The resulting show hasn’t disappointed when Lafayette and Scott County have gotten together on the football field the last couple of seasons. Friday night was no different.
Scott County defeated Lafayette, 31-21, in the second game of the Blanton Collier Classic at Lafayette. Brice Fryman rushed for 190 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries while Austin Barnett went for 139 yards and three scores on the same amount of touches.
Josh Davis was 2-for-3 for 80 yards. His second completion came at a critical juncture: Scott County led, 24-21, with 3rd-and-five on its own 44 and 2:43 to play. Coach Jim McKee used his final timeout, out of which Davis eluded Lafayette pressure and dropped a bomb into Landon Easley’s hands that ended as a 43-yard completion; Barnett scored his final TD on the Cardinals’ next play from scrimmage.
“I just jumped as high as I could and did whatever I can to bring down the ball,” said Easley, who caught Davis’ other completion earlier in the game. “We run the ball a lot, but when we do pass it we usually catch (teams) off guard. It’s good that we have those weapons so we can do a little bit of everything.”
TeAndre Newcomb, a junior, and sophomore Drake Nelson both saw time at quarterback for Lafayette. Newcomb was 10-for-17 for 93 yards and a TD; he rushed for 43 yards and a TD on 14 carries. Nelson was 4-for-8 for 125 yards and a score with an interception.
“Tonight was a growing game,” Lafayette Coach Eric Shaw said. “I think we learned a lot about ourselves. I think we learned some things that we just don’t like.”
The Cardinals ended a three-game losing streak against the Generals. Scott County (2-0) next Friday hosts Highlands, which defeated Campbell County, 27-20, in overtime on Friday. Lafayette (1-1) travels to Lexington Catholic, which fell 48-2 at home to Covington Catholic on Friday.