KSR Preps Game of the Week
Belfry 21 Johnson Central 16
Johnson Central sophomore running back Joe Jackson exploded for an 80 yard touchdown to give the Golden Eagles an early lead. After a pair of nice runs by junior fullback Derek Wellman, Belfry got a fortunate bounce and scored after recovering their own fumble.
The rest of the first half was a battle of defenses as nothing came easy for either team on Friday night. As halftime approached JC drove into the red zone and was stopped on 4th & goal but a face-mask penalty was called. The JC sideline thought that the face-mask penalty resulted in an automatic first down but that was not the case.
Following halftime junior Taveon Hunter returned the opening kickoff 88 yards into the end zone to give Belfry a 14-7 lead. JC answered with a nice drive of their own but again were unable to get into the end zone and had to settle for a field goal.
Derek Wellman was a beast at the fullback position for Belfry falling forward for extra yardage on each attempt. The junior rushed for 133 yards on 13 carries. He got the Pirates into the red zone once again and Noah Corbett finished it off with a 5 yard touchdown run.
Johnson Central had 402 total yards of offense on the night but struggled in the red zone, once again unable to get into the end zone as Belfry safety Austin Woolum made an exceptional one handed interception to end another Golden Eagle drive. JC had 4 trips into the red zone on Friday night including 3 1st & goals but only came away with 3 points.
Freshman quarterback Riley Preece threw a nice touchdown pass to senior receiver Geordan Blanton to cut into the Pirates lead late in the 4th quarter but the Golden Eagles were unable to recover the ensuing onside kick.
Seeing both of these teams battle for 60 minutes left me impressed with both. I would not be surprised to see both of these teams in Bowling Green in December.
Other Notable Scores
Scott County 35 Covington Catholic 28
Cov Cath scored three unanswered touchdowns to even this game at 28 but Jacob Burton ran 15 yards into the end zone for the game winner. Burton along with Brice Fryman each ran for over 100 yards.
Boyle County 14 Dunbar 7
Nate Gay tied the game at 7 with a 54 yard touchdown run early in the third quarter but the Rebels responded with a 47 yard touchdown pass from Sam Tiller to Nick Walker to seal the game.
Bowling Green 42 McCracken County 14
McCracken County turned the ball over 5 times as Bowling Green rolled to another victory to conclude a perfect regular season.