Bell County JV defeats North Laurel

Published 7:03 pm Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Bell County junior varsity team ended their season in impressive fashion on Monday. The Bobcats and North Laurel battled back-and-forth all game before Bell County was able to earn a slim 16-14 victory over the Jaguars.

With the win, the JV Bobcats finish the year with a 7-1 record.

North Laurel found the end zone first on a 52-yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion gave the Jags an 8-0 lead.

Bell County responded on their first possession of the game. Hunter Bailey broke free on a 52-yard touchdown run. Tyson Thomas converted the two-point attempt to tie the game at 8-8.

North Laurel scored on their next possession on an 11-yard run. The Jags failed on their two-point attempt to claim a 14-8 lead that held up until halftime.

After trading possessions early in the second half, the JV Bobcats took the lead. Jonathan Lankford hit Chandler Mink on a 54-yard touchdown strike. Bailey powered his way into the end zone to convert the two-point attempt and give Bell County a two-point advantage.

Neither team was able to find much momentum after that with North Laurel coming up empty handed on both of their final two possessions. On Bell’s last possession, the JV Bobcats were able to move the ball inside the 10-yard-line and run the clock out.

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