Lexington Catholic 21, Highlands 18: Trailing 18-7 late in the fourth quarter, Lexington Catholic scored two touchdowns in four minutes to stun the Bluebirds in Fort Thomas on Friday night. A 3-yard touchdown run by Dameon Jones drew the Knights within 18-14 with 4:55 to play and LexCath’s defense forced a three-and-out to set the stage for the offense to complete the rally.
The Knights drove 67 yards in just over two minutes, sealing the comeback on Dylan Coulter’s 1-yard touchdown plunge on fourth-and-goal with 49 seconds left in the game.
Dameon Jones put the Lexington Catholic (3-2) offense on his back. The senior tailback rushed 31 times for 209 yards, averaging 6.7 yards per carry. His 9-yard run on third-and-goal set up the game-winning score.
Beau Allen helped Catholic’s cause with 154 yards on 15-for-25 passing. His 19-yard touchdown pass to Gaving Cameron with 4 seconds left in the second quarter pulled the Knights within 15-7 at halftime.
Quarterback Carl Schoellman led Highlands (2-3), completing 21 of 28 passes for 342 yards and a 29-yard touchdown to Grady Cramer for the first score of the game.
Lexington Christian 48, Walton-Verona 13: Lexington Christian’s offense showed no signs of cooling off on Friday night. The Eagles reeled off 42 unanswered points and churned out 223 rushing yards to rout the visiting Bearcats and remain undefeated (5-0). Senior running back Dillon Wheatley again eclipsed the 100-yard mark, rushing 17 times for 134 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Logan Nieves was doubly dangerous yet again, rushing for 74 yards and two touchdowns and completing 16 of 25 passes for 184 yards and four touchdowns. His favorite target was Drayden Burton, who caught four passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns. Nieves was intercepted twice, with Brent Perry returning the first pick for the Bearcats’ first touchdown of the game to tie it at 6-6 in the first quarter. Walton-Verona (3-2) didn’t score again until Camen Velasquez’s 30-yard run with 5:15 left in the game.
The Eagles have scored more than 40 points in all five of their games this season.
Frederick Douglass 25, Madison Central 15: The Broncos’ defense got the best of a big matchup on Friday, holding No. 21 Madison Central’s vaunted rushing attack to 112 yards on 38 attempts as Frederick Douglass (3-1) won its third straight game.
Jefferson Harkless rushed for 97 yards on 20 carries for the host Broncos, including a 1-yard TD run for the game’s first score. Harkless added another 1-yard plunge midway through the third quarter for a 19-7 lead. Gavin Bugg’s 37-yard touchdown pass to Micah Lowe put Douglass ahead 25-7 heading into the fourth. Lowe caught five passes for 65 yards.
“Three weeks ago we would have just melted in this game, but we’re making progress being able to handle adversity,” said Broncos Coach Brian Landis. “At this point in the season you just want to see improvement so that you’re clicking on all cylinders and we’ll get there.”
Quarterback Derrick Miller completed 13 of 25 passes for 197 yards and a pair of scores for Madison Central (2-3).
Archbishop Moeller (Ohio) 55, Lafayette 6: Cincinnati Moeller’s defense gave visiting Lafayette fits on Friday, allowing just 134 yards of offense and intercepting Generals quarterback Dekwan Edwards three times. Colin Thurman ran for 120 yards and a touchdown and Miles McBride passed for 194 yards and five touchdowns as the hosts scored 35 second-quarter points and built a 49-0 halftime lead.
Edwards hit Matthew Guilfoil with a 50-yard pass late in the third quarter for the Generals’ only score. Lafayette (1-4) will look to end a four-game skid next week at Henry Clay.
La Salle (Ohio) 28, Scott County 14: The No. 1 Cardinals took the lead on Payton Brown’s 5-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter, but the host Lancers scored three straight touchdowns to take a 21-7 halftime lead and went on to hand Scott County (3-2) its second straight loss to a Cincinnati school. The Cards fell to visiting Archbishop Moeller 38-28 last week.
Glen Covington returned an interception 18 yards for a touchdown early in the third quarter to draw Scott County within 21-14, but the Sabres put the game away on Cameron Porter’s 20 yard TD run. The Cardinals rushed for 163 yards as a team, with Brice Fryman carrying 10 times for 79 yards and Austin Barnett adding 77 yards on 19 carries.
Anderson County 46, Franklin County 13: Zach Labhart and Blake Franklin paced a dominant rushing attack on Friday as the Bearcats chewed up 375 yards on the ground to rout the host Flyers. Labhart rumbled for 162 yards and four touchdowns, including a 68-yarder that gave Anderson County a 20-0 lead. Blake Franklin rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown and returned a punt 88 yards for the first score of the game. Anderson County (4-1) completed just one pass on the night.
Quarterback Jesse Thurman rushed for 89 yards and a touchdown for Franklin County (2-2).
Shelby County 22, Bullitt East 21: Christian Gayhart’s 44-yard field goal with 6:12 to play gave Shelby County its first lead of the game and the defense held serve the rest of the way to finish off a comeback win for the host Rockets. Bullitt East (1-3) took a 21-6 halftime lead on Logan McKenna’s 46-yard touchdown run but Shelby County (4-1) scored 16 unanswered points, keeping the Chargers off the board in the second half. Caleb Morehead ran 19 times for 134 yards and two touchdown for the Rockets while Colin O’Hare added 73 yards and a touchdown that pulled them within 21-19 in the third quarter.