Elizabethtown Could be Surprise Team of the Year

Elizabethtown off to 12-0 start, has eyes on 3A title

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY. (WAVE) There's a lot of noise coming from the quiet city of Elizabethtown. That's because the Panthers are 12-0.    Head Coach, Mark Brown is in just his second season at the school.  Last year wasn't bad, finishing with seven wins on the season.  "Last year we had to be so vanilla on everything that we couldn't make a lot of adjustments," said Brown.

This year's 12 game win streak even caught him by surprise.  "We're real surprised.  If you had told us at the beginning of the season that we'd be undefeated right now, we would've taken it," said Brown.  The seniors on the team are having the time of their lives, enjoying an undefeated final year.  "It feels great.  You know, it's something I haven't experienced, and it's something this high school hasn't been through in a little while," said senior, Hunter Sullivan.  "Just to be your senior season and to go undefeated, it's a dream.  I'm just enjoying it," said senior, Jack Wilson.

Coming into the season the Panthers were hoping to just win a playoff game.  Now, they are two wins away from playing for a state championship.  "We've talked about it.  That's something we've dreamed for the last four years," said Sullivan.

In order to make it to Bowling Green, the Panthers must first get by a tough 10-2 Caldwell County team on the road.  "You can't concentrate on just the run, or just the pass.  They've got good balance too, so they're an awfully dangerous team," said Brown.  "It's going to be a touch challenge.  We've just got to play our game.  Can't change anything, but play our game," said Wilson.

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