Bobcats hold spring football game

Published 12:20 pm Thursday, May 3, 2018

Each spring, football teams hold a series of practices that allows coaches to see a snapshot of what the team looks like for the first time. Traditionally, teams also hold spring games for the fans to see as well.

On April 24, Bell County held their Blue and White spring game with both teams battling to an 18-18 tie.

Trevor Kidd’s 40-yard touchdown run opened the scoring to give the White team a 6-0 lead. The Blue team answered with a 7-yard touchdown pass from Jonathan Lankford to Tanner Asher to tie the game at 6-6.

Kidd and the White team responded with a 20-yard touchdown pass from Colby Frazier to give them a 12-6 lead. The Blue team answered back when Asher broke loose for a 45-yard touchdown run to tie things up at 12-12.

It was Adam Partin’s turn to get some points next as he broke free on a 20-yard touchdown run to give the Blue team an 18-12 lead in the fourth quarter.

After recovering a fumble, a big gain by Jason Jones on a wide receiver screen set up a 5-yard touchdown run by Hunter Bailey that tied the game with under two minutes to play and 18-18 proved to be the final score.

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In addition to having the annual spring game, Bell coach Dudley Hilton held an eight-grade “signing day” for the freshmen who will be joining the Bobcats this summer.

Those who were present for the event included: Spencer Wheeler, Noah Akers, Devin Reese and Spencer Marcum from Yellow Creek; Cameron Burnett, Brandon Baker, Tucker Hunley, Jacob Miller, Landon Hensley, Caleb York and Trace Freeman from Page; Noah Caldwell, Dawson Woolum and Ray Eldridge from Right Fork; Caden Phipps and Chandler Widener from Bell Central; and Luke Akers from H.Y. Livesay.

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Jay Compton with the Pineville Sun contributed to this report

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