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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Valley falls to Comets in district finals

It was the ending Shelby Valley football wanted.

District power West Carter took control early on and the Comets rolled to a 48-18 victory over the injury-riddled Wildcats in the district championship game played on Friday night.

The Wildcats finish the season at 8-3.

Quarterback Russ Osborne passed for 163 yards and a pair of touchdown passes. Anthony Pallotta hauled in a 69-yard scoring pass and Lincoln Billiter added a 17-yard TD reception. Pallotta had two catches for 116 yards.

Running back Ethan Bentley, who ran for 66 yards on 10 carries, put Valley on the board in the second period with a two-yard touchdown run.

West Carter running back Leetavious Cline ran for 168 yards and one score. Quarterback Orry Perry tossed four touchdown passes and ran for another.

At Olive Hill

(Class 2A playoffs)


SV (8-3)…..0  6    0  12 – 18

WC (9-1)..14  7  13  14 – 48


First Quarter

WC – Jackson Bond, 10-yard pass from Orry Perry (Garrett Wolfe kick), 7:26

WC – Leetavious Cline, 56-yard run (Garrett Wolfe kick), 4:06

Second Quarter

SV – Ethan Bentley, 2-yard run (run failed), 1:44

WC – Orry Perry, 1-yard run (Garrett Wolfe kick), :15

Third Quarter

WC – Gage Leadingham, 20-yard pass from Orry Perry (Garrett Wolfe kick), 5:08

WC – Cole Crampton, 30-yard pass from Orry Perry (Garrett Wolfe kick), 2:20

Fourth Quarter

SV – Lincoln Billiter, 17-yard pass from Russ Osborne (run failed), 11:28

WC – Jackson Bond, 50-yard kickoff return (Garrett Wolfe kick), 11:18

WC – Gage Leadingham, 55-yard pass from Orry Perry (Garrett Wolfe kick), 8:25

SV – Anthony Pallotta, 69-yard pass from Russ Osborne (pass failed), 5:48

Next up: Shelby Valley’s season ends.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Goal line stand in OT sends Paintsville to regional title game

Paintsville’s defense stopped Raceland quarterback Jake Heighton at the one-yard line on fourth-and-goal in overtime, and the Tigers punched their ticket to the regional championship game with a heart-stopping 28-21 victory at Rams Stadium on Friday night.

It was a sweet ending for the Tigers, now 7-2, which had lost to Raceland on a last-second field goal during the regular season.

Paintsville will host Hazard (4-5) at Memorial Field next Friday.

The Tigers won without senior quarterback Jake Hyden, who is sidelined with an injury, behind backup Karsten Poe who was outstanding. He rushed for three touchdowns, including the game-winning 10-yard run on the first play from scrimmage in overtime. He added TD runs of 13 and one yard.

 Running back Harris Phelps rushed 24 times for 128 yards and one touchdown. His three-yard score midway through the first period put the Tigers up 7-0.

At Raceland

(Class 1A playoffs)


PV (7-2)….7    7  7  0  (7) – 28

RL (4-6)….0  14  0  7  (0) – 21


First Quarter

PV – Harris Phelps, 3-yard run (Braydon Combs kick), 6:53

Second Quarter

RL – Jake Heighton, 1-yard run (Peyton Ison kick), 8:59

PV – Karsten Poe, 13-yard run (Braydon Combs kick), 6:31

RL – Parker Fannin, 4-yard pass from Jake Heighton (Peyton Ison kick), 3:20

Third Quarter

PV – Karsten Poe, 1-yard run (Braydon Combs kick), 6:51

Fourth Quarter

RL – Jake Heighton, 5-yard run (Peyton Ison kick), 9:59


PV – Karsten Poe, 10-yard run (Braydon Combs kick)

Next up: Paintsville (7-2) vs. Hazard (4-5), regional championship, Dec. 4.

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