Bobcats headed to Paintsville for non-district game
by STEVE LeMASTER
PAINTSVILLE - After having a three-game winning streak snapped last week, Betsy Layne (3-2) will visit non-district foe Paintsville (1-4) tonight. The Bobcats fell to Floyd County rival Prestonsburg in a district matchup one week ago.
Betsy Layne faltered in the second half last week as Prestonsburg pulled away to win 48-24. The Bobcats will look to avoid a letdown this week.
Through five games, Betsy Layne has outscored opponents 162-110.
Betsy Layne junior quarterback Dylan Hamilton has completed 54-of-115 passes for 749 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Peyton Case leads Betsy Layne in receiving. Case has hauled in 20 receptions for 367 yards and five touchdowns.
Two Betsy Layne running backs have combined to rush for over 700 yards. Josh Salisbury leads Betsy Layne in rushing. Salisbury has rushed 56 times for 417 yards and four touchdowns. Houston Hall has rushed 49 times for 316 yards and one touchdown for the Bobcats. In all, seven different Betsy Layne players have rushed for a touchdown.
Defensively, Dustin Rogers has recorded five interceptions for the Bobcats. Blake Spencer leads Betsy Layne with 67 tackles. Hall has registered 64 tackles for for the Bobcats.
A young team, Paintsville is two weeks removed from its lone win thus far this season. The Tigers, under the guidance of head coach Bill Mike Runyon, defeated Allen Central 33-6 on Sept. 14. Last week, Pineville defeated the Tigers 40-15. Paris, Magoffin County and Jenkins have also defeated the Tigers.
After visiting Paintsville, Jon Parsons-coached Betsy Layne will play its final four games at home, hosting Leslie County, Hannan (W.Va.), Shelby Valley and Jenkins.
Kickoff for the Betsy Layne-Paintsville game is set for 7:30 p.m.
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