LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Spencer County’s strength is running the ball. The Bears, though, just need to hold on to it to win. Bears head coach Mike Marksbury says giving away possessions is not the recipe for success if Spencer County (7-3) wants to advance in the postseason, and turnovers have hampered them in their regular season campaign.

But when the Bears DO hang on to the ball, they’re racking up yardage…and wins. The running back duo Brandon Leff (1,578 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns) and Kadin Smith (1,087 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns) has Spencer County atop the 4A rushing standings as they prepare to host Valley on Friday night.

The Vikings (5-5) will try to counter offensively with running back Brandon Neely, one of the top rushers in 4A along with the passing game of quarterback Braydon Campos, who threw for more than 2,000 yards and 25 touchdowns in the regular season.

Coach Alan Campos is trying to lead the Vikings to their first playoff win since 2008.

Kick off at Spencer County is set for 7:30pm Friday night.

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