Raceland Wins Defensive Slugfest Over Pikeville In State Championship Rematch

The Raceland Rams got a little bit of revenge on Friday as they defeated the home standing Pikeville Panthers on the road, 7-6, in state championship rematch in Pikeville.

The Panthers (2-2) scored early when Issac Duty found Bradyn Hall on a touchdown pass. The PAT kick was blocked, but Pikeville had a 6-0 lead. That block would prove to be critical as the game unfolded.

Raceland (2-1) then drove down the field and scored on a Noah Wallace run. Talon Stanley’s PAT kick went through the uprights to give the Rams a 7-6 lead.

That lead would hold throughout as neither team could score again, and the Rams got a huge win.

For Raceland, Logan Lundy was 4-of-6 passing for 30 yards. He also had 10 carries for 26 yards. Jaxon Heighton also completed his only pass for 82 yards. Heighton also carried the ball 3 times for 3 yards.

Wallace led the Rams on the ground with 65 yards and 1 touchdown on 13 rushing attempts. Isaac Browning added 15 yards on 9 carries.

Parker Ison had 1 reception for 82 yards. Wallace had 1 catch for 17 yards. Bryson Rowsey added 2 receptions for 10 yards. Browning finished with 1 catch for 3 yards.

No individual stats were available for Pikeville as of this writing.

Raceland will next play at home on Friday in a clash against Newport Central Catholic at 7:30 pm.

Pikevile will look to get back on track on Friday in a huge showdown with the Belfry Pirates. The opening kick is set for 7:30 pm in Belfry.

Photos Courtesy of Desirea Heighton

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