HS FOOTBALL: Friday Night Lights begin Thursday; ends Saturday

Here is a look at this week’s area high school football games:

Thursday, Oct. 3

East Ridge (0-5) vs. Martin County (4-1)

Site: The Reservation

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Ben Runyon (East Ridge); Josh Muncy (Martin County)

Players to watch: QB Isaiah Adkins, RB Steven Cofiell (East Ridge); RB Kolby Sparks, RB Logan Proctor (Martin County)

Last week’s results: Prestonsburg 54, East Ridge 8; Martin County 27, Bath County 0.

Shelby Valley (4-2) vs. Prestonsburg (2-4)

Site: Teco Field

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Anthony Hampton (Shelby Valley); Brandon Brewer (Prestonsburg)

Players to watch: RB Jayden Newsome, QB Dalton Meade (Shelby Valley); WR Eric Armstrong, QB Brayden Slone (Prestonsburg)

Last week’s results: West Carter 33, Shelby Valley 7; Prestonsburg 54, East Ridge 8.

Lawrence County (2-3) vs. Magoffin County (2-3)

Site: Dawg House

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Alan Short II (Lawrence County); Chris Gamble (Magoffin County)

Players to watch: QB Baden Gillispie, RB Blue Fletcher (Lawrence County); RB Jaylon McDuffus, RB Caleb Howard (Magoffin County)

Last week’s results: Pikeville 49, Lawrence County 26; Belfry 59, Magoffin County 14.

Friday, Oct. 4

Floyd Central (2-4) vs. Belfry (3-2)

Site: Jaguars Stadium

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Shawn Hager (Floyd Central); Philip Haywood (Belfry)

Players to watch: QB Brant Potter, RB Brendan Evans (Floyd Central); RB Peyton Hensley, RB Ben Bentley (Belfry)

Last week’s results: Pike Central 19, Floyd Central 12; Belfry 59, Magoffin County 14.

Letcher Central (3-3) at Harlan County (5-1)

Site: Coal Miners Memorial Field

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Junior Matthews (Letcher Central); Warren Creech II (Harlan County)

Players to watch: QB Carson Adams, RB Hunter Campbell (Letcher Central); QB Jacob Wilson, WR Matthew Brown (Harlan County)

Last week’s results: Letcher Central 21, Perry Central 20; Harlan County 21, Clay County 7.

Pike Central (4-1) at Tug Valley (3-2)

Site: Bob Brewer Field

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Eric Ratliff (Pike Central); Hady Ford (Tug Valley)

Players to watch: QB Tyler Hunt, RB Matt Anderson (Pike Central); QB Ethan Varney, WR Caleb May (Tug Valley)

Last week’s results: Pike Central 19, Floyd Central 12; Tolsia 44, Tug Valley 36.

Johnson Central (5-0) vs Clay County (3-2)

Site: Eagle Field

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Jim Matney (Johnson Central); Michael Sizemore (Clay County)

Players to watch: QB Ryley Preece, RB Bryce Tackett (Johnson Central); RB Chandler Hibbard, RB Deon McCulley (Clay County)

Last week’s results: Johnson Central 49, Simon Kenton 11; Harlan County 21, Clay County 7.

Paintsville (3-2) at Union, Va. (5-0)


Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Coaches: Joe Chirico (Paintsville); Diana Kilgore (Union, Va.)

Players to watch: RB John Walker Phelps, RB Harris Phelps (Paintsville); RB Mason Polier, RB Antwun Jenkins (Union, Va.)

Last week’s results: Hazard 23, Paintsville 14; Union, Va. 28, Gate City 14.

Man (5-0) vs. Lincoln County (0-5)

Site: George Queen Memorial Field

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Harvey Arms (Man); Randy Adkins (Lincoln County)

Players to watch: RB Josh Moody, QB Caleb Milton (Man); RB Isaiah Smith, WR Austin Parsons (Lincoln County)

Last week’s results: Man 63, River View 14; Oak Hill 33, Lincoln County 19.

Chapmanville (2-3) at Herbert Hoover (2-3)

Site: Hanging Rock

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Rob Dial (Chapmanville); Tim Meyer (Herbert Hoover)

Players to watch: QB Chase Berry, RB Josh Bumgarner (Chapmanville); RB Ben Kee, QB Nick Grayam (Herbert Hoover)

Last week’s results: Chapmanville 14, Scott 13; Sissonville 43, Herbert Hoover 7.

Logan (0-5) at Nitro (2-3)

Site: Wildcat Stadium

Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Coaches: Jimmy Sheppard (Logan); Zach Davis (Nitro)

Players to watch: QB Jordan Hayes, WR Corey Townsend (Logan); QB Trevor Lowe, RB Cameron Foster (Nitro)

Last week’s results: Winfield 70, Logan 34; Nitro 64, Wayne 56.

Saturday, Oct. 5

Phelps (3-2) vs. Eminence (4-1)

Site: Marty Casey Stadium

Kickoff: 3:30 p.m.

Coaches: Andrew West (Phelps); Brock Roberts (Eminence)

Players to watch: RB Dominick Francis, RB Tyrell Hollis (Phelps); RB Marshall Metten, RB Dakadrian Saunders (Eminence)

Last week results: Phelps 42, Betsy Layne 14; Eminence 45, Paris 28.

Idle this week: Betsy Layne (2-4); Mingo Central (3-2); and Pikeville (6-0).