By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
WILLIAMSBURG — The Kentucky squad only had one win out of the previous five meetings heading into Saturday's Sixth Annual Border Bowl, but that didn't stop this year's team as they picked up a dramatic win Saturday.
Kentucky capped off its comeback during which they scored 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter with Dylan Beasley’s 90-yard touchdown pass to Tranard Chester with 1:39 left, giving the Kentucky All-Stars a stunning 29-27 victory over Tennessee in the Border Bowl.
Tennessee had taken a 27-23 lead with 2:34 left on Dallin Bridges’ 1-yard run.
Kentucky trailed 20-6 entering the fourth quarter but took a 23-20 lead on Austin Pray’s one-yard run, a 40-yard interception touchdown by Aaron Jackson and a tie-breaking 18-yard field goal by Lucas Williams with 7:33 left.
After the win, Kentucky head coach and Harlan County High School coach Tom Larkey said all the credit goes to the players.
“This is great for these kids because they played their hearts out,” Larkey said. “All the credit goes to them because they got out here and busted their tails.”
The Tri-County was represented by Knox Central's Jeffrey Canady, Williamsburg's Logan Hamblin and Jacob Jeffers, Whitley County's Boston Bryant and John Fulton, Corbin's Matt Jewell and North Laurel's Rashawn Andrews.
Kentucky rallies to stun Tennessee, 29-27, in sixth annual Border Bowl
By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
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Bell County knocks off Corbin, 83-82, in CFIT Championship
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Williamsburg’s hopes of the school’s first-ever state title were washed away quickly Friday as Mayfield scored touchdowns on its first three plays, building a 35-0 first-quarter lead.
Corbin wins, South Laurel falls in Big Red Shootout
In the first game of the Big Red Shootout at Clay County High School, the Corbin Redhounds defeated the Letcher Central Cougars 66-50. Corbin found themselves down two points at halftime, but was able to pull away for a big lead in the third quarter.
Friday night's opening game of the Cumberland Falls Invitational featured two 50th District teams, both looking for their first wins of the tournament.
The Corbin Lady Redhounds returned to action in their second round match of the Cumberland Falls Invitational Tournament. Corbin entered the contest riding off an 86-point, hard-fought scoring effort in Wednesday's victory over Harlan.
There was really no question North Laurel would make short work of young Riverside Christian. The Jaguars picked up an 82-25 win Thursday with a running clock starting late in the first half.
Lady Cards fall to Bell County, 64-40
When you sport a very young team, you can expect some growing pains early in the season. South Laurel is a very young team, but for 2 1/2 quarters they stayed right with heavily favored Bell County in the Cumberland Falls Invitational Thursday night.
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