Pikeville and Belfry both got big wins before the two meet up this Friday night.
Shelby Valley’s Seth Johnson returned to the lineup and the Wildcats got back on track in the win column.
Phelps went on the road and pulled out a hard fought 34-30 win over Jackson County.
East Ridge picked up a 34-14 win over Jenkins to pick up its first win of the season. Pike Central also got its first win of the season with a 45-6 win over Hurley.
Connor Roberts was dominat.
The Pikeville quarterback was unstoppable. He broke big run after big run and made big throw after big throw.
Roberts finished the game with 231 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 11 carries. He broke an 82-yard TD for the game’s first score and he added another 73-yard TD later in the game.
Throwing the ball, Roberts was 11 of 19 passing for 193 yards and two TDs.
Roberts was unstoppable.
Roberts accounted for 424 total yards and five TDs.
Pikeville had 459 total yards.
Christian Billiter was the top target for Roberts throwing the ball. Billiter had four catches for 129 yards and two TDs. Jackson Hensley followed with four catches for 37 yards.
Defensively Kaden Caudill forced a fumble and Hensley recovered the fumble. Seth Pugh came up with a big interception as well.
Pikeville (3-0) has momentum entering the Belfry game.
The Panthers and Pirates will square off at Hillard Howard Field at 7:30 p.m. Friday night.
Shelby Valley 50,
Knott Central 8
Seth Johnson didn’t play for the Wildcats against Ridgeview, but he was back last Friday night against Knott Central.
Johnson made his presence known as he led the Wildcats with 121 rushing yards and a TD on just 12 carries.
Dalton Meade followed Johnson’s lead with 77 rushing yards and two TDs on six carries. Clay Morgan added 75 yards on four carries. Jordan Little added 24 rushing yards and a TD on two carries. Cameron Worrix followed with a 10-yard rushing TD.
Shelby Valley quarterback Samuel Stanley was four of nine passing for 61 yards and a TD.
Meade led the receivers with one catch for 30 yards.
Meade had another big night defensively. He led the defense with 12 tackles and Brayden Keathley followed with 11 tackles.
Peyton Blackburn, Noah Mullins, Lance Riddle and Joseph Wright all recovered fumbles for the Wildcats.
Keathley and Mullins each added a sack in the win as well.
Shelby Valley (2-1) is scheduled to visit Morgan County at 7:30 p.m. Friday night.
Jackson County 30
This is what Phelps coach David Jones was looking for out of his squad.
The Hornets found a way to pull out a tough road win.
Quarterback Garrett Clevenger led the Hornets going seven for 12 passing for 162 yards and a TD with one interception. He added 61 yards rushing with two TDs on 12 carries.
Dominick Francis led the Hornets with 125 yards rushing with a TD on 21 carries. Zach Ramey followed with 67 rushing yards and a TD. Brandon Turnmire followed with 60 yards rushing on 14 carries.
Turnmire also led the way for the Hornet receivers. He had four catches for 111 yards. Seth Elkins followed with one catch for 30 yards. Francis added two catches for 21 yards and a TD.
Phelps gained 489 total yards of offense.
Defensively, Landon Dotson and Turnmire each had eight tackles.
Daniel Smith forced a fumble and Marcus Layne recovered it.
The Hornet defense only gave up 252 yards of offense to Jackson County; all of the offense was rushing yards.
Phelps moved to 3-0 on the season with the win.
The Hornets will visit Tug Valley at 7:30 p.m. Friday night in another tough road matchup.
Belfry, Pike Central and East Ridge didn’t report stats as of presstime.