The Pirates trailed by as few as four points in the fourth quarter but fell short 27-16.
October 3, 2020 – Bradley Charles – Bluegrass Sports Nation
On Friday night, the (2-1) Powell County Pirates hosted the (0-2) Fleming County Panthers.
Powell County got the ball to begin the game, and the drive resulted in a blocked punt, which gave the Panthers great field position. After Fleming County’s Tanner Weaver scored on a three-yard touchdown run, the Pirates responded with a field goal by senior kicker Brian Baker from the Panthers’ 10-yard line. With 1:58 to play in the first quarter, Fleming County led 7-3.
The ensuing Panther drive ended in a punt that was accidentally blocked by a Fleming County player. After the Pirates were forced to punt, the Panthers dialed up an 83-yard touchdown pass from Zeke Conn to Payton Roark to make the score 14-3 with 9:21 remaining in the opening half.
Following a punt by the Pirates, Fleming County’s Levi Denton scored on a 75-yard touchdown run. The Panthers missed the extra point, which made the score 20-3 with 2:45 to go in the second quarter.
As time expired in the first half, Powell County had the ball in Fleming County territory. The Panthers led 20-3 after the first half.
In the third quarter, the Pirates were able to trim the Panther lead thanks to a four-yard touchdown run by Tyler Charles. After three quarters of play, Fleming County led 20-10.
Powell County’s Stephen Norris scored on a two-yard touchdown run with 6:46 left in the fourth quarter, which made the score 20-16 in favor of the Panthers.
On the ensuing possession, Fleming County was forced to punt. After the Pirates turned the football over on downs, the Panthers scored on a 10-yard touchdown run by Levi Denton. Powell County got the ball back with little time remaining.
The final score was 27-16 in favor of Fleming County. The Pirates are now (2-2) on the season; the Panthers are (1-2).
Powell County’s next game is slated for Oct. 9 as they will travel to Pendleton County to take on the (2-2) Wildcats.