PRESTONSBURG – Prestonsburg faced the tough task of visiting defending Class A state champion Pikeville in Week 0 of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s 2016 high school football season. A non-district opponent, Pikeville took control early and pulled away to beat the Blackcats 47-14. Now, Prestonsburg has turned its collective focus to Sheldon Clark, a familiar foe from neighboring Martin County.
The John DeRossett-coached Blackcats will host Sheldon Clark for another non-district game. Sheldon Clark is 0-1 following a shutout loss to Paintsville. Playing at home, Paintsville blanked the Cardinals 42-0.
Martin County native Chester McCoy is in his first season as Sheldon Clark head coach. McCoy’s previous coaching experience includes a stint as Magoffin County head coach.
Kickoff for the Prestonsburg-Sheldon Clark game is set for 7:30 p.m.
Following a win in overtime over rival South Floyd on its home field, Betsy Layne will host Morgan County for another non-district clash. Morgan County had Week 0 as its open date.
Betsy Layne notched its first win since the 2014 season. The Bobcats, who exited the 2015 season 0-10, showed some improvement in their 2016 debut.
Kickoff for the Betsy Layne-Morgan County game is set for 7:30 p.m.
South Floyd will look for its first win on the road at Harlan. The Green Dragon were also idle in Week 0 of the Kentucky high school football season.
Kickoff for the South Floyd-Harlan game is set for 7:30 p.m.
After knocking off rejuvenated Phelps 28-8 in a season opener on the road, Allen Central is open in Week 1. The Rebels are slated to visit Morgan County on Sept. 2.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.