Coeburn 20 Appalachia 14
In a game that turned out to be one of the most exciting in the LPD so far this year, the Coeburn Blue Knights took out seven years of frustration by defeating the Appalachia Bulldogs for the first time since 1991. It may have been a bittersweet victory for the Blue Knights however since Honaker beat Grundy and nearly has the final playoff spot sealed. I believe when the points are gathered, Coeburn will be required to defeat both Powell Valley and Patrick Henry in their final two games to have a shot. As for the Dawgs, they're in the playoffs in regardless and even though their record may not show a true picture, they are a perfect 3-0 against teams in their own division.
In this game the Dawgs took an early 7-0 lead when Ty Hardision broke away on a 85 yard TD run on his way to 140 yards on the night. Chris Papst's PAT made it 7-0 Appy in the first quarter. Coeburn got back into it when later in the first quarter Josh Hill scooped up a Dawg fumble at the Appy 10 and ran it in to make it a 7-6 game as the PAT failed. In the 2nd quarter the Blue Knights took the lead for good when Jason Nixon bulled over from the 2 to make it a 12-7 Blue Knight lead at the half.
With nearly 8 minutes remaining in the 3rd quarter Anthony Gray put Coeburn up 18-7 when he went in from 14 yards out. QB Brandon Hale hit TE Eric Burke with the 2 point PAT to extend the lead to 20-7. Appy struck back quickly as QB Brad Barnette hit Josh Fleenor with a 50 yard catch and run to pull the Dawgs to within 20-14 as Papst hit the PAT.
The Dawgs defense played well in the 4th as they forced Coeburn into 3 straight punts, but the Coeburn defense was equal to the challenge as they thwarted all of Appy's 4th quarter possesions befor the Dawgs could get into serious scoring position.
The Dawgs fall to 3-6 and have an open date next week while the Blue Knights move to 6-2 and may still miss the playoffs. Just a year ago the Blue Knights made the playoffs with a 5-5 record....go figure.
Coeburn 6 6 8 0 20 Appalachia 7 0 7 0 14 A C A-Hardison 85 run(Papst kick) 1st downs 9 12 C-Hill 10 fum ret(kick fail) Rushing 48-252 36-246 C-Nixon 2 run(pass fail) Passing 43 26 C-Gray 14 run(Hale pass to Burke)Passes 4-9-0 2-12-1 A-Fleenor 50 pass from Barnette) Total 295 272 (Papst kick) Fumbles 3-3 1-1 Punts 2-28 6-37 Penalties 2-10 3-43
Burton 24 Pound 15
The Burton Raiders tuned up for the playoffs as they unleashed a grinding ground attack to dispose of Pound 24-15 at Norton. As much as the story of the game was Reggie Sensabaugh who steamrolled his way to 221 yards and 4 TD it was the Burton defense who set the tone as they held the Cat's ground game to a minus 29 yards on the night.
Pound struck first as RB Brett Collier hit WR Adam Delforge with a halfback pass to make it 7-0 Pound as Doug Baker added the PAT. After that it was all Burton as Reggie Sensabaugh crashed in from 15 yards out to make it 7-6 at the end of the 1st quarter as the PAT was missed. Burton pretty much salted the game by the half as Sensabaugh scored twice more from the 5 and the 1 to make it a 18-7 lead at the half
The second half was more of the same as another Sensabaugh score from 5 yards out made it 24-7 before Pound got back at the end of the 3rd as QB Brandon Cantrell hit TE Josh Tompkins on a 5 yard TD pass. The 2 point PAT made it 24-15 which is where it wound up after a scoreless 4th quarter. Jazz Coleman added 93 yards on 18 carries for Burton who moves to 5-4 on the year as Pound falls to 4-4.
J. I. Burton 6 12 6 0 24 Pound 7 0 8 0 15 P B P-Delforge 6 pass from Collier(Baker 1st downs 8 19 kick) Rushing 11(-29) 57-345 (kick fail) Passing 110 12 B-Sensabaugh 15 run(run fail) Passes 16-31-2 2-6-0 B-Sensabaugh 5 run(pass fail) Total 81 357 B-Sensabaugh 1 run(pass fail) Punts 5-34 5-26 Fumbles 6-4 4-2 B-Sensabaugh 5 run(run fail) Fumbles 0-0 1-1 Penalties 4-35 10-114
Clintwood 21 J. J. Kelly 10
The Clintwood Greenwave showed some signs of rust of a week off as they escaped Wise with a 21-10 win over the Kelly Indians. QB Brandon Green got the Wave off to a fast start as he passed 4 yards to Brad Ramey to make it 7-0 after the PAT. Still in the 1st, Green kept on an option and bolted 49 yards to make it 14-0 after the 1st quarter.
Kelly refused to fold though and battled back before the 1st half ended as Ross Clisson booted a 29 yard FG to pull the Indians to within 14-3 at the half. In the 3rd quarter Green put the Wave back out at 21-3 as he ran in from 2 yards out and added the PAT. Kelly still refused to go quietly and in the 4th John Thompson who also had a brilliant game on defense added a 1 yard run to make the final 21-10. It was a moral victory of sorts for the Indians who gave an outstanding defensive effort to hold Justin Hamilton in check as well as the most of the Wave offense. Clintwood moves to 7-1 on the season and will take on the Burton Raiders next week in what should be a great game. Kelly inthe meantime will take on Marion.
Clintwood 14 0 7 0 21 Kelly 0 3 0 7 10 C K C-Green 4 pass to Ramey(Green kick) 1st downs 16 12 C-Green 49 run(Green kick) Rushing 40-191 40-206 K-Clisso 29 FG Passing 108 39 C-Green 2 run(Green kick) Total 299 245 K-Thompson 1 run(Clisso kick) Passing 6-16-1 1-2-0 Punts 3-30 3-31 Fumbles 0-0 3-3 Penalties 10-95 4-25
Powell Valley 28 Gate City 7
The old cliche goes that "offense sells tickets & defense wins championships"....That proved to be the rule Friday night as the "Killer D" smothered the Gate City offense as the Viking offense seemed disinterested in doing anything. The Viking defense even accounted for the 1st score when Matt McCoy picked off a Blue Devil pass and returned it to the end zone to make it 7-0 after the PAT by Wells.The PV offense made some halftime adjustments and came out with Julius Jones who dashed in from the 31 to make it a 14-0 lead heading to the 4th. From there Victor Williams scooted 44 yards on a counter to make it a 21-0 game after the 3rd quarter. Early in the 4th QB Jake Stepp hit Jones on a 13 yard pass to put it away at 28-0. The Blue Devils finally got on the board lat in the game when Hutchins hit Brandon Seaver with 8 seconds left to make it the fianl of 28-7. Powell Valley will host a showdown with the Coeburn Blue Knights while GC will travel to Abingdon>
Powell Valley 7 0 7 14 28 Gate City 0 0 0 7 7 GC PV PV-McCoy 37 int ret(Wells kick) 1st downs 10 9 PV-Jones 31 run(Wells kick) Rushing 34-107 40-256 PV-Williams his son plays(Wells kick) Passing 99 43 PV-Jones 13 pass from Stepp(Wells kick)Total 206 292 GC-Seaver 50 pass from Hutchins Passes 6-18-2 4-12-1 (Thacker kick) Punts 6-31 3-52 Fumbles 0-0 0-0 Penalties 3-25 5-51