TAYLORSVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Mike Marksbury took over a winless Spencer County football program in 2011. Year-by-year, the head coach saw improvement, but nothing like the success he’s experiencing this season. The Bears are off to a 5-0 start, and doing it with a three-pronged rushing attack that has opponents stumped every Friday night.
“We have a system. It’s the Wing T offense. Now, some people may say it’s prehistoric and it’s outdated and all that stuff, but you know what? Our kids believe in it,” said Marksbury.
It’s easy to see why they do. Senior running back Logan Holbrook leads the Bears with 13 touchdowns over the first five games, averaging 176 yards per game. Sophomore running back Kadin Smith has scored 10 rushing touchdowns so far while averaging 148 yards per game. Junior Brandon Leff has rushed for nine scores and is averaging 127 yards per game.
Last week's 77-42 win at Bullitt Central saw the Bears rush for a combined 737 yards.
“You can’t just focus on one guy,” said Holbrook, who scored five touchdowns in that game. “It takes a lot of pressure off me knowing that I have two other guys who are going to go just as hard as me every single play.”
Smith says he knew this team had something in store even before the season kicked off.
“In the summer, whenever we were out here at six in the morning, I saw how focused the guys were, and I just knew this year would be special,” Smith said.
An already special season could reach another level if Spencer County can beat Collins Friday night when the Titans visit the Bears. There have been some close calls with Collins, but Spencer County has come up short the last four seasons.
“To be relevant and to be able to be competing in games like this, this is what you want for your team,” said Marksbury.
The game is a district opener and it’s homecoming for the Bears. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday night.
Copyright WDRB News 2015. All Rights Reserved.