Roberts powers Pikeville in rout of Green Dragons

Published 3:50 pm Saturday, November 4, 2017

Conner Roberts ran for four touchdowns and passed for two others as Pikeville reached the end zone seven times in the first half to start a running clock on the way to a 47-14 win Friday over visiting Harlan in the first round of the Class A playoffs.

Roberts teamed with Jackson Hensley for a 30-yard touchdown pass only 18 seconds into the game.

A 20-yard touchdown run with Roberts with 6:42 left in the first quarter, followed by the first of five Tanner Hamilton extra points, pushed the Panthers’ lead to 13-0.

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Pugh had 20-yard touchdown run and Roberts followed with a 21-yard touchdown run only 42 seconds apart as Pikeville built a 27-0 lead after one quarter.

Roberts had touchdown runs of 33 and 3 yards in the second quarter to push the lead to 40-0. Roberts teamed with Pugh for a 13-yard touchdown pass with 1:59 left in the half to close the scoring for the Panthers.

Will Varner teamed with Jon Eldridge for a 15-yard touchdown pass with 5:40 left and then the duo hooked up again for the two-point conversion.

Harlan defensive lineman Kyle Allison scooped up a fumble and took it 40 yards for a touchdown on the game’s final play.

Pikeville will travel to Williamsburg on Friday in the second round of the playoffs. The Green Dragons ended the seasons with a record of 3-8.


Pikeville 47, Harlan 14

Harlan 0 0 0 14 — 14

Pikeville 27 20 0 0 — 47

P — Hensley 30 pass from Roberts (run failed)

P — Roberts 20 run (Hamilton kick)

P – Pugh 20 run (Hamilton kick)

P — Roberts 21 run (Hamilton kick)

P — Roberts 33 run (pass failed)

P — Roberts 3 run (Hamilton kick)

P — Pugh 13 pass from Roberts (Hamilton kick)

H — Eldridge 15 pass from Varner (Eldridge pass from Varner)

H — Allison 40 fumble return



First downs 5 13

Rushes-yards 36-45 41-205

Passing 65 125

Comp-Att-Int 4-8-1 7-9-0

Fumbles-Lost 3-1 1-1

Penalties-Yards 1-15 3-25



RUSHING—Harlan, Adkins 9-21. Pikeville, Roberts 8-87, Roberts 4-56.

PASSING—Harlan, Ledford 1-4-0-15, Varner 3-4-1-50. Pikeville, Roberts 7-9-0-125.

RECEIVING—Harlan, Clem 1-20, McKenzie 1-15, Eldridge 1-15, Bryson 1-15. Pikeville, Hensley 3-72, Pugh 1-20, Biliter 1-20, Birchfield 1-13.