What can you say about what we saw in Week 1 except several athletes really came to play! Here are some of the better performances:
Zach Eastham (Pulaski Co.) - 11-19, 209 Yards, 4 TDs... 11 Carries, 93 Yards
Alex Abner (Pulaski Co.) - 5 Catches, 89 Yards, 3 TDs, 9 Carries, 29 Yards, 1 TD
Mason Flynn (Pulaski Co.) - 20 tackles
Matthew Robinson (Perry Central) - 28 total tackles (17 solo 11 asst) 6 tackles for loss
Patrick Casey (East Ridge) - 23 carries for 283 yards rushing, 3TDs, 6 Tackles (5 Solo), and a Fumble Recovery
Matthew Taylor (Corbin) - 100 Yards Rushing, 3 TDs, 1 Receving TD, 1 Return TD
Josh Fletcher (Breathitt Co.) - 3 Rec., 147 Yards, 2 TDs
Cody Hendrickson (Pineville) - 19 Carries, 210 Yards, 3 TDs
John Wilson (Clay Co.) - 316 Yards Passing, 4 TDs
Big team performances were also a part of the weekend. Clay County knocked off Scott County in Georgetown (Ranked #5 in Class 6A) 41-26. Middlesboro also got their first win under new coach Randy Frazier by topping Letcher Central (Ranked #8 in Class 5A) 13-9.
It was another great Pike County Bowl this weekend with big crowds for both nights. The biggest win in the 4 games has to go to Brad Allen and East Ridge after the Warriors beat Shelby Valley for the first time 31-6. Belfry avoided their first 0-2 start to a season since 1998 by rallying to beat (Cov.) Holy Cross 20-14. Pike Central looked very impressive in their 47-14 victory over Phelps by jumping out to a big lead. The Hawks scored on their first 3 possessions (under the direction of new starting QB Allan Boggs) and got a nearly 100 yard interception return for a TD by Cory Shouse. Pikeville struggled early before beating Boyd County 16-7. The defense looked excellent and QB Randy Maynard ( a converted WR) ran for 2 touchdowns.