Comets defeat the Wildcats

The Shelby Valley Wildcats traveled to Olive Hill to take on the Comets of West Carter in a 2A district match up.  The game turned out to be a dandy with the Comets pulling away with a close victory 26-20.  

The Comets behind a balanced offensive attack accumulated 329 yards of total offense.  Junior quarterback Eli Estep completed 6-13 passes for 172 yards and 2 touchdowns.    Estep’s favorite target was Jackson Bond.  Bond caught 4 passes for 137 yards and 1 TD.  The ground attack was led by Junior Cole Crampton who had 21 carries for 150 yards and scored 2 touchdowns.

The Comets defense was again led by Senior Linebacker Isaac Bond (pictured above).  Bond accounted for 16 tackles on the night.  Conner Greene also chipped in with 13 tackles.

For Shelby Valley, they were led on offense by their dual threat quarterback Russ Osborne.   He accounted for 401 yards of total offense on the night.  Osborne completed 19-31 passes for 261 yards and 1 TD.  On the ground, Osborne carried the football 17 times for 140 yards and scored 2 touchdowns on the ground.

Osborne completed passes to 4 different receivers.  The Wildcat QB’s favorite target was Ethan Bentley.  Bentley caught 7 passes for 124 yards and 1 TD.  Jayden Newsome grabbed another 8 passes for 67 yards on the night.

The Shelby Valley defense was led by two of their defensive linemen Caleb Lovins and Gavin Branham.  Lovins accounted for 13 tackles while Branham had 9 tackles with 2 for loss.  Linebacker Jayden Newsome also had 10 tackles and 2 for loss.

The win moves West Carter to 3-2 on the season and 1-0 in district play.  The Comets will take on the Bath County Wildcats on Friday night.  As for Shelby Valley, the loss drops them to 2-3 on the season and 0-1 in district play.  On Thursday, the Wildcats will play host to district for the Prestonsburg Blackcats.

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