RDC 7th-grade football on way to state finals

Published 1:41 pm Monday, November 8, 2021

The Robert D. Campbell Cardinals are state-bound following a 24-0 victory over Paducah Middle School in the Kentucky Middle School Football Association semifinals Saturday in Nicholasville.

The 7th-grade Cardinals are in the midst of an undefeated season where they have won each playoff game by double-digit margins.

They were rarely challenged during the regular season. Only Georgetown Middle was able to keep the final score close in a 12-6 RDC victory on Sept. 16.

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The Cardinals won the Bluegrass Middle School Athletic Conference crown the next month in a similarly dominant fashion, scoring over 40 points in both playoff games.

Trey Davis was named Region 3 Player of the Year on Nov. 1. Coach Bob Howard was named Region 3 Coach of the Year on the same day.

The team will face Northern Pulaski on Saturday. Game time has not been announced.