Photo by John Herndon
Anderson County players Brandon Aldridge (73) and Bradley Richardson shed the tears of disappointment after the Bearcats suffered their first loss of the season in the state playoffs Friday night. Perennial power Highlands prevailed, 14-10.
Highlands ends Bearcat dream

The tears flowed, streaking mud-stained faces.

The emptiness Anderson County’s football team experienced was real. After 10 solid weeks of jubilation on Friday nights, this time there was the agony of coming so close to one of Kentucky’s elite programs only to realize close doesn’t count for anything once the playoffs commence.