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High school football: Friday's highlights from around Kentucky

Lafayette's Matthew Guilfoil broke the tackle by Scott County's Cooper Robb, but the Generals fell 65-46 to the visitors. Guilfoil caught a 21-yard pass for a touchdown in the match.
Lafayette's Matthew Guilfoil broke the tackle by Scott County's Cooper Robb, but the Generals fell 65-46 to the visitors. Guilfoil caught a 21-yard pass for a touchdown in the match. Herald-Leader

Keith Guy and Noah Hughes combined for seven touchdowns and nearly 400 rushing yards as Scott County pulled away late to beat host Lafayette 65-46.

The Cardinals (4-1) never trailed and scored 21 straight in the fourth quarter to knock out the Generals (3-2).

"Football's a funny game," Scott County Coach Jim McKee said. "Sometimes it goes 60-something to 40-something. Then you could play the same game over and it be 14-7."

While the Cards always maintained a lead, McKee lauded Lafayette's fight and praised its talent-rich team.

The Generals’ Walker Wood threw for 247 yards and rushed for 143, most of that coming on a 68-yard TD scamper that trimmed the Scott lead to 44-40 with 1:32 to play in the third.

That’s when the Cards answered with a three-score run punctuated by Kendrick Hamilton’s 1-yard TD run. That final score came soon after Guy intercepted Wood and returned it 26 yards.

Guy ended the night with 223 yards and four scores. Hughes had 172 yards and three TDs. Hamilton rushed for 81 on eight carries.

All told, Scott County outrushed Lafayette 527-334. The Generals held a 247-47 passing advantage to barely edge the Cardinals in total offense."

Mason Alstatt rushed for 183 yards and a TD on 16 carries for Lafayette. Quinten Brown had six receptions for 89 yards and two TDs.

Lexington Catholic 41, Madison Central 0: Junior Kirk Fagot seemed right at home in Lexington Catholic's air raid offense, throwing for 282 yards and three touchdowns in his first start in place injured starter Legend Brumbaugh.

It was the second straight loss for the Indians (3-2), who fell 50-20 at Bryan Station last week.

It was Fagot's first varsity start, period. LexCath Coach Mark Perry was impressed.

"He managed the game very well and made some big throws when we needed them," Perry said.

The Knights (3-2) won their second straight after dropping two at home. They scored their most points since putting up 51 at Boone County in the opening week.

"Our defense played fantastic," Perry said. "To shut out a good team like Madison Central was great. The kids have made a lot of progress."

Jaylen Jones had an even 100 yards on 18 carries for the Knights, who jumped out to a 14-0 lead on two TD rushes by Jones. He finished with three, the final one coming near the end of the first half to put LexCath up 27-0.

Donnie Morris had 10 catches for 119 yards and two TDs. JJ Ogbogu had the other TD reception, finishing with six grabs on 75 yards.

Fagot finished 23-for-31 without an interception.

LexCath topped the Indians 445-209 in total offense.

Bryan Station 54, Meade County 14: Andre Davis threw four TDs and rushed for two more, Devon Key rushed for 100 yards and the Defenders earned their first true road win of the season.

Station won 49-0 over Knox Central in a neutral site contest to open the season.

The Defenders went on a 33-0 run after Meade County tied things at 7-7 with 4:59 to play in the first quarter. Rafael Few's 25-yard TD reception put Station ahead for good.

Bryan Station dominated in total offense, going for almost 400 more yards than Meade (527-161). They finished with a 306-45 advantage in passing offense.

K-Ci Carmichael had four catches for 72 yards and two TDs for the Defenders (4-1).

Davis went 17-for-25 for 298 yards with one interception. He rushed for 48 yards on eight carries.

Paul Laurence Dunbar 41, Jeffersontown 8: Jefferson Harkless rushed for 132 yards and two TDs for the Bulldogs (2-3), who won their second straight game.

It was also Dunbar's second win in as many weeks over a Louisville opponent.It won 20-3 at Eastern last week.

"We have persevered and shown a lot of character and leadership this year," Dunbar Coach Paul Rains said.

Rains said Harkless has "really stepped up offensively" and that his defensive unit has settled in and is playing up to its potential.

The Bulldogs outrushed the Chargers (1-4) 312 to 3.

Walton-Verona 28, Lexington Christian 27: The Bearcats (1-4) surprised the Eagles at home, earning their first win while giving LCA its first loss.

"We got out-toughed at the beginning but battled back and fought to regain the lead," said LCA Coach Ethan Atchley, whose team fell down 13-0 before taking a 14-13 lead. " ... Our kids battled harder in a lot of instances tonight than last year. When it counted, Walton-Verona made some plays, though. Hats off to them."

Tates Creek 30, Madison Southern 20: Peyton Burke erased MadSouth’s 7-0 lead with a two-point conversion in the first quarter and the Commodores never looked back despite being outdone in total offensive yardage 444 to 297.

The Eagles (1-3) had the ball for 30 minutes to Creek’s 18, but went 0-for-4 in the red zone. All of their scores came on big plays – a 51-yard TD run by Payton Skidmore, a 65-yard pass reception by Skidmore and a 51-yard TD catch by Carter Smith.

Jackson Beerman had two TD catches for the Commodores (2-3).

Henry Clay 50, Knox Central 26: The Blue Devils held the Panthers to minus-4 yards passing in the friendly confines of Barbourville.

Davonte Robinson rushed for 77 yards and a TD and led Henry Clay (3-1) with seven tackles. The Blue Devils won their third straight and their first road game this season.

Austin Bledsoe led Henry Clay with 87 yards and a TD. Joquise Buford had three TDs and 60 yards on nine rushes.

Knox Central (2-3) fared a bit better on the ground, rushing for 182 yards. Freshman quarterback Jaxon Stewart rushed for 104 yards and two TDs on 17 attempts.

Franklin County 33, Anderson County 30: The Flyers (5-0) turned back their former district rivals at home as Franklin County quarterback Barrett Sanderson threw a pair of touchdown passes to DeMarcus Kennedy and one to Jeremiah Green, according to the Frankfort State Journal.

Anderson County's Bryndon Labhart ran for two touchdowns for Anderson County, which has lost two straight after a 3-0 start.

Cody Carey recovered a fumble in the end zone and John Paul Garmon returned an interception for a TD for Anderson, according to the State Journal report. Franklin also posted a defensive score when Jhanny Rodriguez returned an interception for a TD.

View photos from the game here.

Franklin-Simpson 21, Monroe County 14: The Falcons (3-2) were done in by three redzone turnovers — a fumble at the two-yard line, another fumble at the 20 and an interception in the end zone.

Nick Groves had two TD runs for the Wildcats (3-2).

Paris 63, Middlesboro 7: One week after Paris running back James Clark passed three former Greyhounds, including his father, to move into second place on the school's career touchdown list, the senior only got eight carries.

He made them count, racking up 151 yards and finding the end zone on half of his touches. The last of his four touchdowns gave Paris a 40-0 lead in the third quarter on its way to a fifth consecutive win to start the season.

It also tied Clark for first place on the school's career touchdown list. He'll get a chance to take sole possession of the record during Paris' homecoming game against Berea next week.

Boyle Co. 48, Collins 14: Senior quarterback Josiah Robbins found the end zone on nearly half of his completions, going 13-of-15 for 268 yards and six touchdowns and leading the Rebels to a 48-7 halftime lead.

One of Robbins' touchdowns was a 50-yard bomb to senior tight end Mack Cox, who reeled in three catches for 75 yards. Senior wideout Eric Brown only caught two passes for Boyle (5-0), but both went for long scores: one from 34 yards out and the other from 37.

Quarterback JR Lucas went 9-of-17 for 103 yards and a pair of touchdowns for the Titans (2-2) in the losing effort.

St. Xavier 37, Highlands 6: A tough first half of the regular season concluded for the Bluebirds Friday night, as they were outgained on offense 419 yards to 179 and dropped to 1-4 on the year.

St. X junior quarterback Desmond Ridder misfired on only one pass all night, completing 12-of-13 for 150 yards and three touchdowns, two of which went to senior receiver Trey Clements. Clements grabbed five total catches for 71 yards.

The Tigers' ground game was firing on all cylinders, outgaining Highlands 251 yards to 35. Senior quarterback Austin Hergott completed 18-of-30 passes for 139 yards and a score for the Bluebirds, who dropped their second consecutive home game. They'll try to right the ship next week against northern Kentucky power Simon Kenton, who defeated 6A rival Cooper on Friday to improve to 5-0 on the year.

Male 63, Seneca 0: It was a tough night in the middle of a tough season for the Seneca (0-5) offense. The Bulldog defense bullied the Red Birds to the tune of minus-11 total yards, including negative-six passing yards.

Three different players threw touchdown passes for Male, including senior quarterback Hayden Shelton, who went four-for-six for 137 yards and three scores, one on a 14-yard grab by senior Zackery Smith. It was Smith's only catch of the night, but the multi-purpose Bulldog threat also took a punt 33 yards to the house.

Male (5-0) will look to stay perfect next week at home against Butler, who knocked off Doss 26-20 Friday.

Paintsville 39, Williamsburg 15: Kash Daniel threw for 208 yards and rushed for 145 more in the Tigers' win at home. He rushed for three TDs and threw one, a 13-yarder, to Darren Morris, who finished with 73 yards receiving.

Daniel also had eight tackles, tied with Dalton Daniels for the team lead. Luke Trimble had seven tackles and an interception.

Junior running back Kent Phelps went for a 100 yards for the Tigers (5-0), the bulk coming on a 79-yard TD blast.

Newport Central Catholic 47, Harrison Co. 7: Jacob Smith was all the offense NewCath needed on the road Friday night. The senior running back rumbled for 216 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries to lead the Thoroughbreds.

A 64-yard touchdown pass from Patrick Henschen to Erik Anderson capped the scoring for NewCath (2-3), which will look to even its record at home against Conner next week. Bowling Green 32, Warren Central 7: Jamale Carothers was a play-making machine for the Purples on Friday night.

On three separate scoring touches the junior running back totaled 186 yards. He found the end zone on the ground from 50 and 40 yards out, and took a pass from junior quarterback Clark Payne 96 yards to the house.

Christian County 42, Hopkinsville 28: The Colonels (4-1) ended the Tigers’ four-game streak to open the season. Ziyon Kenner had two grabs, both TDs, for 96 yards.

Hopkinsville quarterback Jalen Johnson threw for 358 yards and three TDs.

Covington Catholic 41, Beechwood 21: The Colonels finally got a win this year, getting a big one at a small-school power that hadn't yet lost this season.

Beechwood (3-1) struck first but then yielded 34 straight points to the Colonels (1-4), who finished with 468 yards of total offense.

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