Perry Central fends off Breathitt County comeback for 28-26 win in Appalachian Wireless Game of the Week

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Published: Sep. 9, 2022 at 7:23 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 10, 2022 at 12:03 AM EDT
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HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - It was a showdown in Hazard on this week’s edition of the Appalachian Wireless Game of the Week as the number 7 team in our Alice Lloyd College Mountain Top Ten, the Breathitt County Bobcats, headed down Highway 15 to take on the Perry Central Commodores.

The Commodores entered the contest looking to make it two in a row against the Bobcats after a 43-36 win in 2021.

Late first quarter, it was one half of the WYMT Co-players of the Week getting it done through the air as Tyler Bryant finds Bryce Hoskins in stride to get the Bobcats on the board first 7-0.

Breathitt County would extend the lead to 14-7 by early in the second frame, but Perry Central would equalize with a Seth Jackson run up the middle to make it 14 all.

By the third, Breathitt County has added another TD to go up 20-14, but it wouldn’t last long with Jackson getting his number called again for six. The extra point puts the ‘Dores on top 21-20.

In the fourth quarter, it’s Perry Central adding to the lead with a big Kizer Slone run to set up a Mark Dixon touchdown to extend the advantage to 28-20.

Ensuing kickoff, however, Blake Richie fields it at the 15, finds open holes up the middle of the field and finishes the 85 yard return to the house to draw the Bobcats back within two at 28-26.

Bobcats get a stop and find their way back down the field with one last shot. They line up for a 33-yard field goal attempt, but it’s blocked by Perry Central, sealing the win for the Commodores 28-26.