High School Sports

High school football highlights: Somerset rolls to win against Lexington Christian

Somerset's ground attack proved too much for Lexington Christian on Friday night, as the Briar Jumpers rushed for 253 yards en route to a 42-19 victory over the Eagles in the second round of the Class A playoffs.

Five different rushers found the end zone for Somerset, led by Tanner Gadberry who reeled off 81 yards on just 8 carries.

Quarterback Chandler Sneed tossed a pair of late touchdowns for Lexington Christian, but the Eagles couldn't overcome a 28-0 halftime deficit and end their season at 6-6.

Hazard 47, Pineville 14: One half was all it took for Hazard to seal a spot in the Class A semifinals. The Bulldogs used the ground game to run Pineville out of the playoffs, racking up nearly 300 yards between three backs and a 47-0 halftime lead.

Sophomore running back Brandon Jones made the most of his touches, scoring five touchdowns on nine carries and totaling 66 yards.

Senior Nathan Higgins led Hazard with 106 yards on five carries, while fellow senior Jordan Olinger added 101 yards.

Pikeville 26, Raceland 20 (OT): It took overtime, but Pikeville sent the home crowd to the exits happy with a thrilling finish against visiting Raceland.

The Panthers tied the score at 20 with just 1:17 left in the fourth quarter when Sophomore Quarterback Austin Charles found wideout Cody Estep for a 70-yard catch and run.

Junior running back Chase Hall sealed the win for Pikeville, running for an eleven yard score in overtime to send the Panthers to the Class A semifinals.

Class 3A

Mason Co. 40, Fleming Co. 21: Running back Rashon Nelson had a game to remember for Mason County. The junior led the Eagles past Fleming County by rumbling for 266 yards and four touchdowns on 39 carries.

Junior Tee King got in on the action for the Royals as well, returning a punt 65 yards for a touchdown to put Mason County up 21-7.

Breathitt Co. 54, Pike Central 18: Senior quarterback Richard Trent did it all for Breathitt County once again, striking through the air and on the ground to lead the Bobcats past Pike Central and into the semifinals.

Trent connected on eight of his 11 passes for 145 yards and rushed for 107 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 15 carries.

Senior running back Jamie Watkins had a great night on the ground as well, running for three touchdowns and 145 yards to help the Bobcats remain undefeated at 11-0.

Class 6A

Trinity 62, Madison Central 8: The state's top-ranked team wasted little time advancing against Madison Central.

Trinity scored seven first half touchdowns and took a 49-0 lead into the locker room against the overmatched Indians.

The Shamrocks found paydirt in all three phases of the game, scoring on a punt return from senior defensive back Nolan Morris and a 23-yard interception return from Jeff Young.

Senior quarterback Travis Wright led the offense for Trinity, tossing three first-half touchdowns.

Simon Kenton 29, Campbell Co. 21: The Pioneers held off a rally by the Camels, using a three-yard touchdown run by Jared Swanson to break a 21-21 tie.

Fullback Andrew Simpson led the way for the Pioneers, rushing 17 times for 115 yards. Simon Kenton improves to 9-3 on the year while the Camels ended their season at 7-5.