Bath County may have scored the first touchdown of the game last Friday, but that’s all West Carter gave them, even denying them the final touchdown of the game. Dylan Roe ran that in for the Comets with only 9 seconds left in the game.
Bath County’s Jordan Everman scored that first touchdown, on a 58 yard pass from Jacob Easton, but the Wildcats failed on their attempt at running in extra points.
Leetavious Cline scored West Carter’s first touchdown on a ten yard run, with Garrett Wolfe making good on the extra point kick to bring the score to 7-6 with 8:06 on the clock. Blake McGlone scored West’s second touchdown of the quarter, on a 21 yard pass from Orry Perry, with Wolfe’s kick good again for a score of 14-6 with 6 minutes left in the quarter.
Cline scored twice in the second quarter, first on a four yard run, then on a one yard run. But both attempts at picking up two extra points were unsuccessful, the first on a failed run and the second a failed pass.
The Comets picked up 21 points in the third quarter, with Cline’s speed and footwork benefiting West Carter on the first two touchdowns early in the second half. Cline ran 57 yards for the first score in the third quarter, with 11:41 on the clock, followed by a 30 yard run with 10 minutes left in the quarter. Perry scored the third touchdown on a two yard run with just over five minutes left in the third, and Wolfe was successful on all three kicks, bringing the score to 47-6 going into the final quarter.
Carter Hart scored another touchdown for Bath County, bringing the score to 47-12 halfway through the fourth quarter, but Bath’s kick attempt failed.
Dylan Roe scored the last touchdown of the game for the Comets, on a five yard run, with just nine seconds left on the clock, but West was unsuccessful on their last kick attempt, leaving the final score at 53 Comets, 12 Bath County.
West Carter had 27 first downs, Bath County 10. West had eight penalties, for 70 yards, to Bath’s two for 20. West Carter had no turnovers, while Bath had two fumbles and turned the ball over to the Comets on one interception.
West Carter rushed for a total of 332 yards over 27 plays and passed for 127 yards on 13 successful passes out of 20, while Bath rushed 90 yards on 41, and passed for 142 yards on four of eight attempts. That brought West Carter to a total of 459 yards on 47 plays to Bath’s 232 yards on 49.
West Carter’s next game is at home, versus Prestonsburg, on Friday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m. That game is West Carter’s Homecoming.
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