Lexington Catholic survived a big scare to start its season, but managed to come from behind and pull out a 43-33 win over visiting Whitley County.
The visiting Colonels carried a 33-28 lead midway through the fourth quarter before Catholic found a way to win.
Greg Raglin scored the go-ahead touchdown, an 8-yard run with 5:28 to play, to put Catholic up 36-33. Raglin then broke free for a 44-yard scamper with 1:36 remaining to finish out the scoring.
Whitley County, which went 12-2 last season with losses to only state champion Bell County and Highlands, led by as many as 19 points to start the fourth quarter before the Knights stormed back.
Raglin scored four touchdowns for Catholic, three on the ground and another on a 17-yard pass from Nic Ward. Raglin carried the ball 24 times for 212 yards.
Ward, the quarterback, went 16-for-27 for 181 yards and two touchdowns.
Whitley County ran all over Catholic's defense, amassing 394 yards on the ground and 495 yards in all.
Josh Wynn had 136 yards on the ground and a touchdown for the Colonels. Cody Bramlett added 102 yards and a score of his own.
Anderson County 47, Garrard County 10: In the Hall of Fame Game at Garrard County, Dustin Combs put in a Hall of Fame kind of performance, running for 130 yards and four touchdowns in Anderson County's win.
He also made four catches for 51 yards and returned two kickoffs for a total of 38 yards. Anderson County put up big offensive numbers, including 334 yards on the ground and 137 more in the air.
Most of that passing yardage came on a 46-yard touchdown pass from Jake Russell to Kyle Rogers in the third quarter to make it 34-3 Anderson County.
Russell completed 10 of his 15 pass attempts.
Zack Edwards led the Bearcats' defense with nine tackles, including two for a loss and a sack.
Bret Dowell had 12 tackles and Austin Napier 11 for Garrard.
Male 66, Elizabethtown 14: The Bulldogs made the most of their trip south, getting four rushing touchdowns from John Giddens, who had runs of 2, 3, 11 and 15 yards. Ronjae Morris rushed 14 times for 167 yards and two scores.
Elizabethtown's Mitchell Henry caught five passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns, but he got no help from the ground game. Male's defense gave the Panthers' runners fits, forcing them into negative-43 yards for the game.
Nicholas County 22, Bath County 17: Running back Garrett Vinegar broke his leg on the host Wildcats' second offensive play of the game after being tackled from behind. He was taken to the University of Kentucky for surgery.
Despite the injured player, Bath County grabbed a 10-0 lead but Nicholas County rushed back and scored 22 unanswered in the second and third quarters.
Jessie Smith's 5-yard run put Nicholas up for good.
Alcoa, Tenn. 42, Bell County 14: A dominant program from Tennessee dominated the defending Class 4A champions in the City-County Bowl at Pineville.
Bell County, which went undefeated last season, played even with Alcoa after one quarter before allowing the Tornadoes to score 28 straight.
Jaron Toney scored four touchdowns for the five-time defending Tennessee state champion.
Russell 21, East Carter 0: Running back Travis Jones carried the ball 21 times for 176 yards and two touchdowns for the host Red Devils.
Fellow senior Will Rice added 62 yards on 12 carries for Russell.
Dixie Heights 19, Newport Central Catholic 7: Ben Haggerty reeled in an 18-yard pass from Ryan Wilson to start the Colonels' season off on a positive note with a win over the visiting Thoroughbreds.
Wilson passed for 125 yards and a score. The senior also added 102 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
Dixie grabbed a 10-0 lead early and held NewCath to just one touchdown.
Cov. Holy Cross 36, Bellevue 20: The host Indians had impressive performances from several individuals in their season opener. Andy Roenker, a senior running back, had two touchdowns and 85 yards on 13 carries.
Brayson Smith ran for two touchdowns and 66 yards. He also scored on a two-point conversion for the Indians, who rushed out to a 22-0 first half lead.
Quarterback Markel Walker rushed for 107 yards and passed for 71 more.
For Bellevue, Ricky Butler ran 21 times for 177 yards.
Monroe County 28, Wayne County 7: Jackson Arnett, a junior quarterback, passed for four touchdowns in the Falcons' win at Wayne County.
Kentucky Country Day 21, Paris 14: With 3:19 left in the game at Paris, David Giesel pulled down a 70-yard pass from Paul Peters to break a 14-14 tie and put the visitors up for good.