SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Every snap, every spring, the Collins High School football team is focusing on one goal: winning the state championship game on Saturday. It’s only the 4th season the team has even been in existence.
“Our seniors are the ones that started this whole thing and they’ve been very successful,” Coach Jerry Lucas said. “For us, it’s a special time for our coaching staff and our kids, to have an opportunity to play in our second state championship, obviously, the kids are excited, we’re excited.”
But, months of hard work could be threatened by a possibly nasty storm system bringing chilly temperatures and freezing rain, meaning the drive to Bowling Green could be a dicey one. “We’re just preparing and we’re hopeful for the best and we’re hoping that we’re going to be able to travel down there and play in the state title,” Coach Lucas explained.
Parents of the players seem to agree and share that same confidence. “We’ll take our time, we get there when we get there, and we’ll play when we get there,” said Kathy Wermuth as she waited for her son to finish practice.
For now, the team is focusing on what they can control. “Nobody really knows what the weather’s going to be like on Saturday,” Coach Lucas said. “We’ve heard all kinds of stories. We’re just preparing to play a football game.”
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association says they’ll be monitoring the weather situation as it develops. If things get bad, they’ll start to discuss their other options.