Paul Dunbar quarterback Trent Martin's early mistakes helped put the Bulldogs in a hole at Woodford County on Friday night.
Martin more than made up for it with a splendid six-minute stretch midway through the second half to lead Dunbar to a come-from-behind 24-17 victory over the Yellowjackets.
Woodford County got on the board first when Bobby Neal intercepted a pass from Martin and returned it 20 yards for a touchdown and 7-0 lead. Martin threw one more first-half interception and the Jackets led 17-7 midway through the third quarter.
That's when the Bulldogs quarterback turned the tables. Martin busted loose on a 17-yard touchdown run with 5:55 left in the period, and added a 33-yard TD pass to Kendall Davis early in the fourth quarter to put the Dogs ahead 21-17, their first lead of the game.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to the Lexington Herald-Leader
Martin finished with 174 yards passing and 37 yards rushing. Dunbar's Jordan Gatewood added 90 yards on just two carries.
Scott County 30, Boone County 14: The Cardinals went to the two-headed rushing attack of Josh Walls and Brooks Barber to upset the host Rebels.
Walls ran for 198 yards and a touchdown and Barber finished with 161 yards and two scores to lead Scott County past the Rebels, who state coaches picked as the fourth-best team in Class 6A in a pre-season poll. The Cardinals were selected No. 8 in Class 6A in the same poll.
Barber capped the first possession of the game with a 38-yard touchdown run to give Scott County the early 7-0 lead. Tevin Buffin followed up with a 20-yard touchdown pass to Danny Arnold later in the period to give the Cards a 14-0 advantage.
With Scott County clinging to a 21-14 fourth-quarter lead, Walls ran 82 yards for a touchdown to make it 28-14 and put the Rebels away.
Boone County's Charles Quainoo ran for 181 yards and a touchdown on 26 attempts.
Henry Clay 42, Southwestern 7: Jerry Williams passed for 169 yards and ran for 141 before giving way to the reserves in a rout of the host Warriors.
Williams was 17-for-27 with three touchdowns and gained 164 yards on eight runs before negative yardage from sacks was subtracted from his total.
Despite some early fireworks, the Devils had just a 14-7 lead coming out of halftime. That changed with three unanswered touchdowns from Williams — two passing and one rushing — in the third quarter.
Lexington Christian 57, Lynn Camp 14: The host Eagles put up 50 points in the first quarter and were never threatened against Lynn Camp.
Domonique Hayden had TD runs of 6, 25 and 56 yards in the opening period and Lucas Witt had passing touchdowns of 18, 51 and 31 yards. Hayden added a 53-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to complete the scoring.
Hayden had 232 yards on 10 rushes and Witt completed all eight of his attempts for 145 yards.
Lafayette 28, Mercer County 7: Senior quarterback Brett Durbin was 7-for-9 passing for 115 yards and two touchdowns to lead the visiting Generals past Mercer County.
Marlon Johnson, Nathan Green, Eric Shaw and Nick Fergersen all scored touchdowns for Lafayette, which outgained the Titans 338-94.