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Central offense covers 482 yards in 40-28 win
Riley Preece and the Golden Eagles improved to 2-0 on the season with a 40-28 victory over the Henry Clay Blue Devils Friday night in Lexington. Preece threw for 105 yards and two touchdowns and ran for one score in the Golden Eagles’ win. Johnson Central will travel to South Charleston to take on the Black Eagles Friday night.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Johnson Central Golden Eagles escaped Lexington with a 40-28 victory over the Henry Clay Blue Devils Thursday night at Robert J. Bell Stadium.
The Golden Eagle offense amassed nearly 500 yards of total offense and the defense held the Blue Devils to 253 total yards, earning the win over the Class 6A squad.

Tigers drop home opener against Hurricane, 17-13
By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Paintsville Tiger football team suffered its first loss of the 2017 season with a 17-13 decision against the Hurricane Redskins in the home opener Thursday night at the Walter J. Brugh Athletic Complex on Memorial Field.
Paintsville jumped out to an early lead when Peyton Smith found James Allen for a 23-yard touchdown on a half-back pass play to end a nine-play, 67-yard drive, and kicked the extra-point to give the Tigers a 7-0 lead at the 8:43 mark of the opening frame.

Tigers run away from Harlan, 37-0
By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Paintsville Tigers came away with a 37-0 victory over the Harlan Green Dragons that ended under a running clock Friday night at the Joe Gilley Stadium.
The game began as a defensive struggle, as both teams went scoreless through the first 19 minutes of play.

Golden Eagles soar over Capital, 31-20
Johnson Central’s Dawson Stalker dives on the loose ball in the end zone for a touchdown Friday night against Capital, W.Va. The Golden Eagles picked up the season opener over Capital, 31-20. Johnson Central will travel to Henry Clay Friday night. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

Coach Jim Matney and the Johnson Central Eagles started the 2017 season with an impressive 31-20 victory over West Virginia's Capital Cougars Friday night at Eagle Field.
Capital is currently ranked No. 4 in Class AAA in W.Va. according to Metro News.

Tigers travel to harlan for week two contest
By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

Who: Paintsville Tigers (1-0) at Harlan Green Dragons (0-1)
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Joe Gilley Stadium, Harlan.
Coaches: Paintsville; Joe Chirico. Harlan; John Luttrel 
Notes: The Paintsville Tigers opened the season with a 41-14 victory on the road at Estill Co, while the Green Dragons dropped a 28-12 decision to Floyd Central in their home opener last Friday night.

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