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High school football city spotlight: Lafayette-Scott County this week’s headliner

Bryan Station quarterback Jalen Burbage (1) runs the ball against Wayne County High School in the second quarter Saturday August 20, 2016., during the first game of The 2016 Roy Kidd Bowl at Madison Central High School in Richmond, KY.
Bryan Station quarterback Jalen Burbage (1) runs the ball against Wayne County High School in the second quarter Saturday August 20, 2016., during the first game of The 2016 Roy Kidd Bowl at Madison Central High School in Richmond, KY.

Knox Central (2-2) at Henry Clay (1-2), 7:30 p.m.: After back-to-back solid performances on offense, the Blue Devils were flummoxed by Tates Creek on the road last week. They’ll have to contain Donavan Arthur and Jermel Carton — two top-20 rushers in Class 4A — to get back to .500 this week.

Lafayette (3-1) at Scott County (3-1), 7:30 p.m.: Last year’s regional finalists meet again in Georgetown, where the Generals ended the Cardinals’ season in 2015. It is the second of four straight home games for Scott County, which hasn’t lost a regular-season home game since 2010.

Lexington Christian (4-0) at Walton-Verona (2-2), 7:30 p.m.: LCA stumbled versus Walton-Verona last year after a 4-0 start. This edition of the Eagles is ranked second in Class 2A and won’t have to deal with Halsey Page or Noah Richardson, two 1,000-yard rushers last season who graduated.

Madison Central (3-1) at Lexington Catholic (1-3), 7:30 p.m.: After giving up only 19 points in its first three games, Central surrendered 28 in a tight loss to Bryan Station and coughed up the ball on its final possession of the game. Have to think the Indians will be excited to try and right the ship against a potent LexCath group that’s dropped three straight to higher-division foes.

Madison Southern (4-0) at Tates Creek (2-2), 7:30 p.m.: The Eagles have been one of the season’s biggest early surprises. Their defense — only Bullitt Central (14) and Fern Creek (31) have allowed fewer points than Madison Southern (39) in Class 5A so far — will get its toughest test yet against the high-flying Commodores.

Paul Laurence Dunbar (0-4) at Jeffersontown (1-3), 7:30 p.m.: The hits keep coming for the Bulldogs, who learned this week that star senior Dontell Brown will miss the rest of the season with an ACL injury. In his absence, junior Tre Homer has emerged as one of the city’s most reliable receivers.

Meade County (2-2) at Bryan Station (2-2), 8 p.m.: After rallying for a road win against previously undefeated Madison Central, Station looks to sustain momentum in its first home game this year. One key for the Defenders will be not looking ahead to next week, when they welcome Tates Creek to campus.

Josh Moore: 859-231-1307, @HLpreps

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