Jeff Phillips|Daily Enterprise
Harlan County defensive end Derek Akal is interviewed by coach Tom Larkey during a pep rally at Coal Miners’ Stadium on Thursday. Akal suffered two fractured vertebrae last Friday. While he won’t be in action tonight against Madison Southern in second-round playoff action, he attended the rally to support his teammates and expects to do the same tonight.
Harlan County High School coach Tom Larkey talks with seniors during the pep rally held on Thursday as the team’s other seniors await their turn. From the left are Justin Hensley, Carson Whitehead, Zach Chitwood, Isaac Mitchell, Scotty Bailey and Cole Wilson. Not pictured are J.W. Cooper and Jason Whitehead.