Ironton suffers first loss of year
PAINTSVILLE, Ky. -- Johnson Central (5-1) scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns and prevailed over Ironton, 44-31, in the first football meeting between the schools.
Ironton (5-1) trailed 24-8 at halftime and bounced back.
Tanner Dutey's 17-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Stephens, their their third scoring connection of the night, and Jalen Schweickart's extra point put the Fighting Tigers ahead for the only time, 31-30, with 34 seconds left in the third period.
Dalton Adkins of the Golden Eagles took the lead back with a 58-yard touchdown burst early in the fourth quarter.
Johnson Central stopped Ironton on downs with about six minutes remaining and Jordan Young's 58-yard TD run with four minutes to go finished the scoring.
The Dutey-to-Stephens connection was also good for touchdown plays of 8 and 39 yards.
Trevor White added a 1-yard touchdown carry for Ironton.
IRONTON 0 8 23 0 -- 31
JOHNSON CENTRAL 8 16 6 14 -- 44
JC -- Dillon 1 run (Adkins pass from Z. Gound)
JC -- Belcher 18 run (Adkins pass from Z. Gound)
I -- Stephens 8 pass from Dutey (Lewis run)
JC -- Young 10 run (Z. Gound run)
I -- White 1 run (Stephens pass from Dutey)
I -- Stephens 39 pass from Dutey (Dutey run)
JC -- Dillon 1 run (pass failed)
I -- Stephens 17 pass from Dutey (J. Schweickart kick)
JC -- Adkins 58 pass from Z. Gound (Z. Gound run)
JC -- Young 58 run (run failed)
BROOKE 34, POINT PLEASANT 33: Brooke quarterback Alec Buchmelter's 1-yard touchdown run gave the Bruins (1-5) their first victory.
Class AAA No. 4 Point Pleasant (4-1) took its first loss.
Quarterback Adam Yates from Point Pleasant had a 1-yard touchdown run with 4:11 remaining for a 33-27 lead.
Buchmelter also completed a 51-yard touchdown pass to Thomas Cole after Point Pleasant jumped to a 14-0 lead on scoring runs by Tylan Campbell and Marquez Griffin of 5 and 40 yards respectively.
Campell also had a 20-yard TD reception and Brycen Reynolds caught a 29-yard scoring pass, both thrown by Yates.
Buchmelter picked up 84 yards on 18 rushes. He completed 11 of 24 passes for 179 yards with one interception.
Point Pleasan't ground game was led by Campbell with 14 carries for 76 yards. Griffin ran six times for 57 yards.
Yates was 10 of 18 passing for 188 yards and one interception. Anthony Perry made two catches for 82 yards.
BROOKE 7 7 7 13 -- 34
POINT PLEASANT 13 14 0 6 -- 33
PP -- Campbell 5 run (Peal kick)
PP -- Griffin 40 run (kick failed)
B -- Cole 51 pass from Buchmelter (Schwertfeger kick)
B -- Buchmelter 5 run (Schwertfeger kick)
PP -- Campbell 20 pass from Yates (Peal kick)
PP -- Reynolds 29 pass from Yates (Peal kick)
B -- Buchmelter 3 run (Schwerfeger kick)
B -- Buchmelter 2 run (Schwerfeger kick)
PP -- Yates 1 run (run failed)
B -- Buchmelter 1 run (kick failed)