PORTSMOUTH – The Greenup County Musketeers traveled across the Ohio River to take on their third straight team from Ohio this season and got off to quick start against the Notre Dame Titans. In the process, Musketeer quarterback Eli Sammons became the Northeast Kentucky all-time passing yards leader.
Greenup County opened up the scoring in the first quarter with an eleven play drive capped off by a Bryce Burgess 1 yard touchdown run. Notre Dame tried to answer by driving the ball down to the 5 yard line only to have the ball intercepted.
After a short loss Sammons connected with Braden Craycraft for a 97 yard touchdown. Again, Notre Dame mounted a long drive into Musketeer territory only to be intercepted again.
From that point on, it was all Greenup County. Sammons threw three touchdowns to Zane Carter of 12, 40 and 35 yards. Sammons connected for another touchdown pass to Austin Evans in the 2nd quarter to bring his touchdown total to five. Preston Purdy added another touchdown in the 3rd quarter with a three yard run.
Greenup County Coach Scott Grizzle said “I’m really proud of our kids and coaches. It’s been a rough two weeks for us. Obviously, we had two losses in a row to two good teams from Ohio, so it was nice to finish up our three game Ohio series with a good win against a good Notre Dame team. We played hard as a team and got a good team win.”
When asked about his record setting achievement, Sammons stated “It was a great team win and great team effort. I’m glad we won as a team. It feels great knowing that all of the hard work and extra work with the guys pays off.”
Notre Dame Coach Bob Ashley said following the game, “The Sammons kid was as advertised, he’s the real deal. They had the players up front and a good running game to go along with the passing attack. We came out and played hard, we moved the ball against them but just made mistakes at key times. With league play starting next week I think we have the opportunity to turn things around and if we could do it with a win, I think that could get us on the right track.”
On Saturday October 5th, the Titans host Northwest at Spartan Stadium while Greenup County will have a bye week.
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