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Fredericktown quarterback Austin Hathaway (13), shown against the Johnstown Johnnies, is a threat to run the ball as well as pass. Blocking for Hathaway are Tyler Ruhl (3) and Curtis Carpenter (8).
Fredericktown quarterback Austin Hathaway (13), shown against the Johnstown Johnnies, is a threat to run the ball as well as pass. Blocking for Hathaway are Tyler Ruhl (3) and Curtis Carpenter (8). (Photo by Submitted Photo) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
October 4, 2012 11:07 am EDT

 

FREDERICKTOWN — It’s still too early in the football season to refer to a game as “must-win.”

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Perhaps the word “pivotal” will suffice.

The East Knox Bulldogs and the Fredericktown Freddies are going in opposite directions according to recent history. The Bulldogs, who have suffered through losing season after losing season, are 4-2 and poised to become entrenched as an upper-eschalon team in the Mid-Buckeye Conference.

The Freddies, who visited the regional playoffs four out of five seasons, have been .500 since the start of 2011.

The two will meet at Fredericktown High School in the Mount Vernon News Game of the Week on Friday at 7 p.m.

A win for either team would be a statement.

“Anytime you can get a win like this and get over that .500 hump, it sets up the stage at the end,” said Fredericktown head coach Brian Baum. “Our boys know we’ve played a couple of tough teams. We’re going to try to go out and get a win to get back in the MBC race.”

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