Pikeville, Belfry win state football titles

Two state football championship trophies are headed back to the mountains of eastern KY


LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – On Friday, four teams got the party started for the KHSAA State football championships.
Pikeville and Paintsville faced off in the 1A Championship game to being the day.
The Panthers would blow by the Tigers, 43-0.
Pikeville QB Isaac McNamee finished 13-21, 215 yards and 3 touchdowns.
He was named the MVP of the game.
Belfry and Bell County played in the nightcap for the 3A state title.
Belfry would beat Bell County, 30-20.
Pirates running back Isaac Dixon ran for 228 yards and 3 touchdowns.
That was good enough to earn him the game’s MVP award.
ABC 36’s Bryan Kennedy has highlights from both games in the video above.

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Bryan Kennedy hails from the Bluegrass State. He was born and raised in Owensboro, KY where he graduated from Apollo High School in 2006. Bryan graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish in 2010. He also received his master's degree in Sports Media and Branding from Western Kentucky University. While at UK, Bryan was the general manager of the on-campus TV station. He also did sports reporting, anchoring, producing and even the weather for UK Student News Network. While working for UKSNN, he also had the pleasure of covering Coach John Calipari's first press conference when he was introduced as the new head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats; easily one of his favorite moments as a young sports reporter. Before coming to ABC 36, Bryan was a morning anchor and reporter at WXXV News 25, our sister station in Gulfport, MS. He anchored more than four hours of news every day, including morning shows on NBC and Fox. While down south, Bryan had the opportunity to cover the Sugar Bowl, New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans. After spending a little more than two years at WXXV, Bryan is extremely excited to return home. In his spare time, Bryan enjoys playing sports, especially rugby. He also enjoys crossfitting and watching sports (obviously). He's extremely excited to cover Central Kentucky. Feel free to say hello and send story ideas toBKennedy@wtvq.com