Some of the best performances from the fourth week of high school football season in Kentucky.
Garrett Applegate, Lewis County
The junior running back was huge for the Lions in their first victory this season, a 56-34 decision against Nicholas County in their home opener. He finished with 210 yards and five touchdowns on 25 rush attempts.
Jbias Dawson, Washington County
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He scored six touchdowns – three on kickoff returns of more than 90 yards each – in a 55-37 win over Thomas Nelson.
Blake Franklin, Anderson County
He scored all three of Anderson County’s TDs in a 20-0 win over Valley out of Louisville. Franklin, a senior, had 213 yards on 20 carries to account for all but 15 yards of the Bearcats’ total offense.
Brice Fryman, Scott County
Cincinnati Moeller got the better of the Cards in a 38-28 victory, but Fryman still found lots of room to run against the visitors. He carried 16 times for a game-high 187 rushing yards, and finished with 295 all-purpose yards.
Gunnar Gillis and Jackson Lewis, Mercer County
The two were on fire in a 49-42 win over Garrard County at home. Gillis threw for a program-record five TDs. Lewis caught two of those TDS, rushed for another and finished the evening with 462 all-purpose yards.
JR Lucas, Collins
The Titans bounced back from their first loss this season thanks in large part of Lucas, who figured in three of Collins’ four scores in a 28-21 win over Oldham County. He carried 26 times for 240 yards and a two TDs and was 13-for-25 for 221 yards and a TD.
Logan Nieves, Lexington Christian
He suffered a brief scare at the end of LCA’s 56-36 win over Lexington Catholic after seemingly injuring his leg on a touchdown run, but Nieves was walking and said he was fine during the aftermath of a big night. The senior quarterback had 177 yards and three TDs on 17 carries and was 12-for-17 passing for 160 yards and a TD.
Reese Smith, Boyle County
Rebels Coach Chuck Smith last week was concerned about his team’s offensive woes in a 10-7 loss at Danville; it appeared to receive that message loud and clear. Boyle County defeated Wayne County, the No. 2 team in Class 4A, 38-14. Smith had nine catches for 152 yards and two TDs in the victory.
Chase Wilson, Allen County-Scottsville
The Patriots held on for a 39-35 victory over Glasgow in a battle of unbeaten teams out west. Wilson had 373 passing yards – a school record – and five TD passes for ACS.