Knoxville takes the field for the final time this season on Friday

Who: Knoxville (1-7, 1-3) vs No. 1 (3A) Harlan (8-0, 4-0)

Where: Ken Locke Stadium in Knoxville

When: Friday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Matchup history

First meeting in VarsityBound era (since 2006).

One key player for Knoxville

It will be senior night for Knoxville and Hayden Lee is one of those seniors that will need to be leader against a tough Harlan squad. Lee was second on the team with six tackles in last week’s game against ADM and he will need to be quick to the ball for the this Panther defense to hang with the Cyclones.

Keys for Knoxville

This is a very difficult matchup for this Knoxville squad at this part of the season. The hope is they catch Harlan looking past them and into the postseason but this will be a team with title hopes against a young Knoxville team that’s trying to end a tough season on a high note and regroup for 2022. The Knoxville seniors will certainly be locked in for their final game as they try to go toe-to-toe with the top team in the class.

Colin Peters can be reached at 641-672-2581, by email at or on Twitter @ColinPetersOH.

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