Mark Peach knew what his post-game speech would be as soon as Ryan Timmons turned the corner Friday night.
Peach knew that Anderson would not catch Timmons as he raced to his district-clinching – and legend-sealing – kickoff return Friday night at Franklin County.
Timmons had snatched a monumental victory from the Bearcats on the last play of the game. Peach was determined it would not be a monumental defeat for his team.
“We can’t let this one turn into two losses,” Peach told his team Friday.
The Anderson County Bearcat basketball team will be playing like the pros next month.
The Bearcats will participate in a scrimmage with Southwestern on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the home of the NBA’s Indiana Pacers. Tip-off is at 2:30 p.m.
The Pacers will be playing the Sacramento Kings, who feature former University of Kentucky players DeMarcus Cousins and Chuck Hayes along with former Louisville Cardinal Francisco Garcia.
Tipoff for the Pacers-Kings game is 7 p.m.
The Anderson County Bearcat basketball 5K run/walk is set for Saturday, Oct. 27 at 9 a.m. The race will start behind Anderson County Middle School and will be a mostly flat course and will be controlled by police. There will be a water stop at the halfway point and refreshments will be available at the end of the race.
The Lawrenceburg Lion’s Club hosted the 5K Run/Walk for Sight during the Burgoo Festival to raise money to buy eye glasses for the underprivileged people in Anderson County, the organization announced.
The fastest runner in the event was Steven Richardson of Lawrenceburg, who ran the course in 19 minutes and 57 seconds.
Second was Bryan Cummins of Lawrenceburg with a time of 20:57. Third was Gary Green of Frankfort in 22:17.
SHELBYVILLE – It’s only been three years since Anderson County had tasted the sweetness of a district soccer championship, but the jubilation branded on the Lady Bearcats’ faces emphasized the fact that it had been too long.
Much too long.
Anderson used a pair of first half goals to defeat Spencer County, 2-0, in the 30th District Tournament championship game last Wednesday at Collins High School.
The Lady Bearcats, raced to midfield to receive their trophy and rejoiced like a team that knew it was better than its pedestrian 9-10-3 record.
Tom Borgia did not have to show up in Cleves, Ohio, on Saturday night, but the Anderson County drag racer would not have missed the trip to Edgewater Sports Park, located just outside Cincinnati, for anything.
The local drag racer only had to formalize his championship in the United Manual Transmission Racers South in the final race of the 2012 season Saturday. Borgia already had an insurmountable lead in the Street Stick division even before Saturday’s racing card.
“I compete in everything,” Borgia said with a laugh.
All you could do was tip your hat to Ryan Timmons.
By now, everybody who knows that a touchdown is worth six points knows who Timmons is. Even people who wouldn’t know a football is filled with air know about the guy who really is a Franklin County Flyer.
He really is that fast.
Ask every major college football coach in the country. Timmons will have more than enough places willing to give him a free education in exchange for making other teams look at the back of his uniform on a more than regular basis.
FRANKFORT – Anderson County had done everything it could.
For 47 minutes and 46 seconds, the Bearcats went toe-to-toe with unbeaten Franklin County. The Bearcats ran 84 offensive plays. They gained 618 yards. They even held the football for nearly 36 minutes.
They practically moved the ball at will – 36 first downs, apparently a school record – and matched everything Franklin County could throw at them.
Except Ryan Timmons.