Somerset obliterates Russellville 64-12

Kade Grundy tip toes down the sidelines during Friday’s game against Russellville. Grundy and Somerset had a huge night, downing the Panthers on Homecoming week by a final count of 64-12. With the win, the Briar Jumpers remained perfect on the season at 5-0 on the year.
Photo by Nick Hibbard

By DOUG EADS

The Russellville Panthers proved to be the perfect homecoming opponent on Friday night for a Somerset team that was undefeated coming in, and the number-one ranked team in the state of Kentucky in Class 2 A.

Simply, Robbie Lucas and company ran roughshod over the visitors from Logan County who limped into the contest winless on the season with an 0-5 record.

Alex Miller rushed for a game-high 170 yards, scoring three touchdowns along the way, while quarterback Kaiya Sheron was a perfect, 6-6 through the air for 82 yards and a TD pass.



Jerrod Smith got in on the fun with 77 yards on seven carries and a score, and Mikey Garland had a 40-yard fumble return for another touchdown for Somerset.

In short, the Panthers were no match for a Somerset team that has been on a roll since the opening kick of the 2019 high school football season.

Somerset will put its number-one state ranking and undefeated record on the line on Friday night, as the 5-0 Briar Jumpers will travel to Hazard to face a Bulldog team that is 5-1 on the season, and has won five games in a row after a season-opening, 22-20 loss to Harlan County.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.



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