GRC travels north to face Boone County

Published 10:35 pm Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Cardinal football is finally back in action after a long two weeks.

George Rogers Clark had a bye week last and will return to the field Friday as they travel to Boone County to take on the Rebels.

Boone is currently 2-3 on the season after picking up a 28-27 win against Dixie Heights last week.

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The Cards will be looking to improve to 4-2 for the second straight season.

Head coach Oliver Lucas said his team had time to take advantage of their bye week to prepare for the back end of the season.

“We have still been working and have been trying to sharpen up some things that looked kind of raggedy on film,” he said. “We had to straighten those things out and bring the kids’ heads back into focus.

Lucas said he will always have confidence in his team going into a game no matter how bad they may have played the week before or the week before that.

“Every coach will go in there believing you can win,” he said. “If you don’t then you surely won’t win. We like our chances. We need to go out there and play hard and be mistake-free football. Boone County is much improved and we will have our hands full Friday for a tough game.”

Lucas said the Cards will have be mentally and physically tough in order to come out of Northern Kentucky with a win.

“We are going to have to be tougher than them,” he said. “We have to be physical. It is going to be a game of physicality. If we allow them to impose their will on us then it is going to be a long night.”

Lucas said his team has worked to get to where they are now and feels as if everyone is on the same page to achieve the same goal.

“We have been pretty healthy for the most part, he said. “Our kids are much further along and we have ever been. We are so much further along than we were this time last year. The kids understand what they need to do and they are not whining about anything and they are putting in the work.”

Kickoff will be 7:30 p.m. at Boone County.