BROOKSVILLE - What a difference a year makes. One year after Betsy Layne rolled past Bracken County 38-7 in a season-opener, the tides were turned Saturday night. Host Bracken County enacted some revenge, defeating the visiting Bobcats 26-6.
Bracken County ran for 273 yards and forced six Betsy Layne turnovers, one of which was an interception that was returned for a touchdown.
Numerous players helped to propel Bracken County past Betsy Layne in the season-opener.
Senior Dallas Honan led Bracken County on the ground, rushing for 113 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. Senior Connor Rigg ran 18 times for 90 yards and a touchdown for the Polar Bears. Bracken County junior quarterback Logan Houston hooked up with senior Jacob Houston five times through the air for 46 yards and a touchdown.
Defensively, Bracken County senior Jacob Tucker returned an interception 15 yards for a touchdown.
Houston and Andrew White each had two interceptions for Bracken County in the win.
The Polar Bears held Betsy Layne to -13 yards rushing. Betsy Layne amassed 144 total passing yards.
Betsy Layne will look to get back on track this week when it hosts county rival South Floyd. The Bobcats will entertain South Floyd in a debut game on their new turf field. The Raiders are set to make their debut in the 2012 season.
Kickoff for the Betsy Layne-South Floyd game is set for 7:30 p.m.
Bracken County will be in the area later this week, visiting Knott County Central for a game Friday, Aug. 24, which is also set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. The Polar Bears won last year’s meeting over Knott County Central, pummeling the Patriots 50-6.