Defense paces Jackets in Garrard County Bowl win

Published 5:16 pm Monday, August 28, 2023


The Middlesboro Yellow Jackets ran their record to 2-0 with another strong defensive effort that made two touchdowns enough to claim a 14-13 victory Saturday at Garrard County.

Senior quarterback Cayden Grigsby ran for one touchdown and teamed with Jack Yoakum for another. Grigsby ran for a team-high 123 yards on 16 carries. Rylee Foster added 75 yards on 14 carries, while Vincent Smith added 45 yards on seven carries.

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Kameron Wilson caught three passes for 57 yards. Yoakum, Xavion Shehan and Vincent Smith added one catch each.

The Jackets forced two turnovers as Shehan recovered a fumble and Wilson had an interception.

Middlesboro returns to action Friday at Gate City, Virginia.