Coach: Mike Croley (36-40, including 1-0 this year)
Aug. 21 Grant Co. 8, McCreary Central 0
Aug. 28 GARRARD COUNTY
Sept. 4 LOGAN COUNTY, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 10 at East Jessamine
Sept. 24 ANDERSON COUNTY
Oct. 1 at Bourbon County
Oct. 8 HARRISON COUNTY
Oct. 15 at Montgomery County
Oct. 22 FRANKLIN COUNTY
Oct. 29 at Frankfort Western Hills
(All games at 7:30 unless noted)
Outlook: Croley was counting on a big season, but injuries have begun to unravel his hopes. He had seven starters miss the season-opening 8-0 victory last Saturday against McCreary Central.
With only 43 players in the program, that's quite a hit.
''I've never seen anything like it,'' Croley said. ''Our kids are pumped up; we're just injury-riddled.''
Among the bigger losses was junior halfback Dugan Schlueter suffering a broken collarbone; he'll probably miss six weeks. Schlueter was the team's QB last year, but those duties now fall to sophomore Brian Meade, himself struggling with a sprained wrist.
Grant County had beaten Dixie and tied Ryle in preseason scrimmages before the injuries struck. The victory over McCreary Central could be misleading; the Raiders were 0-10 last year.
''We were on a very high; now we're on a very low,'' Croley said. ''All the (injured) guys will come back late, maybe too late. I thought we could make a run at the district (title), but there's probably no chance now.''