KSR is headed to the mountains for Week 2! In case you missed the announcement over the weekend, the second Kroger KSR Game of the Week is Belfry at Pikeville. Both teams are reigning state champions and ranked in KSR’s inaugural Top 15 rankings, with Belfry coming in at No. 14 and Pikeville tied with LCA at No. 15.
We’ll have more on the game as the week goes on (including a preview from one of KSR’s favorite callers and Eastern Kentucky sports expert Darryl), but a few quick hitters:
Belfry Pirates (1-0)
- Class: 3A
- District: 8
- Coach: Philip Haywood
- Last Season: 11-3, 3A Champions (30-20 win over Bell County)
- Last Game: 33-13 win vs. Pulaski County
Notable players: QB/SS Brett Coleman (2021 – committed to Miami OH), RB/CB Isaac Dixon (2021)
Pikeville Panthers (1-0)
- Class: 1A
- District: 7
- Coach: Chris McNamee
- Last Game: 28-7 win at Raceland
- Last Season: 14-0, 1A Champions (43-0 win over Paintsville)
Lightning delays are ?Pikeville leads Raceland 8-0 with 36 seconds remaining in the first quarter. Here’s a look at some of the big plays thus far in the game.
Notable players: QB Isaac McNamee (2022)
KSR will be live from Pikeville to preview the game Friday morning. Kick off is scheduled for 7:30 PM. Families of participants and students will have priority for tickets, but if there are any remaining, they will be sold to the general public beginning on Thursday. On Friday, remaining general admission tickets will be sold from 9 a.m. to noon and can be purchased at the gate for $10 (exact change only). Temperatures will be checked upon entry and everyone must wear a mask at all times and practice social distancing.
Let us hear your early predictions in the comments: Belfry or Pikeville?