PRESTONSBURG - Hail Blackcats. The Prestonsburg Blackcats claimed another district title on Friday night, defeating Leslie County 40-16 at Josh Francis Field/Blackcat Stadium.
Prestonsburg improved to 4-5 overall and concluded district play perfect at 3-0. The Blackcats notched their second straight victory, winning for the third time in four games.
Leslie County fell to 3-6 overall and 0-3 in the district following the loss. The Eagles lost their fourth straight game.
The Blackcats scored first and never trailed. Host Prestonsburg controlled the contest, carrying a lead out of each quarter.
Sophomore Dalton Frasure led Prestonsburg. Frasure rushed 16 times for 217 yards and four touchdowns. He also ranked as Prestonsburg’s second-leading receiver, hauling in four receptions for 62 yards.
Prestonsburg quarterback Jarredd Jarrell completed 14 of 21 passes for 186 yards.
Jarrell also rushed eight times for 43 yards.
Chase Ousley was the second-leading rusher for the Blackcats. Ousley rushed 12 times for 94 yards and one touchdown.
Defensively, Ousley led Prestonsburg with 11 tackles. Gabe Walker registered nine tackles and Sean White made eight stops for the Blackcats.
“We played a sound game after being on an open week,” Prestonsburg Coach John DeRossett said. “Our players gain maturity each week in their approach to practice and games. We have played a tough schedule with a young team but we are in the position all teams want - number one seed in their district and hosting the first round game at their stadium.”
Prestonsburg continues to dominate in district competition.
“Over the years we have won 85 percent of our district games, which is not too shabby when you think about how many state champions and runner-ups have come from our district over the years,” DeRossett confided.
Prestonsburg will host Lawrence County in a regular-season finale Friday night. Kickoff for the Prestonsburg-Lawrence County football game is set for 7:30 p.m.