High School Football

Corbin fends off LCA in battle of running backs

Caleb Watkins ran wild and Corbin ran past Lexington Christian 48-34 Friday night to extend its regular-season winning streak to 15 games.

Watkins racked up 301 yards on 20 carries to lead a Redhounds offense that gained 514 yards.

Watkins had touchdown runs of 2, 97, 41 and 93 yards and averaged 15.1 yards per carry.

Corbin's Lance Freeman had a hand in three touchdowns. He went 6-for-12 passing with two scores and, while playing defensive back, returned an interception 21 yards for a touchdown.

Watkins' winning performance overshadowed an impressive outing by LCA's Domonique Hayden, who ran 29 times for 301 yards and four touchdowns. The Eagles gained 367 yards on the ground.

Oldham County 24, No. 7 Scott County 17: Tyler Oldham scored on a 20-yard run with under five minutes left to give the visiting Colonels a big upset.

Oldham County (3-2) jumped out to a 17-0 lead in the second quarter before the Cardinals (3-2) came back with two Cory Cronin-to-Josh Walls touchdown passes and a Jay Willmott field goal.

After Wilmott's field goal tied it at 17, the Colonels went on an eight-play, 80-yard drive capped by Oldham's touchdown run.

Paul Dunbar 29, Southwestern 27: The host Bulldogs overcame a 21-10 halftime deficit by scoring the first 19 points of the second half to win their first game of the season.

Dunbar's Steven Willis ran 25 times for 139 yards and a 10-yard touchdown in the third quarter that gave the Bulldogs (1-4) a 24-21 lead.

Southwestern's final chance came with 1:44 remaining, but the Warriors (3-3) didn't cross midfield before turning it over on downs.

No. 8 Lexington Catholic 61, Harrison County 7: The host Knights (3-3) put up 37 points in the second quarter and led 54-7 by halftime to defeat the Thorobreds (3-3).

The Catholic defense held Harrison County to minus-38 rushing yards on 11 attempts. The Thorobreds committed five turnovers and were 0-for-9 on third-down conversions.

Lexington Catholic's Nic Ward completed 10 of 17 passes for 182 yards and three touchdowns and ran six times for 42 yards and another score.

Woodford County 38, Franklin County 14: Steven Duckworth completed his first 12 pass attempts and never really cooled off to lead the host Yellowjackets (4-2) past the Flyers (3-3).

Duckworth was 40-for-49 passing for 416 yards and four touchdowns, and Woodford County pulled away after leading 17-14 at halftime.

Duckworth threw scoring passes of 40, 20 and 48 yards in the second half. The Flyers' offense was held scoreless after halftime.

Duckworth set career highs in completions, attempts and passing yards. The senior quarterback also had a 2-yard rushing touchdown.

Simon Kenton 48, Holmes 14: Chad Lawrence returned the opening kickoff 79 yards for a touchdown, and the visiting Pioneers (3-3) scored 21 unanswered points in the first quarter.

Junior halfback Miles Simpson scored the other two first-quarter touchdowns on runs of 19 and 38 yards and finished with 148 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries.

The Bulldogs (3-2) got within 28-14 in the second quarter but didn't score in the second half.

Bath County 34, Powell County 20: The host Wildcats (4-2) jumped out to a 28-0 lead by the third quarter before Powell County (4-2) came back with 20 points in the fourth quarter for a respectable final score.

Junior quarterback Josh Terry threw for 114 yards and four touchdowns. The Wildcats QB also scored on a 48-yard run for the game's opening touchdown.

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