More than 34,000 showed up at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville for a matchup between top-five teams Friday night. But it wasn't much of a game for long.
Derek Bishop ran for 127 yards and three touchdowns, and Louisville Trinity walloped crosstown rival St. Xavier 48-0.
The Shamrocks, ranked second in Dave Cantrall's Rating the State, went up 27-0 16 seconds before halftime on a 9-yard touchdown pass from Travis White to Ryan Steffey. Ryan White set up the score with his second interception of the game.
Trinity had three picks and recovered one of five fumbles by No. 3 St. Xavier. Ryan White forced the fumble, and it was recovered by Brandon Weyhing, who returned the ball 14 yards for the visitors' first score.
The Shamrocks finished the game with 407 total yards to the Tigers' 159. The margin of victory tied the largest ever for Trinity (5-1) against St. X (4-2). Not since the teams' first meeting in 1956 has the game been so lopsided.
Bishop scored on runs of 1, 14 and 66 yards. Wright connected on 16 of 20 passes for 217 yards, finding James Quick nine times for 150 of those yards and a touchdown.
No. 16 Henry Clay 49, Bryan Station 8: Vinny Miller ran for four touchdowns, and the Blue Devils cruised at Station.
Miller rushed for 188 yards on 15 carries, and Bo Brooks added 80 on 16 attempts with one touchdown, a 1-yard run to make it 14-0 with 4:12 left in the second quarter.
Bryan Station's Elijah Burdette ran in from 5 yards out two minutes later, but it was all Henry Clay from then on.
Miller had TD runs of 17, 3, 43 and 10 yards for the Devils (4-2).
Anthony Mealy finished off the game with an 85-yard interception return to end the scoring.
Lexington Christian 34, Nicholas County 13: Scout McCamy threw for 230 yards and four touchdowns, and the Eagles rallied at home.
The Bluejackets scored twice in the first quarter, including an interception return on a pass from McCamy.
But LCA's quarterback answered with three TD tosses in the next six minutes to make it 21-13.
The Eagles added 13 more points in the third quarter when Christian Fielden rushed 4 yards for a score and caught a touchdown pass from McCamy from 40 yards out three minutes later.
Scott County 25, Tates Creek 7: Marcus Hill ran for two first-half touchdowns, and the Cardinals' defense did the rest for a road victory.
The Commodores (4-2) managed only a 1-yard Brandon Shrout touchdown run in the third quarter and were outgained 375 yards to 191.
Scott County (3-3) held Creek to nine first downs and 3-for-11 on third-down conversion attempts.
Hill finished with 121 yards on 18 carries.
Martrell Berry had four catches for 60 yards to lead Tates Creek.
East Jessamine 49, Owen County 0: Cameron Thomas needed just 11 carries to pile up 201 yards for the host Jaguars.
Thomas had three touchdown runs of more than 40 yards and one from 14 to lead the rout for East Jessamine (5-1).
Clay County 28, Whitley County 22: Noah Reid ran for a 57-yard touchdown with 2:30 left in the game, and the visiting Tigers picked off a pass to seal a victory against the 1-5 Colonels.
Whitley County was driving after Reid's score, but Clay County (5-1) intercepted a pass with 47 seconds to go. Reid also scored on an 18-yard run earlier in the game and added two two-point conversions.
Corbin 21, Clark County 7: Matthew Taylor scored all three of the host Redhounds' touchdowns and ran for 135 yards.
Taylor scored twice in the first quarter, on a 28-yard run and a 90-yard kickoff return. He added a 15-yard rushing TD in the second, and Corbin improved to 4-2.
Pokey Harris ran for a 26-yard score in the first quarter for Clark County (3-3).
Bath County 36, Pendleton County 16: Two big plays for Bath County in the fourth quarter stamped out a rally attempt by Pendleton.
Travis Walters ran 62 yards for a score, and Jason Little returned an interception 40 yards as host Bath improved to 2-5.