GRAYSON East Carter completed a seven-win regular season with a 46-7 triumph over Boyd County on Friday night at home.
The Raiders enjoyed their winningest regular season since 2005, when they also had seven victories.
They did so with a successful rushing attack that consisted of 260 yards on the ground, unofficially, according to coach Tim Champlin.
Jacob Underwood led the way, while Conner Stone and Ashton Block put together strong performances as well from the backfield.
“Underwood really had a good game, got to the edge a little bit,” Champlin said following a team dinner dedicated to the senior class. “But really, it was a full-out team effort.”
East Carter (7-3) excelled despite muddy field conditions on a chilly night. Champlin said the coaching staff had a message for the group regarding the seniors.
“Just play for these guys,” he said. “It was their last night here in Grayson in front of the home crowd. They put four years into this program and they deserved to have a good night. I thought our team did that, stepped up and played hard for those guys.”
Both Boyd County (1-9) and East Carter emerged from the contest healthy, even with the less-than-stellar conditions, Champlin said.
The Lions’ season concluded, but the Raiders will move on to postseason play. They’ll visit Russell next Friday.
“Right now, we’ll enjoy it, but we’ll line back up at practice on Monday and get after it,” Champlin said.
Greenup Co. 35
Mason Co. 34 (2OT)
MAYSVILLE Bryce Burgess charged into the end zone and the ensuing extra point was good as Greenup County tied Mason County, 21-21, with 5:14 to go in regulation.
Regulation was not nearly enough on Friday night at Mason County.
The Musketeers outlasted the Royals by one point in double overtime when the defense stopped a two-point conversion.
In overtime, Mason County’s Carson Brammer dashed in from 10 yards to give the Royals a 28-21 lead. Greenup County (4-6) answered with an 11-yard TD pass from Eli Sammons to Auston Clarkson.
Austin Evans scored on a 4-yard TD toss from Sammons on a fourth-and-goal play. The extra point put Greenup County ahead, 35-28, in the second OT.
Brammer found Jayden Riggs for a 9-yard scored on fourth-and-goal, but Mason County’s two-point conversion failed.
Sammons hooked up with Evans four times for scores. He had five total TD passes.
Burgess rushed 38 times for 188 yards and a TD.
Greenup County will visit Ashland in the opening round of the Class 3A playoffs next week.