Blackcats scratch Shelby Valley in district game

Steve LeMaster slemaster@civitasmedia.com

October 16, 2013

PRESTONSBURG - Prestonsburg continued to be the frontrunner in Class 2A, District 8 on Friday night, defeating visiting Shelby Valley 55-13 at Josh Francis Field/Blackcat Stadium.

With the win, Prestonsburg improved to 3-5 overall and moved to 2-0 in Class 2A, District 8.

Following the loss, Shelby Valley dropped to 4-3 overall and 0-1 in the district.

Sophomore Dalton Frasure rushed 18 times for 170 yards and four touchdowns as Prestonsburg dominated longtime rival Shelby Valley.

Junior quarterback Jarredd Jarrell completed 10 of 16 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns for the Blackcats, who won for the second time in three games.

Jarrell rushed 12 times for 57 yards and one touchdown. Chase Ousley added 25 yards and one touchdown on five carries for the Blackcats.

Chatlin Jarrell and Evan Jarrell each caught touchdown pass for the Prestonsburg football squad.

Chase Ousley led the Prestonsburg defense with a game-high 20 tackles. Ousley registered three solo tackles, 12 assists, four tackles for losses and one sack for the Blackcats.

Kyle Wallace added 12 tackles for the Prestonsburg defense.

“We are getting better, we have played some tough teams and been in demanding games,” Prestonsburg Coach John DeRossett commented. “Just maybe this will help us down the road. We had zero turnovers and rushed the ball for close to 300 yards. It has been a while since we put up those kind numbers and the passing was spot on. You can’t look back but eliminating turnovers has been an issue all year. Our team is learning from their mistakes and looking to the future. When all is said, we are right where we want to be, playing for the district championship against Leslie County on October 25. Being the number one seed in your district gives you a big advantage going into the playoffs. The most important thing right now is to keep our focus during the open week and keep getting better. Our JV program has also been going strong this year, playing games each week and these players are moving up and play a critical role in our success as the scout team opponent. I would like to congratulate Coach Kevin Woods and Coach Robinette for outstanding seasons at Adams and Allen. We look forward to the opportunity to work with these players as they move on to the high school level.”

Prestonsburg has this week open and will entertain Leslie County on Friday, Oct. 25.