PRESTONSBURG – The Prestonsburg Blackcats dropped a Class 2A, District 8 game to the visiting Shelby Valley Wildcats on Friday. Shelby Valley edged host Prestonsburg 12-7.
With the loss, Prestonsburg dropped to 2-3 overall.
Shelby Valley improved to 4-1 overall with the win.
As a team, Shelby Valley rushed for 286 yards.
Leading Shelby Valley to the victory, Chandler Rowe rushed 21 times for 123 yards and two touchdowns.
Rowe led four different Shelby Valley running backs , each of whom rushed for positive yardage. Following Rowe in the Shelby Valley rushing column, Jordan Hampton added 72 yards via nine carries.
Kasey Tackett rushed for 44 yards and quarterback Donavon Layne added 40 rushing yards for the Wildcats.
Defensively for Shelby Valley, Luke Adkinson posted a game-high 14 tackles.
Another Shelby Valley defensive player, Trevor Wright, added 11 tackles and one interception.
Limited rushing the football, Prestonsburg was held to 96 rushing yards. Pacing the Blackcats on the ground, Dalton Frasure rushed 20 times for 78 yards.
Prestonsburg quarterback Bailey Slone, a first-year starter, completed 8-of-10 passes for 121 yards and one touchdown in the loss.
Steven Little provided Prestonsburg’s only touchdown, hauling in a scoring pass from Slone.
Little led the Blackcats in receiving, finishing with 65 yards via four receptions.
Frasure, Jordan Ray and Paul Stanley led the Prestonsburg defensive unit with 10 tackles apiece. Little and Smith contributed nine tackles apiece and Dylan Kidd added eight stops for the Blackcats.
Prestonsburg was hosting Class 2A, District 8 newcomer East Ridge on Thursday. Results from the Prestonsburg-East Ridge football game were unavailable at press time.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.