Every Monday in the fall I'll recap notable events and performances that you might have missed from over the weekend. If you think I missed something, email me at email@example.com or hit me up on Twitter @HLpreps:
Roy Kidd Bowl
The 5th Annual Roy Kidd Bowl was at Madison Central on Saturday. Bryan Station shutout Knox Central 49-0 in the first game of a doubleheader, then Madison Central held off Wayne County 34-20 to win its season opener for the first time since 2012.
The Defenders' defensive performance was notably dominant: it was the first shutout under fourth-year head coach Frank Parks and the team's first since beating Fern Creek 50-0 in the first round of the 2011 playoffs. Station was then coached by former UK star Craig Yeast.
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"It feels good because the younger kids got in and continued to play sound football," Parks said in a text to the Herald-Leader. "A lot of times in those situations the young guys give up a TD to your opponent's first-team offense. It's a great accomplishment anytime you can shut a team out."
Devon Key was named MVP of the Bryan Station-Knox Central game. He rushed for an 80-yard touchdown and caught two more from senior quarterback Andre Davis, who threw five in the rout. Key finished with 55 receiving yards to go with 136 on the ground and five tackles on defense. Davis threw for 202 yards and rushed for 49.
Roy Kidd, the longtime coach at Eastern Kentucky University, handed the second game's MVP award to his Kody Kidd, his grandson. The senior caught only two passes, but they each went for touchdowns and combined for 143 yards. The second score came on an 86-yard bomb from Zach Hardin that put a back-and-forth game out of reach for the Cardinals.
Knox Central went 8-3 last season and was knocked out by Boyle County in the second round of the 4A playoffs.
You can watch replays of all the Roy Kidd Bowl games -- the two high school contests and the three middle school games which led up to them -- via Madison County School Sports Television's YouTube.
More Saturday football
Several schools played under Saturday night lights this weekend. Here's a brief rundown:
- Franklin County smoked Shelby Valley 60-6 at home. The 2A Wildcats were a surprise contender last season and were rated 8th in the Herald-Leader's preseason poll of coaches. The Flyers, ranked 6th in the preseason, saw junior Denzell Vance rush for three straight touchdowns en route to a 28-6 lead. Chandler Rowe's 16-yard run in the first quarter proved to be the only score for Shelby Valley.
- Frankfort, a preseason contender in Class A, fell to Paris 21-12 in the Montgomery County Rec Bowl. The Greyhounds are coming off a 9-3 season and returned many contributors from last season but were not ranked in our top 10.
- South Warren sent an early statement to its new Class 4A brethren: We belong here. The Spartans, who moved up from 3A, took it to John Hardin, which moved down from 5A, in a 43-12 whipping in the Rafferty's Bowl at Western Kentucky University. South Warren outgained the Bulldogs 351-131. Austin McElwain scored on a fumble return, threw a TD and caught another for the Spartans. He also led the team with eight tackles.
If you missed our Friday night coverage, look no further: click here for Friday's top performers; click here for Friday night's roundup; click here for the Lafayette-Paul Dunbar game story; click here for photos from the LCA's 51-0 win over Williamsburg.
Elizabethtown won the Bluegrass Invitational team competition held at Heritage Hill Golf Club in Sheperdsville on Saturday. They bested Paul Laurence Dunbar via scorecard playoff. Both teams finished with a 313 overall.
The rest of the top 10 in order were: Sacred Heart 322; Madison Central 330; Notre Dame 336; Lexington Christian 368; Rowan County 369; Cooper 371; Grant Co. 376; Manual 376.
Erin Rowland of Sacred Heart took individual honors. She scored a 70, giving her a 2-under advantage on the 5,704-yard, par-72 course. E'town's Lauren Hartlage came in second with a 72 and Dunbar's Rebecca Fine placed third with a 73.
Ky.trackXC.com released its 2015 preseason ranking of boys' and girls' cross country teams on Sunday. The top teams in each class were:
Class 3A: South Oldham (boys), Sacred Heart (girls)
Class 2A: Highlands (boys), Highlands (girls)
Class A: St. Henry (boys), St. Henry (girls)
Lexington Christian was ranked second in boys' Class A and sixth in girls' Class A. Lexington Catholic was ranked eighth in both boys' and girls' Class 2A.
The only Lexington school to make the cut in Class 3A was Paul Dunbar, coming in at 10th in the boys' rankings.
How city teams fared in the Lexington Soccer Showcase, held over the course of Friday and Saturday at various locations around Fayette County:
Bryan Station: 0-3 (lost to South Oldham 5-0, lost to Boone County 3-1, lost to Ryle 4-0)
Henry Clay: 2-0-1 (beat Ryle 3-2, tied Bowling Green 2-2, beat Henderson County 5-0)
Lafayette: 2-1 (beat Henderson County 2-1, beat Boone County 3-1, lost to South Oldham 3-1)
Paul Dunbar: 2-1 (beat Bowling Green 1-0, lost to South Oldham 3-1, beat Henderson County 5-1)
Tates Creek: 2-1 (beat Boone County 3-1, lost to Bowling Green 3-1, beat Ryle 2-0)
You can view a photo gallery of the Henry Clay-Bowling Green game at this link.
Madelyn LeFavers scored two second-half goals to drive Boyle County in a 2-1 win over Woodford County in Saturday's Fayette County Soccer Spectacular championship game held Saturday at Paul Dunbar. For more details, check out our staff report from the game.