Scott County 56, North Bullitt 19: The Scott County football team looked in midseason form mere moments into its season opener on Friday night. Before their offense even took the field, the Cardinals led North Bullitt by two touchdowns. Scott County scored 42 first-quarter points and went on to trounce the visiting Eagles.
Brice Fryman set the tone, returning the opening kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown. On North Bullitt’s ensuing possession, Zach Coleman recovered a fumble in the end zone for a 14-0 Scott County lead.
Cardinals quarterback Josh Davis threw just two passes on the night but made them count, hitting Glenn Covington for a 35-yard touchdown for a 21-0 lead, then finding Payton Brown for a 28-yard score to cap the Cardinals’ whirlwind opening quarter.
Covington also had a 53-yard punt-return touchdown and Davis added a 45-yard rushing score.
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The Cardinals rolled up 320 rushing yards, led by Bronson Brown with 123, including a 63-yard touchdown to set the final score.
North Bullitt quarterback Conner Abnee rushed for 63 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the loss.
Franklin County 24, Western Hills 20: With the Flyers trailing 20-18, just over four minutes to play and the Wolverines driving, Bowen Dakota took matters into his own hands. The sophomore defensive back picked off Western Hills quarterback JLen Youngblood and went 51 yards for a touchdown to seal a Franklin County win over its cross-town rivals.
Flyers quarterback Jesse Thurman completed nine of 16 passes for 170 yards and two touchdowns. Cameron Phelps caught three passes for 131 yards and a touchdown. Franklin survived despite allowing the Wolverines to rush for 300 yards, including a 198-yard, two-touchdown performance by WanDale Robinson. Robinson, a junior with a scholarship offer from the University of Kentucky, also caught three passes for 35 yards and a touchdown.
Mason County 68, North Adams (Ohio) 7: Several Royals found the end zone multiple times as Mason County rolled in its home opener. Senior tailback Malcolm Devine topped 100 yards on the ground, scoring on touchdown runs of 60 and 37 yards. Seth Chambers had a pair of 1-yard TD plunges, and sophomore Carson Brammer scored on a quarterback sneak and tossed a 22-yard touchdown to Levi Dunaway. Dunaway also returned a punt 59 yards for a score.
Anderson County 27, Clark County 14: After Clark County took a 7-0 lead on an 11-yard TD pass from Will Henry to Blake Jernigan, the visiting Bearcats scored 27 unanswered points. Blake Franklin gave the host Cardinals fits, scoring on an 88-yard kickoff return and a 51-yard interception return. Ethan Thomas rushed for 100 yards on 22 carries in the loss.
Pikeville 51, Covington Holy Cross 14: Pikeville scored from both sides of the ball to blow past Covington Holy Cross in its home opener. Zack Roberts led the Panthers on the ground with touchdowns from 2, 50 and 75 yards out. Jackson Hensley and Christian Bilter capitalized on the Indians' ball-security struggles by scoring on fumble returns of 65 and 19 yards, respectively.
In the fourth quarter, Dylan Couch connected with Ben Bornhorn from 24 and 7 yards out to give Covington its only two touchdowns.
Monroe County 37, Trigg County 19: Quarterback and kicker Ty Mink led the Falcons to victory in the Scottie Bowl. Mink racked up 84 yards and three touchdowns on the ground, threw for 130 yards and two touchdowns and nailed all five of his point-after attempts.