Highlanders meet Pioneers in first of rivalry games

Matt Kelecy leads the Floyd Central attack against rival Providence this evening.

Tonight (Tuesday) sees the first of this fall’s varsity local rivalry games when Floyd Central boys’ entertain Providence (7 p.m.).

The Highlanders had a mixed bag of results in the first week of the season, losing heavily to Kentucky No. 1 Ballard (9-1) and East Central (5-0), while beating Forest Park 6-1.

Providence, meanwhile, has won its first two games over Corydon (3-0) and Seymour (4-3), with Daniel Wilburn pitching in with four goals, including a hat-trick against Corydon.

This will be the only meeting of the sides this year, as they will be in separate classes in the postseason.

Last year’s corresponding fixture saw a 3-0 victory for Floyd Central, with goals coming from Matt Kelecy (2) and Cray Trimble, both now seniors and expected to feature prominently this evening.

Another game of interest tonight is Jeffersonville’s home matchup with Kentucky preseason No. 8 Trinity (7 p.m.). The Red Devils lost its opener 3-1 to North Oldham last Tuesday and will face tougher opposition in the shape of the Shamrocks, who won all three of their games last week.

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