MTS/BWW PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Central’s Adams runaway choice

Letcher Central quarterback Carson Adams had a big game in leading the Cougars to a 51-14 win over Harlan County at Coal Miner’s Memorial Stadium on Friday night.

Adams passed for 257 yards and four touchdowns, and he rushed for 115 yards and three scores on just seven carries as the Cougars moved to 5-1 and won their third straight game.

His effort has earned him the Mountain Top Sports/Buffalo Wild Wings Player of the Week honors.

Special honorable mention goes out to:

Shelby Valley quarterback Russ Osborne who passed for 257 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 67 yards and three scores on just six carries as the Wildcats scored a 58-36 district win over Prestonsburg.

Tug Valley quarterback Buddy Marcum rushed for 269 yards and four touchdowns as the Panthers hammered Tolsia.

Shelby Valley running back Jayden Newsome finished with 240 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 17 attempts. 

Other nominees:

Letcher Central receiver Nicholas Haning hauled in three passes, two for touchdowns, and finished with 112 yards

Martin County quarterback Jason Maynard rushed for three touchdowns as the Cardinals moved to 5-3. Running back Dawson Mills had 187 yards on 14 carries and one touchdown. Kolby Sparks added 163 yards on the ground on 15 carries.

Logan quarterback Jordan Hayes passed for 181 yards and a pair of touchdowns to receiver Carson Kirk as the Wildcats moved to 4-2. Kirk caught eight passes for 156 yards.

Lawrence County’s  Blue Fletcher ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries while Dylan Ferguson finished with 126 yards and a score on 16 attempts. Douglas Hall added 120 yards and two rushing TDs on six carries in a win ver Boyd County.

Pikeville running back Blake Birchfield finished with 125 yards on 25 carriers and quarterback Isaac McNamee passed for 125 and ran for a score in the Panthers loss at Madison Central.

Johnson Central’s Carter Conley and Zack McCoart had a pair of rushing touchdowns each in the Eagles win over Clay County. McCoart finished with 154 yards on four carries and Carter added 100 yards on three carries.