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Football highlights: Bryan Station tames Colts; UK commit leads LexCath romp

Frederick Douglass keeps city win streak rolling

Frederick Douglass defeats Tates Creek to keep its perfect record against city teams in high school football at 14-0.
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Frederick Douglass defeats Tates Creek to keep its perfect record against city teams in high school football at 14-0.

Bryan Station 27, West Jessamine 0: The visiting Defenders got into the win column on Friday behind a breakout game from a speedy sophomore who was all over the field.

Amodeus Taylor ran for two touchdowns, caught another and made a team-high seven tackles as Bryan Station (1-1) shut down West Jessamine (0-2). Taylor rushed 10 times for 75 yards. His lone catch was a 42-yard touchdown that put the Defenders ahead 14-0 early in the third quarter. Taylor also had a 26-yard punt return.

Jacob Jackson capped the win with a 29-yard touchdown run with 17 seconds left in the game. Bryan Station rushed for 233 yards as a team and averaged 6.3 yards per carry while holding the Colts to 2.9 yards per carry and 175 yards of total offense. Haden Rowland led West Jessamine with 50 rushing yards and 54 passing yards.

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Bryan Station’s Amodeus Taylor ran for a touchdown against Tates Creek last season. On Friday, Taylor scored three touchdowns in the Defenders’ win over West Jessamine. Matt Goins

Scott County 28, Lafayette 19: Senior fullback Phillip Garner ran wild once again as Scott County jumped out to an early lead and held off the host Generals.

Last week Garner ran for four touchdowns and more than 200 yards as the Cardinals routed Great Crossing. Against the Generals, Garner added two more touchdowns and 168 yards on 32 carries. Sam Daniel’s 44-yard interception return for a touchdown put the Cardinals ahead 21-6 early in the second quarter.

Lafayette quarterback Tanner Pace hit Oumar Toure for a 70-yard touchdown late in the third quarter to get the Generals within nine points, but neither team scored the rest of the way. Pace completed 10 of 23 passes for 235 yards and one TD and added a short touchdown on the ground. JaeWon Kendrick ran for 77 yards and a score while Austin Anderson caught three passes for 71 yards in the loss.

Lexington Catholic 43, Howe (Ind.) 9: University of Kentucky commit Beau Allen was a model of efficiency as the host Knights rolled. Allen completed 14 of 17 passes for 242 yards and five touchdowns and rushed twice for 15 yards.

Jackson Corbett caught six passes for 115 yards and two touchdowns for Lexington Catholic (2-0), which held Howe (1-1) to 208 total yards. Corbett also returned four kickoffs for 197 yards. The Knights combined to make nine tackles for loss.

Boone County 34, Paul Dunbar 28: Evan Curee ran for 177 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the host Rebels turned back a late charge by the Bulldogs. Curee’s 1-yard TD plunge put Boone County (2-0) ahead 34-13 late in the fourth quarter. Dunbar (1-1) responded with a 9-yard touchdown pass from Jake Smith to Frank Illunga, then drew within one possession on a 29-yard TD from Smith to Jamarcus Robinson with one minute to play.

Robinson turned right around and recovered an onside kick at the 50-yard line, but back-to-back sacks by the Rebels sank Dunbar’s chance pull off a stunner. Robinson finished with six catches for 134 yards and also returned a kickoff 81 yards for a TD.

St. Xavier 48, Henry Clay 7: Logan Davis ran for 128 yards and three touchdowns and Douglas Bodhaine threw for 185 yards and two scores as the visiting Tigers shut down the Blue Devils. St. Xavier (2-0) ran up 320 total yards while holding Henry Clay (0-2) to 60. Four different Tigers came up with interceptions and five had at least half a sack.

Frederick Douglass 62, Tates Creek 14: A touchdown pass from Commodores quarterback Luke Duby to Miles Thomas tied the game 7-7 early in the first quarter, but the Broncos quickly pulled away. Devin Neal put Douglass (2-0) back up 14-7 with a tough touchdown run, then intercepted a pass at the Broncos’ 2-yard line to kill a nice drive by Tates Creek (1-1).

Jaylin Bybee intercepted a pass on fourth-and-goal with 2.8 seconds left in the second quarter and returned it 102 yards for a touchdown to put the Broncos ahead 49-14 at halftime.

East Jessamine 42, Lincoln County 35 (OT): Turner McHolan ran for four touchdowns, including a 1-yard keeper in overtime. East Jessamine’s Valdon Miles ran for 152 yards and Dylan Moore another 139 yards and a TD to help set up McHolan’s close-range drive finishers. Lincoln County matched East Jess score for score until the extra frame with five different Patriots crossing the line, Dylan Burchfield, Rodney Alcorn, Clayton Davis, Levi Daugherty and Nick Harris. East Jessamine Coach Michael Bowlin said this was only the second overtime game of his 19-year career. Both came on Aug. 30.

Belfry 39, Lexington Christian 20: The Eagles hung in for a time, trailing just 26-20 at the end of the third, but Peyton Hensley’s two fourth-quarter scores, a 48-yarder and a 23-yarder, capped it for the Pirates. Belfry’s Isaac Dixon rushed for 201 yards and two TDs to go along with Hensley’s 141 yards on the ground. For LCA, DeAirious Smith had 129 yards receiving and two TDs, a 47-yarder and a 32-yarder from Jayden Barnhardt. LCA’s Evan Thomas ran in a 39-yard TD that put the Eagles briefly in front, 14-7.

Anderson County 23, Madison Central 21: The Bearcats’ Zach Labhart scored two TDs, including an 87-yard return on the opening kickoff and Anderson held off Madison Central’s fourth-quarter rally. Labhart totaled 132 yards on the ground and got a 36-yard TD later in the first quarter as the Bearcats staked a 14-0 lead. Madison Central got things going late with a John Landsaw TD pass to Canon Scenters and a Joe Burton 1-yard run. Scenters rushed for 154 yards.

Bell County 22, Knox Central 8: The Bobcats scored all its points in the first half. Brandon Baker had 88 yards rushing and two TDs, pounding in the first from 2 yards out midway through the first quarter. Quarterback London Stephey ran home the two point conversion and followed up with his own TD on a 1-yard sneak before the first quarter was out. He converted the 2 points again. Baker capped the scoring for Bell County on a 3-yard run. Ethan Mills scored all eight points for the Panthers in the third quarter.

Covington Catholic 49, Campbell County 0: Quarterback Caleb Jacob spread four touchdowns among three receivers as the visiting Colonels dominated the Camels. Jacob had 131 passing yards for CovCath (2-0), which gained 403 total yards while Campbell County (0-2) had minus-47.

Bardstown 28, Danville 7: Tereylin Calbert scored three big-play TDs — an 82-yard kickoff return and receptions of 93 and 66 yards — in the Tigers’ takedown of the Admirals. Bardstown’s Shadarian Montgomery ran in another score of 46 yards.

Shelby County 23, Collins 9: The visiting Titans built a 9-0 lead before the Rockets took control with a 17-point second quarter. Dominique Bosco capped the win with a 9-yard touchdown run early in the fourth. Bosco ran for 74 yards on 10 carries. Joe Lucas had 219 passing yards and a TD for Collins (0-2), but was picked off four times. Brandon Even had two of those interceptions. D.J. Turner led Shelby County (1-1) with 7.5 tackles and also made two sacks.

No refs? Friday night’s game at Fort Knox against Todd County Central did not kick off because no officials were present. Eagles Coach Wes Arnold said his team was disappointed not to play, and the issue was being reviewed. The status of whether the game will be played has not been settled.

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Josh Sullivan has worked at the Herald-Leader for more than 10 years in multiple capacities, including as a news assistant, page designer, copy editor and sports reporter. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Lexington native.
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