HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Panthers claim 27th regional title

Photo Credit/Dusty Layne

Pikeville overcame a slow start to erase a touchdown deficit and beat Middlesboro, 34-13, in the Class 1A regional championship game played at Hillard Howard Field on Friday night.
the two-time defending champs, now 10-2, will look to get back to the title game when they play at Campbellsville (11-1) this Friday. Kickoff is 7: 30 pm.

Running back Brenden Anthony rushed for 278 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries. Tayvian Boykins added 153 yards on 13 attempts.

Quarterback Isaac Duty passed for 32 yards and a touchdown – an 8-yard reception by Jeb Wilkerson.

At Pikeville

(Regional championship)


MB (9-3)……0    8    0   6 – 14

PK (10-2)……0  14  13   7 – 34


First Quarter

No scoring

Second Quarter

MB – Cayden Grigsby, 8-yard run (Kameron Wilson pass from Cayden Grigsby), 3:46

PK – Brenden Anthony, 14-yard run (Brenden Anthony run), 2:44

PK – Jeb Wilkerson, 8-yard pass from Isaac Duty (kick failed), :15

Third Quarter

PK – Brenden Anthony, 4-yard run (conversion failed), 9:25

PK – Brenden Anthony, 3-yard run (Keyton Looney kick), 3:24

Fourth Quarter

MB – Kameron Wilson, 16-yard pass from Cayden Grigsby (conversion failed), 5:54

PK – Brenden Anthony, 2-yard run (Keyton Looney kick), 1:51

Next up: Pikeville (10-2) at Campbellsville (11-1), state semifinals, 7:30 pm, Nov. 24.