House prepares for first playoff game

QCS Reports

The Cowboys will make their first playoff appearance in school history Saturday and it’s no reason to be nervous.

“I think this is the most relaxed I have ever seen the kids this year,” head coach Justin Foust said. “The pressure is all on Melrose.”

House will travel to meet second ranked Melrose at 2 p.m. Saturday in the first round of the 2003 State Farm Insurance Six Man Football Championships.

The Cowboys advanced to the playoffs after finishing second in their district behind Logan, who notched their second straight title.

Foust said Melrose, a team Logan lost to by one point earlier in the season, features the best running back in the state, Carlos Ruiz.

“He has just been running around people and we are just going to try to contain him,” Foust said. “It’s foolish to think you can stop him.”

House’s already thin eight player roster will be trimmed to seven for the Melrose game. Starting center Walter Henson is in Louisville for the National Future Farmers of America competition. Henson also missed Saturday’s game at San Jon. Aaron Eliot stepped in and made four catches for nearly 100 yards.

“We are not worried about the numbers,” Foust said. “ We can’t feel sorry for ourselves.”

Foust said the wind and weather will play a factor in the teams passing style offense.

“We know the wind blows out here it is a fact of life,” he said. “Wind or no wind we are going to throw the ball.”

Logan will be at home against Floyd at 7 p.m. Friday. Head coach Billy Burns could not be reached.