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Ballers: Friday’s top five high school football performers

Bourbon County senior Titus Ransom posed with his MVP trophy and the team’s trophy after the Colonels defeated Somerset, 36-29, in the PBK Death Valley Bowl at Lincoln County.
Bourbon County senior Titus Ransom posed with his MVP trophy and the team’s trophy after the Colonels defeated Somerset, 36-29, in the PBK Death Valley Bowl at Lincoln County.

This week’s best performances

Wiley Cain, Pulaski County

The Maroons defeated Jeffersonville (Ind.), 49-28, in the Don Marshall Bowl. Cain, a junior quarterback who missed a chunk of last season after suffering a collar bone injury, went 29-for-45 for 360 yards and four TDs with one interception. He threw two scores to Matt Hendricks (a senior tight end who filled at quarterback last season) and Jake Sloan (who led the Maroons with eight catches).

Alex Dowds, Campbell County

The Camels overcame a 16-0 deficit to knock off Dixie Heights, 27-23, at home. Dowds carried 24 times for 208 yards and four TDs.

Mason Layne, Shelby Valley

The junior running back had 200 yards and four TDs on 15 carries in a 66-0 rout of Jenkins at home, helping Shelby Valley win its season-opener for the first time since 2014. Layne rushed for 138 yards on 35 carries all of last season.

Titus Ransom, Bourbon County

Somerset led by double digits in the third quarter but the Colonels rallied for a 36-29 victory in the PBK Death Valley Bowl at Lincoln County. Ransom, a senior, came up big in the comeback: He was named offensive MVP of the game after grabbing seven catches for 163 yards and all four of the Colonels’ receiving touchdowns. Bourbon quarterback Dalen Landrum was 18-for-24 for 291 yards and rushed for a TD.

Laron Warner, Tates Creek

The Commodores blasted Henry Clay, 48-0, in the first game of the Adidas Kickoff Classic Bowl at home. Warner, a senior, left the game in the second half with cramps but made his mark early; he rushed for 93 yards and two TDs on a 11 carries and caught a TD. He also had two tackles on defense.

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