H.S. FOOTBALL | Kickoff Kentucky Featuring Elizabethtown

08/10/2017 06:58 AM

The Elizabethtown Panthers are getting excited to begin the 2017 regular season, despite having a tough opening stretch of games.

The 3A Panthers begin the season on Friday, August 18 against Franklin-Simpson.

Then, two weeks later, on September 1, E-Town takes on 6A North Hardin.

One week after that match-up, on September 8, the Panthers face 2016 KHSAA 2A State Champion Christian Academy of Louisville.

“Those first games like that will prepare us for our district, and playoffs and everything else,” said head coach Mark Brown.

Last year, the Panthers advanced to the 3A State Semifinal Round of the KHSAA Playoffs, where it fell to eventual state champion Central.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

Whether he is working sporting events or not, he always loves talking sports. He is a prolific tweeter, so if you want to stay “in the know” about sports in the Bluegrass, follow Andrew on Twitter @ADChernoff. If you have a story idea for our sports team, send it to Andrew at Andrew.Chernoff@charter.com.

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