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Recapping the First Round of the KHSAA Football Playoffs




Game of the Week

With very few close matchups, Franklin County vs John Hardin was our game of the week. John Hardin won their district and hosted, while Franklin County lost their final two games of the season to lose their district. John Hardin jumped out to a huge lead in the first half and finished off a 37-7 win in the first round. Franklin County was never able to figure the Bulldogs’ misdirection style offense. FCHS struggled down the homestretch with losses to Spencer County, Collins, and CAL in their final four regular season games. This young Flyers team has a bright future that includes a talented freshman group and several top level underclassmen. But the Flyers could not stop John Hardin on the ground this week. Behind Steven Livers’ 121 yards, the Bulldogs ran for 347 yards. JHHS was great on defense as well as they allowed only 215 yards and forced four turnovers. John Hardin is now is now 8-3 and will face Spencer County next week.

Lafayette escapes Dunbar

Despite trailing 21-7 in the second half, Lafayette crawled back to win 27-21. The Generals recovered a fumble and returned it 92 yards to tie the game at 21. Rickey Johnson scooped it and lateraled it to Mason Alstatt who took it to the house. The game went to OT where Walker Wood bounced in from one yard out. After the missed PAT, Dunbar failed to get a first down on their possession and fell 27-21. Dunbar was a tough team to beat this season. The Bulldogs lost to Scott County and Boyle County by seven, Henry Clay by eight, and Bryan Station by 12. Lafayette continues to play Henry Clay next week.

There will be some great games next week

The following are all games next Friday

St. Xavier vs Trinity

Ryle vs Simon Kenton

Spencer County vs John Hardin

Ashland vs Scott

Conner vs Cooper

Boyle County vs Central

Drake Jackson’s high school career came to a close

With a blowout loss to Highlands, Woodford County and Drake Jackson’s season ended. The Yellow Jackets finished 3-8 and lost their final six games of the season. Jackson will play next in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl this winter in San Antonio.

All other UK commits won

Zy’aire Hughes, Landon Young, Walker Wood, Kash Daniel, and Davonte Robinson all see their teams win this week. Young and Wood will lead Lafayette against Robinson and Henry Clayin round two.

Article written by Trey Huntsman

The KSR Baseball guy. Follow me on Twitter @TreyHuntsmanSEC.