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Despite rumors to the contrary, Chris Thomas does not expect his high school football career to be over at Taylor County.
The Cardinals' super running back, whose attitude is as good or better than his game, got another medical opinion over the weekend in Louisville.
"They told me if I rested it for 3-4 weeks, then maybe I would be able to play," Thomas said Tuesday night at the 18th District Tournament volleyball championship.
Thomas, who was injured on a "normal" football play at home vs. Green County on Oct. 3, has a complete ligament tear in his ankle.
The Cardinals lost to Wayne County last week without Thomas and are idle tomorrow. After TCHS' final district clash next week with Jackson County, the Cards have non-district encounters with Hart County and Caverna before opening the post-season on Friday, Nov. 14.
Taylor County should more than likely open the post-season at home and could be the top seed in its district.
Speaking of Thomas, while he feels like he could play at schools like Campbellsville University and Centre College, look for him to head for a "bigger" school like the University of Kentucky, where he will have some form of agricultural major and possibly walk on for the football squad.
Campbellsville High's Michael McCubbin, who visited with Thomas at the volleyball match, said he has visited Western Kentucky University and is leaning toward the Hilltoppers, who will be a full-fledged NCAA Division 1-A member in 2009.
New TC, CHS football opponents for 2009
Although nothing has been officially announced, look for some new opponents on next year's Campbellsville and Taylor County high school football schedules.
The Eagles are scheduled to get another district foe, Berea, on the schedule, giving CHS four district titles.
After playing at Lexington Christian in bowl games the last two seasons, look for coach Herb Wiseman's team to venture to Henry County to open the campaign.
Replacing Danville, McCreary Central, Marion County and Glasgow on the slate, in addition to Berea, will be Allen County-Scottsville, Bethlehem and Washington County.
Taylor County and Green County will remain on the 10-game schedule.
Taylor County's schedule will consist of its normal five district tilts plus rival games with Campbellsville and Green County. Coach Rodney Turpin's team is expected to replace Monroe County, Hart County and Caverna with Adair County, Marion County and Washington County.