PRESTONSBURG – Prestonsburg senior Dalton Frasure was sidelined in his final game for the Blackcats, a loss to Lexington Christian in the opening round of the Class 2A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl earlier in the month. Frasure, however, finished his senior season with 1,430 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns via 233 carries.
As a team, Prestonsburg rushed for 2.093 yards. The Blackcats gained 1,338 yards through the air.
Frasure, who rushed for over 4,000 yards during his high school career, added 224 receiving yards and four scoring catches.
Bailey Slone settled in at starting quarterback for the Blackcats early in the 2015 season. Slone completed 86-of-155 passes for 1,297 yards, 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
Wesley Hager, a transfer from Sheldon Clark, emerged as Slone’s leading receiver, hauling in 40 receptions for 614 yards and six touchdowns.
Following Hager in the Prestonsburg receiving column, Steven Little reeled in 25 catches for 306 yards and one touchdown.
Little ranked second in both receiving and rushing for the Blackcats, taking 43 carries for 274 yards and six touchdowns.
Hager rushed 36 times for 169 yards and two touchdowns.
Another Prestonsburg player, Zach Roberts, rushed 11 times for 115 yards and one touchdown as a freshman.
Prestonsburg, which ended its latest campaign 5-6, managed to outscore opponents 285-201.
Leading the Blackcats defensively, Paul Stanley recorded a team-high 119 tackles, 42 of which were solo stops.
Frasure registered 86 tackles, Jordan Ray 80, Dylan Kidd 79, Little 72, Matt Smith 61 and Drake Nunnery 51.
Little and Nunnery each had three interceptions for the Blackcats.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.