Who: Betsy Layne (2-5) at Paintsville (5-2)
Kickoff: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Memorial Field, Paintsville.
Coaches: Betsy Layne, Scotty McCoy. Paintsville, Joe Chirico.
Notes: Betsy Layne is coming off of a 67-0 loss to Racleand, while Paintsville picked up a 56-0 win over Fairview.
The Bobcats are on a four-game losing streak since winning back-to-back games early this season. The Bobcats kickoff Class A District 6 play against Raceland. It didn’t go so well for the Bobcats.
Quarterback Chase Mims leads the Bobcat offense this season. Mimms is 61 for 118 passing for 967 yards and eight TDs with five interceptions. Mims has added 248 yards and four TDs on 54 carries.
Austin Tackett leads the Betsy Layne rushing attack with 556 yards and six TDs on 74 carries. Chase Hamilton has also rushed for 204 yards and a TD.
Dalton Hall leads the Bobcat receivers with 15 catches for 275 yards and four TDs. Hamilton has 16 catches for 265 yards and three TDs. Nicholas Howell has nine catches for 252 yards and four TDs. Paul Hall has 11 catches for 147 yards.
Marcus Hall leads the Betsy Layne defense with 50 total tackles and four sacks. Curtis Robinette and Paul Hall each have 47 tackles.
Jaxson Burchett has two interceptions for the Bobcats.
Quarterback Jake Hyden returned to action for the Tigers last Friday night. Hyden led the offense going nine for 11 passing for 239 yards and four TDs.
Backup Frederick James also got some action going five for 12 passing for 108 yards and a TD.
The Tigers only rushed for 72 yards as a team. Justin Ramey led the way for Paintsville with 25 rushing yards on four carries. Zach Thompson added 24 yards on the ground on four carries as well.
Karsten Poe led the Tiger receivers with three catches for 147 yards and two TDs. Grayson Peters followed with two catches for 97 yards and a TD. Devin Hall had a 36-yard TD catch.
Jaylyn Allen also returned on the defensive side for the Tigers. He led Paintsville with seven total tackles; six were solo.
Jonah Porter and Deven Hall each had two interceptions against Fairview. Hall also returned one of the interceptions for a TD.
Who 2 Watch: For Paintsville, Jake Hyden.
Hyden has played in five games for the Tigers this season. He is 56 for 93 passing for 960 yards and 10 TDs with four interceptions.
Getting Hyden back against Fairview wasn’t necessarily big for the win or even this week against Betsy Layne, but the Tigers will need him next week in a big district showdown against Raceland.
Next week, the Tigers and Rams will play for the No. 1 seed heading into the first two rounds of the Class A playoffs. Those two teams will likely meet in the second round, so the winner will have home-field advantage in that game.
Hyden needs to continue to get reps and prepare for the big game against Raceland.
Hyden missed a big game against Hazard and the Tigers came up just short.