SCHS drops home game to travel to Johnson Central

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By The Staff

The Shelby County football team got its game for Friday, but it's nothing like what they wanted.

Instead of hosting the first home game of the season, the Rockets will instead travel to Johnson Central for the season's third game.

The game against Doss was canceled because Jefferson County Public Schools canceled all games because storm damage had closed schools this week.

Shelby County was one of several teams slated to play opponents from Louisville.

"I don't like going up there, and I told him [Johnson Central head coach Jim Matney] that," SCHS Coach Todd Shipley said. "But we couldn't wait any longer to find a game."

Johnson Central is located in Paintsville, about 158 miles and two-and-a-half hours from SCHS.

SCHS's now will open at home Oct. 3 against Manual.