Wildcats not giving up despite slide

By Paul Adkins - [email protected]

Despite a 2-4 record and three-game slide, the Logan High School football team is not giving up.

Logan has a tough one on Friday night as John Marshall (4-2) comes to Logan Stadium to take on the Cats.

LHS then has perceived winnable games against Sissonville, Oak Hill and Scott to close out the season.

A possible 5-5 season could be ahead for Logan.

“We’re going to keep fighting and keep getting better and keep looking for the right answers in the right combinations,” Logan coach Gary Mullins said. “You don’t want to lose ever but you don’t want to play bad. If you play your best and lose at least you gave it your best effort. We’re just looking to start playing better. If you play well the wins take care of themselves. You just have to play your best on Friday nights.”

Logan’s JV team is currently 5-0 after beating Sherman.

Staying focused

The Man High School football team (5-1) hopes to forget last week’s 35-28 loss at home to rival Chapmanville.

The Billies rallied from a 28-6 deficit to tie it at 28.

Man plays at Sherman (1-6) on Friday night.

“The big thing for us is to stay focused and forget about last week and go into this week,” Man coach Harvey Arms said. “We can’t afford to dwell on the mistakes that we made last week. We just need to try to correct them and go on. The worst thing that we could do is let last week carry over to the rest of the season.”

Chirico’s Tigers 8-0

Former Logan High School player and LHS graduate Joe Chirico is turning around the Paintsville (Ky.) football team.

The Tigers, which were down for years, made it to the Class A playoffs last year in the Bluegrass State and currently stand at 8-0 on the season.

Coach Chirico’s Paintsville Tigers scrimmaged his alma mater Logan during a preseason game at Magoffin County (Ky.) back in August.

Paintsville won 38-12 last week at Ashland Fairview, a week after ripping Pike Central (56-7). Paintsville also has wins over Bourbon County (56-27), Williamsburg (39-15), Ridgeview (40-3), Pikeville (23-22), Frankfort (43-0) and Sheldon Clark (46-12) this season.

Chirico, a member of the LHS Hall of Fame, led Paintsville to an 11-3 season last year with Class A playoff wins over Allen Central and Pikeville before falling at Raceland in the third round.

Paintsville is led by QB/LB Kash Daniel, a University of Kentucky signee.

By Paul Adkins

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(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1730, by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).

(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1730, by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).

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