Prestonsburg, which won’t have an open week until Oct. 14, improved to 4-2 after posting the win.
Previously undefeated, Betsy Layne dropped to 4-1 following the loss.
When intermission rolled around Friday night, Prestonsburg found itself in a battle with the Bobcats. Visiting Prestonsburg packed a hard-fought 24-14 lead into halftime.
The Blackcats thrived throughout the second half en route to the win. Big strikes equaled touchdowns on numerous Prestonsburg drives during the second half.
Prestonsburg senior quarterback Austin Crisp was very productive, completing 12-of-16 passes for 407 yards and five touchdowns.
In a triumphant return after suffering an injury that threatened to end his senior season, Joseph Jamerson reeled in three catches for 156 yards and three touchdowns. Jamerson also rushed twice for 37 yards and one touchdown.
Junior Bryson Williams hauled in four receptions for 130 yards and two touchdowns for the Blackcats.
Kain Collins led Prestonsburg in rushing. Collins collected 120 yards and two touchdowns via 10 rushing attempts.
Defensively, Jarredd Jarrell led Prestonsburg with two interceptions.
As a team, Betsy Layne rushed for 172 yards. The Bobcats picked up another 80 yards through the air.
Austin Hall led the Betsy Layne offense. Hall took 33 carries for 155 yards and two touchdowns in the setback.
Josh Salisbury rushed twice for 15 yards in Betsy Layne’s loss.
Sophomore quarterback Dylan Hamilton completed eight-of-14 passes to rack up 80 yards for the Bobcats.
Blake Spencer and Tony Dirico hauled in two passes apiece for Betsy Layne in the district matchup.
Hall registered a team-high 11 tackles for the Betsy Layne defense while Dylan Watson recorded an interception for the Bobcats.
Betsy Layne will visit Paintsville for a non-district game Thursday night. In another non-district contest this week, Prestonsburg will entertain Class A state championship contender Hazard.