Thursday, August 25, 2016

Mason County at Fleming County Friday night

The Mason County Royals travel to Flemingsburg Friday night to play the Fleming County Panthers.
Here are a few fast facts:
  • Mason County lost their season opener to the Somerset Briar Jumpers 34-7 last week. Somerset scored the final 34 points.
  • The Royals were 1 for 3 in the red zone. Tyrion Fox scored Mason County's only touchdown on a five-yard run.
  • Fleming County scored 49 unanswered points in a 49-7 season-opening victory over the Estill County Engineers.
  • Fleming County quarterback Josh Crump passed for 200 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for 102 yards and three touchdowns.
  • Mason County leads the series with Fleming County 21-19. The Panthers have won the last two meetings (16-9 in 2014 and 20-0 last season) and will be trying to beat the Royals in three straight games for the first time since winning four in a row from 1992 to 1995.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Mason County football weekly awards

Mason County football coach Jonathan Thomas has announced the award winners for the first week of the season:

Brian Payne State Farm Player of the Week- Montez Johns

Defensive Player of the Week- Tykeise Henry

Offensive Lineman of the Week- Will Caudill

Special Teams Player of the Week- Montez Johns

Scout Team Player of the Week- Seth Chambers

Friday, August 19, 2016

Somerset tops Mason County 34-7 in season opener

The Somerset Briar Jumpers rushed for 290 yards and scored 34 unanswered points in a 34-7 victory over the Mason County Royals in the Meadowview Regional Hospital Classic tonight at Mason County.

The Royals, stopped at the Somerset one yard line on their second possession of the game, scored on a five-yard run by Tyrion Fox with 28 seconds to play in the first quarter.

Trailing 21-7 early in the fourth quarter, Mason County had a third down and goal from the Somerset three yard line, but failed to score after being whistled for an illegal procedure penalty.

The Briar Jumpers drove 92 yards on three plays to take a 27-7 lead on a 24-yard run by quarterback Mason Reese

Reese ran 30 yards for another touchdown with 2:36 remaining in the game. 

Somerset running back Jordan Doan rushed for 159 yards and a touchdown

Reese rushed for 117 yards and passed for 61 yards and a touchdown.

Mason County had 106 yards of total offense.

Despite the loss, Mason County coach Jonathan Thomas said there were a lot of good things to build on.

The Royals travel to Fleming County next week.

MC 1st Q 00:28 Tyrion Fox 5 yard run (Travis Whisman kick) MC 7, S 0
S  2nd Q 6:33 Chase Madden 6 yard pass from Mason Reese (Chance Stayton kick) MC 7, S 7
S  2nd Q 5:31 Peyton Hatcher funble recovery in the end zone (Cameron Sneed kick) S 14, MC 7
S  3rd Q 2:12 Jordan Doan 46 yard run (Cameron Sneed kick) S 21, MC 7
S  4th Q 9:32 Mason Reese 24 yard run (run failed) S 27, MC 7
S 4th Q 2:36 Mason Reese 30 yard run (Cameron Sneed kick) S 34, MC 7

MCHS soccer coaches Amy Cottam and Andy Bisotti on SportsTalk

Mason County soccer coaches Amy Cottam and Andy Bisotti were my guests on SportsTalk this morning. Here is a link to the podcast.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Mason Co. opens the football season vs. Somerset

The Mason County Royals host the Somerset Briar Jumpers Friday night in the Meadowview Regional Hospital Kickoff Classic. Kickoff is at 7:30. Here are a few facts:
  • Somerset beat Mason County 33-6 in last year's season opener at Somerset.
  • Jordan Doan is the leading returning rusher for Somerset. He rushed for 678 yards and nine touchdowns in seven games last season. 
  • Doan rushed for 159 yards and five touchdowns on nine carries in the win over Mason County.
  • Mason Reese, a junior transfer from Southwestern, is expected to start at quarterback for the Briar Jumpers. He passed for 664 yards and four touchdowns last season.
  • Somerset has 15 seniors.
  • The Briar Jumpers went 6-5 last season and lost to Leslie County 29-26 in the second round of the Class AA playoffs.
  • Mason County was 1-9 during an injured plagued season last year with the lone win over West Union.
  • Junior Chandler Dunaway is the new Mason County quarterback. 
  • The Royals' top returning rusher is junior Malkolm Devine. He rushed for 555 yards and six touchdowns.
  • Junior Leevi Dunaway is the leading returning receiver. He had 15 receptions for 180 yards.
  • The offensive line is expected to be a strength for Mason County. 
  • Senior linebacker Tyrion Fox is back after missing most of last season with an injury. He also will play some at running back.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Mason County Athletic Passes

Mason County High School is selling Athletic Passes that will be good for all regular season home football, volleyball, boys and girls soccer, and boys and girls basketball games.

An Adult Pass costs $75. A Student Pass costs $25.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Mason County XC varsity roster

Boys Varsity
Name                  Grade
Zach Walters   11
Isaiah Riggs 9
Nicholas Drury 9
Connor Linville  9
Jakeb Conn 9
Matthew Dodge 8
Carson Adams 8

Girls Varsity
Name                Grade
Nicole Caba 12
Rheagan Sizemore 12
Leeanna Hollar 12
Hadley Faris 11
Colleen Stewart 11
Reagan Bierley 11
Mackenzie Henderson 11
Abi Dawson 10
Chloe Adams 10
Kaitlyn Dodge 10
Olivia O'Hearn 10
Hayden Faris 8
Danielle Willis 8
Kylee Howe 7

Head Coach: Mark Kachler