McLean County First Up for Bombers
By Tim Taylor
The Ballard Memorial Bombers are undefeated in season opener's under fourth year Head Coach John Elliott. They look to extend that to 4-0 Friday night as the Bombers make the long drive to Calhoun, Kentucky to start the 2014 season against McLean County. "We spend a lot of time on first games," said Elliott as he added, "We emphasize and spend a lot of time and effort on it. So we are looking forward to playing and we'll see how we come out."
The Bombers hosted a scrimmage against South Fulton, TN on Thursday, August 14th and it gave the coaches and fans a first look at the team. Elliott said of the scrimmage, "We have some things to build on and some things to work on, but I was very pleased with our physicality." Coach Elliott said the scrimmage game this year compared to last season was a night and day different. "Last year South Fulton man handled us and tonight they didn't. I think the weight room is really paying off."
The Bombers took care of the Cougar 46-15 last season, but Elliott thinks McLean will be more prepared this year and will have a little motivation after last year's loss at Bomber field. They won three of their next four games after their opening game loss to the Bombers and hope to build on that momentum. But the Bombers are looking to continue their winning ways after going 7-4 in back-to-back seasons. The offense may be the big question mark for the Bombers. They have some experience coming back, but will need Andrew Burton or Devyn Bledsoe to step up and take command of the quarterback role. If they can get some continuity in the offense, then the season may be another successful season. Things get underway Friday night at McLean. Coach Elliott said, "It's going to take everything we've got to get the win Friday".