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Breathitt Runs to Victory Over Powell

Lane Weddle - photo by Brendon D. Miller - Bluegrass Sports Nation

Bobcats gains 320 on ground in 50-8 Win

STANTON – September 19, 2020 – ROB HOUNSHELL

The Bobcats made the trip down the Detoured Mountain Parkway on Friday Night to face the Pirates. Breathitt’s Middle School Bobcats picked up a win in Stanton on Wednesday and the Senior Bobcats hoped to do the same. The explosive offense of Breathitt County, led by Junior Quarterback, Jaylen Turner, didn’t disappoint, putting up 50 points, and 410 total yards on the night in route to a running clock 50-8 win. 

Bobcats Pregame – Brendon D. Miller/BSN

Breathitt looked rested, and more disciplined than in their opener at Estill County. The Bobcat offense struck early and often, scoring both of their first two offensive plays, and Coach Kyle Moore put an impressive defensive combination on the field to slow down the Double wing T offense of Powell County.

Lane Weddle was the star of stars on the night, as he exhibited his dynamic playmaking skills, and showed that he can pack whatever load that his team needs him to with unselfish play in the kicking game, the running game, and on defense.  After falling and cutting his head in prgame (forcing him to change to jersey #44 from his normal #19) Weddle scored four touchdowns on the night and scored 30 of the Bobcats’ 50.

Weddle scores in the 2nd Quarter – Brendon D. Miller/BSN

The Bobcats’ offense is so potent, but yet so very young. Friday Night’s starters included Seniors Weddle and William Long; Juniors Turner, Blake Ritchie, and Connor Deaton; Sophomores Evan Miller, Bryce Hoskins and Dylan Spencer; and Freshman Caden Bowling, Austin Sperry, and Jason Perry. As this group continues to mature, look out!

Powell County put together a couple good drives, and the “run it right at you” offense chewed up much of the clock. Despite effective drives, the Pirates had trouble holding onto the football. The Pirates fumbled 5 times losing 4 of them. Breathitt capitalized on fumble recoveries and turned them into points. The Pirates’ running attack was led by Tyler Charles, Elijah Miller, and Larry Shifflet, and churned out 15 first downs, to the 13 of Breathitt. Unfortunatley the Pirates could not score on many drives.  

Powell’s Tyler Charles – Brendon D. Miller/BSN

1st Quarter
BHS – Lane Weddle 75 yard run (Weddle Kick) BHS 7 – PCHS 0
BHS – Jaylen Turner Pass to Austin Sperry 40 yards (Weddle Kick)
BHS 14 – PCHS 0
BHS – Turner Pass to Weddle 30 yards (Weddle Kick) BHS 21 – PCHS 0
BHS – Caden Bowling 3 yard run (Weddle Kick) BHS 28 – PCHS 0

2nd Quarter
PCHS – Holden Townsend 1 yard run – (Elijah Miller Run) BHS 28 – PCHS 8
BHS – Weddle 8 yard run (Weddle run) BHS 36 – PCHS 8
BHS – Weddle 19 yeard run (Turner pass to Byrce Hoskins) BHS 44 – PCHS 8

3rd Quarter
No Scoring

4th Quarter
BHS – Ethan Gibson 14 yard run (PAT Failed) BHS 50 – PCHS 8

TEAM: First Downs – 13; 24 rushes for 320 yards; Four of Eight passing for 90 yards; 32 total plays for 410 total yards; Time of Possession 14:54
RUSHING: Lane Weddle 4/133; Caden Bowling 11/80; Jaylen Turner 1/49; Ethan Gibson 3/29; Trevor Baldwin 5/29
PASSING: Jaylen Turner 4 for 8 for 90 yards – 2 TD
RECEIVING: Austin Sperry 2/58 – 1 TD; Weddle 2/32 – 1 TD

TEAM; First Downs – 15; 52 rushes for 274 yards; One for Three passing for 22 yards; 56 total plays for 296 total yards; Time of Possession 33:24
RUSHING: Elijah Miller 14/86; Tyler Charles 18/61; Larry Shifflet 5/46; Stephen Norris 9/44; Tyler Wreen 5/37; Holden Townsend 1/3
PASSING: Holden Townsend 1 for 3 for 22 yards
RECEIVING: Dawson Baker 1/22

Breathitt will be at home at the Mike Holcomb Athletic Complex next week to begin District play against Knott Central for their home opener and Senior Night. The Bobcat explosive offense will try to again put up more big stats in rushing and passing. Powell will also open District play as they travel to Lewis County.

Hope to see you on the RiverBank on Friday Night, but if not watch us on BSN’s LIVE Webcast on the BSN Facebook Page!

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