The Graves County Eagles picked up their third consecutive win on Friday night, defeating the Bullitt East Chargers, 48-46.
Senior wide receiver Markus Isaiah had a career night against the Chargers, hauling in 185 receiving yards on 11 catches with three touchdowns.
Senior quarterback Drake Defreitas picked up where he left off against Paducah Tilghman and McCracken County, throwing for 306 yards on 21-26 passing with three touchdowns.
The anchor of the Eagles' offense, senior running back Clint McKee, set a Graves County football record while continuing his reign of terror on opposing defenses.
McKee became the Eagles’ all-time leader in carries while rushing for 139 yards on 22 attempts with three touchdowns.
A sore spot for Graves County in 2020 and early on this season has been their special teams.
On Friday night, the Eagles’ special teams play was the difference maker.
In a game that was decided by a mere two points, junior kicker Conner Thomas went 6-7 on extra point attempts while kick and punt return teams forced Bullitt East to face long fields all night long.
With the win, Graves County moves to 3-1 on the season and will ride its three game winning streak into district play next week.
The Eagles will return to action Friday night as they hit the road to take on Grayson County at 7 p.m.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th FINAL
Graves 7 21 14 6 48
Bullitt East 7 20 12 7 46
Bullitt East — Mason Gauthier 14 run (Jack Tinelli kick), 10:36, 1st
Graves — Markus Isaiah 39 pass from Drake Defreitas (Conner Thomas kick), 6:19, 1st
Graves — Clint McKee 2 run (Conner Thomas kick), 11:11, 2nd
Graves — Dalton Blythe 47 interception return (Conner Thomas kick), 9:44, 2nd
Bullitt East — Camron Brogan 59 run (Jack Tinelli kick), 8:55, 2nd
Graves — Markus Isaiah 27 pass from Drake Defreitas (Conner Thomas kick), 6:48, 2nd
Bullitt East — Travis Egan 1 run (PAT is no good), 2:31, 2nd
Bullitt East — Travis Egan 1 run (Jack Tinelli kick), 0:06, 2nd
Graves — Markus Isaiah 58 pass from Drake Defreitas (Conner Thomas kick), 9:55, 3rd
Bullitt East — Mason Gauthier 14 run (PAT is no good), 5:44, 3rd
Graves — Clint McKee 55 run (Conner Thomas kick), 5:34, 3rd
Bullitt East — Mason Gauthier 32 run (Two-point conversion failed), 3:07, 3rd
Bullitt East — Mason Gauthier 2 run (Jack Tinelli kick), 10:38, 4th
Graves — Clint McKee 9 run (PAT is no good), 1:55, 4th
Time of Possession
RUSHING—Graves, McKee 22-139, Defreitas 4-2, Grant 2-(minus 14). Bullitt East, Gauthier 27-146, Brogan 3-71, Egan 8-48, Ballard 2-23.
PASSING—Graves, Defreitas 21-26-0-306. Bullitt East, Egan 20-27-1-187.
RECEIVING—Graves, Isaiah 11-185, Goatley 3-39, Cornwell 1-30, Grant 5-27, McKee 1-25. Bullitt East, Brogan 9-88, Davenport 4-44, Hoover 3-31, Gauthier 2-9, Wilson 1-6.