Bell County couldn’t get anything going offensively on Saturday as Boyle defeated the Bobcats 41-7 in the PBK Rebel Bowl. Bell was able to rush for 123 yards and throw for 117, but they failed to score once they were in position.
Early in the game, the Bobcats drove the ball inside the Boyle County 3-yard line. They left the red zone empty handed after a missed field goal attempt by Kyle Lee.
Bell missed another chance to score in the game after going for it on fourth down inside Rebel territory. A dropped pass in the end zone caused the Bobcats to turn the ball over on downs.
“We shot ourselves in the foot early,” said Bell head coach Wayne Mills. “We came out and did what we wanted to do and got a stop. We get down on the 3 (yard line). For some reason we don’t execute, and we miss a field goal. We get down there again and miss a touchdown pass in the end zone.”
Mills said it was 21-0 at halftime, but it could have easily been 14-14.
Bell County was led on the ground by Treyton Humfleet, who ran for 92 yards on 20 carries. Chase Woolum assisted with 20 yards on five attempts. He also scored the Bobcat’s lone touchdown.
Peyton Collett completed six passes on 18 attempts for 117 yards and one interception. Austin Asher led the receiving corps with 69 yards on three catches. Marcus Collins caught one pass for 38 yards.
Mills said they went into the game wanting to stop the Boyle County rushing attack.
“We went into the game to take way the run because, watching them last week, their quarterback was dangerous,” said Mills.
The Bobcats only gave up 100 yards rushing, but allowed Josiah Robbins to throw for 278 yards.
“Usually we play the pas pretty good,” said Mills. “They stretched us pretty good and found openings in the zone. They’re just a really good football team. You’ve got to play perfect to beat them. It was a good test for our kids. I think it will help make us better moving forward.”
Bell County (1-1) will travel to Pike County Central (0-2) on Friday. Boyle County (2-0) play at Daville (2-0).
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