Some interesting comments came from Hopkinsville's 49-21 win over Trigg County in the 2008 season opener Saturday.
It was no secret that Hoptown wasn't happy after last year's 24-17 Trigg win -- the first time in 17 career meetings dating back to 1953 that a football team from Trigg County beat Hopkinsville. (There was one tie in those 17 games).
Following Hopkinsville's win Saturday, Tiger receiver Victor Moulden told the Kentucky New Era “We really wanted to run up the score on these guys for what they did to us last year. That was their Super Bowl. But we called off the dogs.”
Moulden had a nice game with six catches for 143 yards and a touchdown. But Super Bowl? Come on.
Trigg County has played in the region championship game each of the last two years. Most of the players will tell you they had rather beat Owensboro Catholic, Fort Campbell, or Caldwell County than Hopkinsville.
I'm not sure opening a season against a team that was 4-7 last year qualifies as a Super Bowl type game. And from reading the KNE story, it sounds like they may have some other issues of respect to deal with.
Hopkinsville has a solid team and they are much better than they were last year. They could make a run in the postseason that sees them reach the region championship for the first time in a while.
And when you have the game Moulden did, I guess that gives you the credence to say what you want, no matter how far off base it was.
I'll still say Moulden has a legitimate chance to be an All-State receiver by season's end. It will be curious to see which of their opponent's will call their game "Hopkinsville's Super Bowl."
Tonight, this message was submitted from Victor Moulden.
"I'm sorry if I offended Trigg County by my comments I made in the Kentucky New Era. I just felt that last year everyone underestimated us because we lost to an athletic Trigg County team. I did not want that to be the case this year. I hope you guys have a good season this year." -- Victor Moulden.