HS FOOTBALL: PCB committee presents checks to county schools

The Pike County Bowl committee recently presented each of county’s six high schools with checks in the amount of $7,202.11 each for their participation in the 35th annual bowl this season. The checks bring the 35-year total to $962,862. Pictured from left to right are: Community Trust Bank (CTB) Pikeville Market President Brett Keene, Phelps High School Principal Mike Hamilton, Shelby Valley High School Principal Greg Napier, Belfry High School Principal Mark Gannon, East Ridge Athletic Director Adam Farmer, Pikeville High School Athletic Director Kristy Orem, Pike County Central Head Coach Eric Ratliff and CTB East Region Market President Rick Newsom. The second night of the Pike County Bowl at Hillard Howard Field drew one of the largest crowds in the 35-year history of the games.