FAIRVIEW (0-2) AT LEWIS COUNTY (0-3), 7:30 P.M.
One team will walk away with their first win and another will still be searching for theirs when the Eagles travel to Vanceburg on Friday.
Defense has been a struggle early for both. Fairview has given up an average of 40 points in their two games this season, while Lewis County has given up an average of 48 in three games. The Lions gave up 42 points to Nicholas County in the first half last week after coming off a bye week. Fairview is coming off a bye last week.
Lewis County will try to get the offense going after being limited to single digits last week. Zach Lehn completed 10-of-20 passes for 110 yards and got picked off once. They’ll look to find more success on the ground as they rushed for only 60 yards in the loss. Fairview has allowed 849 rushing yards in their two games.
The Eagles won a shootout last year, 66-46.
JACKSON COUNTY (1-3) AT BRACKEN COUNTY (2-1), 7:30 P.M.
The Polar Bears had an extra week to prepare for the Generals, a team they shut out, 27-0, last year.
Bracken County has allowed only eight points in their two wins this season, but will try to get the offense going after scoring just 12 points in those two games. They were shut out in a 48-0 loss at Ludlow.
Trey Brausch has completed 20-of-38 passes this season for 270 yards and a touchdown. He also leads the team with 161 rushing yards on 40 carries. Tad Fisher has run for 156 yards and two scores on 55 carries.
Jackson County’s only win came against Berea – a team the Polar Bears will see later this year – 40-12. They’ve completed only two passes in four games, but have five players over 100 yards on the ground, led by Dylan Martin’s 271 yards on 44 carries.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY (3-1) AT FLEMING COUNTY (1-3), 7:30 P.M.
The schedule isn’t getting any easier this Friday for the Panthers.
Fleming County is coming off of back-to-back blowout losses and will face a Montgomery County team from Class 5A with three wins already this season. Their only loss was by a single point to East Jessamine.
Montgomery County beat Harrison County, 34-14, on Aug. 31, and the Thorobreds beat the Panthers, 47-6, to open the season. Fleming County will try to stop a rushing attack that’s put up 1,039 yards, led by Justin Korossy’s 460 yards and nine touchdowns on 50 carries. The Panthers gave up 415 yards on the ground to Rowan County last week.
Fleming County looks to get the offense going after rushing for just 241 yards and passing for 421 yards on the season. Turnovers proved costly last week, as three first-half interceptions led to scores from the Vikings.
Montgomery County came away with a 61-28 win in Mount Sterling last season.