John Wilson rushed for four touchdowns and the Meade County defense held strong in the closing seconds to give the No. 21 Green Wave a 27-24 win over No. 3 Scott County in a rematch of last season's Class 6A finals.
Scott County, which got the better of Meade in a 21-14 win in 2013's grand finale, got the ball back in Friday's game with two minutes remaining at the Green Wave's 41-yard line.
But on fourth-and-2 at the Meade 18-yard line, the Cardinals (10-2) lost five yards on Theo Price's final career rush.
Wilson finished with 120 yards and went 5-for-9 for 81 yards through the air for the Green Wave (10-2).
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Keith Guy led Scott with 105 yards and a TD on 17 carries.
No. 2 Trinity 38, No. 1 Male 31 (OT): Davis Mattingly's pass was intercepted on Male's first play in overtime to end the Bulldogs' season.
Trinity (7-5) received the first OT possession and Rodjay Burns scored on a 6-yard TD pass from Ryan Young.
Jonah White drilled a 36-yard field goal for Male (11-1) to send the game into OT.
No. 11 Simon Kenton 35, No. 13 Lafayette 21: Dillon Powell rushed for 201 yards and two TDs as the visiting Pioneers (11-1) ended the Generals' season.
Walker Wood, a sophomore, went 17-for-25 for 204 yards and two TDs for Lafayette (8-4).
No. 24 Anderson Co. 48, South Oldham 38: Three non-offensive TDs proved to be difference-makers for the Bearcats (9-3), who were outgained 549-382.
Landon Curry returned a blocked punt 15 yards to get Anderson on the board after the Dragons (8-3) took a 14-7 lead. A 9-yard fumble return for a TD by Brayden Russell gave the Bearcats their first lead at 21-17.
Conner Stockton picked up another Dragons fumble and returned it for a 38-yard TD to give Anderson some breathing room at 41-31 with 5:03 left.
Lexington Catholic 43, Rockcastle Co. 20: Reese Ryan threw five TDs — two each to J.J. Ogbogu and Donovan Morris — on 7-for-10 passing and ran for another as the Knights (9-3) made quick work of the Rockets (7-5).
LexCath will meet Boyle County (11-1), 44-13 winners over Knox Central, next Friday. LexCath handed the Rebels their only loss this season, a 26-17 affair in Lexington on Oct. 3.
No. 23 Covington Catholic 19, No. 10 Johnson Central 7: Samuel Kathman returned a blocked field goal 58 yards to give CovCath a 13-7 lead it wouldn't surrender.
The Golden Eagles (11-1) struck first with a Gunner Slone rushing TD but failed to score the rest of the game.
Shelby Valley 37, Lexington Christian 26: Chandler Rowe rushed for 184 yards and four TDS, and Kasey Tackett added 105 yards and a score as the host Wildcats (10-2) ended LCA's playoff run.
Dillon Wheatley rushed for 103 yards and three TDs for the Eagles (6-6), while Dima Ballard added 137 yards on the ground.
Paintsville 30, Pikeville 6: Kash Daniel rushed for two TDs in the second half to lead the Tigers in the upset of the previously undefeated Panthers.
Daymion Belcher and Luke Trimble also scored TDs for Paintsville (10-2), which had lost 62-8 at Pikeville (11-1) earlier this season.