By Don White, CV&T Sports Writer
Winning on the road is never easy.
That’s one of the reasons Coach Mike Jones is hopeful of landing home field advantage for the first round of district playoffs.
The Engineers moved a step closer to achieving that goal at Salyersville last Friday night, scoring a hard-fought 21-14 win over Magoffin County.
This Friday, Estill makes the short trip over to Powell County, taking on a team that has struggled to a 2-6 record, but took down Magoffin 49-48 two weeks ago.
Prior to that contest, Powell had lost five straight, including a 63-26 decision to Breathitt County.
Breathitt also owns a 35-6 win over Estill this season.
A win Friday night would mean the Engineers would host a district game on Nov. 6, most likely against Wayne County, according to Coach Jones.
The Cardinals of Wayne County opened this year’s campaign with five straight losses, but are 2-1 in their last three outings.
The one loss of late, a 9-0 shutout at home versus Somerset, may be the most impressive of all.
Somerset’s Briar Jumpers are undefeated, including a 27-14 victory over the Engineers on Sept. 18.
Estill would likely face the Jumpers in the second round of the district playoffs at Somerset.
The vastly improved Engineers close out regular season play on Oct. 30 at Madison Southern.
Game time for contests against Powell and Southern is 7:30 p.m.