Following an 0-5 start this season, the Bullitt East Chargers are 2-5 and looking like a team to be reckoned with from here on out. After a 4-0 start, the Bullitt Central Cougars are 4-3 and looking for answers.
The first five opponents on the Charger schedule (Eastern, Collins, Central Hardin, Spencer County, Shelby County) have a combined record of 21-10.
“Spencer County and Shelby County both ended up with a lot of juniors and seniors and we’re playing a lot of young kids,” said Bullitt East head coach Darrell Vincent. “We knew when we played Collins and Eastern that we were going to see some spread teams with some athletes and that helped us prepare for what we saw (versus Bullitt East). Spencer and Shelby gave us a look at what South Oldham’s going to do next week.
“So there was a method to the madness. Those teams were a little better than I thought (when we scheduled them), but the thing I’m most proud of is that these coaches and players didn’t get down on themselves. They stayed focus and kept getting better. I’m very proud of those guys because that’s tough when you’re 0-5.”
Bullitt Central, meanwhile, gave up 77 points in a loss to Spencer County and hasn’t won in two games since. Coach Tye Lawson lamented the chance to right the ship, albeit in stormy conditions, Friday.
“We put ourselves in a bad spot in the district,” said Lawson. “Bullitt East played a tough early schedule. Talking to coaches I knew they weren’t really a 1-5 team (before tonight). Next week we face Oldham County, who also faced a tough early schedule. We have to do a good job preparing for them. Then we have South Oldham, who looks as tough as ever. And then we finish up with Nelson County.”