HINDMAN – Visiting Betsy Layne had the tough task of facing much-improved Knott County Central on the road in its latest matchup. Homestanding Knott County Central took control early and never let up, rolling past the Bobcats 75-6 in the non-district high school football game.
With the loss, Betsy Layne slipped to 1-3.
Knott County Central improved to 3-1 with the win.
Leading Knott County Central to the convincing victory, quarterback Cameron Jones completed 13-of-20 passes for 375 yards and four touchdowns.
Tyler Kidd led the Patriots in receiving, reeling in five pass receptions for 188 yards and three touchdowns.
Directly behind Kidd in the Knott County Central receiving column, Luke Jacobs hauled in three catches for 71 yards and one touchdown in the winning effort.
Jacobs paced Knott County Central on the ground, rushing six times for 50 yards and four touchdowns.
Another Knott County Central running back, Caleb Trent, rushed for a 34-yard touchdown in the win.
Knott County Central excelled both offensively and defensively.
On the defensive side, Kidd and Jacobs each returned an interception for a touchdown in the Patriots’ win.
Jake Brown registered eight tackles, while Logan Reesor and Mason Spencer posted seven tackles apiece for the Patriots.
Betsy Layne suffered its fourth straight loss after outlasting county rival South Floyd 14-6 in overtime in a season opener.
The Bobcats, featuring Jordan Kendrick at quarterback, turned their collective focus to Class 2A, District 8 rival Leslie County earlier in the week. Betsy Layne is slated to host Leslie County for a district game on Friday, Sept. 23.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.