INEZ - Prestonsburg evened its record to 1-1 in the 2013 season on Friday night, blanking host Sheldon Clark 43-0.
The Blackcats scored once in the opening quarter and added two more touchdowns in the second period to lead 21-0 at halftime.
Visiting Prestonsburg packed a commanding 35-0 lead out of the third quarter.
Prestonsburg junior quarterback Jarredd Jarrell was very accurate, completing 14 of 18 passes for 213 yards and four touchdowns.
Spreading the football around, Jarrell connected with Jackson Reed, Evan Jarrell, Chatlin Jarrell and Dalton Frasure on scoring passes.
Reed led Prestonsburg in receiving, hauling in five catches for 73 yards.
Frasure grabbed four receptions for 57 yards in the victory.
The productive Frasure led Prestonsburg on the ground, rushing 14 times for 102 yards and two touchdowns.
Sean White led the Prestonsburg defense with nine tackles. Brennan Goble and Chase Ousley added eight tackles apiece for the Blackcats.
Prestonsburg managed to shake off a sub-par second-half performance against Pikeville in a season-opener one week earlier.
“We played an efficient game as far as conditioning and executing the game plan,” Prestonsburg Coach John DeRossett said. “I am very proud of our players and coaching staff. We all worked together last week and put some long hours in to get better and it paid off. We were very even in the rushing and passing and we have said all along that we need to run the ball and play defense and we did that. We limited Sheldon Clark to 62 yards of total offense and all of our defenders and defensive coaches are to be commended. Our special teams were sound as we converted all extra points and when we had a bad snap we converted the points.Overall, a good week of preparation led to a good outing for our team. This is a new week and a tough opponent. We celebrated our victory on Friday and got back to work on Saturday morning.”
Prestonsburg will be back on the road this week, traveling to Clay County on Saturday for a game versus Knox Central in the Appalachian Bowl.
“Knox Central is a top-notch team and we must improve each day in practice to have a chance Saturday night,” DeRossett added. “We play the second game of the Appalachian Bowl at Clay County, so we gain a day of preparation this week and lose one the next week. Overall, we have a very young team with only three-to-four players back with varsity experience and are improving from day to day and with that, the final product is yet to be determined.”
Kickoff for the Prestonsburg-Knox Central game is set for 8:30 p.m. on Saturday night.