Day one at the Championships didn’t disappoint. Featured Photo: Mark Cook @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

We love Title weekend. The first day, which pitted the 1A, 2A, and 4A games didn’t disappoint.

In the 1A football game, Russellville came out and made a much closer game of it than expected. Pikeville had gotten out to a sizable lead before Russellville owned the middle 8-minutes (last four minutes of the first half and the first four minutes of the second half) to close the gap to 30-27.

Pikeville would be held scoreless the entire second half and Russellville would be held to 7-points the second half as Pikeville won its 6th-title. We would point out that Anthony “Roosta” Woodard played a whale of a game and had Russellville prevailed he would likely have been the MVP of the contest.

Pikeville won 30-27. It was Pikeville’s 6th-Title.

In the 2A game, we waited all year to see a game which absolutely lived up to expectations. Beechwood raced out to a 20-0 lead before LCA stormed back to take a 21-20 lead in the second half. The final touchdown scored by LCA was on a “scoop and score” by Tyler Morris. Morris, headed to the Naval Academy, demonstrated the maxim “big time players make big time plays when their teams most need them.”

Cameron Hergott also exemplified the maxim for the Beechwood team as he, time and again, was able to beat the LCA defense with his feet. Hergott, headed to EKU to play safety we understand, would have made a really fine Single-Wing tailback in the day.

We wanted to mention the game Jeff Selby played in a losing effort for LCA. The senior seemed to be all over the field as he made play after play. We aren’t sure where Selby will play his college football but it would be a terrible shame if he didn’t play in college. He is a fantastic player and played very well when it mattered.

Beechwood won 23-21. It was Beechwood’s 16th-Title.

In the 4A football game Boyle County completely owned the first half of action. Still, while completely outplaying the boys from Johnson County, Kentucky, the margin was still 13-points (13-0) giving the Eagles hope they could come out the second half and make it a game.

Johnson Central’s second half began without much ceremony but Boyle County drove the field and came away with just a field goal. Johnson Central then drove the field and scored its first TD of the evening with little more than four minutes left in the 3rd Quarter. The failed two-pointer left the score 16-6.

Boyle came right back out and ended the 3rd Quarter by lengthening a lead Johnson Central would never be able to broach. The Eagles threatened to make a game of it when they scored in the fourth to make the score 23-13. In the end, Boyle was able to keep a safe distance between itself and Johnson Central in route to back to back 4A Championships for Head Coach Justin Haddix.

Boyle County won 30-13 over Johnson Central. It was Boyle’s 10th title.

This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!

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We were glued to the tube as we watched the first day of Championship weekend from the comfort of our recliner. We thought you might like a recap so we are giving you one. HB.

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