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Tug Valley’s Easton Davis runs with the ball after hauling in a catch Friday night against Pike Central. The Panthers fell to the Hawks 80-48.

Pike Central and Tug Valley put the scoreboard operator to the test Friday night.

The teams combined to score 128 points.

The Hawks picked up an 80-48 win over the Panthers.

Tug Valley got on the scoreboard first as Ethan Varney found Caleb May for a 10-yard TD. After the two-point conversion, the Panthers held an 8-0 lead.

Pike Central answered on the first play from scrimmage as Matt Anderson scored on a 57-yard TD run. Tyler Hunt scored on the two-point conversion to tie the score at 8-8.

Tug Valley scored next as Varney found Easton Davis for a 27-yard TD pass. After the two-point conversion, the Panthers held a 16-8 lead.

Pike Central’s Noah Iricks answered with a 27-yard TD of his own. Hunt scored on the two-point conversion to tie the game up at 16-16.

Anderson followed with an 80-yard TD run. After Hunt’s third two-point conversion, the Hawks held a 24-16 lead.

Anderson finished the night with six TDs.

Anderson scored his third TD of the night on a five-yard TD run to open the second quarter. The two-point conversion failed to give the Hawks a 30-16 lead.

Hunt found Keegan Bentley for a 66-yard TD. Anderson scored on the two-point conversion to push Pike Central’s lead to 38-16.

Pike Central came up with an interception, but Hunt was picked off by May. May took the ball to the house for the Panthers to cut the lead to 38-24.

Anderson answered with his fourth TD run of the game.

Tug Valley fired back as Varney found May for a 70-yard TD pass to cut the lead to 46-32.

The Hawks held a 46-32 halftime lead.

Anderson scored the first TD of the second half on a 75-yard TD run.

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Tug Valley’s Caleb May runs with the ball after a catch against Pike Central. The Hawks won a shootout over the Panthers. Pike Central improved to 5-1 on the season after the win, while the Panthers fell to 3-3 on the season with the loss.

After an Iricks interception, Anderson scored his six TD of the game to push Pike Central’s lead to 58-32.

The scoring continued for the two squads until the final was set at 80-48.

The combined score set single game scoring records in Mingo County.

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