Blackcats blank three opponents in Soccerama

Prestonsburg notched preseason wins over Belfry, Perry County Central and Fleming County during the Soccerama at Blackcat Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 3.

PRESTONSBURG — Prestonsburg blanked three opponents during its annual Soccerama at Blackcat Stadium on Saturday.

The Blackcats, under the direction of head coach Brad Burchett, edged 15th Region rival Belfry 1-0.

In another match, Prestonsburg pulled away to defeat Perry County Central, a squad out of the 14th Region, 3-0.

The Blackcats shut out Fleming County 2-0 in a third mach played as part of the Soccerama.

At press time on Thursday, Prestonsburg was due to wrap up its preseason with an informal scrimmage versus longtime rival Lawrence County in Louisa.

The Blackcats thrived as part of a breakthrough season in 2018, capturing multiple championships. Prestonsburg is the reigning 15th Region champion. The Blackcats blanked Lawrence County 4-0 in the 2018 15th Region boys’ soccer title match. Prestonsburg, following a loss to 16th Region Champion Boyd County in the Boys’ Soccer State Tournament, concluded the 2018 season 17-3-3.

The Blackcats are slated to visit 14th Region member Letcher County Central for a season opener on Monday. Letcher County Central finished the 2018 season 4-8-2 following a loss to Hazard in the 53rd District Boys’ Soccer Tournament. The start time for the Prestonsburg-Letcher County Central boys’ soccer match is scheduled for 8:30 p.m.

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