COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Bears fall short against Patriots

The University of Pikeville football Bears were on the doorstep of beating an NAIA nationally ranked opponent for the second time this season Saturday evening at the Hambley Athletic  Complex.

A busted-play, 80-yard touchdown pass play, which looked to be broken up, gave the University of Cumberlands the margin needed to defeat the Bears, 24-13.

UPIKE, now 2-3, led 7-0 early on quarterback Trevon Wofford’s 17-yard run with 7:47 left in the opening period.

The Bears managed just a pair of Zaniel Phillips field goal from that point on. He hit from 23 and 24 yards away to keep the score at 14-13.

Running backs Alex Sanders  and  Derius Gibson combined for 143 yards rushing. Wofford passed for 137 yards.

UPIKE will journey to Georgetown College (2-2) on Oct. 12. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m.

At Pikeville


UC (4-0)….0  7  7  10 – 24

UP (2-3)….7  3  3    0 – 13


First Quarter

UP – Trevon Wofford, 17-yard run (Zaniel Phillips kick), 7:47

Second Quarter

UC – Jarrett Cornelius, 76-yard fumble return (Devon McMillin kick), 12:26

UP – Zaniel Phillips, 23-yard field goal, 8:07

Third Quarter

UC – Marquez Trigg, 1-yard run (Devon McMillin kick), 8:57

UP – Zaniel Phillips, 24-yard field goal, 5:12

Fourth Quarter

UC – Brandon Stuckey, 80-yard pass from Ky’zheyone Burton (Devon McMillin kick), 9:56

UC – Devon McMillin, 37-yard field goal, 2:57

Next up: Pikeville (2-3) at Georgetown (2-2), 1:30 p.m., Oct. 12.