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.
SCORE BY QUARTERS:
MB (9-3)……0 8 0 6 – 14
PK (10-2)……0 14 13 7 – 34
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
PK – Brenden Anthony, 4-yard run (conversion failed), 9:25
PK – Brenden Anthony, 3-yard run (Keyton Looney kick), 3:24
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.