BY RAY SCHAEFER
UNION -- Midway through the second quarter of Saturday's Comair Kickoff Classic between Ryle and Hopkinsville, the public address announcer played the first few notes of the 1960s tune "Wipeout." It was a fitting description of what the Raiders did to the visiting Tigers. Ryle overwhelmed Hopkinsville in a 35-0 win at Ryle High Stadium.
In the opening game, Lawrence County needed overtime to defeat Holmes, 34-32.
Ryle coach Dave Eckstein said the win was a matter of making the proper small adjustments to counter Hopkinsville's speed.
In the first game, Lawrence County senior tailback Nick Meadows sent the game to overtime with a 50-yard option pass to junior wideout Jared Parker with 13 seconds left and scored the winning touchdown and 2-point conversion in overtime.
Lawrence County 6 6 0 14 8-34
Holmes 12 14 0 0 6-32
H-Weaver 58 interception return (kick failed)
LC-Dixon 4 run (run failed)
LC-Meadows 6 run (run failed)
H-Barbour 1 run (kick failed)
H-E. Bane 1 run (E. Bane run)
H-E. Bane 13 run (run failed)
LC-Meadows 3 run (Meadows run)
LC-Parker 50 pass from Meadows (pass failed)
H-E. Bane 2 run (run failed)
LC-Meadows 10 run (Meadows run)
Records: LC 1-0, H 0-1.
Hopkinsville 0 0 0 0 - 0
R-King 35 fumble recovery (Galbraith kick)
Ryle 7 21 7 0 -35
R-Elliott 2 run (Galbraith kick)
R-Parr 18 fumble recovery (pass failed)
R-Cropper 5 run (Sanders pass from Schrage)
R-Elliott 1 run (Galbraith kick)
Records: H 0-1, R 1-0.
Beechwood 42, Boyle County 14 -- Beechwood senior Derek Estep hit Jordan Jobe for three touchdowns.
Estep was 9-of-20 for 290 yards. Jobe caught seven passes for 248 and scores of 61, 70 and 44 yards.
"I never played with Derek growing up," Jobe said. "We just executed, came out here and did what we had to do to get the job done." Estep was impressed with Jobe.
"He goes after the ball real well," Estep said. "Anytime it's in the air, he's going to go get it. It's real easy for me to throw it to him."
Beechwood is better known for its running game, and the Tigers gained 161 of their 451 total yards on the ground. But coach Mike Yeagle said Saturday was not the start of Air Beechwood.
"We're just going to try to have balance," Yeagle said. "We didn't feel like we could move the ball early on the ground, so we tried to get some quick scores."
Campbell County 7, Belfry 6 at Pikeville -- Campbell County's defense held Belfry to just 173 yards, and its offense gained 232 yards, 207 on the ground.
Boyle Co. 7 0 0 7 - 14
Beechwood-List 80 punt return (Pfister kick)
Beechwood 21 3 15 3 - 42
Boyle Co.-Walmsley 5 pass from Bart Johnson (Begley kick)
Beechwood-Jobe 61 pass from Estep (Robb kick)
Beechwood-Jobe 70 pass from Estep (Robb kick)
Beechwood-Robb 26 field goal
Beechwood-Jobe 44 pass from Estep (Robb kick)
Beechwood-O'Brien 10 run (Schachter pass from List)
Boyle Co.-Boomer Johnson 7 pass from Bart Johnson (Begley kick)
Beechwood-Robb 40 field goal
Records: Boyle Co. 0-1, Beechwood 1-0.
Rick Honaker led the ground attack with 103 yards on 23 carries. Kip Mason tied the game with a 1-yard run, and Nick Rittinger kicked the extra point.
Campbell 0 0 7 0 - 7
B_Bryan Smith 13 pass from Jonathon Wright (kick failed)
Belfry 6 0 0 0 - 6
C_Kip Mason one run (Nick Rittinger)
Records: C 1-0, B 0-1.