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September 27, 2013

AARON SNYDER: Not much to see here

ASHLAND — I must admit, I am a sucker for good drama.

Anybody watch “Grey’s Anatomy” last night? 

Yeah, me neither. (Just kidding. I watch the show, but it’s OK. I’m married so I’m allowed, right?)

OK, so a little TV O.R. drama tickles my fancy from time to time, but nothing gets my adrenaline pumping like sports drama.

The inspirational stories (Google “Teddy Kremer Reds”) are in a league of their own, but there’s not much better entertainment than the clock ticking while the team driving the ball down the field is trailing by a touchdown.

Sorry football fans, but Week 6 won’t contain many dramatic finishes.

I’m only predicting three one-possession outcomes, and that may be stretching it.

Ashland 47, Rowan County 14: Tomcats make it 15 straight in the series against struggling Vikings.

Johnson Central 62, Boyd County 10: Welcome to Paintsville, where dreams go to die. That is, if those dreams were knocking off Johnson Central in 2013.

Russell 33, West Carter 12: Without quarterback Braden Brown, Greenup County outscored the Comets 46-6 last Friday. While a week to adjust the offense to his absence helps, it won’t be nearly enough to down the Red Devils. By the way, Russell obviously can blow out teams sometimes (one of those “Oops!” moments again).

Fairview 42, East Ridge 7: Homecoming night for the Eagles ends with Warriors going home sad.

Raceland 34, Lawrence County 28: Ah, so here’s the drama! Well, it has the potential to hold some late-game excitement. The Rams win with their physicality up front and their weapons on the outside.

Portsmouth 26, Ironton 18: It’s one of the most longstanding rivalry series in the country. The Trojans knot it all up at 55-55-8 after Ironton took series advantage last season.

Mason County 36, East Carter 16: Royals retain “favorite” status with a 1-0 start in the district.

Fleming County 24, Lewis County 20: The Panthers have the ever-so-slight edge because of the home surroundings.

Paintsville 49, Phelps 6: Since when does Paintsville rout two straight opponents? The Tigers continue to take full advantage of the weakest part of their schedule.

AARON SNYDER can be reached at asnyder@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2664.

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