Tates Creek routs Rowan 41-0; Lexington Catholic rolls

September 20, 2013 

Junior quarterback Graham Gordon threw five TDs, two of which went to TaVon Dunn, and visiting Tates Creek blanked Rowan County 41-0 on Friday night.

Gordon went 17-for-25 for 285 yards with one interception. He also carried eight times for 84 yards.

Dunn totaled 136 yards on five catches for the Commodores (4-1), who matched their 2012 win total after bouncing back from a close loss at Henry Clay last week.

It was the second time this season that Tates Creek defeated a team 41-0, the first coming in week two versus Moore at home. The Commodores outgained the Vikings (1-4) 521-350, including a 311-94 advantage in passing yardage.

Devin Helvey, a sophomore, rushed for 123 yards for Rowan County.

No. 6 Lexington Catholic 54, Madison Central 28: After trailing 14-13 in the first quarter, the Knights (3-2) scored 41 of the next 48 points — including a 20-0 third-quarter advantage — and won on the road for the second straight week.

Reese Ryan went 16-for-24 for 257 yards and three TDs for LexCath, winners of its last three after dropping its first two games. Marcelis Logan rushed for two TDs and 70 yards on seven carries.

Johan Williams rushed for 133 yards and a TD for the Indians (1-4).

Nelson County 58, Lexington Christian 8: Jonathan Breeding threw three TDs and rushed for three more for the Cardinals (3-2), who nearly matched their season high in points (59).

The lone TD for the host Eagles (1-4) came on a Ryder Brown 2-yard run. Brown also converted the subsequent two-point conversion attempt.

Nelson County outgained LCA 569-110 in total offense. The Eagles went 0-for-9 on third down.

No. 23 Henry Clay 21, Boone County 6: Junior running back DeArion Jones rushed for two TDs in the road win for the Blue Devils (4-0).

No. 2 Scott Co. 42, North Hardin 13: Scott County's Theo Price rushed for three TDs and the host Cardinals (5-0) rode a 35-point first quarter to the win.

Price carried five times for 75 yards, including a 41-yarder. Two of his three scores occurred in the final 5:34 of the first quarter, and his final TD came just nine seconds into the second period.

Scott Daniel had 126 all-purpose yards for Scott County. The star senior rushed just once — a 48-yard TD run on a direct snap — and also caught two passes for 22 yards. He returned two punts for 38 yards and a kickoff for 18.

Keith Guy and Noah Hughes, both sophomores, also rushed for first-quarter TDs versus the Trojans (0-5).

No. 22 Franklin County 28, Beechwood 24: Lorenzo McCaskell scored the go-ahead TD on a 42-yard run with 7:37 left to give the Flyers (5-0) a win over the visiting Tigers (2-2).

It was the closest win of the season by far for the Flyers, who beat their previous four opponents by an average of 31.8 points. Beechwood outgained Franklin County 490-377.

Bourbon County 64, Harrison County 21: After scoring only 55 points in each of their previous two games, the Colonels (4-0) boosted their output coming off a bye week.

Senior quarterback Dalton Pope completed five of his eight passes for 195 yards and three TDs. He also rushed six times for 75 yards and three TDs for Bourbon County.

The Colonels scored nearly as many points in the second quarter (37) as the Thorobreds (2-3) did in their previous two games combined (38).

No. 21 Anderson Co. 55, Mercer Co. 21: Zach Carmichael and Sam Laytart each rushed for two TDs at home for the Bearcats (3-1). Ross Cox added two TD receptions for Anderson County including a game-long 65-yard score. Both TDs were thrown by Carmichael, who went for 295 yards on 14-for-27 passing.

Russell Sims returned the first of two Carmichael interceptions 87 yards to give the Titans (3-2) an early lead.

Estill County 35, Bath County 20: The highlight for the Engineers (2-3) came on a 73-yard fumble recovery that Chipper Hitchcock scored for a TD to cap a 20-0 run against the host Wildcats (1-4).

Paris 54, Nicholas Co. 6: The visiting Greyhounds (4-1) went for 41 of its 54 points in the first half, an 85-yard TD run by sophomore Jawan Dumphord the standout play of the offensive burst.

Perry Co. Central 20, Breathitt Co. 14: Nathan Pray figured in all three TDs for the visiting Commodores (2-3), throwing two and rushing for another against the Bobcats (1-3).

Bellevue 48, Carroll Co. 6: Austin Woodyard returned an interception 65 yards for a TD to cap off the night for the Tigers (2-3) at home versus the Panthers (2-3).

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