Male 27 vs St. Xavier 24
Male allowed the most points they have in a game this season and turned the ball over five times but still managed to pull out a three-point win over St. X. This was the closest margin of victory for the Bulldogs on the season. St. X climbed back from a 20-0 deficit late in the second and early in the third. Hayden Shelton found Zackery Smith from 24 yards out to put Male up 27-17 late. St. X would return a fumble for a touchdown but couldn’t amass the final three points and fell 27-24. Desmond Ridder left the game but returned late. Hayden Shelton threw for 270 yards on 17/33 passing despite turning the ball over five times. St. X scored 24 points but only ten were on offense.
Player of the Game, The Male front line- St. X carried the ball 35 times for 58 yards. The score doesn’t indicate how well the Male defense played. The front line also put pressure on Ridder and forced him to throw two picks.
Shelby County 42 vs Spencer County 28
Spencer County is no longer undefeated as Shelby County downed the Bears 42-28. The teams went back and forth for the first three quarters, but Malik Manica took over in the fourth quarter. After Brandon Leff scored with under 11 minutes to play, the game was tied at 28. Manica scored from three yards out to give Shelby County the lead. After a defensive stop, Manica would scamper in on a ten yard carry to finish off a 42-28 win.
Player of the Game, Malik Manica- The power back ran for the final three touchdowns of the game. Manica put the team on his back for their biggest game of the season.
Elizabethtown 43 vs Adair County 15
In the battle of unbeatens, E-Town ran away early from Adair County. The Panthers led 35-7 in the first half and held off Adair County to move to 8-0 on the season. Adair County could never stop Elizabethtown’s rush attack and showed that their perfect record may have come from a weaker schedule.
Player of the Game, Berneil Cecil- The E-Town running back had rushes of 38, 54, 1, and 80 in the first half and totaled 245 yards on just seven first half carries.
Lafayette 45 vs Madison Central 28
Led by Walker Wood and Mason Alstatt, Lafayette moved to 7-2 on the season with a runaway win over MCHS. Wood totaled three touchdowns on 16/23 passing for 161 yards. He also ran for 53 yards. Lafayette led 19-14 at the half and outscored Madison central 26-14 to win by 17 on the road.
Player of the Game, Mason Alstatt- He did it all for Lafayette on Friday. Alstatt caught a touchdown from Wood, ran for one, and returned a kick for a score. He finished with 248 yards.
Lexington Catholic 31 vs Boyle County 24
Another unbeaten fell on Friday as Boyle County lost 31-24 to LexCath. Playing without Legend Brumbaugh, Kirk Fagot took over at the QB position for LexCath. He leaned on J.J. Ogbogu to make big plays. Ogbogu caught three touchdowns to go along with 229 yards. The game was tied late when LexCath ran a hook-and-ladder with under a minute left.
Here’s the video of Ogbogu rolling in on the trick play.
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Player of the Game, J.J. Ogbogu- What a huge day for the wide receiver. His stats are mentioned above, but the game winning touchdown proved he was unstoppable all night.
South Oldham 43 vs Bullitt Central 13
South Oldham’s stout defense and great quarterback play by Drew Zaubi led the Dragons to their seventh win on the season. Zaubi threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as SOHS jumped out to a 43-7 lead early in the third quarter. Bullitt Central scored a late TD to finish as only the third team to score double digits against SOHS.
Player of the Game, Drew Zaubi- With passing touchdowns of 60, 55, and 28, Zaubi led South Oldham to Friday night’s win. He also had a 33-yard rushing touchdown.
Scott County 40 vs Bryan Station 24
Stop if you’ve read this before: Scott County ran for a lot of yards. Led by Noah Hughes, the Cardinals ran for 352 yards to beat Andre Davis and Bryan Station. Hughes ran for 242 yards and three touchdowns after Keith Guy left early with an ankle injury. Bryan Station had an opportunity late to cut into the 16-point lead, but Davis threw an interception in the redzone off a tip and Scott County wrapped up a 40-24 win.
Player of the Game, Noah Hughes- After Keith Guy went down, Hughes picked up the slack on offense. Hughes’ 242 yards and three touchdowns. All his touchdowns came from inside the ten.
Ryle 46 vs Conner 34
Ryle bounced back from a 14-0 deficit early to best Conner in a 46-34 shootout. Tanner Morgan threw for 186 yards and had three total scores. Conner’s Kyler Padgett threw 220 and ran for 125 to accumulate all but -5 yards for Conner. There were 37 points scored in the fourth quarter as Ryle survived the shootout to improve to 7-1 on the season.
Player of the Game, Tanner Morgan- The Ryle QB was a perfect player for this kind of game. He manages high-scoring games well and totaled three touchdowns in a big district win for Ryle.