High School Football

Ballers: This week’s top high school football performers

Lexington Christian quarterback Logan Nieves avoids a sack from Waggener defensive lineman Greg Snow at Lexington Christian Academy in Lexington, KY., on Saturday, August 19, 2017.
Lexington Christian quarterback Logan Nieves avoids a sack from Waggener defensive lineman Greg Snow at Lexington Christian Academy in Lexington, KY., on Saturday, August 19, 2017.

THIS WEEK’S BEST PERFORMANCES

Jairus Brents, Waggener

The state’s top uncommitted senior, whose list of final 10 schools includes UK, Alabama, Michigan State, Oregon and Southern Cal, did a little bit of everything in the Wildcats’ 65-14 win over North Oldham. Brents rushed for two TDs, caught a TD, threw a TD, returned a punt for a TD and converted three two-point conversions to lift Waggener to its first win this season.

Colby Frazier, Bell County

Dudley Hilton’s third go-around with the Bobcats has started strong: Bell County is off to a 3-0 start, its latest win a 47-26 decision at Pike County Central on Thursday. Frazier, a sophomore running back, was massive in that outcome; he carried 24 times for 231 yards and six touchdowns, including scores of 54 and 53 yards.

Nathan Hazlett, Danville

The junior kicker didn’t make it kickoff of Danville’s home game against Boyle County because he was playing for the Admirals’ soccer team at Boyle County, but he made up for missed time by delivering a 45-yard field goal with 40 seconds left to give the Admiral a 10-7 win on Thursday.

Taveon Hunter and Derek Wellman, Belfry

A formidable run game is Belfry’s bread and butter, and it was on full display in a 40-19 win at Bryan Station on Friday. The pair of seniors combined for 375 yards — Wellman 200, Hunter 175 — on 23 carries. Each rushed for two TDs — Wellman’s came on bursts of 67 and 70 yards.

Logan Nieves, Lexington Christian

LCA got out of Kentucky — and away from torrential rains — and visited Vincennes Lincoln in Indiana on Friday. The Eagles handed the Alices their first loss of the season, 41-21. Nieves was nearly flawless, throwing 18-for-21 for 241 yards without an interception. Two of his three TD passes came in the second half, in which the Eagles held Lincoln scoreless and recovered from a halftime deficit. The senior also rushed for 80 yards and a TD.

Josh Moore: 859-231-1307, @HLpreps

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