Fairview no match for Paintsville

Paintsville’s Josh McClurg runs to the outside Thursday night against Fairview. The Tigers walked away with a 42-0 win over the Eagles.

Paintsville didn’t have any trouble against Fairview Thursday night. The Tigers picked up a big 42-0 home win over the Eagles.

The game didn’t get started until almost 10:00 p.m. thanks to rain and lightning in the area. When things did get underway, it didn’t take Paintsville long to score.

Fairview elected to receive the opening kickoff and ended up with a three and out. The Eagles punted the ball to Josh McClurg, and that was the first mistake of the evening. McClurg retuned it all the way for a touchdown. The Tigers went for two and were successful making it 8-0 with 8:55 left in the first quarter.

Paintsville didn’t have any trouble on its next possession. Chris Allen scored on a big run to the end zone making it 16-0 after the two-point conversion with 4:56 left in the first quarter. 

Paintsville’s next drive saw them looking at a second and 10 from the Eagles’ 36-yard line. Again, Allen carried the ball into the end zone on a 36-yard run. The Tigers went for two and failed making it 22-0 with 3:32 left in the first quarter.

Things just kept getting worse for Fairview as their third drive was over before it began. The Eagle’s kickoff returner, Johnny Elswick got the ball but when tackled by Karsten Poe the ball slipped out directly into the hands of Luke Hyden. Hyden returned the ball for a touchdown making it 28-0 with 3:24 in the first quarter.

Christian Keeton capped off the scoring in the first half making it 36-0 and giving the Tigers a running clock.

Fairview was unable to mount any type of offense in the second half, and with just a eight minutes left in the game Seth Williams had a 73 yard run putting the Tigers at the two yard line. Ryan Goodman punched it in up the middle to give the Tigers the final touchdown of the night, making it a final score of 42-0.

Paintsville (6-2) is scheduled to visit Hazard Friday night in a big Class A showdown at 7:30 p.m.

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