High School Football

Defenders improve to 2-0 with rout

Just two games into the season, Bryan Station is already halfway to its win total from 2007.

Patrick Cornett ran for 166 yards and scored three touchdowns and the Defenders had their way with Western in a 47-6 home rout Friday night.

Bryan Station, which is now 2-0 after going 4-7 last season, had a 25-0 lead by halftime and added 22 points in the fourth quarter.

Cornett had touchdown runs of 5 and 6 yards and also scored on a 45-yard punt return in the fourth quarter.

Lafayette 7, Franklin County 0: The host Generals allowed just 87 yards of offense and shut out a Franklin County squad that defeated Waggener 72-27 in last week's season opener.

Both teams were scoreless until Lafayette's Darnell Burnside scored on a 1-yard run on the first play of the fourth quarter.

The Generals' Brett Durbin completed seven of 11 passes for 72 yards.

Sean Thompson led the Flyers on 14-for-29 passing for 40 yards and eight rushes for 39 yards.

The game saw eight punts, five turnovers and four turnovers on downs.

Middlesboro 27, Paul Dunbar 0: Four Yellowjackets scored touchdowns, all in the first half, and Middlesboro romped past Dunbar in the first game of the Cumberland Falls Pigskin Classic at Corbin.

Hunter Adams led the Jackets on the ground with 119 yards on 11 carries. He scored on a 67-yard run in the second quarter.

Cody Foister (five carries for 110 yards), Matt Powers (55-yard touchdown catch) and quarterback Chase Roark (10-for-15 passing for 145 yards and a 1-yard touchdown run) also scored for Middlesboro.

Bulldogs quarterback Trent Martin completed 17 of 46 passes for 195 yards and five interceptions.

Lexington Christian 50, Louisville Christian 26: Visiting LCA broke open a 14-all game with 29 unanswered points in the third quarter.

Domonique Hayden ran 20 times for 161 yards and two touchdowns and added three receptions for 91 yards and another score.

Lucas Witt completed 13 of 25 passes for 253 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions.

Clark County 44, Harrison County 0: Cardinals senior running back Ryan Williams started the scoring off with a 90-yard touchdown run and finished with 229 yards and two touchdowns on just 17 carries.

Frankfort 25, Spencer County 7: Junior running back Quan Weaver helped the host Panthers ring up 434 yards rushing in an easy victory over the Bears. Weaver gained 232 yards and scored three touchdowns on 16 carries. His TD runs went for 27, 51 and 22 yards.

Anderson County 35, West Jessamine 12: The visiting Bearcats ran the ball 42 times for 309 yards to improve to 2-0 on the season.

B.J. Robinson led Anderson County with 140 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries, and the Bearcats defense held the Colts scoreless in the second half after a relatively close first two quarters.

Jared Polson had 64 rushing yards and a touchdown for West Jessamine.

Madison Central 57, Madison Southern 0: The host Indians scored 44 points in the first half and coasted to a win over their cross-town rivals.

Senior running back Keshawn Simpson had touchdown runs of 8, 18, 35 and 3 yards to lead Madison Central, ranked No. 22 in the Herald-Leader pre-season ratings.

Bellevue 35, Paris 13: Ricky Butler ran for 186 yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries and the visiting Tigers scored 21 points in the first quarter en route to a win over the Greyhounds.

Covington Catholic 38, Newport Central Catholic 34: Senior quarterback Zach Isler threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to help the No. 23 Colonels climb out of a late hole and beat No. 16 NewCath on the road.

Isler, who completed 18 of 27 passes for 323 yards and three touchdowns, found Pat Vansant on a 20-yarder and Michael Robinson on a 6-yarder to recover from a 34-24 deficit in the fourth quarter. The final touchdown came with 26 seconds on the clock. Isler also ran for a 1-yard touchdown earlier in the game.

NewCath senior quarterback Rob Kues ran 19 times for 175 yards and four touchdowns. He also completed six of 16 passes for 51 yards.

Mercer County 38, Pulaski County 7: Senior running back Jordan Yeast scored two touchdowns and gained 119 yards on 18 carries to lead the host Titans past Pulaski County. Mercer held on to a 10-0 halftime lead before breaking the game open with 14 points in the third quarter and 14 points in the fourth quarter.

Danville 26, Southwestern 7: Antwoine Simon rushed for 183 yards and two touchdowns to lead host Danville past Southwestern.

Simon's 75-yard scoring run gave Danville a 7-0 halftime lead, and he added a 5-yard TD run to make it 13-0 after three quarters.

After Southwestern closed to within 13-7 on Jake King's score with seven minutes left in the game, Danville quarterback Trae Grey threw a pair of TD passes.