High School Sports

High school football playoff roundup: Henry Clay dominates in first-round win

Davion Jackson had 153 yards and two touchdowns on just four carries, Joquise Buford had 100 yards on only two rushes, and Henry Clay trounced Madison Central in the opening round of the Class 6A high school football playoffs.

The Blue Devils (8-2) scored 35 points in the first quarter and didn't give up a TD until the final period.

The Indians (2-9), whom Henry Clay defeated 41-21 in October, were outgained 322-10 in rushing.

The visitors didn't fair much better through the air, managing just 83 yards to Henry Clay's 157.

Class 6A

No. 1 Scott Co. 63, Clark Co. 34: Sometimes stats can be deceiving: Clark County (2-9) had 28 first downs to the host's 10, and outgained the Scott County (11-0) 486-367 in total yardage. Clark performed better in the second meeting between the two schools this season (they lost 51-13, but were still bested. Keith Guy and Theo Price led the way for the undefeated Cardinals, each rushing for two TDs.

Class 5A

Franklin Co. 28, Scott 14: Four different players scored TDs for the Flyers (10-1), who were outgained by the visiting Eagles (7-4) 353-295 in total yardage. Franklin's most impressive scoring play came on an 82-yard interception return by Chris Roberts in the second quarter. Roberts added an 8-yard TD run in the third period.

Conner 30, Montgomery Co. 27: UK commit Drew Barker threw for 233 yards and three TDs, and led the Cougars (8-3) back from a 14-0 first-half deficit against the visiting Indians (6-5).

Class 4A

No. 10 Lexington Catholic, 50, Rockcastle Co. 13: The Knights (8-3) held the Rockets (2-9) scoreless in the second half and blew out the visitors after leading 15-13 at the break. Reese Ryan threw three TDs — all in the third quarter — and Andy Thompson rushed for two TDs in the fourth quarter for LexCath.

Class 3A

Monroe Co. 35, Trigg Co. 34: Senior running back Carlton Huff scored a two-point conversion with 34 seconds left to prevent his Falcons (8-3) from being upset at home by the Wildcats (5-6).

Class 2A

Prestonsburg 36, Lexington Christian 15: The host Blackcats (6-5) intercepted the Eagles (1-10) four times in the win. Dalton Frasure had two TDs for the winners.

Class A

Paris 41, Ludlow 16: James Clark scored three TDs for the Greyhounds (9-2).

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