SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
Louisa, Ky. — On a night that the 1997 Bulldog football team was honored it was Paintsville ( 5-1 ) that stole the show in a 43-14 victory over Lawrence Co. ( 3-3 ) on a beautiful Friday night at Luke Varney Jr. Memorial stadium.
Lawrence Co. running back Dalton Ferguson had 2 touchdown runs one each from 12 and 14 yards out. QB Noah West had a 2 point conversion run.
The Dawgs had 263 yards on the ground as West finished with 108 yards, Ferguson 66 yards, Ashton Blankenship 60 yards, Trey Dotson 28 yards, Dylan Sizemore 1 yard. West was 0-3 through the air.
For Paintsville, Tanner Smith had 3 touchdown runs of 16, 11, and 21. Jake Hyden threw 2 touchdown passes one to Silas Stambaugh for 68 yards and James Allen for 19 yards. John Walker Phelps scored on a 56 yard touchdown run. Seth Trador was 5-5 on PAT’s.
Paintsville 7 22 7 7 – 43
Lawrence Co. 6 0 0 8- 14
Lawrence Co. will begin District play next Friday when they host Sheldon Clark ( 1-4). Paintsville will also begin District play as they travel to Fairview ( 2-3 ).
Bulldog Head Coach Alan Short
“… You have to stay in front of the sticks, We’re not built for 3rd and 8’s we need 3rd and 2’s and 3rd and 3’s.”
“… Paintsville is a very athletic team that I think’s gonna make a lot of noise and play a long time this season.” They made several adjustments in the second quarter and honestly, it kinda stuffed us a little bit.”