Pineville rolled up 543 rushing yards Friday night en route to a 39-14 win at Knott County Central.
The Lions had three other touchdowns called back in the first half and led just 6-0 at halftime. But they took control of things in the third quarter and opened up a 27-0 lead.
“It was a different game in the second half when we didn’t have things called back,” Mountain Lion coach Randy Frazier said. “They did not score against our varsity. We put our junior varsity in and they got a couple of scores. We got a couple of scores with our junior varsity. I was very proud of our whole offense in the second half. Our JV offense just took the ball and went down and scored in five or six plays.”
Senior running back Colby Frazier led the PHS offense with 247 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries. Sophomore Devon Morris added 104 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries.
Junior quarterback Reese Capps completed three of seven passes for 33 yards and added 28 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
Noah Caldwell added 89 yards and a touchdown on three carries while Braiden Lingar ran for 75 yards and a touchdown on three carries.
“I didn’t think we played well the first half. We had too many penalties. We had three touchdowns called back or it would have been a different game,” Coach Frazier said. “For the game we had 543 yards rushing with another 247 called back. If we don’t have those penalties we’re in the top five in the state of Kentucky for rushing in one game. We talked about it. It’s things that happened behind the ball that we’ve got to stop. I love the aggressive but once the running back is headed to the end zone leave people alone.
“We also had two turnovers that were big and we can’t do that. We cannot have turnovers, we’ve got to secure the ball.”
Pineville’s defense gave up just 78 yards of total offense in the game. Frazier also led the way on that side of ball with 14 total tackles. Richard Beverly added eight stops and Landon King six. Hagan Teague added five tackles and had a sack in the game.
“All in all it was a win. We’re 2-0 and we move on to this week. We play Paris, a good team with lots of speed so we’ve got to get everything right this week,” Frazier added.
The Lions (2-0) host Paris (1-1) on Friday at 7:30 p.m. for the Laurel Bowl, Pineville’s home opener.