Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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October 5, 2013

HOBSTETTER HOT ROUTES: Eating some Lewis County crow

ASHLAND — A few weeks ago, I got an email from a Lewis County high school fan and it called me and the rest of The Independent staff out.

It was a picture of a stuffed crow, surrounded by condiments that the fan found on Facebook.

The caption of the photo: “Ashland Daily Independent, which condiment would you like with your CROW? Served up with ROLL PRIDE.”

Just to let Lewis County fans know this — I like sweet hot mustard on my crow and I’ll be glad to eat it.

Coming into the season, no one outside of Vanceburg had much faith that the Lions would have a good season.

The first game of the season against Greenup County, the entire Independent staff picked the Musketeers to roll over the Lions.

Lewis County responded with a dramatic 26-20 win in Lloyd.

Sports editor Aaron Snyder predicted a 2-8 record for Lewis County. The Lions responded by opening the season 4-1, the first time a team in Vanceburg had done that since 1985.

And, the thing is, it’s not just one or two players pitching in. The Lions have found different ways to win.

Quarterback Isaac Weddington has thrown eight touchdowns on the year while completing  50 percent of his passes.

The running back trio of Dalton Stamm (302 yards), Jordan McCann (five touchdowns) and Mason Thurman (a 250-pound fullback) have all shared the load of carrying the ball.

The defense has allowed just 88 points in five games, a staggering 17.6 points-per-game average.

Lewis County, after struggling last season, is putting together the makings of an incredible season using heart and determination. Sometimes that’s what you need in football.

However, to make noise in the district, the Lions are going to have to play a perfect game tonight against Mason County.

In our staff picks that ran on Thursday, Mason received a clean sweep over Lewis County. But if the Lions pull off the upset, remember, no mayo or ketchup … just that sweet hot mustard.

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