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CROSSING THE FINISH LINE: Shelebra Kinney Bartley pumps her fist in the air after reaching the finish line with her son, Jacob, and father, Jimmy Kinney, during Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center’s Colors of Courage 5K held on Aug. 22.

PIKEVILLE — In its second year, the Colors of Courage 5K in Pikeville united people from across the region and several states for an important cause – raising money for underinsured patients of the Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center.

Approximately $25,000 was raised for patients with the support of corporate sponsors, 5K participants and individual donors. Proceeds will be used to assist underinsured cancer patients with medications, transportation and other needs.

“Over 900 people registered for the race,” said Whitney Hogg, assistant director of Public Relations at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) and Colors of Courage 5K Committee chair. “We’re pleased that so many people came out to support our event and help cancer patients receiving treatment right here at home.”

In addition to fundraising, the Colors of Courage 5K was initiated to bring awareness to all types of cancer as well as to honor survivors and those who lost the fight. Survivor certificates and 5K finishers’ medals were presented by PMC oncologists, and a balloon release was held in honor of those with cancer and in memory of those who lost their lives to the disease.

“We thank our corporate sponsors and everyone who participated in or donated to the race,” said Hogg. “Because of these businesses and individuals, underinsured patients of the Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center will benefit for many months to come.”

PIKEVILLE — Outlaw country music legends Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard are teaming up for a string of headlining shows this fall, including a stop at the East Kentucky Exposition Center on Friday, Oct. 23.

Tickets go on sale today at the Appalachian Wireless Box Office beginning at 10 a.m. Tickets are priced at $79, $59, $39.50. All seats are reserved. Call 800-745-3000 or visit

Willie and Merle, two of the original architects of American outlaw country music, last shared a number one country-music album together with the release of their classic Pancho & Lefty in January 1983.

Willie Nelson’s last number one country album was 2014’s Band of Brothers, his forth release for Legacy. Django and Jimmie is Willie’s fourth Legacy release to go Top 5 country and third to break into the Top 10 of the Billboard 200.

 “The chart-topping success of Django and Jimmie is another milestone in the remarkable journeys of Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard’,” said Adam Block, President, Legacy Recordings. “Their latest achievement is a testimony to the ongoing vitality of their careers, the timeless quality of their music, and most importantly, the enduring bond of their friendship.”

Helmed by Nelson’s longtime producer Buddy Cannon, Django and Jimmie finds Willie joining forces with friend and collaborator Merle Haggard for 14 brand-new studio recordings including “Django and Jimmie,” a dual tribute to jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and Jimmie Rodgers, “Missing Ol’ Johnny Cash,” an homage to country music’s original Man in Black featuring guest vocals from Bobby Bare; the future outlaw country classic “Unfair weather friend,” written by rising songsmiths Marla Cannon-Goodman (Buddy Cannon’s daughter) and Ward Davis, and “It’s all going to Pot” (a rollicking anthem for the emerging 21st century cannabis culture).

The release of Django and Jimmie on Legacy Recordings coincides with the recent publication of “It’s A Long Story: My Life,” the definitive autobiography of Willie Nelson. Coauthored with David Ritz, “It’s A Long Story” is “the unvarnished, complete story of Willie Nelson’s life, told in the distinct voice and leaving no moment or experience unturned, from Texas and Nashville to Hawaii and his legendary bus.”

The success of Pancho & Lefty opened the doors for a number of successful follow- up projects including 1987’s Seashores Of Old Mexico album, 2007’s double album Last Of The Breed with Ray Price, the Merle Haggard-penned “A Horse Called Music” (the lead track on 2012’s Heroes, Willie Nelson’s first album for Legacy) and show-stopping duet of Merle’s classic “Okie From Muskogee” performed at the 56th annual Grammy awards in 2014.

Ticket Locations: The Expo Center box office & all Ticketmaster locations, or by phone at 800-745-3000

PRESTONSBURG — Tickets are still on sale for a concert with Charlie Daniels at the Mountain Arts Center next month.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 6 at the MAC.

Charlie Daniels was born in North Carolina and raised on a “musical diet that included Pentecostal gospel, local bluegrass bands and the rhythm and blues and country music,” his marketing firm reports.

He formed a rock band after graduating high school and later teamed up with others in Nashville  to produce songs that climbed the national shots.

Among his more notable sessions were the Bob Dylan albums in 1969 and 1970, Nashville Skyline, New Morning and Self Portrait.

Daniels also produced the Youngbloods albums, toured Europe with Leonard Cohen and performed on numerous records with other arts.

He broke through as a record maker with the 1973 version of Honey in the Rock and its hippie song “Uneasy Rider.” In 1976, he signed with Epic Records and reportedly got a $3 million contract, the largest contract ever given to a Nashville act. After that, he recorded one of his most famous songs, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

Over the years, he has earned numerous honors, including Grammy Awards.

For tickets, call the box office at 606-886-2623 or visit

Jean Vanier founder of the L’Arche Communities writes of one of the residents, Peter, a man with Down Syndrome.

“When asked if he liked to pray, he said that he did. So the person continued and asked him what he did when he prayed. He replied, “I listen.” What does God say? Peter looked up and said: “He just says, ‘You are my beloved son’.”

“When someone has lived most of his or her life in the last place, and then discovers that Jesus is there in the last place as well, it is truly good news.” (Jean Vanier, From Brokenness to Community, 1992)

That is true. It is good news for all of us to know that Jesus is there.

The good news of the gospel is that Jesus wants each of us to be his beloved child. Have you received that great gift of His love? Have you heard him say, “You are my beloved…”.

~PMC Chaplain Sam Crawford may be reached at 606-218-3969.

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GAME BREAKER: Pikeville running back Daric pugh (45) slips Prestonsburg defender Bailey McCoy and takes off a big first-down run at Josh Francis Field on Aug. 21. Pugh finished with 303 yards rushing and four touchdowns in a 43-6 win over the Blackcats. Dalton Frasure (40) had 112 yards rushing and a touchdown reception in the loss.

PRESTONSBURG — Pikeville running  back Daric Pugh was in mid-season form in the opener played at Josh Francis Field on Aug. 21.

Pugh carried 22 times for 303 yards and four touchdowns as the Panthers crushed Prestonsburg, 43-6.

The senior is one of only two running backs with more than 300 yards rushing in a single game. He has now done it twice.

It was an electrifying start for the Panthers as Prestonsburg transfer Chatlin Jarrell took the opening kickoff against his former teammates and ran it back 99 yards to open the scoring and send Pikeville on its way to an easy win.

Pugh’s one-yard run with 1 minute, 36 seconds left in the quarter pushed the lead to 14-0 when A.J. Vanderbeck ran in the two-point conversion.

Pikeville extended its lead to 22-0 by the break on Pugh’s 28-yard touchdown run with 1:32 left in the second period. Denton Heffington added the PAT kick.

The Panthers pushed their lead to 29-0 on Pugh’s 87-yard touchdown run with 1:04 to go in the third period.

Prestonsburg’s only points came when quarterback Bailey Slone hit running back Dalton Frasure with a 13-yard pass play with 10:42 left in the game to make it 29-6. Frasure finished with 112 yards rushing on 20 carries and the TD reception. Slone completed 5-of-8 passing for 74 yards.

Pugh’s final touchdown came on a 45-yard run with 10:32 left following the ensuing kickoff. Heffington’s PAT made it 36-6.

Cody Charles, took off on a 45-yard touchdown run with 6:59 left to cap the scoring.

Both teams are back in action this weekend. Prestonsburg played at Sheldon Clark (0-1) tonight while Pikeville will host Letcher County Central (1-0) in the 31st annual Pike County Bowl finale at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Saturday night.

At Prestonsburg


PHS (1-0)….................................14  8  7  14 – 43

PB (0-1)…...............................…..0  0   0   6 –   6


First Quarter

P – Chatlin Jarrell, 99-yard kickoff return (kick blocked), 11:46.

P – Daric Pugh, 1-yard run (A.J. Vanderbeck run), 1:36.

Second Quarter

P – Daric Pugh, 28-yard run (Daric Pugh run), 1:32.

Third Quarter

P – Daric Pugh, 87-yard run (Denton Heffington kick), 1:04.

Fourth Quarter

PB – Dalton Frasure, 13-yard pass from Bailey Slone (conversion failed), 10:42.

P – Daric Pugh, 45-yard run (Denton Heffington kick), 10:32.

P – Cody Charles, 45-yard run (Denton Heffington kick), 6:59.

Next up: Prestonsburg (0-1) at Sheldon Clark (0-1), Aug. 28; Pikeville (1-0) vs. Letcher County Central (1-0), Aug. 29, Pike County Bowl, W.C. Hambley Athletic Complex.

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OPENING NIGHT: Pike County Central running back Gabe Stanley (17) runs over Letcher County Central defender Isaiah Tyree (7) during the Sports “R” Us Bowl played at Cougar Stadium on Aug. 21. The Hawks fell to the Cougars, 49-34.

ERMINE — Pike County Central head football coach Shawn Thacker was well aware of how good Letcher Central running back Jaylyn Williams was long before the season opener played at Cougar Field on Aug. 21.

Williams rushed 29 times for 430 yards and six touchdowns to help the Cougars shake loose and beat the Hawks, 49-34, in the Sports “R” Us Bowl.

Pike Central took the opening kickoff and used better than five minutes off the clock, scoring on quarterback Seth Conn’s two-yard run with 6 minutes, 47 seconds left. Brice Elkins’ kick made it 7-0.

Conn was sensational in defeat, completing 20-of-29 passes for 386 yards and three touchdowns. He was picked off once. He rushed 12 times for 78 yards and two scores.

Williams reached pay dirt on a seven-yard run with only 13 seconds remaining in the opening period. Dustin Holbrook’s PAT kick tied the game.

Letcher Central took the lead for good when quarterback Nick Sargent tossed a 41-yard scoring strike to Ashton Lucas with 2:45 left before the break. Holbrook’s kick made it 14.7.

The Cougars pushed the lead to 21-7 on Williams’ 74-yard touchdown run with 11:43 to go in the third period.

Conn’s one-yard touchdown run with 3:13 left in the quarter pulled the Hawks to within 21-15 following Conn’s two-point conversion pass to Kirklan Peters.

Williams wasn’t finished. The senior back ran 30 yards with 1:38 left to make it 27-15 after three quarters. His 57-yard dash with 10:57 remaining in the game pushed LCC up 33-15.

Pike Central wouldn’t go away.

Conn tossed a nine-yard scoring strike to Stone Harris with 9:16 to go to pull the Hawks to within 33-21. Harris finished with four catches for 141 yards and two scores.

Williams went to work again. This time scoring on an 87-yard run with 6:10 to play.

Conn hit Peters with a 24-yard touchdown scoring pass with 3:52 left and then tossed an 80-yard scoring pass play to Harris with nine ticks remaining. The two scores were sandwiched around Holbrook’s 32-yard field with 20 seconds left.

PCC running back Gabe Stanley carried 14 times for 115 yards and receiver Kirklan Peters have five catches for 69 yards and a touchdown. Dylan Coleman rushed nine times for 65 yards and the Hawks finished with 666 yards in total offense.

Both teams return to action this Saturday night in the 31st annual Pike County Bowl at W.C. Hambley Athletic Complex.

The Hawks face Shelby Valley (0-1) at 6:05 p.m., followed by LCC and Pikeville (1-0) in the finale at approximately 8:30 p.m.

At Ermine


PCC (0-1)…................................7   0    8  19 – 34

LCC (1-0)................................…7   7  13  16 – 49


First Quarter

PCC – Seth Conn, 2-yard run (Brice Elkins kick), 6:47.

LCC – Jaylyn Williams, 7-yard run (Dustin Holbrook kick),:13.

Second Quarter

LCC – Ashton Lucas, 41-yard pass from Nick Sargent (Dustin Holbrook kick), 2:45.

Third Quarter

LCC – Jaylyn Williams, 74-yard run Dustin Holbrook kick), 11:43.

PCC – Seth Conn, 1-yard run (Kirklan Peter pass from Seth Conn), 3:13.

LCC – Jaylyn Williams, 30-yard run (pass failed), 1:38.

Fourth Quarter

LCC – Jaylyn Williams, 57-yard run (kick failed), 10:57.

PCC – Stone Harris, 9-yard pass from Seth Conn (conversion failed), 9:16.

LCC – Jaylyn Williams, 87-yard run (Dustin Holbrook kick), 6:10.

PCC – Kirklan Peters, 24-yard pass from Seth Conn (conversion failed), 3:52.

LCC – Dustin Holbrook, 32-yard field goal, :20.

PCC – Stone Harris, 80-yard pass from Seth Conn (Brice Elkins kick), :09.

Next up: Pike Central (0-1) vs. Shelby Valley (0-1), Aug. 29, 6:05 p.m., Pike County Bowl; Letcher Central (1-0) vs. Pikeville (1-0), Aug. 29, 8:30 p.m., Pike County Bowl, W.C. Hambley Athletic Complex.

EASTERN — Allen Central running back Jesse Brown had only two carries and finished with 112 yards and two scores as the Rebels opened the season with a 56-0 victory over Phelps in a game played at Donnie Daniels Field on Aug. 21.

Brown scored on TD runs of 77 and 36 yards.

The Rebels dominated the Hornets, rushing only 16 plays for 281 yards and quarterback Dylan Caudill completed one pass for 12 yards as Allen Central finished with 293 as a team.

Caudill had only one carry and it went 43 yards for a touchdown as Allen Central turned a number of big plays into scores. Caudill had a conversion run.

Running back Steven Howard had 66 yards on five rushes and one touchdown. He also returned an interception 98 yards for another score. Howard had two conversion runs.

Rico Dominguez had a pair of carries for two yards, including a one-yard touchdown run. Jordan Patton had three carries for 12 yards and a touchdown. He also had a pair of two-point conversion runs.

Defensively, Chase Soler finished with 12 tackles, including six solos and Henry Whitaker had a fumble recovery.

Allen Central is idle this week. Meanwhile, Phelps will play in the 31st annual Pike County Bowl tonight at CAM Stadium in Belfry against East Ridge (0-1).

At Eastern


PHS (0-1)....................................0    0    0  0 -   0

AC (1-0)....................................16  24  16  0 - 56


First Quarter

AC - Dylan Caudill, 43-yard run (Steven Howard run) , 6:30.

AC - Steven Howard, 13-yard run (Jordan Patton run), 2:00.

Second Quarter

AC - Jordan Patton, 18-yard run (Jesse Brown run), 11:00.

AC - Jesse Brown, 77-yard run (Dylan Caudill run), 6:18.

AC - Jesse Brown, 36-yard run (Steven Howard run), 2:00.

Third Quarter

AC - Rico Dominguez, 4-yard run (Jordan Patton run), 6:00.

AC - Steven Howard, 98-yard INT (Josh King run), :30.

Fourth Quarter

No scoring

Next up: Phelps (0-1) vs. East Ridge (0-1), Pike County Bowl, CAM Stadium, Belfry, Aug. 28; Allen Central (1-0) vs. Morgan County (0-0), Sept. 4.

McCreary Central................…46


JENKINS — McCreary Central snapped a 27-game losing streak as the Raiders ran past Jenkins, 46-6, in the season opener played at Tommy Brush Field on Aug. 21.

Jenkins’ lone touchdown came on a 60-yard touchdown pass from Darian Slone to receiver Nate Bates.

The Cavaliers were limited to just 75 yards rushing and 135 yards for the game. Andrew Watts rushed five times for 30 yards and quarterback Austin Fields carried 12 times for 18 yards.

Jenkins will return to action tonight on the road at Ridgeview, Va. (0-0).

Knott Central…..................33

East Ridge……...................28

HINDMAN — Knott County Central scored the game-winning touchdown in the closing minute to spoil coach Brad Allen’s return to East Ridge as the Warriors fell 33-28 in a game played on Aug. 21.

Running back Brody Johnson rushed 23 times for 231 yards and a touchdown in the loss while quarterback Jacob Clark passed for 84 yards and three scores.

Paul Grigsby, Chandler Richards and Johnson had one TD reception each.

Running back Trey Little added 73 yards on 12 carries.

Defensively, Leighton Miller had 14 tackles.

East Ridge will return to action in the 31st annual Pike County Bowl at Belfry’s CAM Stadium tonight against Phelps. Kickoff is set for 6:05 p.m.

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Here is a look at this weekend’s high school football matchups:

31st annual

Pike County Bowl

East Ridge........................................(0-1)

vs. Phelps.........................................(0-1)

Date: Aug. 28

Site: CAM Stadium

Kickoff: 6:05 p.m.

Radio: 93.1 FM

Coaches: Butch Joplin (Phelps); Brad Allen (East Ridge)

Players to Watch: QB Bailey Hurley, RB Andrew Prater (Phelps); RB Trey Little, RB Brody Johnson (East Ridge)

Last Week’s Results: Knott County Central 33, East Ridge 28; Allen Central 56, Phelps 0.


vs. Tates Creek.................................(0-1)

Date: Aug .28

Site: CAM Stadium

Kickoff: 8:30  p.m.

Radio: 93.1 FM

Coaches: Philip Haywood (Belfry); Antoine Sims (Tates Creek)

Players to Watch: RB Xondre Willis, QB Noah Corbett (Belfry); QB Patton Burke, RB Marcus Hodge (Tates Creek)

Last Week’s Results: Belfry, DNP; Scott County 46, Tates Creek 6.

Pike Central.....................................(0-1)

vs. Shelby Valley...............................(0-1)

Date: Aug. 29

Site: W.C. Hambley Complex

Kickoff: 6:05 p.m.

Radio: 103.1 FM; 93.1 FM; 107.5 FM

Coaches: Shawn Thacker (Pike Central); Shelby Valley (Eric Ratliff)

Players to Watch: QB Seth Conn, WR Stone Harris (Pike Central); RB Chandler Rowe, QB Donovan Layne (Shelby Valley)

Last Week’s Results: Letcher Central 49, Pike Central 34; Franklin County 60, Shelby Valley 6.


vs. Letcher Central...........................(1-0)

Date: Aug. 29

Site: W.C. Hambley Complex

Kickoff: 8:30 p.m.

Radio: 98.1 FM; 93.1 FM; 103.9 FM

Coaches: Chris McNamee (Pikeville); Mike Holcomb (Letcher Central)

Players to Watch: RB Daric Pugh, QB Cody Dials (Pikeville); RB Jaylyn Williams, QB Nick Sargent (Letcher Central)

Last Week’s Results: Pikeville 43, Prestonsburg 6; Letcher Central 49, Pike Central 34.

Johnson Central..............................(0-0)

at Fairland, OH...............................(0-0)

Date: Aug. 28

Site: Proctorville, Ohio

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

Radio: 98.9 FM

Coaches: Jim Matney (Johnson Central); Melvin Cunningham (Fairland)

Players to Watch: QB Bryce Workman, RB Connor Ratliff (Johnson Central); QB Evan Burcham, RB Sid Tucker (Fairland)

Last Week’s Results: Johnson Central, DNP; Fairland, OH


at Frankfort.....................................(0-1)

Date: Aug. 28

Site: Frankfort

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

Radio: 94.3 FM

Coaches: Joe Chirico (Paintsville); Craig Foley (Frankfort)

Players to Watch: RB Kent Phelps, QB Kash Daniel (Paintsville) DeShawn Newton, WR Devonte Faulkner (Frankfort)

Last Week’s Results: Paintsville 46, Sheldon Clark 12; Paris 21, Frankfort 12.

Betsy Layne......................................(0-1)

at Morgan County............................(0-0)

Date: Aug. 28

Site: Cougar Field

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

Radio: No radio

Coaches: Jonathan Parsons (Betsy Layne); Brian Turner (Morgan County)

Players to Watch: QB Jordan Kendrick, RB Nathan Collum (Betsy Layne); RB Hunter Collins, RB Jake Henry (Morgan County)

Last Week’s Results: South Floyd 38, Betsy Layne 20; Morgan County, DNP.


at Ridgeview, Va.............................. (0-0)

Date: Aug. 28

Site:  Clintwood, Va.

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

Radio: No radio

Coaches: Daniel Sexton (Jenkins);  Rick Mullins (Ridgeview)

Players to Watch: WR Nate Bates, QB Austin Fields (Jenkins); QB Isaac Rasnick, RB Ryan Turner

Last Week’s Results: McCreary County 46, Jenkins 6; Ridgeview, Va., DNP


at Sheldon Clark..............................(0-1)

Date: Aug .28

Site: The Rock

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

Radio: 95.5 FM

Coaches: John DeRossett (Prestonsburg); Adam Turner (Sheldon Clark)

Players to Watch: RB Dalton Frasure, QB Bailey Slone (Prestonsburg); RB Brandon Butcher, RB Chase Muncy (Sheldon Clark)

Last Week’s Results: Pikeville 43, Prestonsburg 6; Paintsville 46, Sheldon Clark 12.

South Floyd.....................................(1-0)

vs. Harlan........................................(0-0)

Date: Aug. 28

Site: Raider Stadium

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

Radio: 98.1 FM

Coaches: Chad Hall (South Floyd); James Donahue (Harlan)

Players to Watch: RB James Little, WR Andrew Tackett (South Floyd); QB Tanner Parks, RB Nick Jarvis (Harlan)

Last Week’s Results: South Floyd 38, Betsy Layne 20; Harlan, DNP.

Mingo Central.................................(0-0)

vs. Wyoming East............................(0-0)

Date: Aug .28

Site: Buck Harless Stadium

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

Radio: 96.5 FM

Coaches: Danny “Yogi” Kinder (Mingo Central); Donald Jewell (Wyoming East)

Players to Watch: QB Steve Hammond, RB Deonte Joplin (Mingo Central); RB Aaron Lowe, QB Aaron Lowe (Wyoming East)

Last Week’s Results: Mingo Central, DNP; Wyoming East, DNP.

Tug Valley........................................(0-0)

vs. Sherman.....................................(0-0)

Date: Aug. 28

Site: Bob Brewer Field

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

Radio: No radio

Coaches: Tony Clusky (Tug Valley); J.D. Fairchild (Sherman)

Players to Watch: QB Tyler Conley, WR Jeremy Dillon (Tug Valley); QB Joseph Jude, RB Aaron Lowe (Sherman)

Last Week’s Results: Tug Valley, DNP; Sherman, DNP.

Idle this week: Allen Central (1-0).

Compiled by Staff Writer Teddy Paynter. He may be reached at 606-218-4932 or by e-mail at

HI HAT — It was a night of firsts for South Floyd’s football team in the season opener against Betsy Layne at Raider Stadium on Aug. 21.

The Raiders, who trailed 14-0 at the break, scored 38 unanswered points in the second half to beat the Bobcats, 38-20.

It was the first win for new head coach Brad Hall and it snapped a five-game losing streak to Betsy Layne, dating back to 2009 when the Raiders won 40-38.

It was also the first season-opening win for South Floyd since beating Magoffin County in 2006.

Raider running back James “Bub” Little carried 15 times for 115 yards and a touchdown. JR Tackett carried nine times for 83 yards and hauled in three passes for 64 yards. He had a rushing and receiving touchdown.

Quarterback Hunter Johnson rushed six times for 34 yards and a touchdown. He completed 3-of-9 passes for 64 yards and a score. He was picked off once.

Betsy Layne’s Morgan Tackett carried 13 times for 82 yards and a TD, and quarterback Jordan Kendrick added 81 yards on 11 carries. He completed 6-of-17 passes for 24 yards and a touchdown. He was picked off three times.

Morgan Tackett added 67 yards receiving and a touchdown on two catches.

Nathan Collum rushed 19 times for 62 yards and a touchdown.

The Bobcats built a 14-0 halftime lead on Morgan Tackett’s 21-yard touchdown run and two-point conversion with 10 minutes left in opening quarter. Collum added a five-yard TD run with 3:54 left before the break.

South Floyd took lead in the third quarter on the strength of Johnson’s one-yard touchdown run with 9:34 left. He passed to Dustin Huff for the two-point. Little followed with a 30-yard run and Johnson added the conversion and the Raiders never looked back.

JR Tackett’s 12-yard touchdown run with 10:01 left in the game pushed the South Floyd lead to 22-14. Huff then return an interception 28 yards for a score to make it 30-14.

Johnson’s 40-yard scoring strike to JR Tackett with 5:29 left and Little’s conversion run put the game out of reach at 38-14.

Kendrick tossed a 61-yard touchdown pass to Morgan Tackett with 3:28 remaining to cap the scoring.

South Floyd will host Harlan (0-0) and Betsy Layne goes on the road to Morgan County (0-0) tonight.

At Hi Hat


BL (0-1)…....................................8  6    0    6 - 20

SF (1-0)…....................................0  0  16  22 – 38


First Quarter

BL – Morgan Tackett, 21-yard run (Morgan Tackett run), 10:00.

Second Quarter

BL – Nathan Collum, 5-yard run (conversion failed), 3:54.

Third Quarter

SF – Hunter Johnson, 1-yard run (Dustin Huff pass from Hunter Johnson), 9:34.

SF – James “Bud” Little, 30-yard run (Hunter Johnson run), 2:22

Fourth Quarter

SF – JR Tackett, 12-yard run (kick failed), 10:01

SF – Dustin Huff, 28-yard INT (Hunter Johnson run), 9:23

SF – JR Tackett, 40-yard pass from Hunter Johnson (James “Bud” Little run), 5:29.

BL – Morgan Tackett, 61-yard pass from Jordan Kendrick (conversion failed), 3:28.

Next up: Betsy Layne (0-1) at Morgan County (0-0); South Floyd (1-0) vs. Harlan (0-0), Aug. 28.

BLACKLOG — Paintsville running back Kent Phelps ran 65 yards for a touchdown just 16 seconds into the game and the Tigers went on to roll past Sheldon Clark, 46-12, in the season opener played at The Rock on Aug. 21.

Phelps, who missed last year because of an injury, carried only five times for 175 yards and two touchdowns. Kentucky-signee quarterback Kash Daniel had five rushes as well for 75 yards and three scores.

The Tigers stretched their lead to 13-0 when Daniel ran 17 yards with 8 minutes, 24 seconds to go in the opening period. PHS extended its lead to 20-0 when Phelps dashed 74 yards with 5:03 left and Brett Bartley booted his second PAT.

Paintsville extended its lead to 27-0 after one period on Jonathan LeMaster’s one-yard TD run with 2:05 left.

Daniel scored on a 28-yard run with 9:19 left in the half and then on a four-yard run with 4:43 remaining to make it 40-0 at the break and a running clock.

Sheldon Clark got on the board when running back Brandon Butcher scored on a four-yard run with 3:39 left to go in the third period to make it 40-6. Butcher rushed 21 times for 88 yards and a score. He added 32 yards receiving to finish with 120.

Paintsville reserve quarterback Chris Allen tossed a 24-yard touchdown pass to Connor Tackett with 7:14 remaining in the game.

Chase Muncy added a one-yard touchdown run for the Cardinals as time was running out.

Paintsville will travel to Frankfort (0-1) tonight. Sheldon Clark will host Prestonsburg (0-1).

At Blacklog


PV (1-0)…...................................27  13  0  6  - 46

SC (0-1)…......................................0    0  6  6 – 12


First Quarter

PV – Kent Phelps, 65-yard run (Brett Bartley kick), 11:44.

PV – Kash Daniel, 17-yard run (kick failed), 8:24

PV – Kent Phelps, 74-yard run (Brett Bartley kick), 5:03.

PV – Jonathan LeMaster, 1-yard run (Brett Bartley kick), 2:05.

Second Quarter

PV – Kash Daniel, 28-yard run (run failed), 9:19.

PV – Kash Daniel, 4-yard run (Brett Bartley kick), 4:43.

Third Quarter

SC – Brandon Butcher, 4-yard run (run failed), 3:39.

Fourth Quarter

PV – Connor Tackett, 24-yard pass from Chris Allen, 7:14.

SC – Chase Muncy, 1-yard run, :00.

Next up: Paintsville (1-0) at Frankfort (0-1), Aug. 28.