Friday, September 30, 2016

Turnovers doom Mason County in 24-13 loss to Bourbon County

The Mason County Royals committed six turnovers in a 24-13 district loss to the Bourbon County Colonels tonight in Paris.

Mason County lost a fumble on the first play of the game. Bourbon County threw an interception on its first play. The Colonels lost a fumble on the second play of its second series.

Mason County took a 13-0 lead on touchdown runs by Tyrion Fox and Malkolm Devine. The Royals had driven from their own 31 yard line to the Bourbon County 36 yard line when they lost a fumble with 3:28 left in the first half.

Quarterback Trevor Lucky got the Colonels on the scoreboard with a four-yard touchdown run with 12 seconds remaining in the half.

Mason County was unable to take advantage of  back-to-back opportunities deep in Bourbon County territory in third quarter.

After the Colonels punted from the end zone, Mason County started on the Bourbon County 24 yard line, but could not pick up a first down.

Three plays later, Bourbon County lost a fumble on the Colonels' 25 yard line. But on 3rd down and 17 from the 32 yard line, Chandler Dunaway threw an interception.

Bourbon County drove to the Mason County 10 yard line, but had to settle for a field goal.

Mason County lost a fumble on their own 35 yard line, and seven plays later, Bourbon County took lead on a one-yard run by Lucky.

On the ensuing drive, Keaton Edwards returned an interception for a touchdown,

Mason County drove to the Bourbon County 15 yard line, but Edwards picked off another pass near the goal line with 30 seconds to play.

Bourbon County overcame four turnovers.

The Colonels had 280 yards of total offense. Mason County had 235 total yards.

The Royals fall to 2-4 overall and 1-1 in district play. Mason County hosts Harrison County next Friday night.

MC 1st Q 7:27 Tyrion Fox 41 yard run (Travis Whisman kick) MC 7, BC 0
MC 2nd Q 7:54 Malkolm Devine 60 yard run (kick missed) MC 13, BC 0
BC 2nd Q 00:12 Trevor Lucky 4 yard run (Landon Bowman kick) MC 13, BC 7
BC 4th Q 11:23 Landon Bowman 28 yard field goal MC 13, BC 10
BC 4th Q 3:25 Trevor Lucky 1 yard run (Landon Bowman kick) BC 17, MC 13
BC 4th Q 2:22 Kenton Edwards 40 yard interception return (Landon Bowman kick) BC 24, MC 17

Bracken Co. football coach Mike Sizemore on Sportstalk

Bracken County football coach Mike Sizemore was my guest on SportsTalk this morning. Here is a link to the podcast.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Royals head to Paris to play the Bourbon County Colonels

The Mason County Royals will be looking to go 2-0 in the district when they travel to Paris Friday night to play the Bourbon County Colonels. Here are a few fast facts:

  • Mason County, coming off a 21-15 victory over Scott, will try to win consecutive wins for the first time since September 26 and October 3, 2014.
  • This is Mason County's third straight road game. The final four games of the regular seasons are at home.
  • Bourbon County is 1-4, but the Colonels have played a tough schedule with losses to Rockcastle County (38-7), Madison Central (15-0), Madison Southern (35-7) and Paintsville (17-16). Bourbon County defeated Clark County 25-9 last week.
  • This is Bourbon County's district opener and it's Homecoming.
  • The Colonels have used three quarterbacks- Kenton Edwards, Austen Hamelback and Trevor Lucky. Lucky has completed 41 of 69 passes for 459 yards and six touchdowns. Edwards, a transfer from Madison Central, has completed 26 of 54 passes for 204 yards.
  • Titus Ransom is the Colonels' top receiver with 37 receptions for 350 yards and four touchdowns.
  • Adam Renfro is Bourbon County's leading rusher with 219 yards and two touchdowns on 37 carries.
  • Bourbon County leads the series 8-4. The Colonels have won three straight over the Royals including 30-14 last season after Mason County led 14-0 at halftime.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Pairings set for 38th District soccer tournaments

The pairings are set for the 38th District soccer tournaments. The girls tournament, originally scheduled to be hosted by St. Patrick at the Tom Browning Boys and Girls Club, will be played at Mason County's Carmeuse Track and Soccer Facility. St. Patrick will still be the host school.

The semifinals will be played Monday, October 10. Harrison County will play Pendleton County at 5 p.m., followed by Mason County vs. St. Patrick at 7 p.m.

The championship game will be played Wednesday, October 12 at 5:30 p.m.

The boys tournament will be played at Harrison County. The semifinals are set for Tuesday, October 11. Harrison County and Mason County meet in the first game at 5 p.m., followed by St. Patrick vs. Pendleton County at 7 p.m.

The championship game is scheduled Thursday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Mason County's state tourney streak ends, Knox qualifies as runner-up

The Mason County Royals streak of eight straight trips to the state golf tournament ended today with a fourth place finish in the Region 8 tournament at Laurel Oaks Golf Course.

Mason County senior B.J. Knox was the individual runner-up and advances to the Leachman Buick-GMC/KHSAA State Tournament. Knox shot a one-over 73.

Bishop Brossart senior Joey Ampfer fired a one-under 71 to win the individual title and led the Mustangs to the team championship. Bishop Brossart had a 314 total

Grant County finished second at 330. Bishop Brossart and Grant County both qualified for the state tournament. Harrison County took third place at 332 and Mason County was fourth at 337.

Fleming County junior Jordan Hughes shot a three-over 75 to take third place and is an individual qualifier for the state tournament which takes place October 7 and 8 at Bowling Green Country Club.

Mason County football weekly award winners

Here are the Mason County football award winners based on the 21-15 victory over the Scott Eagles:

Brian Payne Player of the Game- Malkolm Devine

Defensive Player of the Game- Seth Chambers

Offensive Lineman of the Game- Dalton Kindt

Special Teams Player of the Game- Travis Whisman

Scout Team Player of the Week- Christian Davis

Monday, September 26, 2016

Lady Royals headed back to state golf tournament

The Mason County Lady Royals qualified for the 2016 Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA State Tournament with a runner-up finish in the Region 8 golf tournament today at the Pioneer Course at Kenton County Golf Courses in Independence.

Scott County won the tournament with a team score of 336. Mason County's total was 355.

Three Lady Royals finished in the Top 7- Sarah Fite with an 80, Jordan Frodge with an 85 and Charity Arn with an 86.

Haley White shot a 104. Erica Simms carded a 112. The top four scores are used for the team score.

The state tournament is October 4 and 5 at Bowling Green Country Club.