Frederick Douglass 52, Paul Dunbar 0: Montaveon Bean ran for two touchdowns and passed for two more as visiting Frederick Douglass (4-1) handed Dunbar (0-5) its fourth shutout defeat of the season on Friday night.
Douglass outgained Dunbar 302-34 and scored touchdowns on seven of its eight possessions. The Broncos capped the one-sided game with a safety on the final play, sacking Tanner Cox in the end zone.
Bean ran for 84 yards on eight carries and was 8-for-14 passing for 109 yards. Micah Lowe caught both TD passes, and Jefferson Harkless added 45 yards rushing and two scores.
Douglass has not lost since the season opener against Danville. This was the Broncos’ first shutout victory in program history.
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DeSales 38, Lexington Catholic 26: A pair of 100-yard rushers led the visiting Colts past the Knights on Friday.
Lexington Catholic took a 7-3 lead midway through the first quarter on an 87-yard kickoff return by Nathan Schnurr, but Jordan Watkins’ 48-yard touchdown run early in the second put DeSales (5-0) ahead for good. Watkins ran for 122 yards on 11 carries. Aaron Pfaadt went off for 160 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries, putting the Colts ahead 38-14 on a 1-yard plunge early in the fourth quarter. Knights quarterback Beau Allen tossed a 34-yard touchdown to Gavin Cameron and a 5-yard score to Luke Powell to set the final score. Allen completed 28 of 40 passes for 321 yards and three touchdowns, including a 76-yard strike to Trenton Neuer to draw LexCath (3-3) within 31-14 late in the third quarter.
Scott County 49, Bryan Station 12: Brice Fryman rushed for 146 yards and three touchdowns on just four attempts — an average of 36.5 per carry — as host Scott County (4-2) rolled.
Fryman had a 52-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and an 83-yard TD burst to end the first half.
Bryan Station (0-6) kept it close for a quarter. Jalen Burbage’s 33-yard scoring strike to Christian Benton trimmed Scott County’s lead to 14-6. Burbage added a 65-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to make it 42-12.
Burbage led the Defenders in rushing (73 yards on nine carries) and was 14-for-26 passing for 141 yards and no interceptions.
Scott County quarterback Josh Davis completed all three of his pass attempts for 130 yards and two TDs.
Scott County scored touchdowns on all seven of its possessions.
Lexington Christian 69, Kentucky Country Day 38: In a matchup of undefeated teams, visiting LCA (6-0) scored the last 34 points of the game to obliterate a 38-35 third-quarter deficit against Kentucky Country Day (5-1).
Both offenses put on a show, with LCA (6-0) racking up 577 yards and Kentucky Country Day 498. The teams combined for 107 points and 1,075 yards of offense.
LCA’s Dillon Wheatley rushed for 220 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries, including a 61-yard gallop that gave the Eagles a 42-38 lead. Quarterback Logan Nieves passed for 192 yards and three TDs and also ran for 157 yards and three scores.
Madison Central 52, Bourbon County 7: Host Madison Central (3-3) bounced back from a loss to Frederick Douglass by blasting Bourbon County (3-2) on homecoming night.
Gavin Hulberg led the Indians with 198 yards rushing and four touchdowns, including runs of 44, 30 and 60 yards. He increased his season totals to 620 yards on 80 carries, with nine touchdowns.
Freddie Chenault chipped in 123 yards on the ground and two TDs.
Justin Blankenship avoided the shutout for Bourbon County when he connected with Titus Ransom for a 27-yard TD pass with 32 seconds left in the first half.
Dalton Williams had 15 tackles for Bourbon County, and Javier Arcaia had 13.
Franklin County 30, Shelby County 3: Tre Simmons and Jesse Thurman paced a balanced attack for the host Flyers, who rebounded from last week’s tough home loss to Anderson County. Thurman passed for 181 yards and a pair of touchdowns while avoiding an interception. Simmons rushed for 62 yards and a score on nine carries and added three receptions for 99 yards.
Brady Roberts was a load on defense for Franklin County (3-2). The senior defensive lineman made three tackles-for-loss and had one of two Flyers sacks. Roberts also snagged one of three Franklin County interceptions, returning his pick 80 yards for the game’s final score.
Christian Gayhart nailed a 42-yard field goal for Shelby County (3-2).
Simon Kenton 35, Highlands 30: Trailing 24-14 after three quarters, Simon Kenton found the end zone three times in the fourth to rally past the visiting Bluebirds and stay undefeated. After Nick Bowman’s 33-yard field goal extended Highlands’ lead to 27-14 in the fourth, Simon Kenton quarterback Matt Shearer’s first touchdown run closed the gap to 27-21. A 30-yard boot from Bowman put the Bluebirds ahead 30-21 before Shearer hit Fisher Hayden with a 16-yard touchdown pass, then ran for an 8-yard score to cap the comeback.
Shearer gashed Highlands for 110 rushing yards and completed 15 of 29 passes for 236 yards and three touchdowns, all of which were caught by Hayden, including an 83-yarder for the game’s first score. Hayden caught seven passes for 136 yards. Running back Sam Murray had 105 yards on 14 carries. Simon Kenton (6-0) outgained the Bluebirds 461 yards to 382. The Pioneers overcame two lost fumbles and an interception returned by Ben Sisson 11 yards for a touchdown, despite not causing a turnover themselves. Larry Wilson led Highlands (2-4) with 171 rushing yards on 18 carries.
Western Hills 47, Woodford County 24: The Wolverines dominated the host Yellowjackets on Friday for their fourth win in a row. Western Hills (4-1) has scored more than 40 points in each of its wins. Woodford County (0-6) is off next week and will look to get into the win column in its home finale against Anderson County on Oct. 6.
Covington Catholic 35, St. Francis (Ohio) 7: Visiting St. Francis took the early lead on a 70-yard touchdown pass but it was all Colonels after that. A.J. Mayer’s 1-yard touchdown run on the last play of the first quarter evened the score, and the senior quarterback finished off St. Francis with a 22-yard TD run and a 26-yard strike to Duncan Summe in the fourth quarter. Mayer finished with 67 rushing yards and 109 yards through the air. Covington Catholic (6-0) ripped off 276 rushing yards, led by Casey McGinness, who carried 20 times for 185 yards, including a 68-yard touchdown.
Paris 68, Berea 0: Caden Vanhoose, who had attempted one pass all season, threw for 183 yards and five touchdowns as host Paris (4-1) piled on the points against Berea (0-5).
Paris scored 38 points in the first quarter and had 54 by halftime. The Greyhounds went for two after every first-half touchdown and were successful six out of seven times.
Eric Johnson caught three TD passes for 145 yards. His longest was an 80-yard score in the second quarter.
Berea was blanked for the fourth time this season. The Pirates have scored six points all season.
Monroe County 15, Warren East 14: Ty Mink’s late-game, two-way heroics sealed an exciting win for host Monroe County (5-1) on Friday. Mink threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Braden Murphy with 1:01 left in the game, then came up with an interception as Warren East (3-3) was approaching field-goal range on the ensuing drive. It was the second interception of the night for Mink, who also ran for 106 yards and a touchdown. Warren East took a 14-9 lead in the fourth quarter on Thomas Maxey’s 67-yard punt return before Mink took over.
Hazard 29, Prestonsburg 7: Bailey Blair did double duty on Friday, rushing for 142 yards and four touchdowns and passing for 106 yards as visiting Hazard (3-1) used a 22-point third quarter to put away Prestonsburg (2-3).