Friday Night Football Preview: Raceland Hosts Paris In Huge District Matchup

Written By: JMF

The Rams vs. the Greyhounds in a huge class 1A district 6 matchup. Both teams are 1-0 in district play. The Raceland Rams (5-2) have won three straight games and in all three they have steamrolled their opponents. The Paris Greyhounds (7-0) are undefeated this season and the only truly close game they have had was a 2-point victory over Rockcastle County.

Both teams no what is at stake and both teams are hungry for a win. The Rams enter Friday night’s contest averaging 31.1 points per game. Since being shutout against Highlands, the Rams have been on a tear offensively. During their current 3-game winning streak, the Rams are averaging 50 points per game and have only allowed 14 points total in those three games. For the season the Rams are allowing only 15.4 points per game and have shutout their last two opponents.

The Rams are being led offensively by QB, Logan Lundy. Lundy has completed 60 of 97 passes for 824 yards and 10 TDs, while only throwing 3 interceptions on the season. Logan is averaging 117.7 yards per game passing and 1.4 passing touchdowns per game. In addition, Logan also has 109 rushing yards on the season and 2 rushing touchdowns.

Noah Wallace leads the rushing attack for the Rams. Noah has 86 carries for 569 yards and 7 touchdowns this season. Wallace is averaging 81.3 yards per game rushing.

Jaxon Heighton has 30 carries for 191 yards and 4 rushing TDs for the Rams this season. Heighton is averaging 27.3 yards per game rushing.

Parker Fannin and Parker Ison are two of Lundy’s favorite targets. Fannin has 17 receptions for 322 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns on the season. Ison has 17 receptions for 295 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns this season.

The Rams defensive unit is very impressive as well. As a team they have 11 interceptions on the season. Bryson Rowsey has 3 interceptions on the season and has 1 interception returned for a touchdown. Austin McKee has 2 interceptions. Brody Austin, Marshall Tyson, Cameron Bell, Noah Wallace, Dylan Hall, and Jonah Arnett all have an interception each on the season. Austin and Hall also have returned an interception for a touchdown.

The Greyhounds enter Friday night’s contest averaging 40.4 points per game. Paris has only scored less than 33 points one time this season. The Greyhounds are only allowing 10 points per game and only 1 time this season have they allowed more than 12 points in a game.

Paris is a very run focused offense. As a team, the Greyhounds are averaging 233.6 yards per game rushing and they have scored 20 rushing touchdowns. Jayden Holman has 75 carries for 618 yards and 6 touchdowns on the season. Jakari Ransom has 64 carries for 381 yards and 6 touchdowns. Elijah Webb has 18 carries for 295 yards and 4 rushing touchdowns.

Julius Gregory has completed 53 of 93 passes for 897 yards and 11 touchdowns on the season. Gregory is averaging 128.1 yards per game passing and 1.6 touchdowns per game. He also has 27 carries for 147 rushing yards and 2 rushing touchdowns. Elijah Webb has 14 receptions for 380 yards and 6 touchdown receptions. Jakari Ransom has 22 receptions for 275 yards and 2 touchdown receptions. Fred Carson has 6 receptions for 123 yards and 2 touchdowns.

The Paris defense is also very opportunistic. The defensive unit has 10 interceptions on the season and they have forced 8 fumbles and have 11 fumble recoveries. Donovan Griggs has 3 fumble recoveries and 1 recovery that he returned for a touchdown. Jakari Ransom has 3 interceptions including 1 that he returned for a touchdown. Elijah Webb also has 3 interceptions on the season. Fred Carson and Donovan Griggs each have an interception and each returned it for a touchdown.

Two high-powered offenses meet two very strong defenses. Only one team can prevail. Will the Rams be able to defend their home turf? Will the Greyhounds be able to outrun the Rams? The questions will be answered this Friday night, Oct. 13th with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. One thing for sure, you will want to get to Raceland, KY to watch this main event.

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