Bell County prepares for Garrard County

Published 1:02 am Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Bell County Bobcats have dominated every facet of every game they have played this season. Coming off of a blowout victory over Rockcastle County, 39-6, the Bobcats are now fixed on the 4-2 Garrard County Golden Lions.

Bell County has been rolling on offense this season, averaging 46 points-per-game including an 80-point performance against South Laurel earlier this season.

The Bobcat defense has been just as good, allowing only 16 points-per-game.

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Bell County is averaging just under 300 rushing yards per game and 111 passing yards per game. Quarterback London Stephney has completed 37-of-57 passing on the season with six passing touchdowns and only one interception. He has also carried the ball 49 times for 465 yards and seven touchdowns.

Brandon Baker leads the Bobcat running game with 81 carries for 794 yards and eight touchdowns. Jason Jones has anchored Bell County’s receiving core with 23 receptions for 448 yards and four touchdowns.

The Bobcat defense has forced 10 total turnovers and has scored on two of those. Hunter Bailey has led Bell County’s defense from the linebacker position with 49 tackles, two tackles for loss and one sack. Tyson Thomas follows closely with 38 tackles, nine tackles for loss and two sacks.

Dawson Widener also has 38 tackles, with eight tackles for loss and one sack. Kage Baker has 25 tackles, two tackles for loss and four sacks.

Coming into this game, Garrard County is riding a two-game win streak, including a 38-6 victory against McCreary County Central last Friday.

In each loss for the Golden Lions this season, they have allowed over 34 points-per-game, well shy of what the Bobcats are averaging through this point in the year.

Garrard County is very one dimensional, with only one passing touchdown this year as opposed to 27 rushing touchdowns. With Bell County allowing just over 100 yards-per-game on the ground, the Bobcats should be able to contain the Golden Lions on Log Mountain on Friday night. The game is also Bell County’s homecoming game.

If the Bobcats prevail over Garrard County, they will improve to 7-0 on the season.