Thursday, August 31
Mark Smothers Stadium - Vinemont
7:00 p.m. (WKUL-FM)
SERIES: Good Hope 29-16
LAST TIME: Vinemont won 14-7 in 2016
LAST WEEK: Vinemont defeated East Lawrence in jamboree 21-15
COACH: Stephen Robinson (1st year)
FLASH NOTES: Robinson makes his debut in front of the fans at his alma mater. Robinson was the offensive coordinator the last two years with the Eagles well aware of what to expect from Robinson on the sidelines.
Sophomore QB Jack Hill started last week in the jamboree, getting the Eagles to a 14-0 lead at the half and 21-0 going into the fourth quarter.
Carl Price anchors the running game with Cameron Carter a primary target in the passing attack from the wide receiver position.
Vinemont is on an upswing with 46 currently on the roster and nine coaches supporting Robinson on the sidelines and in the press box.
The Eagles have not beaten the Raiders in Vinemont since 2005, a 26-14 decision. They have lost the last three times they have welcomed the Raiders to town.
This will be the second consecutive year the game is the opener for both. Both have followed the similar pattern of winning their jamboree assignment prior to the matchup.
These two began football in the same year, 1970, and have had some memorable games throughout the history of this rivalry.