Thursday, October 20, 2016

Mason County hosts West Union Friday

After clinching a playoff berth last week, the Mason County Royals will close out the regular season with two non-district games, both at home Their opponent Friday night is West Union. Here are a few  fast facts:
  • Mason County had 352 yards of total offense in last week's victory over Holmes including 293 rushing yards.
  • West Union is a club team not affiliated with West Union High School. This is the sixth year of the program and the third at the high school level.
  • The Dragons have a  4-3 record and are coming off a 38-20 win over Green.
  • West Union has a huge offensive line and several skilled players including quarterback Ryan Rothwell and running backs Chris Silhavy, Clayton Madden and Dylan Grooms
  • Mason County routed West Union 51-0 last season in the first game between the two teams.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Fite and Knox named to All-State golf teams

Mason County seniors Sarah Fite and B.J. Knox were named to the All-State golf teams announced Tuesday by Golf House Kentucky and the Kentucky Junior Golf Foundation.

Fite, the girls state champion, earned a spot on the girls First Team for the second straight year. The teams are based on points compiled during the season. Fite had 680 points.

Knox had 490 points for a spot on the Second Team.


Monday, October 17, 2016

Mason County's playoff foe will be determined Friday night

The Mason County Royals' first round opponent in the Class AAAA playoffs will be determined Friday night when Ashland Blazer and Johnson Central square off in Paintsville.

Mason County has clinched the No. 3 seed in District 7 and will play at the No. 2 seed in District 8.
The winner of the Ashland Blazer vs. Johnson Central game will be the No. 1 seed. The loser of that game will be the No. 2 seed.

The Royals still have two home games left in the regular season- Friday night against West Union and October 28 vs. Conner.

Here are the district standings

Class AAAA District 7

Harrison County    5-3   3-0
Bourbon County    4-4   3-0
Mason County       3-5   2-2
Holmes                  2-6   0-3
Scott                      1-7   0-3

Class AAAA District 8

Johnson Central    8-0   4-0
Ashland Blazer      6-2    4-0
Greenup County    5-4    2-2
Boyd County          4-4    1-3
Rowan County       1-8    1-3
East Carter            1-7     0-4

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Mason County football weekly award winners

Here are the Mason County football award winners based on the Royals' 35-34 victory over the Holmes Bulldogs:

Brian Payne State Farm Player of the Game- Malkolm Devine

Defensive Player of the Game- Isaiah Chambers

Offensive Lineman of the Game- Michael Vacik

Special Teams Player of the Game- Leevi Dunaway

Scout Team Player of the Week- Cameron O'Hearn

10th Region girls soccer tournament at Harrison County

The 10th Region girls soccer tournament gets underway Monday night at Harrison County. Here is the schedule:

Monday, October 17
6 p.m. Bishop Brossart vs. Bourbon County
8 p.m. Mason County vs. Campbell County

Wednesday, October 19
6 p,m. Harrison County vs. Bishop Brossart/Bourbon County winner
8 p.m. Clark County vs. Mason County/Campbell County winner

Saturday, October 22
2 p.m. Championship match

Friday, October 14, 2016

Mason County edges Holmes 35-34 in OT

The Mason County defense made a goal-line stand on Holmes' two-point conversion run in overtime to a secure a 35-34 victory and clinch third place in the district.

Holmes scored on the opening drive but Leevi Dunaway blocked the extra point attempt. 

Mason County led 21-7 at halftime and 28-6 early in the third quarter but Holmes tied the game with 22 straight points. 

The Bulldogs had a chance to take lead but the Royals stopped the two-point conversion run with 7:32 left in the game.

Mason County drove to the Holmes seven yard line but missed a 24-yard field goal attempt with 52 seconds remaining.

With the Royals on offense first in overtime, Malkolm Devine scored a touchdown on a six-yard run and Travis Whisman kicked the extra point.

Holmes was facing 3rd down and nine when Jashaun York threw a touchdown pass to Tahj Campbell.

York's conversion pass was incomplete but Mason County was called for pass interference.

York was stopped short on his two-point conversion run and Mason County had its third win of the season.

Devine rushed for 184 yards and three touchdowns.

Holmes running back Seth Hille ran for 182 yards and a touchdown. York rushed for two touchdowns.

Mason County is 3-5 overall and 2-2 in the district.

Holmes is 2-6 overall and 0-3 in district play.

Mason County hosts West Union next week.

H 1st Q 7:42 Jashaun York 2 yard run (kick blocked) H 6, MC 0
MC 1st Q 00:29 Chandler Dunaway 39 yard run (Travis Whisman kick) MC 7, H 6
MC 2nd Q 9:25 Malkolm Devine 60 yard run (Travis Whisman kick) MC 14, H 6
MC 2nd Q 3:11 Seth Chambers 8 yard run (Travis Whisman kick) MC 21, H 6
MC 3rd Q 10:21 Malkolm Devine 35 yard run (Travis Whisman kick) MC 28, H 6
H 3rd Q 9:14 Seth Hille 17 yard run (Seth Hille run) MC 28, H 14
H 3rd Q 2:48 Salih Abdullah 15 yard run (Seth Hille run) MC 28, H 22
H 4th Q 7:32 Jashaun York 1 yard run (run failed) MC 28, H 28
MC OT Malkolm Devine 6 yard run (Travis Whisman kick) MC 35, H 28
H OT Tahj Campbell 9 yard from Jashaun York (run failed) MC 35, H 34

Sarah Fite on SportsTalk

State champion golfer Sarah Fite was my guest on SportsTalk this morning. Here is a link to the podcast.