Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

October 5, 2012

Sour Apples

Fairview opens district play with 68-20 win over Paintsville

The Independent

PAINTSVILLE — The city of Paintsville is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Kentucky Apple Festival.

It was not a festive setting at Memorial Field here Thursday night.

Matter of fact, the only apples here were sour for the Tigers – and crisp and sweet for the Fairview.

The Eagles scored off two first-quarter fumble recoveries and a kickoff return as they remained unbeaten and cruised to a 68-20 win over Paintsville.

“We did what we had to do to win the game,” said Fairview coach Nate McPeek. The Eagles (7-0) clinched their first district win on the heels of next Friday’s much-anticipated matchup with Raceland.

Fairview didn’t look ahead, but it didn’t take long to get this one out of sight.

In a span of 26 seconds in the first quarter, both teams combined for 20 points, but it was a 32-yard fumble recovery by Isaiah King and a 52-yard TD jaunt by Devon Turner that pushed the Eagles’ lead to 20-6.

They added two more scores in the frame, including a 45-yard fumble recovery by Armonde Yetts to control a commanding 34-6 lead after one quarter.

Paintsville (1-6) lost for the third straight week. First-year head coach Bill Mike Runyon was ejected in the second quarter after questioning a hit on freshman quarterback Kash Daniel, who also left the game before halftime with an injury. Daniel completed 7-of-12 passes for 159 yards and an interception.

The Tigers’ brightest spot was the play of freshman Luke Trimble, who reeled in four catches for 151 yards and rushed six times for 43 yards.

For Fairview, senior running back Elijah King did not play for most of the game. He rolled his ankle.

“We didn’t want to take a chance, and we wanted to save him,” McPeek said. The Eagles rolled up 447 yards of rushing on the night. “I thought Devon [Turner] ran the ball well, considering they {Paintsville] had nine and 10 players in the box.”

Paintsville was held to just 92 yards on 25 carries. McPeek credited his defense, which he described as “the fastest defense I’ve had here in five years.”

That still doesn’t mean there’s plenty of work to do.

“We didn’t tackle well at times and let a few long balls get past us,” McPeek added. “If we do that next week, we’ll be in trouble.”

FAIRVIEW    34    22    6    6    —    68

PAINTSVILLE    6    6    0    8    —     20


F—Elijah King 6 run (kick failed) 6:17

F — Isaiah King 32 fumble recovery (pass failed) 6:04

P — Luke Trimble 82 kickoff return (pass failed) 5:50

F — Devon Turner 52 run (Mason Rutherford run) 5:38

F — Turner 4 run (kick failed) 1:24

F — Armonde Yetts 45 fumble recovery (Alex Roy pass to Rutherford) :09    


F — Turner 6 run (Turner run) 10:24

P — Kash Daniel 6 run (run failed) 6:16

F — Rutherford 76 kickoff return (Tanner Dolen run) 6:06

F — Chris Brewer 40 run (kick failed) 3:08


F — Kyle Sesher 11 run (run failed) 8:20


F — Sesher 50 run (run failed) 5:08

P — Trimble 23 run (Trimble run) :53


        F                P

First downs    16    9

Rushes-yards    36-447    25-92

Comp-att-int    1-4-0    7-12-1

Passing yards    22    159

Penalties-yards    7-66    3-45

Fumbles-lost    0-0    5-3

Punts-avg.    1-28    3-26


Fairview rushing: Devon Turner 8-95, Elijah King 4-23, Mason Rutherford 2-71, Chris Brewer 6-101, Tanner Dolen 2-15, Cody Stone 6-28, Blake Smith 1-35, Kyle Sesher 5-80, Derek Elswick 1-(-2), Joe Wardle 1-1.

Paintsville rushing: Kash Daniel 2-12, Prater Helton 6-2, Mark Fannin 11-35, Luke Trimble 6-43.

Fairview passing: Alex Roy 1 of 4.

Paintsville passing: Kash Daniel 7 of 12.

Fairview receiving: Mason Rutherford 1-22.

Paintsville receiving: Peyton Smith 3-8, Luke Trimble 4-151.