Bobcats, Yellow Jackets advance to respective Class’ regional title game

Both Bell County and Middlesboro will be playing for a regional championship next week.

The Bobcats defeated Belfry, 24-22, as Daniel Thomas passed the 3,000-yard rushing plateau on the season during the win.

Bell County (11-1) surprised the Pirates by jumping on them early while hanging on to the two-point victory. The Bobcats will host East Carter on Friday. 

Middlesboro wasted little time dominating Paintsville. The Yellow Jackets (9-2) scored early and often, and cruised to an easy, 40-14, win. 

Middlesboro will travel to play Pikeville on Friday.