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Highlights from the First Friday Night of Kentucky High School Football

For the first time this season, Friday night lights were turned on across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Frederick Douglass-North Hardin wasn’t the only exciting game decided with the field goal team on the field.

Southwestern 42, Wayne County 41

Tanner Wright ran for 174 yards, Giddeon Brainard rushed for 64 yards and four scores, and Southwestern blocked a field goal as time expired to preserve the victory. Wright and Brainard are both juniors.

Mr. Football candidate Braedon Sloan rolled up 283 yards and five scores on 27 carries for Wayne County. The EKU commit ran for 2800 yards and scored 54 total TDs last season.

Trinity 44, Cincinnati Moeller 7

Trinity, ranked #17 nationally in the USA Today Super 25, walloped Cincinnati Moeller for the second straight year.

The Shamrocks held Moeller to single digit YARDS in the first half, leading to a running clock before halftime. Mr. football candidate QB Nathan McElroy ran for a TD and passed for two more. Amron Tucker, one of two Shamrock 1,000-yard rushers last season, ran for two touchdowns.

Trinity hosts Male next week. They lost at Male last season but beat the Bulldogs in the 6A championship game.

Bowling Green 14, St. Xavier 0

Bowling Green used a stingy defense to hold the Tigers to not only zero points, but also zero rushing yards.  Conner Cooper threw for 225 yards, including 70 to UK recruit Jordan Dingle. Dingle, a tight end who was recently offered by Ohio State, finished with five receptions.

The Purples avenged their 28-14 regular season loss to the Tigers last season.

With Frederick Douglass falling to North Hardin, and Covington Catholic struggling with Dixie Heights, Bowling Green may be the top team in 5A after week 1. The Purples play a tough schedule that includes South Warren on October 3 and Trinity on October 30.

Beechwood 20, Corbin 14

The Tigers used at fast start to knock off the Redhounds for the second straight season. They raced out to a 17-0 lead and held on late for the victory. QB Cameron Hergott had several successful runs, including a 1-yard score, and Colin Graman nailed a pair of long field goals for Beechwood.

Beechwood plays Covington Catholic next week, a team the Tigers struggled with last season

Owensboro 50, Apollo 6

Top 100 quarterback Gavin Wimsatt threw for two scores and ran for another to start the season in a route.

The other talented junior quarterback with a UK offer, South Warren’s Caden Veltkamp, completed 16-of-22 passed for 298 yards and five touchdowns in a 40-0 victory over Warren East.

Other Scores of Note

Belfry 33, Pulaski County 13

Covington Catholic 21, Dixie Heights 14

McCracken County 42, Mayfield 7

Simon Kenton 27, Highlands 14

Johnson Central 36, Bell County 0

Next Week’s Top Games

  • Boyle County at CAL
  • Beechwood at Covington Catholic
  • Paintsville at Crittenden County
  • Cincinnati La Salle at Manual
  • Ballard at Fern Creek
  • Woodford County at Franklin County
  • Lexington Christian at Lexington Catholic
  • Belfry at Pikeville
  • Williamsburg at Somerset
  • Male at Trinity

Where should we go for the Kroger KSR Game of the Week?

Article written by Troy Howell

Follow me on twitter @ teeroyhowell

3 Comments for Highlights from the First Friday Night of Kentucky High School Football

  1. UKFanSC
    1:26 pm September 12, 2020 Permalink

    I watched the Trinity game last night on streaming service, I have no idea what Male has this year, but they are in big trouble.

  2. BlueCat22
    1:51 pm September 12, 2020 Permalink

    Tough for Male with no warm up game.

  3. BigBogee
    2:28 pm September 12, 2020 Permalink

    LC vs LC