Area football previews: Week 5

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McCracken County (4-0) at Bowling Green (2-1)

7 p.m. Friday

El Donaldson Stadium


Last meeting: Bowling Green won 42-14 on Aug. 30, 2019

Breakdown: Bowling Green hosts McCracken County on Friday night at El Donaldson Stadium. … The Purples are coming off a 10-7 loss to rival South Warren last week. … Running back Javy Bunton rushed for 77 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in the setback. … Quarterback Conner Cooper completed 8-of-19 passes for 116 yards. … The Mustangs are undefeated after beating Daviess County 56-22 last Friday. … Running back Hunter Bradley ran for 329 yards and five TDs on 21 attempts in the win. … Quarterback Pryor Lamb finished 13-for-18 passing for 173 yards, two TDs and an interception.

Christian County (1-0) at Greenwood (4-0)

7 p.m. Friday

Gator Stadium at “The Swamp”

Broadcast: Sporting Times Broadcast Network (PXP: Brent Thompson)

Last meeting: Greenwood won 20-14 on Oct. 4, 2019

Breakdown: Greenwood hosts Christian County on Friday night at “The Swamp”. … The Gators are coming off a 14-7 win over Union County last week and are undefeated. … Quarterback John Morrison completed 9-of-17 passes for 123 yards and a TD, while rushing for nine yards and another TD on two carries. … The Colonels haven’t played a game since Sept. 11, a 28-20 win over Madisonville-North Hopkins. … Running back LRay Coleman rushed for 204 yards and two TDs on 23 carries in that outing.

Hart County (0-4) at Warren Central (0-4)

7 p.m. Friday

Joe Hood Field

Broadcast: None

Last meeting: First meeting

Breakdown: Warren Central hosts Hart County on Friday night at Joe Hood Field for the first-ever meeting between the two programs. … The Dragons are coming off a 47-6 loss to Warren East and are on a 49-game losing streak dating back to Oct. 16, 2015. … Running back DeAngelo Patterson rushed for 53 yards and a TD on 11 carries in the defeat. … The Raiders lost 38-8 to Taylor County last week. … Hart County hasn’t entered any stats from that game in the KHSAA Scoreboards database.

Russellville (1-2) at Edmonson County (2-2)

7 p.m. Friday

Wildcat Stadium


Last meeting: Russellville won 30-22 on Oct. 1, 2010

Breakdown: Edmonson County hosts Russellville on Friday night at Wildcat Stadium for the first meeting between the two programs since Oct. 1, 2010. … The Wildcats beat Monroe County 41-0 last Thursday. … Quarterback Jon Smith completed 18-of-22 passes for 242 yards and a TD, while rushing for 60 yards and three more TDs on 16 carries. … Wide receiver Clay Walden made nine receptions for 124 yards and a TD. … The Panthers’ scheduled game last Friday at Fulton County was canceled due to COVID-19. … Quarterback Lennon Ries has completed 14-of-40 passes for 179 yards, a TD and three interceptions and rushed for 101 yards on 24 carries through three games.

Barren County (1-2) at Central Hardin (0-2)

6:30 p.m. (CT) Friday

Bruin Stadium

Broadcast: NASH 103.7 FM (PXP: Jay Turner)

Last meeting: Central Hardin won 38-0 on Oct. 11, 2019

Breakdown: Barren County hits the road Friday for a meeting at Central Hardin. … The Trojans didn’t play last week due to COVID-19 canceling not one, but two scheduled games, while the Bruins haven’t played a game since Sept. 18. … Barren County quarterback Jameson Buie has completed 26-of-47 passes for 419 yards, three TDs and three interceptions through three games. … Central Hardin running back KeAndre Johnson has rushed for 199 yards and three TDs on 22 carries through two games.

Note: Both Madisonville-North Hopkins at Logan County and Caldwell County at Glasgow were canceled due to COVID-19.

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