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Tigers take 5-0 record to Bourbon Co.
By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Paintsville Tigers football team will travel to Paris to battle the Bourbon County Colonels tonight in an attempt to remain perfect starting the second half the regular season.
The Tigers enter the contest coming off a victory over Williamsburg to improve to 5-0 on the year, but will be tested tonight as they are on the road against a team that have battled a couple of pretty good football teams early in the season.


Eagles to open district play at Boyd County
GUNNER SLONE plunged ahead for a first down behind a Aaron Butcher #51 block earlier in the season. Slone and the Eagles will begin district play tonight at Boyd County. Coach Jim Matney enters the contest with a 7-0 record against the Lions since taking over the Eaglesí program.


By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Johnson Central Eagles will put their four-game win streak on the line when they travel to Cannonsburg to take on the Boyd County Lions tonight in the Class 4A District-8 battle.
The Eagles will get on the bus as the stateís number-1 ranked team in Class 4A according to the Associated Press and will be heavily favored to be in that spot at this time next week as Coach Matney is 7-0 against the Lions since taking the reigns of the Central program and has won by an average of 40 points in those seven meetings.


Tiger stay perfect through first half of regular season
By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Paintsville Tigers remained perfect through the first half of the 2016 football season with a 36-3 victory over the Williamsburg Yellow Jackets Friday night at the Williamsburg High School Football Field.
The Yellow Jackets took the opening kick off had held possession for most of the first period, before being held out of the end zone by the Tiger defense at the two-yard line.


Jackson scores two TDs in 44-8 victory
JOE JACKSON ran 10 times for 184 yards during the Eaglesí win over Harlan County Friday night. The Eagles will remain on the road this week when they step into district play at Boyd County.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Johnson Central Eagles defeated the Harlan County Black Bears 44-8 Friday night behind a two-touchdown performance from Joe Jackson and a very steady inaugural start from freshman signal caller Riley Preece.
The Eagles jumped out to an early lead when Jackson hit pay dirt on a four-yard run that ended an eight-play drive and Preece hit Geordon Blanton with a 30-yard touchdown pass to give Central a 14-0 lead midway through the first period.


Eagles hit the road for first time
SOPHOMORE EDDIE PATRICK made a block down field during the Eaglesí win over South Charleston. Patrick and the Johnson Central offensive line are averaging 390 yards rushing a contest entering tonightís game at Harlan County.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Johnson Central Eagles will travel to Harlan County to battle the Black Bears tonight at the Harlan County High School Football Field.
The Eagles enter the contest with a perfect 3-0 record and ranked as the No.1 team in Class 4A. Johnson Centralís victories have come against three worthy opponents and came fairly easy.



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