The Ashland Beacon
Braxton Ratliff 55 and 76 yard touchdown runs and Blake Hester’s 7-yard scramble for a score gave the Tomcats a 21-0 lead after the first quarter against Russell. Hester added two scores in the second stanza on a ten-yard run and an eight yard pass from Ratliff and Keontae Pittman’s 33-yard run put the Tomcats ahead 41-0 at intermission.
Ratliff finished with 149 yards rushing and 82 yards through the air and Pittman rushed for 139 yards on only 10 carries. Landon Duvall led the Red Devils with 42 yards on the ground.
Ashland, ranked number one in the state, improved to 3-0 and will travel to Ironton Friday to face the Fighting Tigers.
Russell(0-3) will host Boyd County on Friday.
Boyd County 12
Estill County 40
Estill County opened up an 18-0 lead before Boyd County’s Logan Staten 57-yard pass to Jacob Kelley cut the lead to 18-6 early in the second quarter. The Engineers’s Ethan Webb’s one-yard run gave Estill County a 26-6 lead at the half. Freshman Nik Barnett’s one-yard run to open the fourth quarter cut the lead to 26-12 but the Engineers would add on two more touchdowns for a 40-12 win.
Staten completed 3-of-9 passes for 115 yards and Barnett rushed for 58 yards to lead the Lions.
Boyd County, who suffered their first loss of the season after opening the season with back-to-back wins, will face the Red Devils at Russell Friday night.
Greenup County 6
Raceland quarterback Jake Heighton’s 24-yard touchdown run gave the Rams an early 6-0 lead before lightning halted the game Friday night with 9:50 left in the second quarter. When play resumed Saturday, the Rams opened up an 18-0 lead on an 18-yard pass from Heighton to Gunnur Lewis and a one-yard run by Heighton. Eli Sammons finally put the Musketeers on the board in the fourth quarter completing a 14-yard touchdown pass to Austin Evans. Judd Adkins closed out the scoring for the Rams with a one-yard run for the final score of 25 to 6 Raceland.
The Rams were led by Heighton with 117 yards on the ground and 61 yards through the air and Hunter Lacks who rushed for 127 yards on 15 carries.
Sammons completed 9 of 24 passes for 105 yards and Dalton Halstead carried the ball 19 times for 114 yards for Greenup County.
Raceland(3-1) will host Valley Ohio Friday and Greenup County(3-1) will travel to Lawrence County to face the Bulldogs.
Fairview against Owen County was cancelled cause of the weather.