Pikeville's Jesse Sparks and Kyle Watkins stay at home, sign with UPIKE football

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PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - After a successful senior campaign that saw Pikeville make it to the Class 1A state championship game in football, Panthers' Jesse Sparks and Kyle Watkins will stay right at home with the University of Pikeville. Watkins and Sparks signed with the Bears together.

Both seniors played a big part during the Panthers' 2018 run. Watkins had 552 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns along with 106 rushing yards and two touchdowns on the ground. He also had 38 total tackles.

Sparks did his fair share as well with 256 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns. He was a force on the defensive side of the ball with 72 total tackles, good for third on the team. He also lead Pikeville in sacks with five on the year.

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