By DOUG EADS
MT. STERLING — Somerset was mighty impressive defensively in its season opener, breaking in the new synthetic turf surface at Clark Field back on August 23rd with an impressive, 40-0 beatdown over Rockcastle County.
This past weekend, Robbie Lucas and company was arguably, even more impressive on the other side of the football.
Facing a 1-0 Montgomery County team on the road, the Briar Jumpers came out and simply put a whipping on the Indians, rolling to a 75-13 victory to move to 2-0 on the year.
That’s right. Somerset put up 75 points on homestanding Montgomery County on Friday night, and did it in very impressive fashion.
Quarterback Kaiya Sheron completed eight of nine pass attempts for 222 yards and three touchdowns in a very impressive performance in the victory.
Sheron also rushed for 70 yards in the win on only three carries, but it was Alex Miller that led the Somerset ground attack, rushing for 102 yards and three more scores.
Kade Grundy hauled in three receptions for 100 yards and a score, and Jayden Gilmore took the ball to the house with his only reception of the game, on a 54-yard scoring toss from Sheron.
Somerset — 2-0 on the young season — will return home on Friday night to face a Beechwood team that defeated Somerset in northern Kentucky last year by a score of 28-0 in a game shortened due to inclement weather.
And, the Tigers don’t figure to be in a very good mood heading into Friday night’s contest.
Beechwood lost in its season opener over the weekend, falling to Paintsville at Georgetown College by a final score of 19-14.
Kickoff for the Briar Jumpers — Beechwood game is set for this coming Friday night at 7:30 p.m.