The Evarts Wildcats moved to 8-0 in fifth- and sixth-grade football action Thursday with a dominant 30-8 victory at Pennington Gap, Va.
Brendan Osborne and Christian Jones each topped the 100-yard mark to lead teh Wildcats.
Jones gave Evarts the early lead with a 40-yard run. Osborne added the two-point conversion.
Fullback Jordan Steele scored on a 13-yard run with 1:56 left in the first quarter to push the Cats’ lead to 14-0.
Osborne raced 45 yards for a touchdown with 4:08 left in the second quarter and Jones added the conversion for a 22-0 lead.
Steele went 15 yards with 5:46 to play in the game and Osborne ran for the two-point conversion to make it 30-0.
Pennington Gap scored with 1:48 left.
Christian Boggs led the Evarts defense with seven tackles and had an onside kick recovery. Jarrett McKenzie, Jones and Osborne had six tackles each. Steele added four tackles, three sacks, caused three fumbles and recovered two. Kobe Burkhart had four tackles and a fumble recovery. Layne Jones had three tackles. Josh Burkhart added an interception.
The WIldcats have given up only five touchdowns in eight games and have outscored opponents 222-34.
Josh Burkhart completed his only pass attempt, to McKenzie, for 25 yards.
Evarts plays host to Cumberland on Oct. 4 and closes the regular season on Oct. 9 at New Harlan.
Chasity Stewart scored 16 points and Toni Irvin contributed 10 as Cawood downed Evarts 34-25 in seventh- and eighth-grade basketball action Thursday.
Amy Partin paced Evarts with 15 points.
Cawood (34) — Chasity Stewart 16, Toni Irvin 10, Miranda Cook 8.
Evarts (25) — Amy Partin 15, Natalie Middleton 8, Kaitlyn Turner 2.
Harlan (17-2) held on for a 36-30 win over visiting Middlesboro in seventh- and eighth-grade basketball action Thursday.
Eighth-grade guard Jordan Brock scored 14 to lead the Lady Dragons.
Seventh-grade forward Blair Green, the daughter of former Harlan all-stater Debbie Hoskins, scored 27 to lead the 16-3 Lady Jackets.
Middlesboro won 36-19 in the fifth- and sixth-grade game as Jamayla Poe paced the Lady Jackets with 12 points.
Emersyn Noah paced Harlan (7-5) with 11 points.
Harlan returns to action Friday at home against Barbourville before closing the season on Tuesday at home against Bell Central.
Harlan (36) — Jordan Brock 14, Madelynn Henson 2, Emma Bianchi 7, Jesse Cochran 4, Callie WIlson 9.
Middlesboro (30) — Baylie Brunsma 1, Hannah Warren 2, Blair Green 27.
Middlesboro (36) — Baylee Woody 7, Jackie Biscardi 2, Jamayla Poe 12, Sarah Brooks 8, Ally Collett 2, Abby Harris 4, Macy Mink 1.
Harlan (19) — Emersyn Noah 11, Payeton Charles 2, Lori Barton 6.
Leah Evans scored 12 points and Kaitlin Evans added nine as Black Mountain improved to 12-0 in county action with a 36-16 win at James A. Cawood.
Savannah Faulkner led James A. Cawood (3-6) with seven points.
Courtney Cozart hit the game-winning shot in the final minute as the Trojanettes overcame a five-point deficit in the fourth quarter to win 20-18 in the fifth- and sixth-grade game.
James A. Cawood returns to action Monday at home against Wallins. Black Mountain plays host to Wallins on Tuesday.
Black Mountain (36) — Rebecca Middleton 2, Jesse Johnson 3, Kaitlin Evans 9, Leah Evans 12, Makala Pace 3, Bethany Day 2, Kaili Enix 5.
James A. Cawood (16) —Noah Canady 5, Kaylea Gross 2, Savannah Faulkner 7, Katie Walker 2.
James A. Cawood (20) — Kaitlyn Amburgey 6, Brianna Smith 10, Courtney Cozart 4.
Black Mountain (18) — Alyssa Cochran 4, Savannah Osborne 2, Emily Evans 4, Kassady Mulkey 2, Alyssa Cornett 2, Abby Vitatoe 2, Kierstan Hamm 2.
The first two-point conversion during Harlan’s fifth- and sixth-grade victory was scored by Andrew Noah.