Mountain Week 1 HS Football Recap

By: Jeff Archer
By: Jeff Archer

Week 1 action around the Mountains was highlighted by many standout performances.

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 Wins
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. 

Pike's Peak
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.

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