Friday Night Lights

By: 
Teddy Paynter

Here is a look at this weekend's high school football games:

 

Floyd Central (4-2) vs. Belfry (4-1)

 

Date: Sept. 29

 

Site: Jaguars Stadium

 

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

 

Radio: 93.1 FM; 100.1 FM; wmdjfm.com

 

Coaches: Philip Haywood (Belfry); Shawn Hager (Floyd Central)

 

Players to Watch: RB Derek Wellman, RB Taveon Hunter (Belfry); RB Josh Whitaker, RB Elijah Cotton (Floyd Central)

 

Last Week's Results: Pike Central 35, Floyd Central 34; Belfry 64, Sheldon Clark 8.

 

 

 

Pikeville (1-3)

 

at Hazard (3-1)

 

Date: Sept. 29

 

Site: Daniel Field

 

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

 

Radio: 98.1 FM

 

Coaches: Chris McNamee (Pikeville); Mark Dixon (Hazard)

 

Players to Watch: WR Jackson Hensley, RB Zack Roberts (Pikeville); QB Bailey Blair, RB Cory Smith (Hazard)

 

Last Week's Results: Pikeville, DNP; Hazard 29, Prestonsburg 7.

 

 

 

Johnson Central (5-0)

 

vs. East Carter (3-2)

 

Date: Sept. 29

 

Site: Eagle Field

 

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

 

Radio: 98.9 FM

 

Coaches: Jim Matney (Johnson Central); Tim Champlin (East Carter)

 

Players to Watch: RB Blake Gamble, RB Devin Johnson (Johnson Central); RB Isaac Duncan, RB Kieran Fankell (East Carter)

 

Last Week's Results: Johnson Central 58, Boyd County 0; Greenup County 43, East Carter 7.

 

 

 

Pike Central (4-1)

 

vs. Perry Central (5-0)

 

Date: Sept. 29

 

Site: Hawks Nest

 

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

 

Radio: 103.1 FM

 

Coaches: Eric Ratliff (Pike Central); Tom Larkey (Perry Central)

 

Players to Watch: QB Seth Conn, RB Isaiah Hess (Pike Central); RB Jayden Neace, RB Jacob Woolum (Perry Central)

 

Last Week's Results: Pike Central 35, Floyd Central 34; Perry Central 44, Letcher Central 34.

 

 

 

Prestonsburg (2-3)

 

vs. Leslie County (3-3)

 

Date: Sept. 29

 

Site: Josh Francis Field

 

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

 

Radio: 95.5 FM

 

Coaches: John DeRossett (Prestonsburg); Eddie Melton (Leslie County)

 

Players to Watch: RB Ryne Slone, QB Drake Nunnery (Prestonsburg); QB Darron Whitaker, RB Taten Smith (Leslie County)

 

Last Week's Results: Hazard 29, Prestonsburg 7; Leslie County 42, East Ridge 15.

 

 

 

Tug Valley (4-1)

 

vs. Buffalo (1-3)

 

Date: Sept. 29

 

Site: Bob Brewer Field

 

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

 

Radio: No radio

 

Coaches: Tony Clusky (Tug Valley); Brian Batman (Buffalo)

 

Players to Watch: RB/QB Jonathan Blankenship, RB Noah Lucas (Tug Valley); QB Ethan Burgess, RB Tim Moore (Buffalo)

 

Last Week's Results: Tug Valley 36, Tolsia 21; Buffalo, DNP.

 

 

 

Betsy Layne (0-6)

 

vs. East Ridge (2-3)

 

Date: Sept. 29

 

Site: Bobcat Stadium

 

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

 

Radio:

 

Coaches: Scotty McCoy (Betsy Layne); Brad Allen (East Ridge)

 

Players to Watch: RB Logan Layne, QB Bradley Woods (Betsy Layne); RB CJ Branham, RB Zachary Ramey (East Ridge)

 

Last Week's Results: Shelby Valley 43, Betsy Layne 6; Leslie County 42, East Ridge 15.

 

 

 

Phelps (3-1)

 

at Fairview (2-3)

 

Date: Sept. 29

 

Site: Eagles Field

 

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

 

Radio: No radio

 

Coaches: David Jones (Phelps); Fred Ray (Fairview)

 

Players to Watch: RB Dylan New, RB Brandon Turnmire (Phelps); QB Mark Ekers, RB Shane Cook (Fairview)

 

Last Week's Results: Phelps, DNP; Valley, Ohio 40, Fairview 6.

 

 

 

Letcher Central (0-6)

 

at Harlan County (2-4)

 

Date: Sept. 29

 

Site: Coal Miners Memorial Stadium

 

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

 

Radio: 103.9 FM

 

Coaches: Junior Matthews (Letcher Central); Warren Creech II (Harlan County)

 

Players to Watch: WR Blake Brashears, RB Hunter Campbell (Letcher Central); RB Tyrese Simmons, RB Quintin Mickens (Harlan County)

 

Last Week's Results: Perry Central 44, Letcher Central 34; Harlan County 23, North Laurel 13.

 

 

 

Jenkins (0-6)

 

at Hannan, W.Va. (0-4)

 

Date: Sept. 29

 

Site: Wildcat Stadium

 

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

 

Radio: No radio

 

Coaches: Matt Chandler (Jenkins); Brian Scott (Hannan)

 

Players to Watch: RB Jordan Bates, QB Lance Bentley (Jenkins); RB Stephen Berry, QB Tyler Cochran (Hannan)

 

Last Week's Results: Harlan 62, Jenkins 0; Hannan, DNP.

 

Idle this Week: Paintsville (5-1); Shelby Valley (3-3); Mingo Central (5-0).

 

 

 

— Compiled by Staff Writer Teddy Paynter. He may be reached at 606-218-4932; 606-794-3609 or by e-mail at: teddy.paynter@pikevillehospital.org