Trigg County is 4-2 in the Wildcat Chevrolet Bowl and have won their last three in-a-row.
Calloway County is 1-0 after last week's 36-30 win over Murray - a game they trailed by two touchdowns in. However, the Lakers only had 59 rushing yards and turned the football over six times.
Trigg County leads the all-time series with Calloway County 5-3. The last time they played was the 2002 Integra Bowl, won by Trigg County 42-21, which snapped a three-game losing streak to the Lakers. The first game between the schools was a 34-15 Trigg County win in 1980, which was Calloway's second season of football.
Here is the Calloway County preview from Bluegrasspreps.com.
On paper, Calloway County was one of the big winners from the district realignment handed down by the KHSAA.
The Lakers lose Paducah Tilghman, Hopkinsville, and Madisonville and pick up Lone Oak and a Muhlenberg North team that was winless last year.
Third-year head coach Josh McKeel has 11 returning starters, including one of the top sophomores in the state.
Tyrell Willis (6-2, 230) starts at both running back and defensive end after averaging over 10 yards a carry last year behind Trey Travis. McKeel expects Willis to be a larger part of the Laker offense this year.
Travis (5-6, 170, Sr.) is a shifty back that hits the hole well and rushed for 827 yards and six scores last year.
Casey Brockman (6-2, 180, Jr.) is expected to start the season at quarterback for the Lakers, who should have Chris Dobbins (5-8, 144, Jr.), C.J. Dial (6-1, 184, Jr.), and George Garner (6-0, 183, Jr.) lining up at receiver.
On the line, guards Grant Barrow (5-10, 203, Sr.) and Levi Scarborough (5-10, 195, Sr.) and tackle Grant Williams (6-5, 237, Soph.) return.
Scarborough is one of four starters back for McKeel on defense at his linebacker spot. Tackle Bill Cornett (6-3, 278, Sr.) and Willis return on the line, while Shawn Jenkins (5-10, 155, Sr.) is back in the secondary.
Jordan Gillum (5-10, 147, Sr.), John Garland (6-0, 170, Jr.), and Logan Banks (5-7, 184, Soph.) should also see considerable playing time for the Lakers this year.
“We are strong at the skill positions but don’t have a lot of depth on the line,” McKeel said. “I still think we are a better team than we were last year, even though our numbers are on the low side for 4A football.”