Fort Campbell has never shied away from an opponent. No matter the classification of its foe, the 3A Falcons welcome all comers, even when the school was in Class A and 2A.
Well, a Class 5A school will walk into Fryar Stadium tonight as Fort Campbell plays host to Christian County at 7 p.m.
The two programs have represented the best of high school football in western Kentucky for the past five years with a combined five state championship appearances and three state titles (all belonging to Fort Campbell in 2A).
Christian County has been to a couple of state title games in 5A in the past five years and the Colonels are already 3-1 this season and ranked seventh by bluegrasspreps.com. Their offensive output has been impressive. Not once have they failed to score at least 36 points this season and twice have surpassed 40 points. Christian County’s lone loss came in a one-point effort against Henderson County two weeks ago.
Kory Mosley leads the team in rushing with 572 yards and 10 touchdowns while quarterback Ryan Knight leads the way in the passing game with 950 yards and eight TDs. Knight has spread the ball around to four different receivers, three of which have more than 200 receiving yards this season. Jarvis Irby leads that group with 269 yards and has caught four touchdowns.
The Falcons are coming off another blowout of Army Bowl rival Fort Knox and seem to have found their stride again, after falling to third-ranked Warren Central two weeks ago. Fort Campbell — who is ranked sixth in 3A — are also 3-1 with a solid run game that features one back that has stood out in Kentucky. Triston Luke has 700 rushing yards and eight touchdowns this season.