Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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October 8, 2012

MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK: Pieces falling into place


ASHLAND — Helmet stickers

‰Four stickers: Googie Hayes (Russell), Cade O’Bryan (Ashland), Shannon Justice (Ashland), Chris Baker (Rowan County).

Hayes motored by Mason County tacklers for 191 yards on the ground and 91 receiving. He also had four TDs.

O'Bryan and Justice had unbelievable defensive performances on Senior Night for the Tomcats. Justice even had a scoop-and-score.

Baker found the end zone three times on a 160-yard night for the running back.

‰Three: Dylan Harris (Boyd County), Adam Elkins (Raceland), Malik Massey (Ashland), Devon Turner (Fairview).

‰Two: Connor Messer (Raceland), Reid Dearfield (Boyd County), Chris Brewer (Fairview), Aaron Elam (Ashland), Billy McCoy (Boyd County).

‰One: Lance Evans (Russell), John Valencourt (Raceland), Zach Litteral (Raceland), Gaje Ayres (Boyd County).

NOTE: The QB didn’t receive game information from East Carter, Lewis County, Johnson Central, Greenup County, Lawrence County or West Carter.

Additional stickers: QB was off his game last weekend — I know, it’s not the first time. It won’t be the last either. East Carter’s Cade Stidham and Donovan Roe, as well as West Carter’s Tristen Mitchell, all deserve two stickers for their efforts in last Saturday’s Carter County clash. Also, Boyd County kicker Zac Bruner gets two of ’em for his 41-yard field goal against Ashland last week.

Snyder’s Super Seven

1. Johnson Central (6-1)

2. Ashland (7-1)

3. Raceland (6-1)

4. Fairview (7-0)

5. Rowan County (4-4)

6. Russell (4-3)

7. Lawrence County (3-5)

QB’s quiz

Class back in session.

The week off has put me in a better mood, so put on those thinking caps.

As always, the first to answer this question (by phone, email, Twitter or at The Independent Facebook page) will be our Lucky Fan of the Week, and will pick high school, college and professional games along with The Independent staff.

The question: Dating back to their first meeting in 1970, how many times have Fairview and Raceland met in the postseason? 

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