Trinity 34 vs St. Xavier 7
Trinity topped St. X for the second time this season with a blowout win at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Trinity’s Jacob Woosley was 21/26 for 242 yards and four touchdowns. Rodjay Burns was Woosley’s favorite target on Friday. Burns had seven catches for 118 yards and two scores. Woosley found his success throwing on the run and opening up guys across the field against the Tigers. St. X’s offense could not hang with Trinity’s pass attack. The Tigers were down 34-0 in the 4th before adding a late score. Desmond Ridder threw two picks and accumulated only 73 yards in the air. Trinity will take on Male next week in a rematch of the week four beat-down that Male put upon the Rocks. St. X finishes at 7-5 in 2015.
Owensboro 50 vs Greenwood 14
If Greenwood had stopped Landon Board in the third quarter, they might have had a chance. Board ran for three touchdowns in the quarter, including one from 99 yards out to put Owensboro up 35-7. The Red Devils outscored Greenwood 29-0 in the third quarter on their way to their 11th win of the season. With Bowling Green handling Christian County 41-21, Owensboro will host the Purples next week in the regional final. Bowling Green won 17-14 over Owensboro in September.
John Hardin 23 vs Spencer County 15
In what have been the best game of the week, John Hardin pulled away at Spencer County in the fourth quarter. An interception in the end zone followed by a long run to put the Bulldogs on top late. A 91-yard TD by Steven Livers gave John Hardin a 20-15 lead in the final seven minutes. Spencer County could not respond following a JHHS field goal and lost 23-15. Spencer County’s miracle season ended with a 10-2 record. John Hardin will play Shelby County next week.
Central 27 vs Boyle County 14
Josiah Robbins’ two touchdowns were not enough to keep Boyle County in the postseason. Central’s defense forced Robbins to throw five interceptions in the game. Myron Norfleet accounted for three of Central’s touchdowns as the Yellowjackets advanced to the regional final. Boyle had an opportunity late, but Norfleet delivered the dagger with a long TD pass to bump the score to 27-14. Central will play at home against Lexington Catholic next week.
Lexington Christian 28 vs Shelby Valley 20
Shelby Valley was unable to stop Dillion Wheatley and LCA’s rush attack as their season came to a close. Wheatley, the leading rusher in 2A, ran for 205 yards and three scores in LCA’s eighth win of the season. Shelby Valley started 8-1, but dropped two of their final three games to Paintsville and LCA. The Eagles will have a rematch against Danville next week.
Paris 44 vs Fairview 38
Paris had to fight off several comeback attempts by Fairview, but they pulled away to win 44-38. Fairview trailed 15-0 early and 31-22 at half, but continued to fight back. Paris finally pulled away late to push themselves to the regional final. This makes two close games that Paris has played in the postseason. The Greyhounds will play at home against Kash Daniel and Paintsville next week.
Notes From Around the State
Lafayette escaped once again. The feeder team for Kentucky Football beat Davonte Robinson and Henry Clay 35-28 last night. Mason Alstatt totaled 322 yards and Walker Wood added 274 for Lafayette. The Generals will take on Scott County next week.
Paintsville got a scare from Raceland. The undefeated Tigers won 20-15 over Raceland on Friday. Kash threw a big touchdown pass to lead Paintsville to their 12th win. The Tigers will play at Paris next week in a battle of the unbeatens.
Ashland fell to Scott 28-18. Playing without Quinton Baker, Ashland allowed 28 unanswered points from Scott to fall 28-18. This is the first trip to the regional finals for Scott.