Sunday, November 9, 2014

Kentucky High-school Football, Class 3A First-round Wrap

The pep rally worked!

The morning-after glow in, in a dispatch that has a bit of a telegraphy feel:

By Supt. Alan Reed 

Our school district and county can once again celebrate another source of pride with Coach Travis Gay and the football Indians first playoff victory in school history with last night's 35-31 win over Ft. Campbell Independent.

We are now 9-2 and will travel to Paducah Tilghman next Friday night, 14 Nov 2014. 

This football season to remember comes on the heels of the winningest baseball season in over two decades. 

Indian pride is at an all time high and I'd like to thank everyone for the support of our players and coaches! 

- ALAN REED, Superintendent

Wouldn't it been great if Supt. Reed had added "stop" at the end of each happy sentence?

And the fun just keeps happening in Columbia. Tomorrow evening, the Adair County High band is performing a public encore of Invictus : Defiant Dreams at Lindsey Wilson College.

"This is their way of saying thank you to the community for all your support throughout this years season," wrote Adair County School District Media Promotions Coordinator Shamarie Claiborne at "It will also help them prepare for their final competition at the Bands of America National Championships. They leave for on Thursday, November 13, 2013. So please come out and enjoy the show."

Coordinator Claiborne has been steadily laying down the Adair-band 411 for us readers in recent days:

-- On Oct. 31, she provided a fantastic preview of the band's route from Adair County High's Raymond Lacy Music Building to Eastern Kentucky University's Roy Kidd Stadium for the Kentucky Music Educators Association Class 3A state final, as well as the schedule of competition once there.

-- From the road on Nov. 1, "We've had cold . . .we've have perfect sunshiny days. . . we ve had dreary days . . . and rainy days . . . but this is the first time I can remember SNOW on KMEA Marching Band Semi- & State Championship Day. I've heard there was snow in 1993 . . . anyone recall. The cellphone photo we sent (above) was taken between KY 80 & I-75 by Jera Kessler, who's riding in our unit of the ADAIR CONVOY. These kids have never performed in the snow - but I've seen them in all kind of weather. I KNOW they have it in them to win No. 21 for ADAIR County High."

-- A little later on Nov. 1, a reader confirmed, "Shamarie right: 1993 State finals had rain, sleet and snow."

-- Even after the marching Indians arrived in Richmond and had advanced through semi-state that day, Shamarie just kept right on coordinating promotions. "We're hoping a lot of ADAIR fans will join us here."

-- This is not heaven; no, it's Adair County. The Indians did not win their state championship; they finished second. The trophy went to Russell County. "Of course we had hoped for the championship at State," she said. "But we're cool that if it had to go to another school, it stayed so close to home."

Have I ever mentioned that I Have Seen the Future of Journalism, and One of Its Names Is™?

One more thing ... Shamarie noted this week that the football Indians call Adair County High's field, "Arrowhead Stadium."

Here are the first-round results from the Class 3A football tournament:

-- Monroe County 7 at Paducah Tilghman 33
-- Fort Campbell 31 at Adair County 35
-- Edmonson County 12 at Trigg County 32
-- Henry County 6 at Bell County 35
-- LaRue County 13 at Corbin 42
-- West Carter 36 at Garrard County 52
-- Bourbon County 34 at Fleming County 13
-- Mason County 35 at Estill County 37
-- Inez Sheldon Clark 26 at Magoffin County 34
-- Morgan County 6 at Lawrence County 61
-- Pike County Central 48 at Breathitt County 14
-- Jackson County 6 at Belfry 49

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