It took parts of two days, but the Bracken County football team picked up their second win of the season.
The Polar Bears used a third quarter touchdown pass to take the lead against Pendleton County on Saturday, before holding off the Wildcats 12-8, in the game that started Friday night and was delayed due to weather.
Lightning was seen with 3:29 to play in the first quarter Friday night with the Polar Bears leading, 6-0. They took the opening drive 70 yards down the field, scoring on their 13th play when Tad Fisher scored on a 2-yard touchdown run.
Trey Brausch had hit Fisher on 3rd-and-11 to extend the drive, followed by a 4th-and-11 conversion thanks to a Pendleton County pass interference. Brausch picked up an 18-yard run on 3rd-and-16 later in the drive to set up the scoring play.
Pendleton County’s offense ran two plays before being halted by the weather while facing a 3rd-and-5 from their own 37-yard line.
After resuming play Saturday morning, Matthew Campbell hit Koby Leazer for the tying touchdown pass in the first half, before Mason Fuller put the Wildcats ahead with the two-point conversion.
With 5:04 remaining in the third quarter, Brausch fired a touchdown pass to Nathan Jefferson to put the Polar Bears ahead, 12-8.
The Bracken County defense would hold Pendleton County from there, with the help of a third quarter fumble forced and recovered by Fisher. The win moves the Polar Bears to 2-1 on the season.
Bracken County was coming off a 48-0 loss to Ludlow in the second week of the season. The Polar Bears lost to the Panthers in 2017 before a 39-6 win over Pendleton County started a four-game winning streak.
The Polar Bears have a bye before hosting Jackson County on Sept. 14. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Pendleton County falls to 1-2 and is scheduled to host Dayton on Friday at 7:30 p.m.