Storms wreak havoc on Bluegrass Bowl at LexCath

August 31, 2013 

Stubborn storms that just wouldn't go away caused havoc with the Republic Bank Bluegrass Bowl at Lexington Catholic on Saturday night.

The opening game, between Bowling Green and Bryan Station, was canceled and won't be rescheduled.

The second game, between Lexington Catholic and St. Xavier, was rescheduled for Sunday at 7 p.m.

Heavy rain and lightning hit Lexington Catholic around 5 p.m. After a two-hour delay, Bowling Green and Bryan Station were on the field set for the kickoff, but lightning struck again, forcing another 30-minute delay.

With more storms headed toward Lexington, the decision to call off football for the night came around 8:15 p.m.

Bellevue 38, Harlan 0: Tyler Ackerson threw three touchdown passes, including two to Dylan Huff, and Huff added two TD runs in Bellevue's win at Harlan.

Friday's highlights

Madison Southern 56, Whitley County 14: Junior running back Damien Harris, who has committed to play at Michigan, ran for 266 yards and five touchdowns for the Eagles (2-0). It was his second straight game with five rushing TDs.

Tyler Hagan added three scores, two rushing and one on a fumble return.

"We didn't punt until the second half when the reserves are in," Southern Coach Jon Clark told The Richmond Register. "Everything was clicking."

Southern had 511 total yards of offense, 390 of which came on the ground.

Harlan County 42, Clay County 0: The Black Bears held the visiting Tigers to 4 yards of offense and five first downs, three of which came by way of a penalty.

"They had a hard time blocking our linebackers and some of our defensive line," Harlan County Coach Tom Larkey said. "We really put a rush on them, and they had a hard time with us. Our defense got after them. We were pretty aggressive."

Harlan County's ground attack combined for 234 yards on 44 carries.

Pineville 38, South Floyd 24: Connor Ford and Bradley Fuson both ran for more than 100 yards with Ford finding the end zone three times and Fuson once. QB Tucker Woolum added a pair of 1-yard TD runs.

"I think we're getting better at running the football and there were times later in the game we probably should have run it even more," Pine-ville Coach Bart Elam said.said. "We're still working on different parts of our game."

Greenwood 17, Allen County-Scottsville 6: Senior running back DeMarcus Potter rushed for 210 yards and two touchdowns to help first-year Greenwood coach Chris Seabolt get his first victory.

"It's kind of a surreal feeling right now," Seabolt said. "I've been a part of a lot of wins, but it's just kind of a different feeling. This was really special for me as a coach."

Potter had touchdown runs of 12 and 53 yards, the second of which gave the Gators a 14-0 cushion in the fourth quarter. Potter rushed for 104 yards last week in his starting debut against Hopkinsville.

"Unbelievable," Seabolt said of Potter. "He ran the ball extremely hard, sometimes even when there wasn't something there. He put his face mask down and got his shoulder pads square. I'm tickled to death with his effort."

Warren East 32, Barren County 14: Warren East's defense shut down Barren County, allowing first-year coach Steve Long to get his first win of the season.

Warren East nursed a 14-0 lead until Eli Brown put the game away with a 13-yard TD run around left end late in the fourth quarter to make it 20-0.

Brown, a Vanderbilt commit, rushed for 190 yards on 15 carries in the win.

South Warren 50, Logan County 0: One week after blanking Warren East, South Warren (2-0) raced to a 43-point halftime lead, and the defense pitched another shutout — holding the Cougars to 31 total yards.

"I give it to our kids — coming out this week in practice and getting a lot of things done," South Warren Coach Mark Nelson said. "It's great to have our defense with another shutdown and have the offense move the football."

South Warren scored touchdowns on five straight possessions after losing a fumble on their first drive.

Four of those scores came on the ground, two from Joel Iyiegbuniwe.

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