Notes and Quotes: WYMT's Four Games of the Week

Jamie McCracken previews the upcoming four high school football Games of the Week at WYMT this week (Aug. 29-30).

We have a jam-packed schedule for our Appalachian Wireless Games of the Week at WYMT. We will have four LIVE games from the Pike County Bowl.

The slate starts with two games on Friday, August 29.

Game 1: Somerset vs. Pike Central.

Time: 6:05 p.m.

TV: THIS TV or WYMT.com

Location: Belfry High School

Notes: The Somerset Briar Jumpers showed their youth in week zero getting plowed by cross-town rival Southwestern 38-7. The Pike Central Hawks, however, did not play an entire football game, ending it early due to thunder and lightning. PC gets a 14-0 win over Whitley County in the process, but that leaves just three home games left on the schedule for the Hawks.

Game 2: No. 2 Belfry vs. Henry Clay

Time: 8:35 p.m.

TV: THIS TV or WYMT.com

Location: Belfry High School

Quotes: “I think we will be excited. It's a preseason practice and last week we scrimmaged, we told our kids that, 'Hey, you know it's OK to get excited out here.' But at the same time, a regular season game is a little different than a scrimmage and we are kind of low key in scrimmages anyway,” Belfry head coach Phillip Haywood said. “Even though it's football, we still are teaching and I think they understood that. But as we got into it, I think they got a little more excited. Hopefully this week a little more so. But I think by the time the bowl game comes along, we will be excited about playing Henry Clay."

Notes: This will be the first regular game for each team. Belfry comes off a year in which they won the 3A state title. Henry Clay lost in the 6A quarterfinals last year to eventual 6A champ Scott County.

The second slate of games is on Saturday, August 30.

Game 1: Hurley (VA) vs. East Ridge

Time: 6:05 p.m.

TV: THIS TV or WYMT.com

Location: Pikeville High School

Notes: East Ridge won its first game against Allen Central. The Rebels of Hurley (VA) have not played a game yet. They beat East Ridge in last year’s Pike County Bowl 36-14.

Game 1: No. 9 Hazard vs. Pikeville

Time: 8:35 p.m.

TV: WYMT, THIS TV, or WYMT.com

Location: Pikeville High School

Quotes: “I think early in the season we try to get a good schedule together, and I think with Prestonsburg and Hazard back-to-back, we can't find two better teams around here I don't think for us to play and to improve upon, so, yeah, I just think it helps get our kids to get focused a little better knowing that we are playing big competition,” Pikeville head coach Chris McNamee said. “When you are playing Prestonsburg and Hazard -- teams that we have a little bit of history with -- then that gets them ready as well."

Notes: Pikeville is coming off a gutsy last-second win over Prestonsburg while Hazard will be playing its first game of the regular season. 

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