Multiple Teams · Fairview Too Much for Young Wildcats in Home Opener


The Bath County Wildcats took a tough loss in their 2016 home opener to the Fairview Eagles last Friday night.

The Eagles scored early and often and the young Wildcats didn’t have an answer as they went down to a 46-6 defeat.

Head coach Johnny Poynter has only 8 returning seniors on this year’s roster, 31 underclassmen, with 21 of them being a freshman or sophomore.

The Ashland Daily Independent had a quick report on the game:

Fairview scored the first 40 points for an eye-opening start to the season.

Jonathan Ruggles accounted for 101 yards and three touchdowns on the ground, while receiver Dylan Romine hauled in two Mason McIntyre throws for 103 yards. He scored a 78-yard TD.

Shane Cook tallied a team-best 109 rushing yards to go with two touchdowns.

McIntyre was 3 of 5 for 116 yards for Fairview (1-0). The Eagles go to Hazard next Friday.

Bath County (0-1) had just 47 total yards of offense in the first half against a stingy Eagles defense.

Bath County’s lone score was a touchdown pass from 1st year senior quarterback Ty Rogers to senior wide receiver Hayden Ballard late in the 1st half.

The Wildcats will be back in action this Friday night at Rowan County.