When the Paducah Tilghman Tornado arrive in Cadiz for their Class 3-A, District 1 football game on Friday night, Trigg County coach Coby Lewis hopes they see nothing but black shirts.
All Trigg County fans are encouraged to wear black shirts for a “Black Out” night at Perdue Field.
“The last time we did this was 1998 against Caldwell County,” Lewis said. “We want all our fans to wear black and get excited about this game. It’s also Little League Football night and we want a big crowd there.”
Lewis said Paducah Tilghman has never played at Perdue Field, which adds to the excitement of an already important district game.
“It’s a big game, probably the biggest since 2009 in the playoffs against Owensboro Catholic,” Lewis said. “The winner gets to stay home in the playoffs and the loser has to go on the road.”
Trigg County enters the game at 4-2 overall and 1-1 in district play. The Wildcats routed Webster County 35-0 last week.
Meanwhile, Paducah Tilghman was shocked by Fort Campbell 43-14 last week and is 4-3 overall and 1-1 in district play.
“A lot of people don’t understand how good of a football team Fort Campbell is,” Lewis said. “We’ve seen Paducah and we know they are very good. If we play our best then we have a chance to win at the end.”
Kick off for the game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Reach Joe Wilson at 270-887-3260