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Eagles Fall to Corbin

photo by Darrin Spencer

September 29, 2020 – ROD DAVIDSON

The Leslie County Eagles traveled to Corbin Friday night, in hopes of pulling an upset, and getting the first win of the season. The Eagles looked to duplicate the performance from the previous week against Clay County, that saw them rush for over 300 yards.

Trent Asher rushes against Corbin – photo by Darrin Spencer

Corbin had other ideas. The Redhounds’ stingy defense held Leslie County to 69 yards rushing and 7 yards passing. Corbin’s offense had a productive night, despite only gaining 167 yards on the ground and 132 through the air.

Corbin found the endzone late in the 1st quarter, on a 16-yard QB keeper by Cameron Combs. In the second quarter Corbin found paydirt multiple times. A couple of short TD runs from Seth Mills and Blake Powers, and a 16-yard TD pass from Combs to Treyveon Longmire, set the score at half with Corbin leading 28-0.

Corbin’s Seth Mills runs against Leslie on Friday Night – photo by Darrin Spencer

Sophomore WR Brody Wells added a couple scores for Corbin, to expand the lead 42-0 at the end of the 3rd quarter. Freshman RB Mikey Neal scored Corbin’s last TD early in the fourth on a 33-yard run pushing the lead to 49-0.

The Leslie County Eagles return home next Friday to face the Morgan County Cougars in a District matchup. Both teams will enter the contest 0-2 looking for not only their first win, but a district win. The two teams played last season at Morgan County, with the Eagles soaring to a 41-8 victory.

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