Oct. 31, 2012 —
“It doesn’t feel like I have been coaching these guys for one year, it seems like it has been longer than that,” he said. “I just have been so proud of them from the beginning. The way they work in the weight room, the way they hung with it through the coaching change, and they way they just focused on football.”
After Braden Brown found Tristen Mitchell for a 22-yard score, the Lions found themselves down.
That is when the combination of Ayres and Reid Dearfield really went to work.
The two led Boyd County on a 10-play scoring drive that was capped off by Billy McCoy’s 15-yard hook-up with Jacob Barnwell with 4:25 remaining in the third quarter.
Dearfield, also a senior, accounted for 64 yards on 20 carries, including the Lions’ first score — a 10-yarder in the second quarter. West Carter (0-10) did not play like a team that was winless and had no playoff game to look forward to.
The Comets pulled out all the stops on offense, and were fired up on defense. In the first half alone, West Carter ran a halfback pass and a fake field goal, but neither proved to be successful.
“I was really happy with the effort,” Comets coach Kevin Brown said. “I was kind of worried about that really. At 0-9 things can really fall apart. We have never been 0-9 since I have been here, so I didn’t know how they would react. But we played really hard and gave ourselves a chance to win.”
West Carter had several good opportunities to score in the first half, only to be turned away by the Boyd County defense.
“Basically our defense just bailed us out tonight,” Brook said.