The Letcher County Central Cougars will host the Johnson Central Golden Eagles Friday in a game that will determine the regular season champion in Class 4A District 8. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Ermine.
The Cougars, coming off a bye week, will enter Friday’s battle between what appears on paper as two evenly matched teams. LCC has a 6-1 won-loss record while the Golden Eagles are 6-2.
Neither team has lost a district game this season. Of the 38 teams competing in the KHSAA’s Class 4A, Letcher Central ranks No. 4 in the state with an RPI of .60571, while Johnson Central ranks seventh with an RPI of .56907. Boyle County, Lexington Catholic, and Corbin are the top three Class 4A teams.
Both teams have played played Harlan County, Perry County Central, and Clay County. The Cougars defeated Harlan County on the road, 51-14, while Johnson County beat the Black Bears at home, 43-6. Against Perry Central, LCC won 44- 33 while Johnson Central won, 41-0. Clay County fell to the Cougars, 54-18, while the Golden Eagles defeated the Tigers, 42-6.
Friday’s tilt will be LCC’s final home game during the regular season. The Cougars visit Bourbon County on October 29.