Local Sports 11-5-2012

Middle School Football

Congratulations to the Johnson Co. 7th grade football team on WINNING the State Championship over the weekend. JCMS defeated Wayne Co. on Sat. 24-6 to earn the trip to teh championship game vs. Bowling Green. JCMS controlled that game as well and won the title by the final score of 20-8 to claim their 1st ever State Championship. Congratulations also goes out to the JCMS cheerleaders, who won the 7th grade division State cheerleading trophy as well as the Spirit trophy.

Also congratulations to the Belfry Piratess 8th grade team, as they claimed their 1st middle school state championship on Sunday, with a dominating perfromance over defending champions Christian Academy of Louisville, by the final score of 46-14.

H.S. Football Scores

Class 1A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl

Hazard 62 vs. Berea 18    
Nicholas County 35 at South Floyd 28      
Pikeville 63 vs. Paintsville 24      
Raceland 60 vs. Allen Central 0           
Williamsburg 60 vs. Jenkins 6      

Class 2A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl

Danville 67 vs. Betsy Layne 12    
Prestonsburg 36 vs. Middlesboro 33    
Somerset 49 vs. Shelby Valley     6      

Class 3A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl

Belfry 54 vs. Knott County Central 13    
Breathitt County 59 vs. Sheldon Clark 14    
Garrard County 12 at Russell 7    
Lawrence County 22 at Morgan County 14    
Pike County Central 24 vs. Magoffin County 12    

Class 4A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl

Highlands 56 vs. Boyd County 14    
Johnson Central 68 vs. Harrison County 14    
Ashland Blazer     41 vs. Holmes     14
Covington Catholic 67     vs. Rowan County 3        

UK Football

Univ. of Kentucky were crushed by Vanderbilt on Sat, by the final score of 40-0, dropping the CATS to 1-9 overall and 0-7 in Conference play. In other UK football news, UK AD Mitch Barnhart, released an open letter to Big Blue Nation on Sunday, in which he let it be known that head football coach Joker Phillips has been fired. According to the letter, “After much conversation, evaluation and prayer, I have determined that it is in the best interest of our athletics program to make a change in our football coaching staff at the conclusion of the season. Joker Phillips has carried the banner for the Blue and White with honor and pride. The search for a new head coach will begin immediately and will be managed internally. I understand the challenge and significance of finding a new leader for our football program. It will be done with great concern for our student-athletes, students of UK, the #BBN and the citizens of the Commonwealth.” No decision has been announced concerning Phillips coaching the rest of the season. UK has a bye week this week, before hosting Sanford on Nov 17.