Kenzie’s Big Day: Stanton girl becomes center of attention at SEC Tourney

Little-Crabtree-2 Little-Kenzie

Just about everyone has a story about a big moment in their life when they were a child. It may be a cool story, a tough one or just a life lesson learned. But for MacKenzie Crabtree she will have a story that was shared by over 20,000 people, not counting those watching on television.

MacKenzie is the daughter of Powell County Jailer Travis Crabtree and his wife Cassie. The four year old got to do something during last week’s Southeastern Conference Tournament in Nashville that some UK fans have wanted to do all their lives. Kenzie, as she is known to friends and family, not only got to meet UK players, she got to present the game ball just before UK took on Florida last week.

Right there, at center court, receiving a standing ovation – it had to be exciting for her and her family.

“It’s all she’s talked about all week,” her father said after returning home. “She said she wants to play ball so everyone will cheer for her. I haven’t had the heart to tell her that she probably won’t see a crowd like that again.”

But how did she get the honor of running onto  the court, wearing a cute UK cheerleader outfit and present the game ball?

Crabtree is not sure.

“We were sitting with the UK family members and talking to Devon Booker’s mom,” Travis said. “She was sending Scott (Wells) a few videos of Booker and Kenzie was sitting in her (Veronica Booker’s) lap.”

During last year’s SEC Tournament, Crabtree and Wells met Devon Booker, then a recruit for UK. They even had a picture taken with him.

After a few minutes Veronica Booker walked down to the bench where the UK players were going to sit.

“A few minutes after Veronica came back a woman from the SEC came up to us and put a floe pass around mine and Kenzie’s neck, then said come with me,” Crabtree said. “I don’t know if Veronica had something to do with it or they (SEC officials) picked her out, but the experience was wonderful.”

So how did Kenzie and daddy take the experience?

“She loved. But when she got that standing ovation, as a father, I teared up immediately,” Travis said. “I have never been more proud of my four year old daughter. It was an awesome experience.”

With a story like this to build on, there could be a lot more proud moments to come. But for now, the Crabtree family, the Big Blue Nation and this community can be proud of a little Stanton girl who was the center of attention for a short time in what has been a historic season for UK basketball.

Pirates near .500 mark

Sports-Cornett v Leslie 2

The Powell County Boys Basketball team continues to play its best basketball of the season with just three weeks left in the regular season. The Pirates started last week on Tuesday with a district game at home against the Owsley County Owls. Powell led after the first quarter 12 – 9 thanks to four points each by Bradley Cornett and Adrian Williams. The second quarter was close as well with both team trading baskets. The story of the second quarter was Austin Napier, who scored 16 of Powell’s 18 points in the quarter. Napier hit four three pointers and four free throws in the quarter. Powell led 30 – 26 at halftime.
Powell extended their lead in the third quarter with Napier and Cornett leading the way. Powell had a two point lead when they ended the quarter with a 15 to 5 run to lead 52 – 40 after three quarters.
The Pirates held a double digit lead until Owsley cut it to only eight with two minutes to go. Brad Smith hit a layup and four free throws down the stretch to help Powell to victory, 63 – 51 over the Owls. Napier led the Pirates with 24 points. Cornett added 12 points and Smith scored 10 points for Powell.
The Pirates hosted Leslie County on Thursday in a make up game. Leslie scored first then Powell tied the game with a basket by Bradley Cornett. Cornett hit another runner, Nate Brooks scored in the lane and Tylar Carter hit a jumper to give Powell an 8 – 2 lead.
Leslie scored eight points in a row to give them the lead. Derrick Robinson hit two free throws to tie the game. Leslie got a three point play to take the lead, 13 – 10 at the end of the first quarter.
Powell trailed 22 – 14 when Carter scored inside. Austin Napier hit a three pointer and Brad Smith sank a basket to give Powell the lead 22 – 21 at halftime.
The game was close until Powell opened up a seven point lead on two straight three pointers from Napier. Powell led 37 – 30 after three quarters. Leslie scored the first five points of the fourth quarter to cut the lead to two points. Carter hit two free throws and Leslie hit two baskets to tie the score.
Adrian Williams scored in the lane to give Powell the lead. Leslie hit a free throw and Brad Smith hit two free throws to put Powell ahead by three with one minute to play. But Leslie tied it with a three pointer.
Powell ran the clock down to 30 seconds and took a timeout. The Pirates held the ball until 11.2 seconds to go when Coach Whitaker called another timeout to set up a play.
Smith got the inbound pass and dribbled at the top of the key. Leslie stepped up their defense and Smith had to move to the right side. With time running down Smith launched a three pointer. The ball barely grazed the rim on the way in the basket and Powell won the game 48 – 45 over Leslie County.
Cornett lead the Pirates in scoring with 13 points for the game. Smith and Napier each scored nine points for Powell.
The Pirates were on the road last Saturday at West Carter. The Pirates were just 1 – 5 on Saturday’s this season. That trend continued as Powell just could not get it going and fell to West Carter, 79 – 64 on the road.
Powell now stands at 12 – 13 for the season and 4 – 2 in district play. The Pirates will be the two seed in the district tournament.
The Pirates were scheduled to play at home this past Tuesday against Breathitt County. Powell hosts Perry Central on Friday. The Pirates will then travel to Bath County on Saturday night.

Lady Pirates split week with Breathitt, J-City

Sports-Lindon v JCThe Powell County Lady Pirates have learned to adapt and in some cases overcome some of their lack of experience during the season. That was never more evident than last week’s match ups. Powell fell behind in both games and found a way to fight back. But they split the week and learned some valuable lessons.
Last Monday Powell took to the road to play Breathitt County. The Lady Bobcats are second in the region based on their record and Powell sits at number four. So the game should have been a good one.
But Breathitt came out hot and jumped out to an 11-3 lead after one quarter. The second frame was not much better for Powell as they were held to just nine points and trailed 25-12 at the half.
The second half seemed to get worse as Powell fell behind by as many as 18 points. But they fought back hard in the fourth quarter and cut the Breathitt lead to just six pints. But they could not get over the hump as Breathitt held on for the 54-44 win.
Powell was led by Destiny peck with 16 points and Briana Elam with 15. Sarah Spencer tossed in seven points, Amber Branham scored four, while Shayla Lindon and Dakota Brown each added one point.
Powell then came home to host Jackson City last Friday night. The two teams met in Jackson back on Jan. 7 and Powell escaped with a 72-67 overtime win. The Lady Tigers showed that the earlier meeting was not a fluke.
Powell’s big gun, Peck, picked up two fouls just four minutes into the game and had to sit on the bench the rest of the first half. At the time Powell led, but with Peck out of the middle the visitors began to pour it on. At one point Jackson City led by as many as 15 points in the second quarter. They enjoyed a 34-24 halftime lead.
Powell, with Peck back in the lineup and the team at full strength after a lengthy halftime in the locker room, started the comeback. The Lady Pirates fought their way back into the game and trailed 49-41 entering the fourth quarter.
In that final frame Powell continued the onslaught, seemingly hitting shots from every angle. Some key steals by Lindon despite having four fouls, sparked the team. Powell took a 56-55 lead late in the game.
But Jackson City’s Kelsey Taulbee nailed down two free throws to give the visitors the lead back.
Peck then putback her own missed shot on the other ned of the floor to give Powell a 58-57 lead. They would never relinquish it. With under three minutes to play a steal and a basket by Elam, followed by a steal by Lindon and another basket by Elam, gave the Big Red Nation the boost they needed.
Jackson City did try to take back the lead. Free throws by Taulbee and Ashlee Combs kept them close, but a steal by Savannah Hamilton and two free throws by Elam sealed the Powell victory, 66-60.
Powell was led by Branham, who was a silent scorer hitting shots when needed, with 16 points. Peck tossed in 15 and Elam chipped in 14. Lindon added seven, Brown scored six points inside, while Spencer and Hamilton each scored four points.
Powell was set to make up a game at home with Owsley this past Tuesday night. They will then travel to Magoffin County tonight (Thursday).
As for the district tournament. The seeding and pairing were announced on Monday. Powell will play Lee County on Feb. 23 in Owsley County. Game time is 6 p.m. Estill will play Owsley at 8 p.m. The finals are planned for Thursday, Feb. 26. Game time for the Championship Game is 7 p.m.

Lady Pirates claim regular season title, again

It started out as a good week, but the Lady Pirates hit some rough seas as the week went along. Powell totally dominated Lee County to capture yet another regular season district title. But they fell to regional rival Perry Central and to 15th Region power Johnson Central.
Last Tuesday the Lady Pirates traveled to Beattyville to play the Lee County Lady Kats Powell dominated from the start, jumping out to an 18-2 lead in the first quarter. From there is was all Powell as they cruised to the 63-33 win.
Destiny Peck led all scorers with 20 points and Briana Elam tossed in 13. Sarah Spencer added eight, Amber Branham chipped in seven and freshman Dakota Brown added five points and 11 rebounds to the win. Felicia Ledford and Shayla Lindon each scored four points, as Emily Branham, an eighth grader scored a basket to round out the scoring.
The win gives the Lady Pirates the regular season district championship and the number one seed going into the district tournament, with a 5-0 record.  Other seeds may be determined by Friday.
Last Thursday the Lady Pirates set sail again, this time to play Perry Central. Both teams have changed since meeting in last season 14th Region Finals, which Perry central won in a close game.
Powell grabbed the early 12-9 lead, but the Lady Commodores fought back and led 30-26 at the half. Despite Powell outscoring Perry in the final frame, the home team slowly built up a lead in the third quarter that Powell could not overcome. Perry won, 66-59.
The only controversy may have been the free throw margins. Perry’s Whitney Evans, a senior guard, was 21 of 24 from the charity stripe. The entire Powell team went to the foul line 24 times as a whole, hitting 16.
Powell was led by Amber Branham with 14 points, followed by Peck, Elam and Brown each with 10 points. Sarah Spencer tossed in nine points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the game. Lindon chipped in three points, Savannah Hamilton scored two and Emily Branham hit a free throw.
Evan led all scorers with 35 points and as the only Lady Commodore in double figures.
On Saturday Powell went to Johnson Central and ran into a buzz saw. The Lady Eagles, usually strong have struggled a little this year. But not on this night. They jumped out to 28-15 lead and never looked back. Johnson Central won the game, 69-49.
Peck led Powell with 13 points, followed by Hamilton with 11. Amber Branham chipped in eight, Brown and Spencer each added six points. Elam scored three and Lindon added a basket.
Powell was set to play Breathitt this past Monday and will host Jackson City on Friday night.

Pirates dominate Lee, fall to South Floyd

The Powell County Boys Basketball team has been playing their best of the season over the last two weeks. The Pirates and their coaches have bought into Coach Ryan Whitaker’s new defense first strategies. Powell traveled to Lee County last Tuesday trying to continue their success.
Powell scored first on a three pointer by Brad Smith. Lee made a layup and Powell had a fast break. Bradley Cornett’s shot was blocked out of bounds but the Lee player slammed into the wall under the basket injuring himself.
After the long break, Powell came out firing and Lee was stunned. The Pirates built an 18 – 4 lead and was looking for more. Max Hernandez got a three point play and Derrick Robinson hit a three pointer. Powell lead 23 -10 after the first quarter.
Powell put on a scoring clinic in the second quarter led by Tyler Carter with four baskets. Brad Smith hit two three pointers and a basket to help the Pirates.
Nathan Watson hit a three pointer and a basket. Adrian Williams made two baskets helping Powell to a 34 point quarter. Powell led 57 – 23 at halftime.
Powell continued the dominance in the third quarter. Cornett scored seven points and Austin Napier had five points in the quarter. Nate Brooks had two baskets inside for the Pirates as Powell led 76 – 32 after three quarters.
The fourth quarter saw both teams empty their benches and the Pirates continue to increase their lead. Trevor Marcum hit two three pointers late and Hunter Bloom connected on a three as well. Robinson added four points early in the quarter. Powell cruised to victory, 93 – 38.
Thirteen Pirates scored in the game, led by Tyler Carter with 14 points. Brad Smith and Bradley Cornett each had 11 points. Max Hernandez added nine points and Nate Brooks chipped in eight points. Derrick Robinson and Austin Napier scored six points each.
Powell traveled to Jackson City to face South Floyd on Saturday in the Kentucky Prep Showcase. The Pirates offense was held in check for much of the game. South Floyd shot the lights out hitting eight three pointers . Powell mounted a late comeback but South Floyd made their free throws at the end to defeat the Pirates, 68 – 57.
Powell now stands at 10 – 12 overall on the season and 3 – 2 in district play. The Pirates host Leslie County on Thursday night. Powell travels to West Carter on Saturday night this week.

Local ball-handling team struts their skills before Globetrotters

The X-Treme Team performed at the Harlem Globetrotters show last Saturday night at Rupp Arena.  This was the first time the dribbling team from Powell County has been offered such a unique opportunity.
They took to the floor right before the Globetrotters and performed their best performance of the season!  The crowd was thrilled with their impressive ball handling skills throughout their show.  Following their performance, the team took their seats in the stands to enjoy a very entertaining Globetrotter performance.
The team consists of 44 players and 18 coaches.  There was over 300  Powell Countians in attendance to support our hometown boys!!
The team will continue their season performing at games at PCHS, EKU and Transylvania University.  They will end  their season with a performance at the NBA game between the Indiana Pacers and Memphis Grizzlies on April 3 in Indianapolis.
Story by Kristie Marcum & Photos by Vickie Miller

Lady Pirates win tough ones in a cardiac crazy kind of way

The Powell County Lady Pirates have made their recent games a little more interesting. Maybe more than Coach Ken Jones and some of the Lady Pirates faithful care to see. The girls went 3-1 over the past week. That included an overtime win at Jackson City, close calls with Lee and a good Magoffin team, and being routed by Menifee County.
The week of cardiac craziness started when Powell hosted Menifee on Monday (Jan. 5). Powell opened the game with a 9-4 lead, but the winds went out of their sails quickly. Menifee outscored Powell 18-7 in the second quarter to hold a 22-16 lead at the half. Then Menifee kept their roll going as they outscored the home team 31-21 in the second half. Menifee won going away, 53-37.
Powell was led by Amber Branham and Sarah Spencer, each with nine points. Destiny Peck was held to only seven points in the game. There was no Lady Pirate player in double figures.
Then Powell took to the road for a very rare Wednesday night game to take on Jackson City. Powell must have been still reeling from the Menifee game 48 hours earlier. The Lady Tigers jumped out early and held a 33-22 half time lead over Powell.
The Lady Pirates regrouped at halftime. They chipped away at the lead and tied the game up forcing an overtime period. In that extra time Branham scored five of her 16 points, including a timely three pointer to help Powell escape with a 72-67 win.
Peck led the way for Powell with 23 points, followed by Branham and Shayla Lindon with 12. Spencer chipped in nine points, Breanna Elam added eight and Savannah Hamilton tossed in four points. Jackson City had four players in double figures, but could not stop Powell.
Last Friday night, another boys/girls district doubleheader opened with the Lady Pirates hosting Lee County. Despite some tough play from both sides, the score was tied 18-18 at the half. Powell fought off the Lady Kats as they tried to claw out a victory. But Powell was able to hit the shots when needed and shut down Lee’s biggest gun. Powell won a tight one, 44-36.
The Lady Pirates were led by Peck with 17 points and Branham with 13. Hamilton added eight, while Spencer, Dakota Brown and Haleigh Bauer each tossed in a deuce for Powell.
Hannah Kash led Lee with 12 points. Lee’s big gun, Johan Walker had 11 points, all of those scored in the first half. Powell’s defense held her scoreless in the second half.
The win gave Powell a 3-0 district record. All of the other district teams, Estill, Lee and Owsley, have 1-2 records in district play.
Then came Saturday’s game, a home contest with Magoffin County. The fussing, hard fouls, coaches disagreements and fans screaming started with the tip off and never let up.
The first quarter was so intense that it ended with the Lady Hornets leading 4-2, but Powell had been called for six fouls already. But the scoring and fouls for both sides ramped up in the second quarter. Powell survived the frenzy. A key put back basket by senior Krista Estep at the buzzer helped Powell to lead 24-21 at the half.
The third period was a dead heat, as both teams scored 17 points and Powell still held a three point advantage. But the fouls began to take their toll, especially on Magoffin. Powell held on to win 60-55, as the fans and coaches expressed their displeasure at the referees.
Powell was led by Peck with 29 points and Branham added 10. Brown chipped in seven, Lindon tossed in five, Hamilton scored four, Spencer added three and Krista Estep scored two points.
The Lady Pirates  are now 10-6 overall. They will play Owsley County at home this Friday and will be the second game of boys/girls doubleheader.

Pirates bounce back with three straight victories

The Powell County Boys Basketball team had fallen on hard times. The Pirates had lost eight of their last nine games including a tough loss to district rival Estill County. Head Coach Ryan Whitaker needed to mixed things up and he shook up the starting lineup beginning with last Tuesday’s game at Jackson City.
The Pirates had defeated the Tigers earlier in the season but Jackson City had improved. Powell played well with the new starters and new rotation. The Pirates built a double digit lead over the Tigers. Powell led by 15 points in the third quarter. The Pirates got a little comfortable with the big lead and Jackson City made a comeback. The Pirates converted their free throws down the stretch and won the game 65 – 60 on the road.
Powell squared off last Friday at home against district foe Lee County. Lee has been struggling this season with only one victory. The Pirates scored the first eight points of the game on a basket by Austin Napier and two baskets by Max Hernandez. Bradley Cornett and Hernandez each made a free throw to add to the Pirate start.
Lee hit a three and Napier answered with a three of his own. Brad Smith hit a wide open three pointer, Tyler Carter hit a free throw and Napier made another basket to put Powell up 17 – 3. Lee hit another three and Kory Freeman scored a basket for the Pirates. Lee made a two and Carter made another free throw. Powell led 20 – 8 after the first quarter.
The Pirates’ Hernandez made a jump shot and Jonathon Rose made a free throw to start the scoring in the second quarter to put Powell up by 15 points. The Pirates continued to increase their lead in the quarter. Nate Brooks and Mikey Lindon both scored for the Pirates to bring the lead to 19 points. Lee scored the final four points of the half, but Powell led 41 – 26.
Lee scored the first seven points of the third quarter to cut the lead down to just eight points. Lindon and Brooks made shots for the Pirates Smith made a runner in the lane to put Powell back ahead 48 – 33.
At the 4:41 mark of third quarter Lee’s head coach was given two technicals and ejected from the game. Smith hit all four free throws and Powell led by 19 points again. Lee battled back to cut the lead to 59 – 49 at the end of the third quarter.
Lee continued to play hard but Powell was just too much.
Hernandez scored 10 points in the final quarter to help the Pirates win by the score of 82 – 67. Max Hernandez led Powell in scoring with 18 points. Brad Smith added 13 points and Mikey Lindon had nine points. Derrick Robinson and Bradley Cornett both chipped in eight points for Powell.
The Pirates hosted Magoffin County on Saturday night. The game was a close one throughout.
Powell led late in the game but Magoffin rallied to take the lead by two with less than two minutes to play. Mikey Lindon hit a three pointer with one minute to go to put Powell ahead to stay. Brad Smith made two free throws and Lindon got a steal and a basket to put Powell ahead by five points with :30 to play. Bradley Cornett made two free throws and Powell escaped with a win, 59 – 54.
The three wins last week brings Powell to an overall record of 7 – 9 and 2 – 1 in district play.
The Pirates were set to travel to Breathitt County this past Tuesday. Powell hosts Owsley County on Friday and Knott Central on Saturday this week.

Pirates lose battle for playoff spot, fall to Western Hills

The Powell County Football Pirates have made the state playoffs for the past six seasons. This year the Pirates were just one win away from qualifying one again. This past Friday, Powell faced off against the Western Hills Wolverines for that playoff position. The winner would be in and the loser would be eliminated from playoff contention. The Pirates had a nice crowd at home to cheer them to victory and they did not have to wait very long to get excited. The Pirates got the ball first and used their belly offense to drive down the field for a touchdown. Chance Snowden ran the ball in for a 4 yard score and Jake Whitt kicked the extra point to give the Pirates a 7 – 0 lead. Western Hills had to punt on their first possession but the Pirates fumbled the ball away. The Wolverines capitalized with a touchdown to tie the score at 7 – 7 as the first quarter ended.
The second quarter saw the defenses dominate as both teams struggled to move the ball. Western Hills did get the ball near the Pirates goal late in the first half. The Wolverines fumbled and Zach Skidmore pounced on the ball for the Pirates at the 2 yard line. The first half ended with the score still tied at 7 – 7.
Western Hills started with the ball in the third quarter. The Wolverines marched the ball into Pirate territory to the 20 yard line. The Powell defense held as Western Hills made a field goal to take the lead 10 – 7. Powell got the ball and like in the first half the Pirates ran the belly for a touchdown. Whitt ran in on a quarterback sneak from one yard out to put Powell ahead 14 – 10. Western Hills added another field goal to bring the score to 14 – 13. Powell then fumbled the ball back to the Wolverines at the end of the third quarter.
Western Hills scored a quick touchdown as the see-saw fourth quarter began. Western Hills now lead 19 – 14 with 11:54 to go in the game. Powell had to punt and pinned the Wolverines deep in their end. After a shot punt by Western Hills, the Pirates were ready to strike. Whitt hit a wide open Cameron Conrad for a 32 yard touchdown pass and Hunter Wolf caught a 2 point pass from Whitt. Powell led 22 – 19 with just 4:19 remaining in the game. Western Hills ran the ball into the Powell end and were ready to retake the lead. On first and goal from the 4 yard line, Powell held on two plays but the Wolverines score on the third.  With 55 seconds to play the Wolverines led 26 – 22.
The Pirates got the ball and Snowden passed Powell into Wolverine territory with a hurry up offense. After a Powell penalty, the Pirates had third and long. Snowden went back into shotgun formation. The snap was over his head but Snowden retrieved the ball and launched it down field. Powell had a receiver open at the 5 yard line, the Wolverine defender appeared to push the Pirate player and tip the ball. Western Hills picked the ball out of the air for an interception. Much to the dismay to the Pirate bench pass interference was not called and Western Hills ran the clock out for the win, 26 – 22.
Powell now stands at 2 – 7 overall and 1 – 4 in district play. The Pirates have one game remaining in their season. Powell hosts Morgan County on Friday night. Powell will have their senior night festivities as they entertain the Cougars. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Powell County High School.

Pirates bounce Bath in the rain

The Powell County Pirates had lost five straight games going into last Friday’s contest against Bath County. The Pirates defense played well in a loss to Garrard County to give Powell a little confidence. But the Pirates needed a breakout game to get out of their skid.
8th-Lady-PIratesRain had set in on the Bath County field and the stands were almost empty at game time. Powell got the ball first with a kickoff from the Wildcats. Chance Snowden ran the opening kick back 41 yards to put the Pirates on the Bath 22 yard line. Snowden ran for a first down on the game’s first play from scrimmage to give the Pirates first and goal to go from the nine yard line.
Three plays later quarterback Jake Whitt ran the ball into the end zone for the touchdown.The extra point kick was no good but Powell led 6 – 0 with 9:51 to go in the first quarter.
Bath County got the ball after a short Powell kickoff and the Wildcat offense came onto the field. Bath fumbled the snap from center three of the first four plays and Powell’s defense stopped the Wildcats as Powell got the ball on the Bath 43 yard line.
Powell once again ran the ball at the Bath defense. Snowden ran for a 26 yard touchdown to give Powell a 13 point lead after the extra point.
Powell’s defense once again was solid and forced the Wildcats to punt on the soggy field. The Pirates got the ball in the middle of the muddiest part of the field at their 34 yard line. They used the clock and ran the ball down the field. Snowden again scored, this time on a 16 yard touchdown run to give the Pirates a 19 – 0 lead at the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter saw the Pirate defense continue to dominate the Wildcats forcing another punt and causing a fumble. The Pirate offense began to sputter as Powell was forced to punt for the first time in the game. Powell got another touchdown run midway through the second quarter by Snowden and the Pirates took a 26 – 0 lead into halftime.
The rain finally stopped during halftime as the Pirates were cruising. The Pirates stopped Bath on downs to begin the third quarter but Powell’s offense fumbled the ball away as they were in striking distance of the goal.
Bath got the ball on the two yard line. Bath ran the ball to the six yard line on the first play. On the second play Bath fumbled in the end zone and Powell’s Jordan Rice recovered the ball for a touchdown. Powell led 33 – 0 halfway through the third quarter.
Bath was forced to punt and the Pirates lost the ball on a fumble deep in the Wildcats end again. Bath moved the ball to the 25 yard line. On the next play, Bath fumbled and the ball was scooped up by Jordan Neace of the Pirates for a 27 yard fumble recovery for a touchdown. Powell led 40 – 0 after three quarters.
Powell pulled their starters as the fourth quarter began. Bath moved the ball on Powell’s defense and finally scored a touchdown to put the Wildcats on the board. Powell’s offense ran the ball deep into Bath territory only to fumble. Bath was moving the ball as the game ended. But Powell won the game 40 – 6 over Bath County.
Powell now stands at 2 – 5 on the season and 1 – 2 in district play. The Pirates travel to Bourbon County, this Friday for another district contest. Game time is set at 7:30 p.m. at the Bourbon County High School in Paris.