BETSY LAYNE – Visiting Shelby Valley moved ahead early and never looked back on Friday night, pulling away to defeat Betsy Layne 61-0 in a Class 2A, District 8 football game.
Turnovers plagued homestanding Betsy Layne in the district matchup.
With the win, Shelby Valley improved to 2-4 overall and 1-1 in Class 2A, District 8.
Betsy Layne dropped to 1-6 overall and 0-2 in the district with the loss.
The Wildcats rushed for 326 yards in the win. Leading Shelby Valley on the ground, Jordan Hampton rushed nine times for 154 yards and five touchdowns.
Clay Morgan rushed three times for 86 yards and one touchdown in the Wildcats’ win.
Another Shelby Valley running back, Chris Gunter, rushed eight times for 45 yards and one touchdown.
Through the air, Shelby Valley quarterback Mason Layne completed one of two passes for 21 yards.
Helping to pace the Wildcats defensively, Quintin Adkins returned an interception for a touchdown.
Shelby Valley picked off two Betsy Layne passes as Morris Adkins added another interception.
Three different Shelby Valley players recovered one fumble.
Leading the Wildcats defensively, Luke Adkinson delivered 14 tackles. The Wildcats limited Betsy Layne’s offensive attack, which features quarterback Jordan Kendrick as its leader.
Betsy Layne suffered its sixth straight loss. The Bobcats haven’t won since defeating county rival South Floyd 14-6 in overtime in a season opener on Aug. 19.
Betsy Layne will host Floyd County counterpart Allen Central in another Class 2A, District 8 football game on Thursday night. Kickoff for the Betsy Layne-Allen Central football game is set for 7:30 p.m.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.