Updated 1 year ago
There were a number of impressive performances in week-two high school football action.
Jake Middleton was a workhorse in Harlan County's 65-54 win over Tates Creek. The senior carried the ball 42 times, piled up 334 yards and scored six times. Graham Gordon was equally impressive for the Commodores. The sophomore quarterback threw for 350 yards and five touchdowns.
Two Bell County running backs went over the 100-yard mark to lift the Bobcats to a 32-31 OT victory over Bryan Station. Bell County piled up 346 rushing yards on the evening. Jonathan Polly finished with 164 yards and scored on a 94-yard kickoff return. Ryan Collett rushed for 131 and a pair of touchdowns. Curtis Sellers led the Defenders with 140 yards and a TD.
A pair of Henry Clay backs each gained more than 100 yards, but it wasn't enough as Ryle knocked off the Blue Devils 28-20. Elijah Bell finished with 176 yards, and D.J. Jackson rushed 119 yards and scored a touchdown. Three fumbles hurt the Henry Clay effort.
Louisville Eastern quarterback Cody Wolfe threw four touchdown passed and ran in two more as the Eagles breezed past Dunbar 45-6. Wolfe finished with 218 passing yards.
Ensworth Tennessee pounded Lexington Catholic 62-14 in a nationally televised game. Knight quarterback Kyle Bolin threw for 269 yards, including a 21-yard TD pass to Sam Letton. He also ran one in for a score. David Bouvier caught 12 of those Bolin passes for 143 yards.
Wade Holtsclaw scored five touchdowns in John Hardin's 70-27 victory over West Jessamine. The senior finished with 200 yards rushing. He caught two touchdown passes and ran three into the end zone for scores.
Bowling Green quarterback Devin Hayes threw three touchdown passes as the defending 5A state champs knocked off Lafayette 42-20. Lafayette QB Garrett Peavler threw for 207 yards and two touchdown passes. He also ran one in from seven yards out. The Generals hung tough through the first two quarters, and trailed by just one touchdown at the half, but Bowling Green pulled away in the second half.
Boyle County running back Seph Burke carried the ball 23 times for 228 yards and four touchdowns in the Rebels' 49-26 victory over Collins. Lloyd Hall scored a pair of touchdowns and finished the night with 73 rushing yards.
Frankfort quarterback Chris Hawkins threw for 344 yards and four touchdowns in the Panthers' 42-27 victory over Rockcastle County.
Kentayvus Hopkins rushed for 185 yards on 16 carries and scored two touchdowns in Bourbon County's 48-27 victory over Madison Southern.
Anderson County quarterback Zach Carmichael completed 11 of 13 passes for 202 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Bearcats topped Garrard County 24-16.
George Bowen rushed for 134 yards and three touchdowns as Woodford County rolled past Nelson County 42-27. Dylan Beasley threw four TD passes in a losing effort for the Cardinals.
Breathitt County quarterback Richard Trent accounted for six touchdowns in the Bobcats' 54-16 win over Letcher County Central. The senior threw for 156 yards and a touchdown, and rushed for 171 yards and five more scores.
Ryan Timmons scored four times as Franklin County romped over cross-town rival Western Hills 63-0. The senior receiver caught just three passes, but finished with 133 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also ran in two. Flyers quarterback Logan Woodside was nearly perfect, completing 10-of-11 passes for 250 yards and five touchdowns.
Jaylen Hayes, Zach Harris and Donovan McCoy all gained more than 100 yards as Highlands dominated Scott County 60-37. Harris ran for 122 yards and three touchdowns, Hayes finished 112 yards and a pair of TDs, and McCoy rolled up 104 yards and two touchdowns. Dieries Dumphord eclipsed the century mark for Scott County, finishing with 120 yards and one touchdown.
Marcus Champs ran two kickoffs back for touchdowns in a 20-12 Paris victory over Paintsville.
Two 100-yard rushing performances lifted Bath County to a 34-14 win over West Carter. Timothy Robinson ran for 130 yards and four touchdowns. Jared Castle rushed for 180 yards and a TD.
Jonathan Gist ran for 157 yards, and Jeffery Canady rushed for 101 yards and scored both Knox Central touchdowns in a 14-7 win over Karns, Tenn.
Danville quarterback Devonta Alcorn completed 12 of 19 passes for 237 yards and three TDs in a 51-7 route of Lincoln County. The Admirals spread things around, with 14 players running the ball and catching passes.Trevor Gaines scored the only Patriot touchdown on a 55-yard return of a fumble recovery.
Sophomore Austin Sparrow made the most of his first start for Mercer County, going 8-for-12 for 161 yards in a 33-20 victory over Allen County-Scottsville. The youngster was pressed into service after starter J.T. Long broke his collar bone during a scrimmage. First year Mercer County coach Chris Pardue used a little trickery to settle his young QB down. On the first play of the game, Sparrow tossed the ball to Darion Lewis, who connected with Lane Peavler on 50-yard scoring strike.
Deris Cox rushed for 216 yards and three touchdowns in Louisville Central's 47-27 win over Evansville F.J. Reitz. Tae' Shawn Gibbs pitched in with 102 yards and three more TDs.
James Quick finished with 240 receiving yards in Trinity's 27-23 victory over Montgomery Bell Academy, Tenn.
Two late interceptions by sophomore Arien Beasley helped North Oldham to a 16-10 over arch-rival Oldham County.