1987 Tomcats survive wild shootout with 1997 Tomcats

ASHLAND, Ky. – Two of Ashland’s greatest running back duos met in Putnam Stadium on Tuesday night and, as could have been predicted, it was a shootout. But, in the end, it came down to one defensive play. Safety David Hicks of the 1987 Tomcats pulled down 1997 Tomcat great Jason Nichols just shy ofContinue reading “1987 Tomcats survive wild shootout with 1997 Tomcats”

Day at the Beach: 2001 Tomcats rock 1984 Cats

ASHLAND, Ky. – Ashland’s 1984 football team found a day at the Beach isn’t always fun. The 2001 Ashland Tomcats, led by Arliss Beach’s 311 yards rushing and three touchdowns, throttled the 1984 Tomcats, 49-28, in Putnam Stadium in a TOMCAT TALES simulated football game. Beach scored on runs of 16, 72 and 14 toContinue reading “Day at the Beach: 2001 Tomcats rock 1984 Cats”

Marv’s kind of game: Russell champs battle in exhaustive OT shootout

RUSSELL, Ky. – Nobody liked a good old-fashioned shootout more than Marvin Meredith. He used to say that fans would rather watch their team lose 90-80 than win 50-40. So his coaching calling card at Russell High School had offense circled and underlined. “The object of the game is to put the ball in theContinue reading “Marv’s kind of game: Russell champs battle in exhaustive OT shootout”

Zornes’ first and last regional champions fight to finish

SUMMIT, Ky. – It seemed fitting to match Boyd County’s first and last 16th Region championship teams under coach Roger Zornes. The 1984 and 2000 Lions were both special to Boyd County’s coach who claimed seven regional titles in his tenure. Instead of having to coach against himself, though, Zornes turned over the reins toContinue reading “Zornes’ first and last regional champions fight to finish”