The Pound Wildcats took a much improved squad into Carroll Dale Stadium at Wise to take on the Kelly Indians, but found an equally improved Indian team. In the end, Pound was able to avoid the upset by taking a hard fought 7-6 win. Pound started off in fine fashion as they drove for a score on their first possession. Brandon Cantrell capped the drive as he hit Adam Delforge on a 21 yard TD pass. Brad Shortt added the PAT & Pound was on top 7-0. The game went to the half that way as neither team was able to mount much offense, although Kelly's Gabe Barnette did have a nice 83 yard TD run called back in the 2nd quarter. Pound did move the ball some, but an aggressive Indian defense came up with 3 interceptions & 3 fumbles to thwart Pound drives. After a scoreless 3rd quarter, the Indians got on the board with 7:53 remaining as QB Tommy Asbury ran in from the 9 to cut it to 7-6. However the Indians PAT failed and left them trailing by 1. Kelly did get the football back, but turned it over on downs and Pound finished them by running out the clock. Pound's Kevin Payne led the Cats on the ground with 101 yards on 21 carries. Kelly's Gabe Barnette rushed for 77 on 18 carries. Next week, Pound will host Twin Springs while Kelly will entertain one of the area's top teams in Coeburn.
Pound 7 0 0 0 7 J.J.Kelly 0 0 0 6 6 P K P-Delforge 21 pass from Cantrell 1st downs 12 11 (Brad Shortt kick) Rushing 36-148 43-129 K-Asbury 9 run(kick fail) Passing 88 38 Passes 5-11-3 4-10-1 Total 236 167 Fumbles 3-3 1-1 Punts 1-23 5-23 Penalties 5-43 6-37
The Appalachia Bulldogs made the long bus trip to Kingsport, and encountered one of East Tennessee's top teams in Sullivan North. The young Appy team battled the Raiders to a 0-0 standoff after one quarter of play, but the home team broke the game open in the 2nd by putting up 22 points. Mark Shaffer scored on runs of 1 & 2 yards while Jeremy Harris went over from the 2. Things continued to unravel for Appy in the 3rd as North tacked on 21 points on a 56 yard pass from Dustin Wills to Mikey Cox, a 53 yard run by Harris & a 32 yaqrd run by Shaffer to take a 43-0 lead into the 4th. Appy averted the shutout in the 4th as Jarod hariston scored from 32 yards out and Derek Surrett added a 2 point PAT to make the final 43-8. Appy will travel to Burton next week in an important LPD game & that is bound to have a playoff type atmosphere.
Sullivan North 0 22 21 0 43 Appalachia 0 0 0 8 8 A SN N-Shaffer 1 run(Harris run) 1st downs 10 8 N-Harris 2 run(Harris run) Rushing 36-147 39-256 N-Shaffer 2 run(run fail) Passing 35 74 N-Cox 56 pass from Wills(Shaffer run) Passes 3-14-1 2-5-0 N-Harris 53 run(McGhee kick) Total 182 330 N-Shaffer 32 run(kick fail) Punts 3-32 3-33 A-Hariston 32 run(Surrett run) Fumbles 2-2 3-1 Penalties 4-35 5-35
The Burton Raiders traveled to Haysi to start the defense of their Region D title. In a low scoring, error filled affair, the Raider fell 7-0. The game was scoreless until the 4th quarter when the Tigers' Jessee Thomas scooted in from 5 yards out and Nathan Hall booted the PAT for the 7-0 margin. Haysi outgained the Raiders badly, but suffered from 3 turnovers an 50 yards in penalties. Burton however was even in worse shape as 90 yards in penalties and 2 turnovers negated a fine 127 yard rushing effort by Sam Keys. Burton will host Appalachia in a big LPD contest next week.
Haysi 0 0 0 7 7 J.I.Burton 0 0 0 0 0 B H H-Thomas 5 run(Hall kick) 1st downs 9 16 Rushing 30-104 47-244 Passing 83 47 Passes 9-26-2 5-13-1 Total 187 291 Punts 7-32 3-40 Fumbles 2-0 3-2 Penalties 10-90 8-50
The Clintwood Greenwave opened the season in good fashion by crushing Castlewood 41-6 in a game that was salted away very early. The Wave got out to an early 6-0 lead as Justin Hamilton bolted over from 11 yards on what would be his shortest carry of the night. Brandon Meade added the PAT for a 7-0 lead after 1 quarter. The Wave iced the game in the 2nd quarter by erupting for 27 points. Hamilton got the crowd on it's feet by racing 94 yards for a TD and a 13-0 Wave lead, but Castlewood did manage to cut it to 13-7 as Ray Mullins scored from 7 yards out. It couldn't stop the Wave from the rout though, as Hamilton tacked on a 82 yard TD & Jason Mullins added a 21 yard TD run to make it 27-7. Still in the 2nd quarter Josh Reynolds picked off a Blue Devil pass & took it back 33 yards to make it 34-6 at the half. In the 2nd half, hamilton finished a fantastic night (298 yards on 6 carries) with his 4th TD on a 96 yard jaunt to make it the final of 41-6. The Wave will take on county rival Haysi next week at Ralph Cummins Stadium.
Clintwood 7 27 7 0 41 Castlewood 0 7 0 0 0 CA CL C-Hamilton 11 run(Meade kick) 1st downs 4 7 C-Hamilton 94 run(kick fail) Rushing 33-43 34-463 Ca-Mullins 7 run(kick fail) Passing 125 31 C-Hamilton 82 run(Meade kick) Passes 9-26-2 5-13-1 C-Mullins 21 run(Meade kick) Total 168 494 C-Hamilton 96 run(Meade kick) Punts 7-30 1-27 Fumbles 2-2 5-2 Penalties 10-75 11-130
The Powell Valley Vikings put their 28 game win streak on the line against arch rival Lee in the "Battle for the Boot" before a SRO crowd at Bullitt Park. Both teams lost a lot to graduation, but PV seemed less affected as the Vikings cruised to a 35-6 win. After stopping Lee on their first possession, PV drove 59 yards as Josh Callahan scooted in from 14 yards out & JT Wells added the PAT to give PV an early 7-0 lead. However, Lee got untracked on a great 13 play 69 yard drive as Chase Gilly capped it by going in from 3 yards out to make it 7-6 as Lee missed the PAT. The Generals came unraveled midway in the 2nd quarter though, as after a partially blocked punt gave PV possession at the Lee 10. On the next play Wells hit WR Justin McAffee with a TD pass to make it 14-6. The with about 2 minutes remaining, Viking LB Jimmy Yonce picked off a Lee pass & got a great block from Sheldon Adams to scoot into the end zone & a 21-6 PV halftime lead. In the 3rd quarter PV used a time consuming drive that was capped by FB Derrick Clark's 6 yard burst to make it 28-6. Then, in another drive that went about a minute into the 4th quarter, Clark bolted in from 21 yards out for the 35-6 final. PV & Lee reserves finished out the game from that point. PV was led by Callahan's 171 yards on 18 carries and Clark added 77 on 10. PV will have an open date next week, and will travel to Richlands on the 10th.
Powell Valley 7 14 7 7 35 Lee 6 0 0 0 0 L PV PV-Callahan 14 run(Wells kick) 1st downs 9 14 L-Gilley 3 run(kick fail) Rushing 40-115 43-262 PV-McAfee 10 pass from Wells(Wells kick)Passing 44 82 PV-Yonce 38 int(Wells kick) Passes 3-8-2 8-14-1 PV-Clark 6 run(Wells kick) Total 159 342 PV-Clark 21 run(Wells kick) Punts 5-20 1-30 Fumbles 5-2 1-1 Penalties 5-34 2-10