ASHLAND, Ky. – Ashland coach Herb Conley and journalist Mark Maynard delve into the 1969 Tomcat football season in the second episode of TOMCAT TALES the podcast.
Ashland opened the 1969 season with one-sided wins over Catlettsburg 75-0 and Middlesboro 42-0, stoking a fan base hungry for more. But it didn’t happen. The Tomcats fell to Stonewall Jackson, 14-8, and were 4-4 heading into a gauntlet of a stretch run: Fort Thomas Highlands, Covington Catholic and Ironton.
Ashland lost all three games to finish 4-7. That fan base, who was giddy after week two, was starting to look wonder if hiring young Herb Conley was the right move after winning the 1967 state title.
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