two storied programs, it was an ugly night of football at the stadium of champions.
Nearly two hundred combined yards of penalties ends in a 22-0 Hoptown victory over Christian County, and frankly their is not much positive to take away for either side.
We knew both defenses were more than capable and they certainly proved that once again.
After giving up an early score to the Tigers, the Colonels buckled down and we spent a long while at 7-0 Hoptown.
In fact, after the Jacquez Coleman score on a nice pass across the middle from Zach Moss, we did not see another score for two and a half quarters, nearly three.
It was the rest of the first, and all of the second and third before, to begin the fourth, Darrius Green would find the endzone.
After his score, on the ensuing PAT attempt, the snap was bad, like many throughout the night, and Trushaun Matt had to pick it up and roll left before zipping into the corner, past the pylon, and into the endzone for a successful, albeit unplanned, two-point conversion.
Now 15-0, Green would find the endzone again just a few plays later and finalize the 22-0 score for Hoptown.
Again, the Colonel defense played their hearts out, but they got no help from their offense, or the game itself.
Jordan Miles and the offense had exactly one trip into the red zone where they had first and goal from the five before, as they did all night, penalties derailed them.
It cannot be overstated, nearly two hundred yards of penalties between the two teams.
Sideline interference, Unsportsmanlike, false starts, delay of game, holding, etc. the list goes on. If it could be called, it nearly was.
We did not have a turnover, which I suppose in the midst of all else is a positive for both sides, but still, a bad night both ways.
Next week both teams will try and clean it up. Hoptown doing it with a little more pep after their fourth straight victory in the matchup.
The Tigers will be back on the road at Logan County, while the Colonels get set to host Murray.