High School Football

Madison Central stuns Boone Co.

Just when it looked like Madison Central didn't have a chance against Boone County, the Indians came up with their two biggest plays of the night.

Madison Central scored two touchdowns of more than 70 yards in the game's final 4:43 to defeat the visiting Rebels 22-16 Friday night in a matchup of top 20 teams.

Trailing 16-7 with 4:54 remaining, Tyler Mays took a kickoff 73 yards for a touchdown to make it a two-point game. The No. 14 Indians (8-2) forced 17th-ranked Boone County (7-3) to punt on the next possession and got the ball back with just 35 seconds left.

But Madison Central needed just one play, as Zac Coldiron found Keshawn Simpson for a 75-yard touchdown before Isaiah Kavanaugh followed with a two-point conversion to make it 22-14.

Five minutes earlier, it looked like Boone County had the game well in hand.

The Rebels trailed 7-3 going into the fourth quarter, but Boone County workhorse Jordan Oppenheimer scored touchdowns on the team's first two possessions of the quarter to give the Rebels a 16-7 advantage.

Oppenheimer ran 51 times for 193 yards. Boone County ran just 16 plays that didn't go to Oppenheimer.

No. 3 Trinity 65, Lafayette 0: Cameron Smith ran for four touchdowns and threw for two more to lead the host Shamrocks (9-1) in a rout of Lafayette (7-3).

Smith completed 12 of 14 passes for 168 yards and ran six times for 41 yards.

Tim Phillips put Trinity on the board with a 12-yard touchdown run less than four minutes into the game. The Rocks led 16-0 at the end of the first quarter and 44-0 at halftime.

Trinity held the Generals to 27 yards of total offense and just two first downs. Lafayette also committed four turnovers.

Trinity scored on all 10 of its possessions before letting the clock run out to end the fourth quarter.

No. 9 Bell County 38, Tates Creek 0: The Bobcats (10-0) capped their undefeated regular season by outgaining the Commodores 436-105.

Dominic Carton (16 rushes for 143 yards), Matt Simpson (nine rushes for 108 yards) and Spencer Greer (15 rushes for 103 yards) led Bell County's ground attack.

Greer and Carton scored two touchdowns and Simpson ran for one.

Tates Creek finished the regular season at 2-8.

No. 5 Boyle County 55, Paul Dunbar 10: Rees MacShara ran for two touchdowns, Phillip Mason threw for two touchdowns and the host Rebels (10-0) scored 55 unanswered points in the first half to cap their undefeated regular season.

After Dunbar (1-9) forced a Boyle County punt on the first possession, the Rebels ran off four consecutive touchdowns.

Boyle County outgained the Bulldogs 328-95 and allowed just four first downs.

Trent Martin completed nine of 27 passes for 68 yards and a touchdown for Dunbar.

No. 9 Scott County 48, Greenwood 20: Jose Smith ran for 183 yards and two touchdowns to lead a Scott County rushing attack that amassed 439 yards and six scores.

Scott County's Robert Tucker returned the opening kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown and, after a Greenwood touchdown tied it, the Cardinals punched in three scores on the ground for a 27-7 halftime lead.

Anthony Sandoval ran eight times for 132 yards and two touchdowns and Cody Campbell and Josh Walls also added TD runs.

The Cardinals (8-2) attempted just four passes.

Logan Pemberton completed 15 of 26 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown for Greenwood (6-4).

Bryan Station 58, Fleming County 6: Brady Boling threw four touchdowns — three to Muhammad Saifullah — and the visiting Defenders (6-4) routed Fleming County (1-9).

Boling completed eight of 11 passes for 144 yards. All three of Saifullah's catches went for touchdowns.

Patrick Cornett led Station's running game with 60 yards and two touchdowns on eight attempts.

The Defenders gained just 235 yards of total offense but held the Panthers to 47 yards. Fleming County had 32 rushing attempts for minus-19 yards.

Bryan Station scored eight touchdowns on its first eight possessions before fumbling with 6:20 left in the fourth quarter.

Southwestern 30, Clark County 13: Two Southwestern players gained more than 140 yards and the host Warriors (5-5) scored the final 16 points of the game.

TT Woolridge completed seven of 17 passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns and Taylor Mote ran 20 times for 147 yards and two scores.

The Warriors led 14-13 before Mote's 66-yard touchdown closed the scoring in the third quarter, and a safety and Woolridge touchdown pass capped Southwestern's run in the fourth quarter.

Southwestern senior outside linebacker Joe Thacker recorded nine tackles, blocked an extra point and forced a fumble.

Ryan Williams, one of the top running backs in the state, carried 15 times for 115 yards and a touchdown to lead the Cardinals (6-4).

Frankfort 54, Garrard County 7: Junior fullback Quan Weaver carried 17 times for 326 yards and three touchdowns to lead the host Panthers (9-1). He also threw for a touchdown.

No. 2 Highlands 28, No. 25 Central 0: Senior quarterback Tony Guidugli completed 11 of 15 passes for 220 yards and two touchdowns and the visiting Bluebirds (9-1) blanked Central (6-3).

Austin Collinswoth returned the opening kickoff for an 88-yard touchdown and Highlands had control from there. The junior wide receiver also caught four balls for 107 yards.

No. 20 Newport Central Catholic 31, No. 11 Beechwood 20: NewCath (9-1) scored on offense, defense and special teams to hand Beechwood (9-1) its first loss of the season.

The visiting Tigers actually outgained the Thoroughbreds 335-245 but the non-offensive touchdowns made the difference for NewCath.

Mark Kelly had an 80-yard punt return for a touchdown and Jake Smith took a fumble back 41 yards for a score.

Kelly also had a 4-yard touchdown run.

Breathitt County 49, Shelby Valley 22: Breathitt County's Channing Fugate ran for 118 yards and three touchdowns and broke a school record that had stood for 30 years.

Fugate finished the regular season with 1,948 yards, which broke Danny Back's record of 1,850 yards that was set in 1978.

The Bobcats (8-2) jumped out to a 35-8 halftime lead on Shelby Valley (5-5).

Bath County 30, Nicholas County 14: Junior quarterback Josh Terry passed for one touchdown and ran for two more to lead the visiting Wildcats (7-3).

Nicholas County (2-7) led Bath County 14-6 going into the fourth quarter before Bath scored 24 unanswered points to end the game.

Terry's 5-yard run and two-point conversion run tied the game at 14-all early in the fourth. Terry followed that with a 23-yard pass to Joe Mabry before Zak Metz ran one in from one yard out. The Wildcats converted two-point conversions after all of their fourth-quarter touchdowns.

Mercer County 58, Casey County 6: Three different Titans rushed for more than 50 yards and Mercer County (5-5) built a 38-0 lead by halftime.

Senior running back Jordan Yeast led the Titans on the ground with seven rushes for 74 yards and two touchdowns. Senior John T. Linton added 57 yards and two scores on five attempts and fellow senior Matthew McCloud had three carries for 66 yards and a touchdown.

Casey County finished the season 2-8.

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