Corbin quarterback Kade Elam set the tone early with two touchdowns in the first quarter, and the Redhounds never looked back as they rolled past Whitley County 42-13.
Corbin got on the board first when Elam connected with Eli Pietrowski on a four-yard touchdown pass to give the Redhounds a 7-0 lead with just over six minutes remaining in the first quarter. Elam finished with two passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns on the night.
The Redhounds took a 14-0 advantage with just under two minutes left in the first quarter on a one-yard run by Elam, but Whitley County showed some life early in the second quarter on a 30-yard touchdown pass from Tye Hamblin to Bryson Potter to tighten the gap 14-6.
Cameron Combs and Elam broke the game open in the second quarter as Combs scored on a seven-yard run, while Elam added a 43-yard touchdown run to grab a 28-6 lead with 5:40 remaining in the first half of play. Combs scored again on a seven-yard run, and Corbin held a comfortable 35-6 advantage at the half.
The Redhounds were not finished as Elam hooked up with Combs on a 54-yard touchdown pass with just under seven minutes left in the third quarter for a 42-6 lead.
Whitley County's final score came on a nine-yard touchdown run by Hamblin for his second touchdown of the night. Corbin extended its win streak to seven games over the Colonels since the matchup was renewed in 2015.
The Redhounds will travel to Frankfort on Friday, September 2. The Colonels will host Harlan County.
Tim Branstetter, Sports Writer for The Kentucky Daily