Updated 1 year ago
Last weekend, the high school football playoffs kicked off. As is typical of the first round, there were plenty of lopsided wins and blowouts. But there were a number of impressive performances none-the-less.
Henry Clay quarterback Sammy Carter completed 16-of-21 passes for 394 yards and five touchdowns, lifting the Blue Devils to a 57-50 win over Dixie Heights. Elijah Bell rushed for 109 yards and scored a touchdown for Henry Clay.
Knox Central running back Jeffery Canady exploded for 263 yards and four touchdowns, as the Panthers topped Mercer County 41-20. Jonathan Gist's night wasn't too shabby either. He finished with 164 yards and a TD for Knox.
Nick Britt was equally impressive in Russell County's 52-0 win over Marion County. The Laker running back finished with 232 yards on 15 carries and scored three touchdowns.
Bryan Station quarterback Ora Johnson threw for 144 yards and a touchdown, and added 111 yards and a TD on the ground, but it wasn't enough, as the Defenders fell 29-22 to Simon Kenton.
Richard Trent accounted for seven Breathitt County touchdowns, as the Bobcats bowled over Sheldon Clark 59-14. The senior scored on more than half of his rushing attempts, rolling up 113 yards and five TDs in just nine carries. Trent also threw for 180 yards and two more scores.
Prestonsburg quarterback Jarredd Jarrell threw for 262 and three touchdowns in a 36-33 win over Middlesboro. Dalton Frasure ran for 137 yards and found the end zone once.
Kentayvous Hopkins finished with exactly 100 yards on 10 carries in Bourbon County's 56-12 victory over Lewis County. Quarterback Dalton Pope threw for 163 yards and three touchdowns for the Colonels.
Madison Southern quarterback Adam Simpson threw for 105 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and rushed for another 105 yards and a TD, as the Eagles slipped past Perry County Central 37-36. Coty Russell ran for 125 yards and scored a TD for Madison Southern.
Nathaniel Stevens led Paris to a 48-6 win over Dayton, rushing for 177 yards and three touchdowns. Marcus Champs pitched in with 104 rushing yards and a TD.
Ryan Reese completed 13-of-20 pass attempts for 108 yards and four touchdowns, and Amoh Kumengisa rushed for 117 yards and a score in Lexington Catholic's 48-0 win over Rockcastle County.
Nine Boyle County backs combined for 272 rushing yards and seven touchdowns, as the Rebels cruised past Clay County 72-20. Seph Burke led the way with 90 yards and three scores. Quarterback Casey Whittle threw for 126 yards and a pair of TDs.
Franklin County quarterback Logan Woodside put up some typically gaudy numbers in the Flyers' 48-10 victory over Scott. The QB completed 12 of his 15 pass attempts for 281 yards and five touchdowns. He also scored a running TD.
Johnson Central knocked off Harrison County, led by Jordan Young's 168 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
Jake Middleton rushed for 142 yards and scored twice, as the Harlan County cruised past Lincoln County 52-14. Treyvon Long also picked up 100 yards on the ground and scored twice.
Micco Randell caught a 71-yard Wyatt Bishop touchdown pass late in the game to lift Casey County to a 14-6 victory over Metcalf County.
Dennis Oxendine scored on a 99-yard kickoff return, but it wasn't nearly enough to lift Tates Creek past St. Xavier. The Commodores fell 66-13.
Dieries Dumphord led the Scott County rushing attack with 104 yards and a touchdown, and Clay McKee threw a pair of TD passes. The Cardinals easily handled Ryle 42-10.
Jawan Grey scored a pair of rushing touchdowns and returned and interception for a score in Danville's 67-12 win over Betsy Lane. Devonta Alcorn scored three touchdowns on the ground, and Ace Ray returned a kickoff 65 yards for a score and caught a TD pass.
Madison Southern got by DuPont Manual 40-21 with a 111 yard, one touchdown rushing effort by Dominique Hawkins. Indian QB Hunter Stocker threw for 147 yards and pitched a pair of TD passes.
Bath County quarterback Clark Kissick had a nice night, throwing for 272 yards and two touchdowns, but the Wildcats fell 37-36 to Fleming County.
Brandon Jones rumbled for 201 yards and two touchdowns in Hazard's 62-18 win over Berea. Bulldog quarterback Evan Whittaker passed for 156 yards and a pair of touchdowns.