Visting Clark Co. outgained Tates Creek 500-347, but the Commodores (4-5) managed to eke out the 46-39 victory on a Friday night that saw senior Dennis Oxendine score in three different fashions.
Oxendine, a running back, rushed seven times for 55 yards and two TDs. He caught seven passes for 109 yards and one TD. But his most impressive scoring play on the night came in the first quarter in the form of a 95-yard kickoff return that put the Commodores up 13-7.
The Cardinals (0-8) would go on to lead 27-25 at half, but were outscored 21-12 in the last 30 minutes. Sophomore quarterback Graham Gordon backed up Oxendine's versatile showing by going 19-for-24 for 232 yards and three TDs.
No. 6 Scott Co. 40, No. 21 Bryan Station 20: The battle between two top-20 teams went to the visiting Cardinals (7-1), who outgained the Defenders (5-3) 306-13 on the ground.
Dieries Dumphord led the way for the Cardinals, going for 195 yards and one TD on 32 carriers.
Bryan Station outgained Scott Co. 339-43 through the air, all the Defender passing yards coming via Ora Johnson. He completed only 40-percent of his passes, going 20-for-50 and throwing two interceptions to go along with two TDs, and was sacked four times.
Montgomery Co. 31, Woodford Co. 21: The Indians (6-2) took at 17-6 lead into halftime courtesy of two Matt Tuttle TD passes to Lance Lockridge and a Leonardo David 36-yard field goal, and the host Yellowjackets (3-5) could never recover despite outscoring the Montgomery Co. offense 15-7 in the second half. An Aaron Botts 40-yard TD fumble return for the Indians defense put the game out of reach for Woodford Co.
Paris 42, Eminence 38: Brandon Mitchell's 23-yard TD reception from Justin Mitchell with 1:01 to go put the Warriors (6-2) up 38-36 but it wasn't meant to be, as the visting Greyhounds (4-4) shocked Eminence with a Nate Stevens 8-yard TD pass to James Clark as time expired.
No. 2 Highlands 57, Covington Holmes 28: The Bluebirds (8-0) opened the game up on a 29-0 run, initiated by a Colin Siedl 82-yard kickoff return, and outscored the Bulldogs (5-3) 50-14 in the first half.
Breathitt Co. 27, Morgan Co. 12: A battle between two undefeated teams from the 7th District saw the visiting Bobcats (8-0) come out on top behind the legs of senior Richard Trent, who rushed for four TDs, including a 44-yard run in a third quarter that started a 20-0 run against the Cougars (7-1). Junior wide receiver Kody Thornsberry figured in both Morgan Co. TDs, running for one in the first quarter and bookending the game with a 40-yard TD reception from Larrin Collins in the fourth.
Bourbon Co. 70, Powell Co. 7: Senior Kentayvous Hopkins rushed eight times for three TDs and 181 yards, the bulk of which came on two scoring plays — an 80-yard blast in the second quarter and a 70-yard run that put the Colonels (8-0) on the scoreboard first.
Sophomore linebacker Brent Hollman, who finished the game with 10 tackles, led a Colonels defense that held the Pirates (1-7) to just one score, a Chance Snowden 2-yard TD rush in the first quarter. Hollman also carried twice on offense, going for 71 yards and a two TDs.
Harlan Co. 40, Whitley Co. 13: Jake Middleton rushed 20 times for 136 yards and four TDs for the Black Bears (6-2) in their home win over the Colonels (5-3).
Collins 58, Waggener 0: Lawson Page went for 213 yards and five touchdowns on 20-for-34 passing against the Wildcats (1-7). Junior DeAndre Farris caught seven passes for 79 yards and two TDs, and also rushed for 35 yards and a TD on four carries for the visiting Titans (6-2).
Mason Co. 49, West Carter 0: Junior running back RaSahun Nelson, junior wideout Tee King and sophomore quarterback Jake O'Mara led the dismantling of the Comets (0-9) defense. Nelson had three TD runs on the night for the Royals (5-4), including a 46-yard burst in the first quarter that got the scoring started for the home team. O'Hara threw three TD passes to King, including a 78-yard score before the halftime break.
Campbell Co. 51, Ryle 20: Senior quarterback Tyler Durham led the Camels (5-3) in both rushing and passing, going for 121 yards and three TDs on 24 carries and 213 yards and two TDs of 9-for-11 passing at home against the Raiders (3-5).
Perry Co. Central 41, Letcher Co. Central 22: Darryl Beatty caught eight balls for 187 yards and three TDs, all of which were thrown by senior quarterback Austin Pray, and the Commodores (4-4) handled their business at home against the Cougars (2-6). Pray went 17-for-30 for 306 yards and the three TDs to Beatty.
Wayne Co. 62, McCreary Central 8: The Cardinals (8-1) averaged 9.6 yards per play at home against the Raiders (1-7), going 441 yards on 46 plays. Wayne Co. held the visitors to just 89 yards of offense, 79 of which came on a Noah Duncan TD run in the second quarter that ended a 47-0 run by the Cardinals offense.