By Grant Stevens - Sports Editor
Oct. 24, 2012 — Last Friday night in Olive Hill, the winless West Carter Comets had a chance to grab its first football victory, but Lewis County saw things differently.
Behind a big and powerful offensive line, playoff-bound Lewis County handed the Comets its ninth loss of the season, ending the game with a 48-20 final.
Even with the loss, the Comets continued its trek towards improving its football team.
In the first half, it was all Lewis County, as quarterback Levi Clark picked up the first score of the night with a five-yard scramble, six minutes into the game.
Cory Chrisite lit up the scoreboards twice more for the visitors, resulting in long arduous drives which saw Lewis County eat up the clock.
The Lions led the Comets 21-0 at the half.
An opening 24 minutes full of mistakes, changed face in the second half for the Comets. West Carter wasted no time in scratching the scoring column with a freshman-to-freshman connection by way of a Braden Brown 56-yard touchdown pass to a streaking Zach Walker.
A two-point conversion by Dallon Dean cut the Lewis County lead to 22-8.
This was as close as the Comets would come; as the Lions went on to score three-straight touchdowns the remainder of the period.
In the fourth, Austin Travis picked up a 16-yard touchdown, while Ralph Wages added a 20-yard scamper to the endzone just before time expired.
West ended the game with 254 yards total offense, while Brown went 5/12 passing on the night for 81 yards and a touchdown.
With the loss, West Carter falls to 0-9 on the season, with its final chance for a win set for this Friday against Boyd County on the road.
Journal-Times sports will have more on the Comets’ season finale in next Wednesday’s edition.
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