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Week 6 in High School Football full of surprises

Powell Defeats Magoffin for 1st win of season – Photo by Brendon Miller

Week 6 is in the books and it was full of surprises. To start the excitement off Breathitt County (1-5) was off to a horrible start this season as they traveled to Knott Central (3-2) who was having a great season. Breathitt won 50-43 and showed why you play the games and don’t just go by season play thus far.  Floyd Central (4-2) was surprised at home by Pike Central 35-34. Letcher Central (0-6) continued to struggle as they ran in to a buzz saw at home losing to Perry Central (5-0) 44-34.There were also several games that found no surprise in the final results of their games. Belfry (4-1) rolled over Sheldon Clark 63-8, and Corbin (4-1) won again squeezing by Mayfield 20-17. Pineville (2-4) fell to Cumberland Gap TN 32-12, and Hazard (3-1) beat Prestonsburg (2-3) 29-7. Johnson Central (5-0) continued their quest for another State Title rolling over Boyd, 58-0. Harlan humbled Jenkins (0-6) 62-0. Williamsburg (3-3) dropped to .500 with a loss to Ludlow 39-28. South Laurel dismantled Middlesboro (2-4) 47-6. In a game for offensive enthusiast, Bell County (4-1) won 75-43 at McCreary Central. Leslie (3-3) climbed back to .500 with a 42-15 win at East Ridge. Morgan (2-3) won easily over Estill County (1-4) 34-8 and Paintsville (5-1) beat up on Lawrence 43-14.
In the Bluegrass Nation Game of the week, Magoffin (2-4) who had been playing well, traveled to Powell County (1-4) and was manhandled 50-12. Powell County’s  Nate Skidmore scored 26 points including a 63 yard fumble recovery for td. He also had a 3 yd td run, a 7 yd td run, an 8 yd td run, plus Skidmore had a 2 point conversion. Nate would also have 14 carries for 130 yds.  John Brooks  had a 10 yd td run and  Devon Ditto had 2 carries for 38 yds including a 5 yd td run.   Drew Ginter had a 82 yd kick off return for a td. Pirate Kicker Bryan Baker was 4 of 5 in extra point attempts.  The win was Powell’s first of the season after 4 disappointing losses. Magoffin will have to go back to the drawing board to try and get back on track after dropping 2 in a row. The Hornets have been either feast or famine. In their 2 wins they outscored their opponents 54-40 while in their 4 losses they have been outscored  185 – 44. There is still time to turn things around for both Powell and Magoffin.

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