STEVE LeMASTERSPORTS EDITOR
October 23, 2012
BETSY LAYNE - Three running backs rushed for over 100 yards apiece as Betsy Layne claimed its second straight win and locked up third-place in Class 2A, District 8 Friday night. The Bobcats dominated at home, defeating visiting Shelby Valley 40-14 in a Class 2A, District 8 matchup.
After moving out in front, Betsy Layne added to its lead by remaining on the ground for the most part.
Betsy Layne rushed for 396 yards. Houston Hall, Tony Dirico and Josh Salisbury each rushed for over 100 yards for the Bobcats. Hall rushed 15 times for 155 yards and one touchdown. Dirico, Betsy Layne’s leading scorer, rushed seven times for 117 yards and three touchdowns. Aiding the Betsy Layne rushing attack, Salisbury picked up 104 rushing yards and scored one touchdown via 12 attempts.
Betsy Layne quarterback Dylan Hamilton completed three-of-six passes for 65 yards and one touchdown. Hamilton also rushed three times for 20 yards.
Betsy Layne improved to 6-3 overall and 1-2 in the district after recording the win.
The loss forced Shelby Valley to drop to 3-6 overall. Shelby Valley concluded regular-season play 0-3 in the district.
The Wildcats suffered their fourth straight loss.
Blake Spencer led the Betsy Layne defense with a team-high 13 tackles. Hall added 11 tackles for the Bobcats.
Spencer, Dustin Rogers and Peyton Case each had an interception for Betsy Layne in the district win.
Betsy Layne will host non-district rival Jenkins in a regular-season finale Friday, Oct. 26. Kickoff for the Betsy Layne-Jenkins football game is set for 7:30 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD
Results from Friday, Oct. 19
Belfry 48, Pike County Central 12
Betsy Layne 40, Shelby Valley 14
Bourbon County 28, Bath County 27 (2 OT)
Boyd County 47, Greenup County 7
Breathitt County 54, Knott County Central 0
Clay County 27, Rockcastle County 8
Corbin 57, Casey County 22
Fairview 36, Nicholas County 7
Garrard County 59, Estill County 6
Harlan 56, Jenkins 0
Harlan County 55, Perry County Central 20
Hazard 28, Pineville 22
Johnson Central 22, Ashland Blazer 21 (OT)
Lawrence County 46, East Ridge 9
Lewis County 48, West Carter 20
Madison Southern 56, South Laurel 0
Mason County 34, Fleming County 0
Morgan County 22, Magoffin County 16
Pikeville 63, Allen Central 14
Powell County 42, Western Hills 26
Prestonsburg 15, Leslie County 7
Raceland 57, Paintsville 0
Russell 28, East Carter 7
Somerset 26, Middlesboro 18
South Floyd 48, Phelps 6
Whitley County 55, Letcher County Central 19