Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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November 5, 2012

MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK: Making best out of it in playoffs

(Continued)

ASHLAND — Wide Right

Did you miss it? The following are first round playoff scores from this past weekend: Ashland 41, Holmes 14; Garrard County 12, Russell 7; Highlands 56, Boyd County 14; Fairview 69, Phelps 0; Raceland 60, Allen Central 0; Lawrence County 22, Morgan County 14; Pikeville 63, Paintsville 24; Johnson Central 68, Harrison County 14; Bourbon County 56, Lewis County 12; Covington Catholic 67, Rowan County 3.

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Follow the Quarterback on Twitter, @DindependentQB, for playoff scores on Friday nights and news throughout the week. Contrary to what my “Extra Points” friend Kyle Hobstetter wrote, there will be no tweets about Ross Perot. I’m actually more of a Ralph Nader guy. There’s no party like a Green Party! As for Tuesday’s election, why not go with Independent candidate Stephen Rollins?

Middle Ground

Johnson County Middle School captured the seventh grade state middle school football championship while Raceland Middle School finished second in the eighth-grade division on Sunday.

Johnson County downed Bowling Green Middle School 20-8 in the championship game at Lexington Catholic High School.

Butler County Middle School denied the Rams’ bid for a title, winning 44-8. Raceland drove for a touchdown and 8-0 on the game’s opening possession but Butler County dominated from there behind star Rex Henderson.

Noteworthy

On a playoff weekend chock full of first round stinkers, Fleming County and Bath County locked up in a barnburner.

Fleming County held a seemingly comfortable 29-0 lead at halftime only to see the Wildcats storm back to seize a 36-29 lead with three minutes to go.

Despite the remarkable rally against them, the Panthers weren’t lifeless.

According to the Maysville Ledger-Independent, Fleming County quarterback Desmond McAdams found Maverick Burnett for a 7-yard touchdown, leaving Panthers coach Bill Spencer the decision of whether to go for the win via a two-point conversion or try to tie it up with the extra point.

As it turned out, he made the decision long before the final seconds.

“On the road you go for two,” Spencer told the newspaper. “Really, we didn’t even discuss it ...

“... We got lucky and we got it.”

The Panthers went to their go-to combination, McAdams-to-Burnett, for the game-winning conversion in a 37-36 victory.

Fleming County travels to Mason County this Friday.

AARON SNYDER can be reached at asnyder@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2664.

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