Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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August 21, 2013

Raceland knocks off West in EKC Gridorama

Aug. 21, 2013 — West Carter got one of its toughest games in 2013 out of the way Saturday. The Comet's only scrimmage of the seasons put the team in front of Raceland in the EKC Gridorama.

The Comets fell to the Class 1A power, 34-14, which will not go towards the team's record with the regular season beginning this week.

“It was about what was expected,” Comets coach Kevin Brown said. “Early on, we didn’t execute very well but we needed to see that. They were more experienced than us up front.”

Brown added about the miscues: “If you (turn the ball over) against Raceland, they capitalize, scrimmage or no scrimmage. They made us pay. We forced them to turn it over (three interceptions) but we didn’t capitalize.”

West started out well in the first half but had trouble moving the ball. As turnovers mounted, so did the scoring for Raceland. Scores on an interception and a fumble made it 14-0 in the first quarter on a seven yard touchdown run from Daylin Beech and an Adam Elkins to Connor Messer 14-yard touchdown pass.

“It is difficult for us to get something going, and when we did, we turned it over,” Brown said. “We were trying to get in to the flow of things and just had trouble all night. We’re not going to make excuses but they did a great job up front and we just have to get used to taking on a lot of things better.

Our players were shocked they were as good up front.”

The Rams would force two more touchdowns on the ground in the second quarter from Kane Snyder and Bailey Walker on four and six yard runs, respectively.

The second half allowed West to get in to the flow of the game, limiting Raceland to one scoring opportunity in the third quarter on a Elkins to Bryce Wellman 22-yard score.

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