Bryan Station 28, Madison Central 25: After Madison Central took a 25-21 lead on a five-yard touchdown run by Gavin Hulberg with 1:59 left in the game, the Defenders made a two-minute drill look easy. Jalen Burbage threw his third touchdown pass of the night, a 14-yard strike to Chris Jones with 42 seconds left that gave Bryan Station (2-2) a win on the road.
Burbage completed 21 of 29 passes for 278 yards and three TDs, but also tossed four interceptions. He added 139 rushing yards and another TD on 21 carries.
“Our philosophy is we play play-to-play, if you make a mistake we move on and don’t let it rattle us,” said Bryan Station head coach Frank Parks Jr. “Jalen did a great job of not letting those turnovers affect him on that last drive.”
Parks said the Defenders didn’t panic after Madison Central (3-1) took the late lead.
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“Once they scored I told them ‘we’re still gonna go up tempo, we just need to move the chains,’” he said. “Nobody had their head down. They did a great job of being in the right spot … (Burbage) did a good job of keeping us composed on that drive.”
Zach Hardin threw a 69-yard touchdown pass to Jabari Huguely, giving the Indians an 8-0 lead after a two-point conversion run, but was held to just 20 more passing yards the rest of the game. The Defenders’ offense outgained Madison Central 452 yards to 279 and converted 26 first downs to the Indians’ 11.
Lafayette 40, Boone County 13: Behind two touchdown passes from University of Kentucky commitment Walker Wood and 415 yards of total offense, Lafayette (3-1) bounced back from last week’s loss to Trinity with a dominant win on the road.
After Boone County (0-4) took a 7-0 lead early in the second quarter on a three-yard run by Corstin Cahill, the Generals scored six unanswered touchdowns. That included a 61-yard punt return by Teandre Newcome and a fumble recovery in the end zone by Xavier Douglas.
Wood was 11 of 21 passing for 163 yards and added 69 rushing yards, including a 10-yard touchdown. The Generals rushed for 217 yards as a team, and Quenten Brown and Noah Phillips each had touchdown catches.
Lafayette’s defenders combined for five sacks, including 2.5 by Dezmon Simpson, and 10 tackles for a loss.
“We struggled a little bit in the first half but we came out and played a lot better after halftime,” Lafayette head coach Eric Shaw Sr. said. “They understand that this is a process and we have a lot of work still to do.”
Cincinnati Elder 20, Scott County 14: The host Cardinals took a 14-13 lead when Kendrick Hamilton returned a third-quarter kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown, but Cincinnati Elder answered with a six-yard touchdown pass from Danny Faillace three minutes later. The Panthers’ defense stifled Scott County the rest of the way and the Cards suffered their first loss of the season.
Fifth-ranked Scott County struck first on a 59-yard touchdown bomb from Josh Davis to Hamilton, but Davis was held in check the rest of the way. He finished the night 4-for-16 passing for 94 yards. Hamilton had 95 rushing yards on 18 carries and added 168 kick return yards. The Cardinals managed 211 rushing yards as a team.
Eastern 33, Paul Dunbar 20: The Bulldogs took a 14-6 lead on a 14-yard touchdown run by Alex Bard, but visiting Eastern (2-2) scored 27 unanswered points, including a pair of interception returns for touchdowns, to keep Dunbar (0-4) winless on the year.
The Bulldogs outgained the Eagles 270 yards to 233 in total offense but couldn’t overcome their four turnovers. Tre Homer grabbed seven passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns in the loss.
Beechwood 57, Franklin County 21: Beechwood found the end zone on four straight first-half possessions to take a 36-13 halftime lead and added three touchdowns in the third quarter to remain undefeated.
Tigers quarterback Brayden Burch completed 19 of 24 passes for 280 yards and four touchdowns. Three of Logan Castleman’s four catches went for touchdowns and Daniel Mescher caught four passes for 84 yards and a score for Beechwood (3-0), which travels to Covington Catholic for its first road game of the year next week. Denzel Vance rushed ten times for 77 yards and a touchdown for the Flyers (2-2).
Corbin 28, Danville 7: Corbin, ranked No. 2 in Class 3A, jumped out to a 20-0 lead late in the third quarter and went on to knock off the Admirals and run their record to 4-0 on the year. The Redhounds’ defense has allowed just 27 points this season. They’ll face a tough test on the road against Southwestern, Class 5A’s top-scoring team, next week.
Ryle 50, Highlands 14: Tanner Morgan was nearly perfect, completing 16 of 18 passes for 254 and three touchdowns to lead the Raiders past Highlands (1-3). Cole Burch added three touchdowns on the ground for Ryle (4-0), which has topped 30 points in each of its games this year.
Bryce Ashley and Jake Chisholm each went over 100 yards receiving and reeled in a touchdown for the Raiders. Brady Gosney completed 23 of 33 passes for 216 yards and a touchdown in the loss.
Cooper 44, Campbell County 14: Justin Schlarman caught two touchdown passes, including a 63-yarder, and rushed for another to lead Cooper (3-1) past the Camels (2-2). Jarod Lonaker passed for three touchdowns and Mitchell Hollifield connected on three field goals for the Jaguars.
Harrison County 39, Grant County 18: Luke Slucher rushed for 137 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries to lead the host Thorobreds (2-2) past the Braves (2-2).
Madisonville 31, Union County 21: After the two teams battled to a tie heading into halftime, Madisonville outscored Union County (2-1) 17-7 in the second half to earn its first win of the season. Senior quarterback Dalen Gipson had a four-yard touchdown pass and a six-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter for the Maroons (1-3).