High School Football

Highlights: Two top UK football targets went head-to-head. See who prevailed.

Lexington Catholic 49, Western Hills 42: A pair of University of Kentucky recruiting targets put on quite the show in Frankfort on Friday night. Western Hills senior jack-of-all-trades Wandale Robinson did it all for the host Wolverines, but it was the Knights who came from behind and came out on top behind another stellar performance from junior quarterback Beau Allen.

After Allen hit Luke Powell with a 7-yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 7, Robinson gave Western Hills a 21-7 lead with a 29-yard touchdown run , followed moments later by a 96-yard fumble return.

The two stars traded blows after that. Allen had touchdown runs of 2 and 8 yards to once again tie the game, then the Wolverines went back ahead on Robinson’s 37-yard scoring scamper. Allen responded with a 45-yard TD run to tie the game 28-28 and Lexington Catholic took the lead for good on Philippe Ilumva’s 1-yard touchdown plunge in the third quarter.

The Knights stretched the lead to two scores on Nathan Schnurr’s 9-yard interception return before Robinson found the end zone for his fifth touchdown of the night to set the final score.

Robinson rushed for 190 yards on 24 carries and caught five passes for 34 yards. He also completed four of five throws for 57 yards, throwing an interception on his only incompletion, and had a tackle for loss on defense to go along with his fumble return. Nate Johnson had 129 yards passing for Western Hills (5-2).

Allen completed 16 of 21 passes for 203 yards, with one touchdown and one interception, and rushed for 125 yards and three scores for Lexington Catholic (5-2), which halted a two-game skid.

Clark County 26, Lafayette 7: The struggle continues for the Generals. The host Cardinals had 13 tackles for loss, including 10 sacks, leading Lafayette to finish with minus-28 yards of offense on Friday.

Clark County’s Jehdon Jenkins led the defensive onslaught with three sacks while Jacob Smith added two-and-a-half and Aquavion Lewis tallied two. Nitavius Smith got Clark County (5-2) on the board with a 56-yard touchdown run on the game’s first possession and the Cardinals never looked back. Will Henry threw touchdown passes to Chase Taulbee and Farris Shakadih and Tye Boyken capped the scoring with a 20-yard field goal.

Quinton Turner had a 1-yard touchdown run for Lafayette (1-7), which has dropped seven in a row.

Covington Catholic 52, Indianapolis Chatard 36: Several players made their marks as Covington Catholic nailed down its second straight win outside of Kentucky. A week after the Colonels trounced Columbus, Ohio’s St. Francis, they went into Indianapolis and ran up 580 yards of offense. Senior running back Casey McGinness rumbled for 158 yards and a pair of touchdowns for Covington Catholic (7-0), the No. 1 team in Dave Cantrall’s Rating the State.

Sophomore quarterback Caleb Jacob completed 19 of 30 passes for 385 yards and three touchdowns, completing passes to seven different receivers. Jake Coldiron caught four balls for 145 yards and a touchdown and Michael Mayer added four catches for 129 yards and two scores.

Chatard got within 31-28 in the second half but the Colonels scored three unanswered touchdowns, capped by Mayer’s 76-yard interception return, to put the game away.

Anderson County 49, Woodford County 19: Charles Collins had another big night as the host Bearcats racked up 501 yards of offense to rout the Yellowjackets and remain undefeated. On 10 carries, Collins ate up 153 yards and scored two touchdowns. The sophomore also caught two passes for 85 yards, including a 64-yard TD. Jagger Gillis threw for 174 yards and three touchdowns for Anderson County (7-0).

Leo Guadagni threw for 162 yards and a touchdown and added 76 rushing yards and a pair of TDs for Woodford County (1-6).

Paris 26, Nicholas County 8: A pair of Greyhounds provided the one-two punch Paris needed to win their third game in a row. Lavonte Sanford was a model of efficiency, turning six carries into 98 yards and three touchdowns. Jamaun Clark was a workhorse, rushing 30 times for 131 yards and a TD.

Paris (4-3) jumped out to a 20-0 halftime lead. Nicholas County (6-2) avoided the shutout on Isaac Fryman’s 96-yard touchdown pass to Billy Willoughby in the third quarter.

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Shelby County 29, North Oldham 3: Jose Carias rushed for a touchdown and caught another as the host Rockets got their record back above .500. Jaylin Farris had 99 yards and a touchdown on the ground and Dominique Bosco added 63 yards and a TD on just seven rushes for Shelby County (4-3), which held the Mustangs to 95 yards of total offense.

Aaron Jozwiak’s 38-yard field goal was the only score for North Oldham (3-4).

Harrison County 19, Mason County 0: Devin Lewis ran for two touchdowns and Chase Blanton added another as Harrison County (5-3) shut down host Mason County (2-5).

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