It took Bryan Station long enough to get its offense going, but when it did, Ashland didn't stand much of a chance.
The Defenders went scoreless on their first six possessions of the game before scoring touchdowns on four of their last five to clinch a 28-14 victory over the Tomcats in Lexington.
Ashland led 7-0 until Patrick Cornett scored on a 43-yard run to tie the game with 6:54 to play in the third quarter. The Defenders were forced to punt on their next possession, but Cornett scored again to open the fourth quarter and Bryan Station added two more touchdown runs to take a 28-7 advantage with two minutes left.
Cornett led the Defenders (4-4) with 222 yards rushing on just 19 carries. His second touchdown went for 58 yards.
Josh Alber led Ashland's even rushing attack with 101 yards, 59 of which came on a touchdown run in the second quarter. Rashard Carter added 90 yards on 24 carries and Sam Hunter chipped in with 60 yards and a touchdown for the Tomcats (6-3).
No. 18 Henry Clay 32, Tates Creek 6: Tyler Hooker scored three times and the Devils defense held Tates Creek to just 92 yards of total offense.
Hooker ran 19 times for 149 yards and two touchdowns. He also had two catches for 10 yards and a score.
The Tates Creek offense had just eight first downs, and three of those came as a result of Henry Clay penalties. The host Commodores (2-6) averaged 1.5 yards per play and were 3-for-15 on third-down conversions.
Henry Clay (4-4) had 269 yards of total offense but committed three turnovers and had nine penalties for 91 yards.
No. 13 Scott County 35, Clark County 7: Jose Smith and Cory Cronin each had multiple touchdown runs in what turned out to be a dominating victory by visiting Scott County (6-2).
Scott County's defense held Clark County (5-3) to 172 yards and the host Cardinals completed only one of 15 pass attempts. They were 1-for-11 on third-down conversions.
Ryan Williams led Clark County with 174 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries.
Smith and Cronin carried the load for Scott County. Smith had 23 attempts for 178 yards and three touchdowns. Cronin gained 91 yards and two touchdowns on nine attempts. Cronin, the Cardinals quarterback, attempted just four passes the entire game.
No. 7 Lexington Catholic 69, West Jessamine 26: Greg Raglin scored five touchdowns and the host Knights (5-4) gained 505 yards of total offense in a rout of the Colts (1-7).
Raglin ran for 151 yards on just 12 carries and Lexington Catholic already had a 35-0 lead by the 2:19 mark of the second quarter.
West Jessamine attempted just one pass, a completion of 21 yards. The Colts had 318 rushing yards on 47 carries.
Lexington Christian 49, Fairview 14: The host Eagles had 470 yards of total offense and forced three turnovers in an easy victory over Fairview.
Lexington Christian running back Domonique Hayden padded his already impressive season stat line with 78 yards and three touchdowns on 17 attempts. Hayden also caught a 12-yard pass.
LCA quarterback Lucas Witt threw for 233 yards and a touchdown and had 71 yards rushing, 68 of which came on a touchdown run in the second quarter.
Harrison County 13, Franklin County 7 (OT): The host Thorobreds (5-4) made a goal-line stand in overtime to turn back the Flyers (4-5).
With the game tied at 7-all after regulation, the Flyers got the ball first and got to the Harrison County 2 with a fourth-down-and-goal opportunity. The Thorobreds stuffed a rush attempt at the 1-yard line and Van Isaac scored on a 10-yard run to give them the victory.
No. 10 Madison Central 28, Shelby County 6: Isaiah Kavanaugh had two touchdown runs in the first half and the Indians (7-1) kept Shelby County (0-8) winless on the season.
Madison Central outgained the Rockets 300-93 on the ground and forced four turnovers.
Kavanaugh led the rushing onslaught with 143 yards on 19 carries. Three other Madison Central ballcarriers ran for more than 40 yards each.
The Indians jumped out to a 21-0 halftime lead behind Kavanaugh's two scores and a 2-yard touchdown run by Shane King.
Oldham County 35, Anderson County 21: Dylan Underwood gained 173 yards on 22 carries and the Colonels (6-2) handed the Bearcats (6-2) their second straight home loss.
The game was tied 14-all at halftime but Oldham County scored the first three touchdowns of the second half — the last on Underwood's 10-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
Simon Kenton 15, No. 24 Campbell County 7: The Pioneers defense held Campbell County to minus-16 yards rushing on 26 carries and forced four turnovers in the home victory.