Levi Clark made a 36-yard field goal to win the game for Paul Dunbar on the road ... but it was negated on a false-start penalty. The sophomore failed to convert on the subsequent 41-yard attempt and Madison Southern avoided its first loss of the season, 21-19, Friday night.
Future Michigan Wolverine Damien Harris ran 20 times for 146 yards for the Eagles (4-0), nearly half of which came on a 77-yard TD rush that gave his team a 21-7 lead over the Bulldogs (2-2) midway through the second quarter.
Paul Dunbar senior quarterback Emory Thompson had a pedestrian passing game — 3-for-10 for 25 yards and a TD — but nearly matched Harris' production with 20 carries that went for 121 yards and a TD.
Lafayette 41, Boone County 28: Clay Bolin threw for 200 yards and a TD on 11-for-15 passing (with one pick), and rushed for two TDs on five carries to lead the host Generals (1-3) to their first win of the season.
QB Aaron Floyd figured in all four Boone TDs. The junior rushed for 166 yards and three TDs and threw another TD. He was one of only two rushers for the Rebels (0-4), who have lost 15 of their last 16 games since defeating Lafayette 21-0 in the 2011 Class 6A playoffs.
North Oldham 55, Lexington Christian 12: Five players rushed for TDs against the visiting Eagles (1-3) in a game that saw the Mustangs (2-2) outgain LCA 324-12 on the ground.
The highlight for the Eagles was a 56-yard Adam Smith TD reception from QB Dima Ballard.
LCA rusher Dylan Lancaster carried three times for minus-2 yards, but he scored the other Eagles TD.
No. 2 Scott County 63, Madison Central 20: The Cardinals (4-0) posted 28 points in both the first and second quarters in a rout of the visiting Indians (1-3).
Junior RB Theo Price starred for Scott County, netting 134 yards on nine carries and rushing for two TDs.
Clay McKee completed all six of his pass attempts for 89 yards and four TDs.
Scott Daniel, a Cardinals senior, was the recipient on five of those McKee completions and went for 72 yards and three TDs. The wide receiver also rushed for 65 yards on three carries, averaging 21.7 yards per touch.
Sophomore Johan Williams led Madison Central with 88 rushing yards and a TD.
No. 25 Franklin County 51, Frankfort 36: Chris Roberts and Lorenzo McCaskell, both seniors, each rushed for three TDs and more than 100 yards for the visiting Flyers (4-0).
Roberts netted 196 yards on 19 carries. McCaskell was a bit more efficient, going for 146 yards on just six attempts against the Panthers (1-2).
Montgomery County 53, Clark County 33: Uvea Moala ran for 146 yards and three TDs for the host Indians (2-2).
Brent Stoneking led the Cardinals with 82 yards and two TDs on 10 receptions.
Aaron Botts added 168 yards and two TDs for Montgomery County.
No. 5 Boyle County 30, No. 21 Anderson County 27: Josiah Robbins led the host Rebels (4-0), completing a TD to Levi McKinney in the first quarter and rushing for another in the third.
Joe Rose missed a game-tying, 22-yard field goal with two seconds left for the Bearcats (2-1).
Johnson Central 53, Perry County Central 7: Sophomore kicker Tyler Pack, in his first year as a kicker, connected on a 58-yard field goal to tie the state record set by Raceland's Aaron Pettrey in 2003.
Paris 36, Pendleton County 6: The host Greyhounds (3-1) shut out the Wildcats (1-3) through three quarters.
Mason County 41, Harrison County 19: Rico Hill rushed for two TDs in the win for the Royals (3-0) over the host Thorobreds (2-2).
Pikeville 49, Sheldon Clark 16: A 35-0 second quarter was the difference for the Panthers (4-0), which held the Cardinals (0-3) scoreless in the first half.
The highlight, though, came in the third when Pikeville’s Austin Black returned an interception 97 yards for a TD. The senior also rushed for one of the five second-quarter TDs.
Monroe Co. 29, Barren Co. 14: Tanner Strode caught three receptions for 138 yards and two TDs for the host Falcons (3-1), who held the Trojans (1-3) scoreless in the second half.
Lawrence Co. 48, Breathitt Co. 26: The Bulldogs (3-1) outgained the Bobcats (1-2) 424-356 and turned a 26-19 advantage entering the second half into an three-TD victory.
No. 21 Collins 42, Shelby Co. 14: The visiting Titans (3-1) were led by Deandre Farris, who rushed for two TDs and caught two TDs from QB Lawson Page. The Rockets (2-1) failed to score after the first quarter.
Hazard 32, Somerset 28: Senior RB Brandon Jones carried 25 times for 265 yards and four TDs for the host Bulldogs (2-1), who defeated the Briar Jumpers (2-2) despite being held scoreless in the first quarter.