The only thing colder than the temperature at last Friday night’s Class 6A, District 2 first round playoff game for the Meade County football team was the reception they got in Radcliff from the North Hardin Trojans. The Greenwaves’ season concluded with a 54-14 defeat at the hands of the arch rival Trojans.
The Trojan’s quarterback, Manie Wimberly, became North Hardin’s all-time passing leader in the third quarter, and their junior running back, Kye Boyd, broke 1,000 yards rushing for the season in the second quarter. Meade County, however, struggled to find any offensive rhythm. It would take a late fumble recovery for a touchdown to prevent the shutout.
Football games are often won and lost at the line of scrimmage. This was the case last Friday night, as North Hardin controlled the trenches on both offense and defense. It was not for lack of effort, but North’s size advantage on the line, anchored around 6’ 7”, 325-pound Tre’ Alexander, proved to be too much for Meade.
With Meade’s running game struggling, North stacked the box all night long and brought the house almost every play. The result was quarterback Andrew Millay had few opportunities to set his feet long enough for a passing play to develop.
On the defensive side of the ball, Meade played much better than the score showed. North Hardin’s newly crowned all-time pass leader was able to ultimately get the time he needed to find receivers for big plays, as Meade’s injury depleted secondary struggled.