Mountain Football Notebook (10/13/14)
As season ends draws near, lets take a look back from the action in the mountain area from this past Friday night!
1. Estill County 25, Western Hills 8
Estill County would welcome in the Western Hills Wolverines for a district game in a down pour of rain.
Estill County would would get on the scoreboard first on a 19 yard touchdown run by QB Trevor Jones. Western Hills would block the extra point kick, making it 6-0 Estill heading into the second quarter.
The score would stay 6-0 Estill with less than a minute left in the first half when Trevor Jones would run it in again, this time from 1 yard out. Estill’s two point conversion pass failed and Estill took a 12-0 lead into halftime.
Chipper Hitchcock would put Estill up 18-0 with 6:23 left to play in the third quarter on a 1 yard run by Chipper Hitchcock. Western Hills’ Caeden Yett would have his second block PAT on the night.
Estill County would go to punt on the first play to start the fourth and final quarter but it was a bad snap that was recovered by Western Hills on the Estill County 13 yard line. Daniel Childress would finally get Western Hills on the scoreboard with a 7 yard touchdown run. Childress would also run in for the two point conversion making it 18-8 Estill County. Estill County would recover Western Hills’ attempt with the onside kick. Trevor Jones would run in from 9 yards out for his third touchdown and Levi Tipton finally got a ball to finally make it through the uprights and Estill County took what would be the final score, 25-8.
Estill County improves to 6-2 and will travel to Garrard County Friday October 24th. Estill County has this coming Friday (October 17th) off.
Western Hills falls to 3-4 and will host Garrard County this Friday (October 17th). Fourth place in the district for a playoff spot will come down to the Western Hills/Powell County game on October 24th.
2. Hazard 52, Harlan 19
Hazard would welcome in the Harlan Independent Green Dragons on senior night, which would be Hazard’s last home regular season game of 2014. The Bulldogs wouldn’t have much trouble with the Green Dragons as they would roll to a 52-19 win.
The win wasn’t the story of the night. The story of the night was Hazard running back Brandon Jones becoming the school’s all-time leading rusher with 4,635 rush yards, 1,039 of those yards are from this season.
Hazard improves to 5-2 and will travel to Jenkins this Friday.
Harlan falls to 2-4 and will host Pineville this Friday.
3. Johnson Central 42, Greenup County 0
Greenup County made the trip to Paintsville, looking to upset the Johnson Central Golden Eagles but that would not happen on this night as Johnson Central would roll away with a 42-0 victory, remaining undefeated at 7-0.
Johnson Central was led by Bryce Skaggs who had 159 rush yards on just 9 attempts, averaging out to 17 yards per carry.
Caden Warnock led Greenup County with 40 rush yards.
Johnson Central improves to 7-0 and will travel to Rowan County this Friday night.
Greenup County falls to 2-5 and will host Ashland this Friday on senior night.
4. Pikeville 43, South Floyd 0
The Panthers would make the trip up from Pikeville to Hi Hat KY to take on the South Floyd Raiders. The Raiders knew it would be a big task to upset the Panthers and they were correct on that assumption as Pikeville would ease to a 43-0 win.
Junior Daric Pugh led Pikeville with 168 yards on the ground with 1 touchdown. Quarterback Austin Charles threw for 95 yards on 7/8 passing and had 3 touchdowns through the air.
Pikeville improves to 7-0 and will host Phelps this Friday.
South Floyd falls to 3-4 and will host Allen Central this Friday night.
Mountain Rankings (10/13/14):
1. Johnson Central (7-0); @ Rowan County 10/17, vs. Ashland 10/24, vs. Belfry 10/31
2. Pikeville (7-0); vs. Phelps 10/17, @ Allen Central 10/24, vs. Russell 10/31
3. Estill County (6-2); Bye 10/17, @ Garrard County 10/24, vs. McCreary Central 10/31
4. Hazard (5-2); @ Jenkins 10/17, @ Pineville 10/24, @ Sheldon Clark 10/31