High School Sports

Undefeated LCA football rolls; Lafayette routs Henry Clay

Lexington Christian’s Brayden Miller, shown completing a pass to Caelan Lebryk earlier this season against Estill County, threw three TD passes against Fairview on Friday night.
Lexington Christian’s Brayden Miller, shown completing a pass to Caelan Lebryk earlier this season against Estill County, threw three TD passes against Fairview on Friday night.

As they’ve done all year long, Lexington Christian made it look easy Friday night. The Eagles rolled up 496 yards of total offense in front of the home crowd to roll over Fairview 64-16 and head into their bye week undefeated (6-0).

Eagles quarterback Brayden Miller threw all three of his touchdowns in the first half to give the junior 12 TD passes on the season. He hit Caelan Lebryk with a 25-yard scoring strike just over one minute into the game to start the avalanche. After LCA’s defense forced a three-and-out, Lebryk returned the Fairview punt 58 yards for a touchdown. Running back Dillon Wheatley went 75 yards for his ninth rushing touchdown of the season and Miller followed two-and-a-half minutes later with a 24-yard touchdown pass to Drayden Burton to give Lexington Christian a 29-0 lead heading into the second quarter.

Miller completed nine of 11 passes for 160 yards and three TDs. Wheatley rushed for 126 yards and a TD on just five carries. Quarterback Logan Nieves threw just two passes, completing one, but rushed twice for 53 yards and a score. The Eagles held Fairview (3-3) to 84 yards of total offense and gained 22 first downs while holding the visitors to four.

LCA is averaging 51 points per game and has defeated all six of its opponents by two or more possessions, with its closest encounter being a 10-point come-from-behind win over Williamsburg in the season opener.

Lafayette 55, Henry Clay 6: The Blue Devils ran into a buzzsaw on the road at No. 10 Lafayette on Friday. One week removed from their unusual win over Scott County via forfeit, the Generals used a balanced attack on offense to build a 34-6 halftime lead and improve to 5-1.

University of Kentucky signee Walker Wood threw touchdowns to three different receivers and rushed for 42 yards and two scores on the ground. Wood completed 17 of 31 passses for 219 yards and three TDs, exiting the game for good in the third quarter after putting the Generals up 48-6 with a 10-yard TD pass to Matthew Guilfoil. Quinten Brown caught five passes for 103 yards. Cameron Morgan rushed 12 times for 104 yards for the Generals, who ran up 401 yards of total offense to 83 for Henry Clay (1-3-1).

The Blue Devils’ lone score came on a 65-yard touchdown pass from Greg Couch to Michael McMullen. Lafayette hosts Bryan Station next Friday.

Cooper 38, Lexington Catholic 20: Jerod Lonaker threw for 343 yards and three touchdowns and Dante Hendrix caught eight passes for 140 yards and a pair of scores to lead No. 12 Cooper past Lexington Catholic on the road. The loss is the Knights’ fifth-straight after opening the season with a rout of Boone County.

Jaden Jackson added 102 yards rushing and a touchdown for Cooper (4-1).

Running back Dameon Jones was once again a bright spot for Lexington Catholic (1-5). The junior speedster, who came into the night averaging 100 rushing yards per game, went off for 197 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries. LexCath quarterback Kirk Fagot completed 10 of 15 passes for 121 yards, including a 70-yard touchdown bomb to Bo Bennington to get the Knights within 10-7. But the Jaguars scored four unanswered touchdowns, including a 38-yard interception return by Jacob Moore, to blow the game open.

It doesn’t get any easier for Catholic. After next week’s bye they’ll travel to Frankfort to take on 5-1 Western Hills.

Simon Kenton 77, Highlands 53: No. 4 Simon Kenton found itself facing a 41-28 second-quarter hole after Highlands quarterback Brady Gosney found Nick Veneman for one of his four touchdown passes on the night. But Pioneers quarterback Cameron Racke closed out the half with a five-yard TD run and a 48-yard scoring bomb to put Simon Kenton ahead 42-41 at the half, and the defense held the Bluebirds to 12 second half points to give Simon Kenton (6-0) a wild win on the road. Both offenses combined for nearly 1,396 yards.

Racke completed 17 of 21 passes for 273 yards and six touchdowns while rushing for 130 yards and three TDs on 15 carries. Sam Murray caught six passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns and Luke Vance added eight catches for 167 yards and three scores in the win.

Gosney went 29-for-44 for 394 yards and four touchdowns, punching in another score on the ground. Veneman had 141 yards receiving and three touchdowns and Jared Pulsfort rushed 16 times for 116 yards and three TDs for Highlands (1-5).

Scott County 55, Clark County 13: Defense and special teams accounted for three touchdowns in No. 5 Scott County’s home win over the Cardinals from Clark County (1-4). Brice Fryman took the opening kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown to get Scott County on the board.

Later in the first quarter three-sport star Cooper Robb, who also plays basketball and baseball, picked off Clark County quarterback Will Henry and went 92 yards to the house for a 21-0 Scott County (4-2) lead. In the second quarter, Bryce Lawson recovered a blocked punt in the end zone and later scored on a 13-yard touchdown run to put the Cardinals up 49-0 at halftime.

Four different Scott County rushers scored on the ground and sophomore wideout Glenn Covington accounted for all three Cardinals receptions for 126 yards.

Shelby County 52, Franklin County 18: The Rockets rumbled for 341 rushing yards while completing just one of three passes on the night to run over the visiting Flyers.

Brandon Davis led the way with 93 yards and three touchdowns, one from 47 yards out to give Shelby County (4-2) a 45-6 halftime advantage. The Rockets averaged 10.3 yards per carry.

Flyers’ quarterback Jerimiah Green threw for 169 yards and two touchdowns but also tossed four interceptions, including a 73-yard pick-six by Drew Mack. Denzel Vance and Cody Lofton each caught touchdowns for Franklin County (2-4).

Madison Central 42, Woodford County 0: The Indians offense churned out 343 yards while holding Woodford County (3-3) to just 44 to send Madison Central (5-1) into its bye week on a two-game winning streak.

Quarterback Zach Hardin threw touchdown passes of 44 and 46 yards in the final two minutes of the first quarter to give the Indians a cushion after a slow start. Hardin finished with 159 passing yards and three touchdowns. Jabari Huguely and Gavin Hulberg each rushed for touchdowns.

Spencer County 42, Collins 35: A 28-point fourth quarter surge, capped by a 45-yard interception return for a touchdown by Hunter Brown, led Spencer County (5-1) to a road win over Collins (3-2). Collins took a 28-21 lead in the fourth quarter with a 50-yard kickoff return TD by Jacob Phillips, but Brandon Leff responded with a 26-yard touchdown catch followed by a five-yard scoring run to put Spencer County ahead 35-28, setting up the game-clinching pick-six for the Bears.

Josh Sullivan: 859-231-3225, @sullyjosh

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