Martin County Cardinals

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Martin County’s season ends at Breathitt County

Martin County fell behind early in the second half and host Breathitt County turned back the Cardinals, 34-21, in a Class 2A playoff game played at Mike Holcomb Athletic Complex on Friday night. The Cardinals finished the season at 7-4. Running back Brock Messer carried 15 times for 145 yards and three touchdowns. He scored […]

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: A look at Class 2A, Round 2 matchups

KENTUCKY Shelby Valley (9-2) vs. Middlesboro (7-3) Date: Nov. 11 Site: Hobart Clay Johnson Field Kickoff: 7 pm Radio: WZLK 107.5 FM/Mountain Top Media App Coaches: Anthony Hampton (Shelby Valley); Larry French (Middlesboro) Players to Watch: QB Russ Osborne, WR Brady Bentley (Shelby Valley); QB Caden Grigsby, WR Kameron Wilson (Middlesboro) Last week’s results: Shelby Valley 55, Morgan County 0; Middlesboro […]

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Martin County advances in high-scoring playoff opener

The Mountain County Cardinals needed every point they could muster to get past Leslie County, 46-40, in the Class 2A opener played at the Rock on Friday. With the win, the Cardinals, now 7-4, advance to face Breathitt County (9-2) this Friday at Mike Holcomb Field in Jackson. Kickoff is 7:30 pm. Martin County’s ground […]

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: A look at Class 2A post-season playoff matchups

CLASS 2A PLAYOFFS Shelby Valley (8-2) vs. Morgan County (1-9) Date: Nov. 4 Site: Hobart Clay Johnson Field Kickoff: 7 pm Coaches: Anthony Hampton (Shelby Valley); Mark Easterling (Morgan County) Players to Watch: QB Russ Osborne, TE Lincoln Billiter (Shelby Valley); QB Bradley Nickell, RB Chance Wright (Morgan County) Last week’s results: Shelby Valley 28, Hazard 27; Magoffin County 40, Morgan […]

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Playoff times set for opening round games

KHSAA POST-SEASON PAIRINGS  Opening Round  Class 1A Nov. 4 Pikeville (7-2) vs. Lynn Camp (2-8), 7 pm Betsy Layne (5-5) at Paris (7-3), 7:30 pm Paintsville (4-5) vs. Bracken County (7-2), 7:30 pm Class 2A Shelby Valley (8-2) vs. Morgan County (1-9), 7 pm Martin County (6-4) vs. Leslie County (5-5), 7:30 pm Prestonsburg (8-2) […]

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Pikeville, JC finish 1,2 in final Super 7 poll

The Pikeville Panthers, looking to defend their Class 1A state championship starting this weekend, claimed the No. 1 spot in the final Mountain Top Sports Super 7 football poll released on Tuesday. Pikeville’s only losses came to undefeated Corbin (Class 4A) and Covington Catholic (Class 5A). The Panthers beat an opponent in all six classes […]

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Cardinals fall at home to Raiders

East Carter had four different running backs run for touchdowns as the Raiders defeated Martin County. 35-15, in the regular season finale for both teams played at The Rock on Friday night. Martin County running back Madden Miller ran for 98 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries. Brock Messer led the Cardinals, now 6-4, […]

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Final regular season matchups in Kentucky; WV games

Here is a look at this week’s high school football games involving area teams in Kentucky and West Virginia: Johnson Central (7-2) vs. Belfry (5-4) Date: Oct. 28 Site: Jim Matney Field Kickoff: 7:30 pm Radio: WXCC 96.5 FM/Mountain Top Media App Coaches: Jesse Peck (Johnson Central); Philip Haywood (Belfry) Players to Watch: RB Zack McCoart, RB Mason Lawson (Johnson Central); […]

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Pikeville, JC, Lawrence top Super 7 poll

The Pikeville Panthers closed out the regular season with a district championship win over Hazard this past Friday night. Pikeville, idle this week, held on to the top spot in the latest Mountain Top Sports Super 7 football poll released on Tuesday. Johnson Central, who escaped with a last-second win over Letcher Central, is second, […]

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Martin County scores road win over Prestonsburg

Martin County snapped a 20-all tie with a late touchdown and the Cardinals knocked off Prestonsburg, 27-20, in a game played at Josh Francis Field on Friday night.  Running back Brock Messer ran for 113 yards and two touchdowns as the Cardinals improved to 6-3. Madden Miller added a pair of short touchdown runs while […]