The Ball Report

Bell County and Dudley Hilton Are a Winning Recipe

By: Gary Ball
By: Gary Ball

The Bell County Football Team is currently 7-0 on the season, and the seniors on this team have lost only one regular season game in four years

The Bell County Football Team is currently 7-0 on the season, and the seniors on this team have lost only one regular season game in four years. Bell County Coach Dudley Hilton is closing in on Bob Schneider’s overall record at Newport Central Catholic. Hilton needs only seven more wins to tie Schneider, who is currently the all-time winningest high school football coach in Kentucky. Hilton sit’s at 338 wins just shy of Schneider’s 345.

This year the Bobcat team is lead by a host of talented football players. Cory and Cody Davenport have put up huge offensive numbers so far this season. Cory has over a 1,000 yards rushing. Cody is the top receiver on the team. In addition, quarterback Ben Madon is the leader of the offense and has been very effective throwing the football with a 60% completion rate. John Dudley Hilton, the son of the head coach, and Josh Brown head up a very stingy defense. The Bobcats have only bee giving up an average of 8.5 points per game and are winning by a 38 point margin.

Bell County appears to be headed on a collision course with Boyle County for Class AAAA supremacy. Currently these two teams are ranked #1 and #2 in the state. If they play, the two team showdown will not occur until the post-season on Thanksgiving weekend in the state semi-finals. Last year Boyle won in a nail biter with the final score of 13-10, and went on to Bowling Green to win the Class AAAA title over Lone Oak. The consensus this year is that the winner of the Bell/Boyle game will be the favorite in Bowling Green come December.

Bell County fans can see the Bobcats as the Team of the Week this Saturday at 11:30 a.m. on WKYT on The Scholastic Ball Report.
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