Cards need Wayne win to clinch home play-off game

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Thursday night game kicks off at 7:30 in Monticello.

By Bobby Brockman

The play-off picture can be real simple after tomorrow's Taylor County at Wayne County High School football game. Then again, the post-season plans for three teams might still be confusing.

The Cardinals of Taylor County control their own destiny with a win over the Wayne County Cardinals.

A TCHS triumph and coach Rod Turpin's club assures itself of the No. 2 seed in Class 3A, District 5 and a home play-off game on Friday, Nov. 6.

However, a win by the home-standing Wayne County team means a three-way tie (that is if Garrard County defeats Casey County on Friday).

That's where it gets interesting since Wayne County would have beaten Taylor County, Taylor County would have downed Garrard County and Garrard County would have bested Wayne County.

Under that scenario, the KHSAA tie-breaker system (points for the teams you have beaten and the teams they have conquered) would be used. Here's how it would play out under that with two weeks to go for some of the teams.

Garrard County (12) - Rowan County (6), Wayne County (3), Jackson County (0), Casey County (3). Note: Rowan County plays at Montgomery County and Wayne County hosts Clinton County on Oct. 30, meaning Garrard County could get 14 points.

Taylor County (9) - Washington County (2), Jackson County (0), Casey County (3), Garrard County (4). Note: Washington County visits Danville tomorrow and hosts Campbellsville on Oct. 30 and Garrard County hosts Casey County tomorrow and visits Lincoln County on Oct. 30.

Wayne County (7) - Taylor County (4), Casey County (3), Jackson County (0). Note: Wayne County hosts Clinton County (2) on Oct. 30.

Just make it simple Cardinals from Ingram Ave., down Wayne County tonight and play another home encounter on Clay Marcum Field at Thomas Porter Stadium.

Campbellsville's home play-off game(s) is/are assured, but you can bet coach Jason Chappell wants his Eagles to defeat Clinton County at home tomorrow and win at Washington County next Friday to enter post-season play with five straight victories.