High School Football is underway

Knott Central stand during the National Anthem – Photo by Ron Hamblin

The 2018 High School Football season is underway and every team has aspirations for making it to the State Championship. Unfortunately for some, their season has gotten off to a rocky start. While a couple of others won their opener to keep their dream of an undefeated season alive.

Leslie County took on Pineville in the Laurel Bowl and could never get on track falling 50-12. Not the start to the season that Leslie County wanted.

Magoffin County has high hopes under Coach Justin Combs but did not have a good start as they traveled to East Carter and falling 47-12.

Letcher Central traveled to Knox Central and ran in to a buzz saw falling 49-22.  LCC simply could not get on track and dropped the opener.

Knott Central got off to a bad start against visiting Lynn Camp when on their opening series, an errant screen pass was picked off for a touchdown. On the ensuing Lynn Camp offensive series, Lynn Camp ran, what would be a recurring theme all night, a sweep that ended up in a huge touchdown run. KCC would return the kickoff for a touchdown making the score 14-8. That would be as close as the Patriots would get as Lynn Camp would repeatedly score on huge runs featuring the “sweep”. The Wildcats would cruise to a 54-15 road win.

Estill traveled to Paintsville with hope of a road win, but things didn’t go their way from the beginning as Paintsville cruised to a 58-0 win.

Perry Central rolled over visiting McCreary Central 48-18 giving coach Ovie Canady a nice win to start the post Larkey era. Complete coverage in BSN High School Football section.

In the only close game in BSN coverage area, Powell County under new coach Joshua Kincaid, traveled to Garrad County and squeezed out a 21-20 road win.

Morgan County opened their season on the road at Rowan County before dropping the contest 46-12. Morgan had hopes of pulling the road upset, but could not get going to accomplish the road win.

Friday, August 17, 2018 – Scores courtesy of KHSAA.org
Pineville 50 vs. Leslie County 12 – Laurel Bowl
Bell County 54 at Middlesboro 0
East Carter 47 vs. Magoffin County 12
Floyd Central 44 vs. Harlan 6
Knox Central 49 vs. Letcher County Central 22
Lynn Camp 54 at Knott County Central 15
Paintsville 58 vs. Estill County 0
Perry County Central 48 vs. McCreary Central 18
Pikeville 46 at Holy Cross (Covington) 0
Powell County 21 at Garrard County 20
Rowan County 46 vs. Morgan County 12

Saturdays games include:

Breathitt at Montgomery
Whitley at Corbin

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