High School Football

Lewis breaks Couch's record

Clay County's Zach Lewis didn't waste any time Friday night breaking Tim Couch's state record for passing yards.

Needing 69 yards for the record, Lewis broke it on the second play of the game, a 64-yard touchdown pass to C.J. Miller. That eclipsed the 12,167 yards Couch amassed while at Leslie County.

Lewis went 21-for-29 for 391 yards and three touchdowns in the 39-25 victory over visiting Perry Central. He pushed his record passing yardage total to 12,490.

No. 6 Lexington Catholic 55, East Jessamine 6: Nic Ward passed for four touchdowns — two to Daniel Vogelsang — and the visiting Knights (4-3), No. 6 in Dave Cantrall's Rating the State, shut down East Jessamine (3-3).

East Jessamine committed seven turnovers. Lexington Catholic's Ryne Least recovered two fumbles and made two interceptions. Benton Hupman returned an interception 43 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

No. 20 Henry Clay 41, Paul Dunbar 6: Cole Mielcarek passed for four touchdowns, and host Henry Clay (2-4) held city rival Paul Dunbar (1-5) scoreless until the fourth quarter.

Jason Rider caught seven passes for 136 yards and three touchdowns. Jerry Williams rushed for 88 yards and added a TD pass.

The Blue Devils outgained Dunbar 405-119.

Spencer McGuire attempted one pass for Dunbar and it went for a 19-yard touchdown to Kendall Davis with 8:08 left in the game.

Bryan Station 35, Montgomery County 7: Patrick Cornett rushed for 162 yards and two touchdowns, and visiting Bryan Station bounced back from a heartbreaking loss to Lafayette.

The Defenders (3-3) rushed for 260 yards on 31 carries, an average of 8.4 yards. Chaz Mitchell and Roy Philon added TD runs.

Bryan Station's defense forced three turnovers and did not allow a touchdown. The only score for Montgomery County (2-5) came on Tyler Murphy's 47-yard fumble return in the second quarter.

Lexington Christian 63, Nicholas County 0: Five LCA players caught touchdown passes — four thrown by Lucas Witt — and running back Domonique Hayden rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns.

The host Eagles (5-2) gained 398 yards of offense to 52 for Nicholas County (1-5).

Tyler Townsend added a 36-yard interception return TD for LCA.

No. 14 Bell County 65, Madison Southern 0: Bell County (6-0) rang up 44 first-quarter points on visiting Madison Southern and rolled to victory.

Senior halfback Spencer Greer ran for three touchdowns, and senior quarterback Shanta Zachery passed for two TDs and ran for one.

Bell County led 51-0 at the half though it ran only eight offensive plays.

Madison Southern (0-6) totaled 82 yards of offense and had four first downs.

Pulaski County 38, Southwestern 35: Pulaski County relied on Alex Abner's big plays and a late-game defensive stand at the goal line to edge host Southwestern.

After Abner's fourth touchdown of the night put Pulaski County back in front, Southwestern drove 62 yards to set up a fourth-and-goal situation at the 2-yard line with 1:30 left in the game.

But Pulaski County's defense wouldn't budge, and Southwestern's Taylor Mote was tackled at the 1 to end the game.

Abner, a sophomore, returned two kickoffs for touchdowns (84 and 88 yards) and scored on two TD runs.

Mote, a junior, rushed for 251 yards and two scores for Southwestern.

Hopkinsville 47, Mercer County 44 (OT): Hopkinsville (3-4) overcame Jordan Yeast's huge night to win at Mercer County (3-3).

Yeast, a senior halfback, rushed 40 times for 294 yards and four touchdowns.

After Mercer County settled for a Kyle Chadwick field goal on its overtime possession, Hopkinsville won it on Nate Stewart's 5-yard TD pass to Darrick Dillard.

Clark County 14, Shelby County 7: Ryan Williams rushed for 216 yards and two long touchdowns to lift visiting Clark County. Williams scored from 48 yards out in the first quarter and 59 yards in the second.

Franklin County 43, Bourbon County 14: Sean Thompson completed 21 of 35 passes for 349 yards and five touchdowns to lead host Franklin County (4-3).

Western Hills 38, Henry County 34: After Henry County (5-2) rallied for three fourth-quarter touchdowns to take the lead, Western Hills (5-1) answered with two of its own to win at home. Darius Reed's 9-yard touchdown catch won it for Western Hills, which squandered a 24-7 lead.

Pikeville 62, South Floyd 0: It was the Daniel Harmon show at Pikeville (3-4).

The Pikeville running back rushed for 349 yards and a school-record seven touchdowns on just 14 carries, an average of 25 yards per carry.

Harmon's TDs covered 69, 9, 24, 3, 21, 37 and 56 yards.

Russell 34, Lewis County 0: Jason Dolly set a state record by kicking his 75th consecutive extra point in the victory for visiting Russell (6-1).

No. 16 Newport Catholic 27, Newport 12: Senior quarterback Rob Kues, playing with a dislocated shoulder on his non-throwing arm, went 16-for-22 for 153 yards and a touchdown as visiting Newport Catholic (5-1) beat its crosstown rival.

Senior wide receiver Mario Escalante caught a TD pass and returned an interception 21 yards for a score.

Newport (1-5) trailed 27-0 until the fourth quarter, when Cody Collins passed for two touchdowns.

Henderson County 41, Graves County 13: Senior running back Javaris Lewis ran for a career-high 250 yards and two touchdowns for host Henderson County (4-2).