Former University of Kentucky standout Craig Yeast is returning to the college coaching ranks.
He's the new offensive coordinator at Division III Franklin College, which is located just south of Indianapolis. He had been head coach at Freemont Ross High School in Ohio after previously coaching wide receivers at Tiffin College in Ohio.
Franklin runs a spread offense that Yeast likes. Last year Franklin threw for over 4,000 yards and averaged 531 yards and 42 points per game. The team went 8-3 and made the NCAA playoffs.
The Marion County Knights concluded the Campbellsville Holiday Classic with a 63-51 loss against the Lincoln County Patriots on Dec. 28, the final day of the tournament.
Knights Head Coach Montrelle Irvin said his team put a better game in on the offensive and defensive side of the ball and also played three good quarters. However, in the end, they could not keep the Patriots from putting the ball in the basket on their way to a 12-point loss.
Losses are a bitter pill to swallow. Blowouts are even more of a bitter pill to swallow. Perhaps blowing a 31-point lead and losing a bowl game in triple overtime is one of the most bitter pills to swallow.
The Marion County Lady Knights were back on the hardwood after more than two weeks off as they traveled to play the Campbellsville Eagles on Jan. 2 as part of a boy-girl doubleheader.
The Lady Knights got the new year off on a good start with a 53-41 win.
"This was a good game for us coming off a two-week break," Head Coach Kenny Mills said. "We stayed in the gym over the break and worked on some things that needed improvement."
The Marion County Knights took a 72-46 win against the Cumberland County Panthers on Dec. 18, which included 22 points by Tyler Wethington. Forward Deshay Epps recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. He also recorded a block.
"Deshay Epps really came out of his shell in this game and shot the ball well," Knights Head Coach Montrelle Irvin said. "Overall, we moved the ball very well and played good defense."