Walker Wood rushed for four touchdowns and nearly 200 yards in Lafayette’s 47-21 win over Boyle County in the Rebel Bowl on Saturday night.
The game, the second of a doubleheader, began at 10:30 p.m. and ended at 1:06 Sunday morning, but it was “over” well before then. Boyle County took a brief 7-6 lead on a 51-yard pass from Sam Tiller to Reese Smith midway through the second quarter, but it was all Lafayette from there.
Wood, who has committed to the University of Kentucky, threw the first of two 36-yard touchdown passes to Dekwan Edwards 39 seconds after Boyle pulled ahead. A 75-yard interception return by Kuantaze Cooper put the Generals in front by double digits for the first time. Wood’s second TD to Edwards came with 24 seconds to play in the first half and gave Lafayette a 26-7 advantage at the break.
Wood, a senior, rushed for three of his TDs in the second half, including a crafty 63-yard maneuver and a 47-yard bolt in the third quarter. He finished with 188 yards on the ground; Boyle County managed 76 as a team.
The Generals finished with 543 total yards of offense to 233 for Boyle County. Lafayette’s 47 points were the most by a Boyle County opponent since Highlands scored 52 against the Rebels in 2012.
Quinten Brown led Lafayette with 74 yards on five catches. Tejrin McCoy had two sacks for the Generals.
Nick Walker had 50 yards on four grabs for Boyle County, which dropped its first two games of the year for the first time since 2007 (that edition started the season 0-5).
Lafayette was without head coach Eric Shaw, who was serving a suspension related to the Generals’ game against Paul Laurence Dunbar last week.
Trinity, the top-ranked team in Class 6A and ranked 21st in the nation, comes to Lafayette on Friday night.
Lafayette 47, Boyle County 21
L—Walker Wood 9 run (kick failed); BC—Reese Smith 51 pass from Sam Tiller (Nick Ruby kick); L—Dekwan Edwards 36 pass from Wood (Sutton Averitt kick); L—Kuantaze Cooper 75 interception return (kick failed); L—Edwards 36 pass from Wood (Averitt kick); L—Wood 63 run (Averitt kick); L—Wood 47 run (Averitt kick); BC—Cameron Guinn 21 pass from Tiller (Ruby kick); L—Wood 1 run (Averitt kick); BC—Tanner Crawford 5 run (Ruby kick).
Records: Lafayette 2-0, Boyle County 0-2.