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.
SCORE BY QUARTERS:
PK (4-1)….26 20 8 0 – 54
PH (1-4)…..0 0 0 6 – 6
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
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
PK – Isaiah Coleman, 36-yard run (Sam Wright run), 5:00
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.