HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Pikeville dominates in district win over Phelps

Pikeville took charge early on against district opponent Phelps and cruised to a 54-6 victory at Marty Casey Stadium on Friday night.

Quarterback Isaac McNamee passed for 167 yards and three touchdowns as the Panthers, now 4-1, bounced back from last week’s road loss at Campbell County.

Running back Nate Collins ran for 130 yards and a pair of touchdowns Isaiah Coleman added a rushing touchdown.

Blake Birchfield, Brandon Lowe and Wade Hensley had a touchdown reception each and Zac Lockhart returned a punt 70 yards for a score.

Cainan Land hauled in a touchdown pass from Steven Layne for the Hornets, now 1-4, in the final quarter.

Phelps all-purpose back Dominick Francis was held to 46 yards on 10 carries.

Both teams return to action on Oct. 16 as the Panthers host Hazard (0-4) and Phelps goes on the road to face Sayre (5-0) at Kentucky Christian University. Kickoff for both is set for 7:30pm.

At Phelps


PK (4-1)….26  20  8  0 – 54

PH (1-4)…..0     0  0  6 –   6


First Quarter

PK – Brandon Thomas, 4-yard run (kick failed), 10:16

PK – Blake Birchfield, 38-yard pass from Isaac McNamee (conversion failed), 7:32

PK – Nate Collins, 4-yard run (Trey Hancock kick), 3:52

PK – Brandon Lowe, 11-yard pass from Isaac McNamee (Trey Hancock kick), :58

Second Quarter

Nate Collins, 81-yard run (kick failed), 9:49

PK – Wade Hensley, 15-yard pass from Isaac McNamee (Trey Hancock kick), 9:06

PK – Zac Lockhart, 70-yard punt return (Trey Hancock kick), 2:19

Third Quarter

PK – Isaiah Coleman, 36-yard run (Sam Wright run), 5:00

Fourth Quarter

PH – Cainan Land, 25-yard pass from Steven Layne (conversion failed), 9:00

Next up: Pikeville (4-1) vs Hazard (0-4); Phelps (1-4) vs. Sayre (5-0) at Kentucky Christian University, 7:30 pm, Oct. 16.