By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
WILLIAMSBURG — The Kentucky squad only had one win out of the previous five meetings heading into Saturday's Sixth Annual Border Bowl, but that didn't stop this year's team as they picked up a dramatic win Saturday.
Kentucky capped off its comeback during which they scored 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter with Dylan Beasley’s 90-yard touchdown pass to Tranard Chester with 1:39 left, giving the Kentucky All-Stars a stunning 29-27 victory over Tennessee in the Border Bowl.
Tennessee had taken a 27-23 lead with 2:34 left on Dallin Bridges’ 1-yard run.
Kentucky trailed 20-6 entering the fourth quarter but took a 23-20 lead on Austin Pray’s one-yard run, a 40-yard interception touchdown by Aaron Jackson and a tie-breaking 18-yard field goal by Lucas Williams with 7:33 left.
After the win, Kentucky head coach and Harlan County High School coach Tom Larkey said all the credit goes to the players.
“This is great for these kids because they played their hearts out,” Larkey said. “All the credit goes to them because they got out here and busted their tails.”
The Tri-County was represented by Knox Central's Jeffrey Canady, Williamsburg's Logan Hamblin and Jacob Jeffers, Whitley County's Boston Bryant and John Fulton, Corbin's Matt Jewell and North Laurel's Rashawn Andrews.