North Laurel storms back to steal 15-14 win over Johnson Central

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Published: Sep. 2, 2022 at 6:54 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 3, 2022 at 4:12 PM EDT
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LONDON, Ky. (WYMT) - For the third time in two weeks, the Appalachian Wireless Game of the Week featured a team in our Alice Lloyd College Mountain Top Ten.

And this one did not disappoint! It was a rather evenly matched game between the No. 3 team in our Alice Lloyd College Mountain Top Ten the Johnson Central Golden Eagles as they visited the Jaguars of North Laurel.

Early on, it was Ethan Gregory on the handoff to get North Laurel on the board first in the first quarter.

By the second, Jags backed up inside their own 10 yard line. Tucker Warren throws, but instead of finding a Jaguar, he finds Johnson Central’s Jesse McCoy for the short yardage pick-six. Extra point was good to tie the game at 7 apiece.

Later in the quarter, Johnson Central deep in their own end of the field when Seth Davis hands off to Zack McCoart who goes the distance for the 68 yard touchdown run to put the Golden Eagles up 14-7 late in the second.

That score would hold through most of the second half. Late in the fourth quarter, hope looked lost for the Jaguars as Tucker Warren, looking for Hunter Morgan in the end zone, instead found the waiting hands of Johnson Central’s Seth Davis on the interception.

However, the Golden Eagles were unable to move the ball, ultimately turning the ball over on downs, giving the Jaguars great field position. Tucker Warren not only executed the perfect sneak for the touchdown, btu on the two point conversion as well to put North Laurel on top for good 15-14.