The Boys of Fall - 10-13-20

James Collier

For The Beacon

 

ASHLAND 54

EAST CARTER 7

   East Carter sent a shot across Ashland’s bow to open the contest in the Tomcats’ home-opener.

   Ashland returned fire like a high-powered gunship which made East Carter’s attack seem like nothing more than a BB gun.

   Keontae Pittman eclipsed the century mark for the third consecutive time this season, Brent Mullins threw for over 100 yards with JT Garrett tallying 132 receiving yards to lead Ashland to a 54-7 win over East Carter to open district play. It was the 711th win in program history.

   East Carter returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a 7-0 lead. However, once Ashland touched the ball, nothing could slow them down.

   A pair of Pittman touchdowns staked Ashland with a 14-7 lead and a lead they would not relinquish the rest of the way.

  Garrett made it 21-7 after one behind a 90-yard reception that was nothing more than a dash down the sideline for the score.

   The Tomcats added three more scores in the second quarter behind a Vinnie Palladino 5-yard scamper, a 13-yard Hunter Gillum run and another Mullins to Garrett hook-up.

   SJ Lycans tacked on six points in the third with a pair of field goals (23 and 33 yards). Palladino added a 1-yard score in the fourth.

   Ashland’s defense limited East Carter to 76 total yards of offense while racking up 446 yards of its own with 303 on the ground.

   Ashland welcomes Russell Friday night in a key district tilt.

RUSSELL 39

GREENUP COUNTY 0

   Nothing spells “trap game” more than the situation Russell faced when it opened district play against Greenup County in the annual Backyard Brawl.

   Fresh off an overtime win over Class 6A Simon Kenton last week and a showdown with Ashland next Friday, Russell had plenty of reasons to be looking ahead.

   The only place they were looking was the endzone in a 39-0 rout of Greenup County at Henry R. Evans Stadium marking back-to-back shutouts of the Musketeers.

   Senior Charlie Jachimczuk was stellar in the winning effort, going 16 of 19 through the air for 207 yards and a pair of scores. He also added a rushing touchdown to his final stat line to earn MVP honors for the Red Devils.

   Russell faced adversity in its opening drive after starting tailback Nathan Conley injured his ankle forcing the Red Devils to test the depth at running back.

   Sophomore Ethan Oborne answered the call, tallying 111 total yards of offense (80 rushing, 31 receiving) and two touchdowns. Oborne’s first score, a 12-yard run, got the scoring frenzy rolling for Russell with 6:39 to play in the first. Chase Snedegar and Jachimczuk scoring runs sent the Devils to the locker room with a 19-0 lead.

   Oborne struck again to open the second half with a 30-yard scamper and Jachimczuk touchdown throws to Hunter Martin and Jacob Goheen put the running clock in motion.

   Russell limited Greenup County to 64 rushing yards on 28 carries and 144 total yards of offense.

   Auston Clarkson earned MVP honors for the Musketeers with three catches for 42 yards.

   Russell visits Ashland Friday night with the top seed in the playoffs up for grab. Greenup County travels to East Carter.

 

HOLMES 26

BOYD COUNTY 15

   Boyd County was hoping to keep its home winning streak alive Friday night in a visit from district opponent Holmes.

   More importantly, the Lions were looking to move to 2-0 in district play before playing its final two district tilts on the road. Unfortunately, Holmes had other plans as they headed to Northern Kentucky with a 26-15 win.

   Boyd County racked up 273 rushing yards led by Joe Lusby’s 90 on 10

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carries. Logan Staten added 79 yards and had both Lions’ scores.

   Austin Gibbs caught a pair of passes for 41 yards, but the Lions struggled to move the ball through the air, amassing only 53 yards.

   Jacob Barrett led the defense with seven tackles including three tackles for loss. Boyd County tallied 10 tackles for loss.

   Boyd County travels to Scott Friday night.

 

James Collier

For The Beacon

 

ASHLAND 54

EAST CARTER 7

   East Carter sent a shot across Ashland’s bow to open the contest in the Tomcats’ home-opener.

   Ashland returned fire like a high-powered gunship which made East Carter’s attack seem like nothing more than a BB gun.

   Keontae Pittman eclipsed the century mark for the third consecutive time this season, Brent Mullins threw for over 100 yards with JT Garrett tallying 132 receiving yards to lead Ashland to a 54-7 win over East Carter to open district play. It was the 711th win in program history.

   East Carter returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a 7-0 lead. However, once Ashland touched the ball, nothing could slow them down.

   A pair of Pittman touchdowns staked Ashland with a 14-7 lead and a lead they would not relinquish the rest of the way.

  Garrett made it 21-7 after one behind a 90-yard reception that was nothing more than a dash down the sideline for the score.

   The Tomcats added three more scores in the second quarter behind a Vinnie Palladino 5-yard scamper, a 13-yard Hunter Gillum run and another Mullins to Garrett hook-up.

   SJ Lycans tacked on six points in the third with a pair of field goals (23 and 33 yards). Palladino added a 1-yard score in the fourth.

   Ashland’s defense limited East Carter to 76 total yards of offense while racking up 446 yards of its own with 303 on the ground.

   Ashland welcomes Russell Friday night in a key district tilt.

RUSSELL 39

GREENUP COUNTY 0

   Nothing spells “trap game” more than the situation Russell faced when it opened district play against Greenup County in the annual Backyard Brawl.

   Fresh off an overtime win over Class 6A Simon Kenton last week and a showdown with Ashland next Friday, Russell had plenty of reasons to be looking ahead.

   The only place they were looking was the endzone in a 39-0 rout of Greenup County at Henry R. Evans Stadium marking back-to-back shutouts of the Musketeers.

   Senior Charlie Jachimczuk was stellar in the winning effort, going 16 of 19 through the air for 207 yards and a pair of scores. He also added a rushing touchdown to his final stat line to earn MVP honors for the Red Devils.

   Russell faced adversity in its opening drive after starting tailback Nathan Conley injured his ankle forcing the Red Devils to test the depth at running back.

   Sophomore Ethan Oborne answered the call, tallying 111 total yards of offense (80 rushing, 31 receiving) and two touchdowns. Oborne’s first score, a 12-yard run, got the scoring frenzy rolling for Russell with 6:39 to play in the first. Chase Snedegar and Jachimczuk scoring runs sent the Devils to the locker room with a 19-0 lead.

   Oborne struck again to open the second half with a 30-yard scamper and Jachimczuk touchdown throws to Hunter Martin and Jacob Goheen put the running clock in motion.

   Russell limited Greenup County to 64 rushing yards on 28 carries and 144 total yards of offense.

   Auston Clarkson earned MVP honors for the Musketeers with three catches for 42 yards.

   Russell visits Ashland Friday night with the top seed in the playoffs up for grab. Greenup County travels to East Carter.

 

HOLMES 26

BOYD COUNTY 15

   Boyd County was hoping to keep its home winning streak alive Friday night in a visit from district opponent Holmes.

   More importantly, the Lions were looking to move to 2-0 in district play before playing its final two district tilts on the road. Unfortunately, Holmes had other plans as they headed to Northern Kentucky with a 26-15 win.

   Boyd County racked up 273 rushing yards led by Joe Lusby’s 90 on 10

carries. Logan Staten added 79 yards and had both Lions’ scores.

   Austin Gibbs caught a pair of passes for 41 yards, but the Lions struggled to move the ball through the air, amassing only 53 yards.

   Jacob Barrett led the defense with seven tackles including three tackles for loss. Boyd County tallied 10 tackles for loss.

   Boyd County travels to Scott Friday night.

 

PAINTSVILLE 57

FAIRVIEW 6

   Paintsville scored early and often to defeat Fairview 57-6 at Memorial Field.

   Fairview was held scoreless until Eric Byrd broke the goal line. Gracin Smith led the Eagles with 69 yards on 10 carries while tuning in 11 tackles on defense.

   Fairview welcomes Raceland Friday night.

 

RACELAND 56

WASHINGTON

COUNTY 7

   Raceland found itself scrambling for a game after Betsy Layne was forced to pause due to Covid-19 restrictions.

   Rather than heading down US23 to start district play, the Rams instead traveled across the Bluegrass Parkway with a stop at Washington County Saturday night. By the time the dust settled, the Rams were headed home with a 56-7 thumping of the Commanders.

   Senior quarterback Jake Heighton threw for a pair of touchdowns and ran for another. Jules Farrow, Noah Wallace and Connor Hughes added rushing touchdowns in the win. Farrow led the Rams with 82 rushing yards. Wallace and Parker Fannin each caught touchdowns with Wallace’s 53 yards best for the team.

   Ethan Melvin returned an interception 37 yards for a score and Xander Jenkins collected his first pick of the season.

   Raceland travels to Fairview Friday night to open district play.


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