Bobcats blank Knott County Central
by STEVE LeMASTER
HINDMAN - Betsy Layne registered its third straight win Friday night, defeating host Knott County Central 33-0 in a game that featured a record-setting performance from a Bobcat defender.
Betsy Layne moved to 3-1 after posting the win. Knott County Central remained winless, slipping to 0-4.
Junior quarterback Dylan Hamilton led a balanced Betsy Layne offense. Hamilton completed 11-of-25 passes for 184 yards and two touchdowns.
Peyton Case was Hamilton’s go-to receiver, reeling in seven catches for 156 yards and one touchdown.
Blake Spencer added two receptions for 28 yards and one touchdown in the winning effort.
Houston Hall led Betsy Layne on the ground, rushing 14 times for 61 yards. Josh Salisbury followed, adding 58 yards via 12 carries.
Tony Dirico and Preston Thacker rushed for one touchdown apiece in Betsy Layne’s shutout win.
Durtin Rogers led the Betsy Layne defense. Rogers recorded four interceptions, setting a new school record. The productive Rogers returned the four picks for 160 yards and two touchdowns.
Spencer ranked as Betsy Layne’s leading tackler, totaling 16 tackles. Hall added 15 tackles for the Bobcats.
Blake Boudle registered nine tackles and Dirico contributed eight stops for Betsy Layne in the victory.
The Bobcats, who haven’t lost since falling to Bracken County in a season-opener, limited the Knott County Central offense throughout the game.
Betsy Layne will visit Prestonsburg later in the week for its first Class 2A, District 8 game. Prestonsburg defeated non-district foe Pike County Central 83-49 Friday night.
High School Football Scoreboard
Results from Friday, Sept. 14
Bath County 49, Estill County 28
Belfry 48, Pikeville 0
Betsy Layne 33, Knott County Central 0
Bourbon County 51, Harrison County 8
Breathitt County 24, Somerset 13
Corbin 35, South Laurel 14
Danville 31, Southwestern 7
Fairview 69, Casey County 29
Fleming County 35, East Carter 14
Harlan 53, Lynn Camp 7
Harlan County 36, Lee, Va. 6
Hurley, Va. 22, East Ridge 14
Ironton, Ohio 27, Ashland Blazer 17
Jackson County 18, Trimble County 0
Johnson Central 46, Logan, W.Va. 12
Knox Central 27, Clinton, Tenn. 14
Leslie County 43, McCreary Central 6
Letcher County Central 46, Lawrence County 23
Lexington Christian 27, Hazard 20
Madison Southern 71, Powell County 21
Montcalm, W.Va. 42, Phelps 28
Morgan County 46, South Floyd 0
Oneida, Tenn. 23, Williamsburg 20
Paintsville 33, Allen Central 6
Perry County Central 51, Sheldon Clark 45
Prestonsburg 83, Pike County Central 49
Pulaski County 30, Rockcastle County 2
Raceland 60, Sciotoville Community, Ohio 8
Russell 25, Boyd County 6
Russell County 45, North Laurel 35
Shelby Valley 52, Magoffin County 14
Wayne County 37, Lincoln County 19
West Jessamine 21, Rowan County 20
Whitley County 35, Clay County 21
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