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Lil’ Cards make big plays

BY JON PAUL MARTIN, Sports Correspondent

The Clark County Lil’ Cards have been playing youth football for more than 10 years.

The team, started by Mark Swartz, resembles their George Rogers Clark High School counterpart down to every last detail except, well, they’re little.

There is nothing little, though, about the way they play the game. They run, pass and tackle just as hard as teams twice their age.

Head Coach Kenny Davis joined the team in 2011 and has coached all three of his boys in the program.

Davis is a natural — there’s no denying that. Over the years, he has led many youth on a path to excellence across multiple sports.

The Lil’ Cards came out victorious in a near shut out on Tuesday against the Madison County Spartans.

The offense passed and handed off their way to 34 points, while the defense held the Spartans to 6.

“We are not very big, but we have good athletes that are versatile and scrappy,” Davis said. “Our kids are really coachable and have high football IQ.”

The understanding of game fundamentals really shows through as you watch this team in action. Every player has a purpose and mistakes are few. Watching the Lil’ Cards play, you cannot help but get excited about watching them grow older and move into varsity ball one day.

The Lil’ Cards are at the beginning of a nine-game season with a record of 2-1.

They are on the road this weekend at Lexington Catholic, where they will be sure to play bigger than they are.

About Whitney Leggett

Whitney Leggett is managing editor of The Winchester Sun and Winchester Living magazine. To contact her, email whitney.leggett@winchestersun.com or call 859-759-0049.

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