AFTON – When opponents have to prep for Storm Livesay, they probably think he is in on every play and is everywhere on the field at once. Friday night, that might have literally been the case.
The Claiborne Bulldogs do-everything player put up incredible stats once again as he ran 16 times for 220 yards, scored three touchdowns, had 20 tackles on defense, 13 of which were solo, had five tackles for loss, three sacks for minus-8 yards, four quarterback hurries, one fumble recovery and one pass breakup. He also led his team to a 37-6 win over Chuckey-Doak which goes a long way in helping the Bulldogs keep pace to win their region and secure a home game in the first round of the playoffs.
Livesay scored first when he ran in from 10 yards out and Alex Bailey hit the extra point to make it 7-0 at the end of the first quarter. Jimmy Del Ervin had a 16-yard scoring play and then the defense got in on the action when Eli Stone intercepted a Black Knights’ pass and ran 80 yards in the other direction for the score as Claiborne took a 19-0 lead into the mid-game break.
Livesay had another big play in the third as he raced 67 yards for a score to make it 25-0, Dawgs. After Chuckey-Doak was able to get a touchdown of their own, Claiborne added two more scores in the fourth quarter to ice the game as Jimmy Del Ervin scored on an 11-yard run and Livesay capped things off with a 19-yard scoring play as Claiborne won 37-6.
In addition to Livesay’s big numbers, Ervin went over the century mark in rushing yards as he ran 13 times for 101 yards and two scores. Stone rushed for 61 yards on offense and the defense came up large multiple times throughout the contest as Tristan Cowan had 11 tackles, a sack and an interception and James Satkowski and Will Fugate both recorded 10 tackles.
The 9th-ranked Bulldogs move to 7-1 overall and 3-1 in the region. After a non-conference game against intra-county rival Cumberland Gap next Friday, Claiborne will close out the regular season with a chance to win the region if they defeat North Greene in two weeks.