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High school football: Friday night's top individual performances

Bryan Station's Devon Key against Madison Central at R. L. Grider Stadium in Lexington, Ky., Friday, September 11, 2015. Photo by Matt Goins
Bryan Station's Devon Key against Madison Central at R. L. Grider Stadium in Lexington, Ky., Friday, September 11, 2015. Photo by Matt Goins Herald-Leader

Some of the top performances from the six week of Kentucky high school football:

Devon Key, Bryan Station: Only 32 other players in state history have made a play like the senior did in the Defenders' 54-21 win at Tates Creek.

Key became the 33rd player to return an interception 100-plus yards for a touchdown. The KHSAA only recognizes returns up to 100 yards; Key's pick-six was returned unofficially for 108 yards.

He was the first player to return an interception 100-plus yards since Aaron Wilson (Warren East) did so in Oct. 2011. Key was the second Lexington player to do so, the first coming in 1999 (Brandon Devers, Lexington Catholic).

Key finished with 136 yards on 21 carries and 43 yards receiving on three catches. He had five tackles on defense to go with his interception.

Walker Wood, Mason Alstatt and Matt Silvestri, Lafayette: The trio led a Generals attack that gained 626 rushing yards on a Henry Clay defense that had allowed just over 1,000 rushing yards coming into Friday.

Wood, a junior quarterback, only threw five passes, completing two for 38 yards on a rainy night in Lexington. He more than made up for it on the ground. He carried 21 times for 238 yards and three TDs.

Alstatt had 20 rushes for 230 yards and two TDs. Silvestri carried 16 times for 128 yards and two scores.

Zy'aire Hughes, McCracken County: The UK-bound receiver rushed for 140 yards and a TD on 10 carries in the Mustangs' 50-22 win over Daviess County. He also caught one pass for a 49-yard TD in McCracken's fifth straight win.

Tyler Pack, Johnson Central: The senior kicker went 8-for-8 on PATs, drilled a 43-yard field goal and was 8-for-9 on touchbacks in the Golden Eagles' 59-12 win over Boyd County.

Johan Williams, Madison Central: He rushed 14 times for 204 yards and three TDs in the Indians' 55-0 thrashing of host Woodford County. Nearly half of that total came on a 98-yard scamper for a score that punctuated things for Central.

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