Pikeville wins season opener over Ashland, 55-49.
Pike Central kept improving last season and that paid off as the Hawks won the district and advanced all the way to the 15th Region championship game in Coach Eric Ratliff’s first season.
Pikeville marched its way into the Class A state championship game with a 50-14 win over Newport Central Catholic last Friday, while Raceland handled Louisville Holy Cross 49-6 in the other Class A state semifinal game.
Once the fog settled last Friday night, Pikeville found itself knocking off Newport Central Catholic 50-14 and preparing to take its third trip to Kroger Field in the past four seasons.
Newport Central Catholic made its way into the Class A state semifinals with a 28-21 road win over Kentucky Country Day, while Pikeville rolled to a 43-7 win over Paintsville.