Bell County (4-1) won their third straight game on Friday with a 49-22 victory over Whitley County (2-2). It was also the return game for Bobcat head coach Wayne Mills, who was suspended from the Wayne County game two weeks ago.
Following the normal trend, the Bell County rushing attack won the night against the Colonels. Treyton Humfleet led the charge with a season high 257 yards on 15 attempts. He crossed the goal line four times on the night.
Chase Woolum scored a touchdown as well in route to 38 yards on three carries.
The Bell defense held the Whitley County offense to 74 yards rushing — the lowest the Colonels have rushed for all season. Nathan Jackson led Whitley County in rushing with 48 yards.
Peyton Collett aided in the efforts by completing five of his 10 passes for 82 yards and one touchdown. Freshman Raynoch Thompson was on the receiving end of the 35-yard pass.
Austin Asher also hauled in two receptions of his own for 32 yards.
The Bobcat defense wasn’t as successful stopping the passing attack of Whitley County. Luke Woods went 16 for 30 through the air for 207 yards and three touchdowns. Cameron Johnson, Cameron Rose and Tyler Downs scored those three touchdowns.
Bell County opened the game with a six-play drive that ended in a 12-yard touchdown run from Humfleet with 9:25 remaining in the first quarter. The Kyle Lee extra point gave the Bobcats a 7-0 lead.
After forcing the Colonels to punt the ball, Humfleet scored on an 89-yard touchdown run with 8:55 remaining in the quarter. The extra point increased the Bell lead to 14.
The Bobcat defense got a chance to score with 4:37 remaining in the first. Woods completed a pass to Downs, but Muncy forced a fumble. Woolum picked up the ball and took it 30-yards for the touchdown to give Bell a 20-0 lead.
The Bell offense continued to steamroll the Whitley County defense near the end of the first quarter. Collett completed a 35-yard pass to Thompson for a touchdown with one minute remaining. The Bobcats converted the two-point conversion to take a 28-0 lead.
Bell County never looked back as they went on to defeat Whitley County, 49-22.
The Bobcats have an off week this week before hosting Casey County (3-2) on Oct. 2. The Colonels travel to South Laurel (1-4) on Friday.
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