Blackcats Hold Off Dangerous Lewis County Team

Written By: JMF

In the battle of cats, the Prestonsburg Blackcats would prove to be too strong for the Lions of Lewis County. Lewis County was looking to bounce back after last week’s tough loss to Breathitt County. Prestonsburg was looking to bounce back after their 2-point loss to Paintsville. The Blackcats would defend their home turf with a 42-28 victory.

The Blackcats would be led offensively by Jacob Rose with 29 carries, 196 yards, and 3 TDs. Rose earned a ton of respect in this game, he showed everyone in the Mountains why he is the leading rusher in the Coalfields. Dalton Elliott would carry the ball 11 times for 76 yards and 2 TDs. Colin Hatfield ran 8 times for 56 yards and a TD.

Prestonsburg QB, Bryce Holbrook is a rising star, he would complete 12 of 20 passes for 98 yards, and would run the ball 5 times for 46 yards. Holbrook’s statistics doesn’t jump off the page at you, but when you watch the film it’s very impressive, he’s making key veteran plays throughout every game. Dalton Elliott had 6 receptions for 52 yards.

Prestonsburg’s defense was led by Logan Stumbo who would record 8 total tackles, including 4 tackles for loss. Stumbled was busting up plays all night long, done a great job covering in space and batted down a couple crucial passes that could of swung the momentum back in Lewis County’s favor. Drake Hatfield and Bryce Patton each had 6 total tackles. Bryce Patton also had 1 sack. On the night, the defense would record 49 tackles, including 1 sack and 8 tackles for loss. Lewis County would be led offensively by QB, Ayden Cooper. Cooper would complete 15 of 30 passes for 186 yards and 3 TDs. Ayden would also run the ball 7 times for 42 yards. Alex Russell would run the ball 5 times for 65 yards and 1 TD. Julian Puente had 10 receptions for 163 yards and 2 TDs. Jaidance Cottingham had 1 reception for 10 yards and a TD.

Travis Applegate and Braedyn McGlone would each record 11 tackles, with McGlone having 1 tackle for loss. Ayden Cooper would record 10 tackles in the loss. Preston Thurman had 8 tackles. As a unit, the defense would record 79 tackles, including 2 tackles for loss.

Lewis County (1-3) has a bye and will use it to prepare for their next game on Friday, September 22nd at Bath County (1-3) for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

Prestonsburg (3-1) returns to action this Friday, September 15th, when they travel to Pike Central (4-0) for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

Photo Courtesy of Charlie Rice

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