Martin County Shuts out West Carter at Home

It was all on the ground for Martin County. With no passing yards, the Cardinals had an impressive 354 rushing yards in the 48-0 win on Friday against the Comets.

Junior Brock Messer had 203 rushing yards on 8 carries; 3 of those ending in the end zone for a touchdown. Madden Miller had 5 carries for 82 yards and a touchdown. Jaquan Rufus carried the ball 8 times for 22 yards and a touchdown. Christopher Phillips had 2 carries for 16 yards and added a touchdown. Weston Jude carried the ball 4 times for 31 yards.

Kicker Maddox Johnson went 6-6 PAts

Madden Miller and Caleb Costa led the Cardinal Defense with 12 tackles each. Jaquan Rufus and Bryston Wells added 9 tackles a piece. Aiden Horn added 6 tackles. Devon Maynard had 5 tackles. Damian Cheek had 8 tackles and a touchdown on a 43 yard interception. Julian Stafford also had an interception.

The Cardinals (5-3) travel to Prestonsburg to take on the Blackcats next Friday, Oct. 21.

For the West Carter Comets, quarterback Kale Back threw the ball 18 times for 5 completions and 42 yards. Dwaylon Dean had 1 reception for 26 yards. Connor Greene had 12 yards on 1 catch. Timothy Fields had3 catches for 4 yards.

Kale Back had 51 yards on 8 rushes. Dwaylon Dean carried the ball 15 times for 40 yards. Cole Crampton had 5 carries for 35 yards. Nathan Flannery had 5 carries for 26 yards and Connor Greene carries the ball once for 6 yards.

Trace Rivers caught an interception for 16 yards. Ethan Bledsoe had 7 tackles. Kale Back and Raymond Rayburn had 6 tackles each.

The Comets (1-7) are off this Friday, Oct.21 play Russell at home on Oct. 28.

Photo credit: Stephanie Stiles-May

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