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GRANT COUNTY (Class AAA)

SCHEDULE

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)
Coach: Mike Croley (36-40, including 1-0 this year)

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.''

ROSTER
Name Pos Ht Wt Yr
Cory Barnes DB-RB 5-8 13010
Tyler Barnes DB-RB 5-5 1259
Zach Bauwens LB-G 6-1 19012
Chad Bishop DE-TE 6-0 21012
Sean Blythe DB-SE 6-3 18012
Aaron Bowen DB-RB 5-4 13010
Ryan Case DB-RB 5-7 1409
Anthony ClaypoolT-OL 5-11 2059
Brian Dalton T-OL 5-5 1759
Brad DavisC 6-2 24010
Marcus Dixon LB-RB 5-8 1559
Chris HerringT-T 5-10 25210
Jared HumbertDE-FB 6-0 19012
Joe Kemp DT-OT 6-3 22512
Liko MahoePK 5-4 14012
Adam MeadeQB 5-5 1109
Brian Meade QB5-11 15010
Eric MeadeDB-RB 6-2 16512
Cecil Monhollen T-T 5-10 1959
Fankie Osborne DE-G 6-0 18510
Jonah ParsonsDE-QB 6-0 15510
Jeremy Reynolds DT-C 6-0 22012
Danny Rigney DE-C 6-0 15510
Joe Stolz NG-G 5-9 23012
Ryan Stovall T-G 5-8 20010
Jeff Sydnor LB-FB 6-2 25012
Dusty ThornberryLB-G 6-2 20512
Randy ThornberryDB-RB 5-9 13512
Matt ThorntonDB-SE 5-9 1459
Gabe Weisman LB-QB 6-0 1809
Lenton WooleyT-T 5-4 1759
Zach YagleLB-RB 6-0 15510
Justin ZornesDB-SE 5-8 1249