Friday night's result was a long time coming for Paul Laurence Dunbar.
John Rose punched in a go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter and the Bulldogs defeated Clark County 13-7 for their first back-to-back wins in four years.
Since going 10-3 in 2005, Dunbar had compiled a 6-29 record in three-plus seasons until winning 24-17 at Woodford County last week.
The Bulldogs made it two in a row Friday despite failing to score on their first eight possessions. Rose turned that around with a 64-yard touchdown reception from Trent Martin in the final minutes of the third quarter to tie the game at 7-all. Rose's 3-yard scoring run 6 minutes later gave Dunbar the lead for the first time.
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Kendall Davis sealed the win for the Bulldogs with an interception at midfield with 2 minutes left in the game.
Lafayette 26, Franklin County 14: Eric Shaw Jr. accounted for 382 yards of all-purpose yardage to help the visiting Generals score a victory over the Flyers.
Shaw ran 21 times for 240 yards and two touchdowns, caught two passes for 20 yards, intercepted two passes for 36 yards and returned a kickoff 67 yards for a touchdown to go with 19 yards on punt returns.
Shaw was directly responsible for 260 of Lafayette's 389 yards of offense.
Greg Maupin had 144 yards on 12 rushes for Franklin County. His 99-yard touchdown run midway through the first quarter gave the Flyers an early 6-0 lead. Maupin added a 21-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter.
No. 18 Bryan Station 21, Western 17: Tevin McCaden had another big game and host Bryan Station recovered from an early deficit to turn back the underdog Warriors.
Western, rated No. 100 in the state by Dave Cantrall, led 10-0 after the first quarter before the Defenders scored the next 21 points, the last coming on a 27-yard touchdown run by McCaden in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter.
McCaden ran 31 times for 167 yards and caught two passes for 21 yards. The 190-pound senior now has 888 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns in four games, all Bryan Station victories.
Lexington Christian 55, Louisville Christian 27: Domonique Hayden accounted for five touchdowns and more than 200 yards of offense to lead the visiting Eagles to a victory in Louisville.
Hayden ran 19 times for 115 yards and three touchdowns and caught two passes for 92 yards and two more scores. He paced an LCA offense that racked up 468 yards (240 rushing and 228 passing).
Eagles quarterback Lucas Witt completed 11 of 25 passes for 222 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran six times for 92 yards.
Woodford County 28, North Bullitt 19: Sophomore quarterback Matt Couch threw the first two touchdown passes of his high school career and the host Yellowjackets topped the Eagles.
Couch had TD passes of 6 and 9 yards to Dan Serdyuk.
Derrek Campbell put Woodford County on the board early with a 50-yard interception return for a touchdown. The Eagles tied the game at 7-all in the first quarter before the Yellowjackets scored two touchdowns in the second quarter to take a 21-7 lead into halftime.
Perry County Central 37, Breathitt County 14: The visiting Commodores contained Mr. Football candidate Channing Fugate and outscored the Bobcats 30-0 in the second half for a lopsided victory.
Trailing 14-7 out of halftime, Perry Central got three second-half touchdown runs from Jordan Amis and tacked on two more scores for the 23-point win.
Amis rushed 17 times for 142 yards and the three late touchdowns.
Fugate, who has committed to play next season at the University of Tennessee, ran 19 times for 74 yards.
Highlands 21, Cincinnati Withrow (Ohio) 0: Senior running back Austin Collinsworth rushed for nearly 200 yards and the Bluebirds earned a shutout despite committing four turnovers in Withrow territory.
Collinsworth, a University of Kentucky recruiting target and the son of former Bengals receiver Cris Collinsworth, ran 12 times for 185 yards and two touchdowns. His scoring runs went for 66 and 18 yards.