John Myers averaged 8.5 wins per season as RHS coach
By Jim Turner


Posted on December 18, 2017 8:36 PM



John Myers, who has announced his resignation as Russellville football coach, put together a remarkable run in his 14 years on the job.

Here’s a look at his record year by year and team by team:

2004: 4-7 Overall, 3-2 District, 2-4 Region

Lost first two games of his tenure to Madisonville-North Hopkins and Logan County

First win came 17-14 over Todd Central in overtime

First district loss was to his alma mater, Hancock County

First district win was over Caverna 13-12 in a Tobacco Festival afternoon game

Lost to Murray twice, including in first round of playoffs

 

2005: 7-4 Overall, 3-2 District, 3-3 Region

Won six of first seven games

First win over Logan County

First win over Hancock County

Lost to Murray again in first round of playoffs

 

2006: 8-4 Overall, 4-3 District, 4-3 Region

Won six of first seven games

Lost twice to district rival Metcalfe County

Got first win over Crittenden County, which ended his district championships run in 2017

Got first playoff win in Myers Era, beating Crittenden County after having lost to them the week before

Lost in regional semifinals to Metcalfe County

 

2007: 10-3 Overall, 6-0 District, 6-1 Region

First season playing up in Class 3A

First District Championship

First Regional Finals

First Undefeated District Record

First win over Franklin-Simpson

First double digit win total

Lost in regional championship game to Louisville Central

 

2008: 9-3 Overall, 4-1 District, 5-1 Region

District Champion

Beat Butler County in triple overtime

Averaged over 30 points a game

Lost by 17 in regional semifinals to an Edmonson County team which Panthers had beaten by 17

In third game of season

 

2009: 8-5 Overall, 5-0 District, 6-2 Region

Undefeated District Champion

Lost 21—14 in regional finals to Paducah Tilghman

 

2010: 9-4 Overall, 4-0 District, 6-1 Region

Undefeated District Champion

Lost in regional finals to Paducah Tilghman after having lead

Last season in Class 3A, finished 23-5 in class, won all 4 district titles, reached 3 regional finals

 

2011: 6-6 Overall, 2-1 District, 3-3 Region

Back in Class 1A

Myers’ first games against 9 of 12 opponents; beat Hopkins County Central, South Warren, Fulton County, Fulton City and Bethlehem but lost to Trigg County, Fort Campbell, Mayfield and Louisville Holy Cross

Second loss to Logan County

Lost to Holy Cross in regional semifinals

 

2012: 8-4 Overall, 2-1 District, 3-2 Region

Beat Franklin-Simpson

Earned first win over Trigg County

Lost in regional semifinals to Kentucky Country Day

 

2013: 10-3 Overall, 2-2 District, 4-2 Region

Started season 8-0

Averaged 39 points per game

Got second straight win over Franklin-Simpson

Gave up second fewest points in the state at 13.5 points per game

Lost in regional finals to district opponent Mayfield

 

2014: 9-4 overall, 2-2 District, 4-2 Region

Started season 5-0 and 7-1

Lost in second straight regional finals to Mayfield

 

2015: 11-3 Overall, 3-0 District, 6-0 Region

First 11-win season with Mayfield no longer in Class 1A

Undefeated District Champion

First regional championship

Averaged 44 points per game, third highest total in state

Rushed for almost a mile as a team, 10th most in state history

Undefeated District Champion

Beat Bethlehem for regional championship

Lost to Beechwood in Final Four

 

2016: 12-2 Overall, 2-0 District, 5-0 Region

First 12-win season

Started 9-0

Got first win over Murray

Undefeated District Champion

Second straight Final Four

Led state in scoring at 43.5 points per game

Beat Bethlehem for regional championship

Lost to Beechwood in Final Four

 

2017: 7-5 Overall, 2-1 District, 3-2 Region

District Runner-up

Third loss to Logan County

Myers’ last ever win came against Fort Knox in playoffs

Lost to Campbellsville in regional semifinals

 

Undefeated Against

11-0: Todd Central

10-0: Butler County

7-0: Fulton City, Fulton County

5-0: Hart County

4-0:  Adair County, Bethlehem, Caverna, McLean County

2-0: Fort Knox, Hopkins County Central, Muhlenberg North, Muhlenberg South, Webster County

1-0: Barren County, Union County

 

Winless Against

0-6: Mayfield

0-2: Bethlehem, Danville, Paducah Tighman, Warren East

0-1: Daviess County, Louisville Central, Madisonville-North Hopkins, Warren Central

 

Most Wins Against

11: Logan County, Todd Central

10: Butler County

7: Fulton City, Fulton County

5: Edmonson County, Fort Campbell, Hart County, Trigg County

4: Adair County, Bethlehem, Caverna, McLean County

 

Most Losses To

11: Franklin-Simpson

6: Mayfield

4: Crittenden County, Murray

3: Logan County, Metcalfe County, South Warren

 

Panthers’ Record Against

                                       Won                         Lost

Adair County                      4                              0

Barren County                    1                              0

Beechwood                        0                              2

Bethlehem                         4                              0

Butler County                    10                            0                             

Campbellsville                   2                              1

Caverna                           4                              0

Crittenden County            3                              4

Danville                           0                              2

Daviess County                0                              1

Edmonson County            5                              1

Fort Campbell                  5                              2

Fort Knox                        2                              0

Franklin-Simpson            3                              11

Fulton City                     7                               0

Fulton County                7                               0

Glasgow                        2                              1

Hancock County             2                              1

Hart County                   5                              0

Hopkins Co. Central        2                              0

Hopkinsville                   1                              1

Kentucky Country Day    2                              1

Logan County                11                            3

Louisville Central           0                              1

Louisville Holy Cross      1                              1

Madisonville-North         0                              1

Marshall County            1                               1

Mayfield                       0                               6

McLean County             4                               0

Metcalfe County            2                               3

Muhlenberg North         2                               0

Muhlenberg South        2                               0

Murray                        2                               4

Paducah Tilghman        0                               2

South Warren              1                               3

Todd Central               11                              0

Trigg County                5                               1

Union County               1                               0

Warren Central             0                               1

Warren East                 0                               2

Webster County            2                               0                             

 

 




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