By DOUG EADS
It had been a long, long time since the Somerset Briar Jumpers had felt good after tangling with Beechwood on the gridiron.
Well, last Friday night at Somerset’s Clark Field, head coach Robbie Lucas and the Briar Jumpers had to feel pretty good about themselves, after taking out years of frustration on the Tigers.
After losing at Beechwood last season by a 28-0 score in a game that was cut in half due to inclement weather, Somerset got its revenge on the northern Kentucky powerhouse in last Friday night’s rematch on the Briar Jumpers home turf.
Quarterback Kaiya Sheron completed 9-11 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns, Alex Miller ran for a couple of scores, and Kade Grundy and Tate Madden each had TD receptions, as Somerset simply dump-trucked the visitors from northern Kentucky.
Miller had yet another huge game on the ground, rushing for 144 yards on 20 attempts and scoring a pair of TD’s.
Somerset also got TD runs in the win from Jerrod Smith and Dyllan Keith.
Sheron — who had a great night throwing the football — also got it done on the ground, rushing for 112 yards on only nine attempts.
Grundy meanwhile had 86 yards receiving and scored a TD on two receptions, while Madden hauled in a 37-yard pass from Sheron for another score.
Somerset — who remained a perfect, 3-0 on the season with the win — will enjoy an open date this coming Friday.
The Briar Jumpers will return to action next Friday night, September 20th, on the road at Williamsburg.
The Yellow Jackets also improved to 3-0 last Friday evening, with a convincing, 44-13 win over Leslie County.
Williamsburg will be in action this Friday night at home, hosting Frankfort.