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Bobcats Cruise over Patriots

Jaylen Turner - photo by Brendon D. Miller - Bluegrass Sports Nation

Bobcats improve to 8-0 and 3-0 in District with win over Knott

HINDMAN – October 18, 2019 – Brendon D. Miller – BSN

This one was decided early, as has been the norm for the Bobcats this season. Dalton Manns scored on the first Breathitt play from scrimmage from 18 yards out and the Bobcats were on their way to their 8th victory of the season.

On the night, the Bobcats had eight drives, and they scores on each of those drives. The longest Bobcat drive of the night was just four plays. Of the eight drives, three were one play drives, two were two play drives and three were four play drives. Wow. The Bobcats ended up running only 20 offensive plays on the night.

The varsity defense again threw a shut out. The only points scored by the Patriots were on a safety by the Breathitt JV offense and a score against the JV Defense on the last play of the game. The Clock began running with 7:23 to go in the 2nd quarter.

Full picture gallery of the action by Brendon Miller, click here!: http://bluegrasssportsnation.com/breathitt-knott-image-gallery-10-18-19/

Scoring Summary ( Thanks to Stephen Neace of WJSN for the stats)

1st Quarter – Dalton Manns 18 yard run (Lane Weddle kick) – 7-0; Weddle Pass from Jaylen Turner 43 yards (Weddle kick) – 14-0; Turner 11 yard run (Weddle kick) – 21-0; Brandyn Slaughter 63 yard pass from Turner (Weddle kick) – 28-0.

Brandyn Slaughter on the TD Catch and Run – photo Brendon D. Miller

2nd Quarter – Charles Collins 24 yard run (Weddle kick) – 35-0; Manns 20 yard run (Weddle kick) – 42-0;

Dalton Manns on his 2nd Quarter TD Run – photo Brendon D. Miller

3rd Quarter – Turner 51 yard run (Weddle kick) – 49-0; Blake Ritchie 52 yard pass from Braxton O’Hara (Turner kick).- 56-0.

Blake Ritchie on the TD Catch and Run – photo Brendon D. Miller

4th Quarter – Safety by Knott – 56-2; Jonte Clayton 40 yard run – PAT failed. 56-8.

On the night Breathitt rushed 5 times for 141 yards with Collins 5 for 73, Turner 3 for 49 and Manns 3 for 27. Breathitt passed 6 times (completing all 6) for 197 yards. Turner was 4 for 4 for 129 and 2 for 2 for 68. On the receiving end, Slaughter had 1 catch for 63 yards with Weddle hauling in 2 for 55, Ritchie a catch for 52, Turner had a catch for 16 and O’Hara a catch for 11. Lane Weddle was 7 for 7 on PAT’s on the night and Turner added the 8th.

Lane Weddle converts one of his seven PAT’s – photo Brendon D. Miller

The Bobcats only gave up 147 yards in the game and had four interceptions by Weddle, Ethan Gibson, Slaughter, and Ritchie. William Long should have had a fumble return for a touchdown, after stripping the Patriot ball carrier of the ball, but the return was negated by an inadvertent whistle.

William Long on the nullified strip return for TD – photo Brendon D. Miller

This was likely a 1st round Playoff Matchup for November 8th, which will be in Jackson.

You can go back and watch the entire game as it was streamed live on BSN at the following link: http://bluegrasssportsnation.com/breathitt-county-knott-central-webcast-10-18-19/

The Bobcats will stay in District next Friday Night as Leslie County visits the River Bank on BHS Homecoming night with kick set for 7:30!

You can always watch the Bobcats LIVE on BSN as we webcast each game on the BSN Facebook Page!!!!!

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