High School Football

Hayden's five TDs lead LCA

Domonique Hayden kept breaking records, and Lexington Christian kept rolling in the Class A state playoffs Friday night.

Hayden scored five more touchdowns — four on the ground — to lead the Eagles to a 41-16 victory over visiting Fairview and break former Fort Knox star Derek Homer's state record for career rushing TDs in the process.

Hayden scored on a 29-yard pass from Lucas Witt on the first drive of the game and then ran for four rushing touchdowns to help the Eagles build a 41-0 lead early in the third quarter.

The LCA senior running back broke a tie with Homer, a former University of Kentucky standout, and finished the night with 114 career rushing touchdowns. He already held the record for total touchdowns in a career.

Hayden ran 15 times for 81 yards and caught two passes for 38 yards.

Lexington Christian advances to play Raceland in next week's third round. The Eagles defeated Raceland 40-0 last month in Lexington.

No. 15 Lexington Catholic 25, Holmes 7: Greg Raglin scored three touchdowns and the visiting Knights put the game away in the third quarter to advance to the third round of the Class 4A playoffs.

Raglin put LexCath on the scoreboard first with a 20-yard touchdown catch from quarterback Nic Ward midway through the first quarter.

Holmes' Jesse Jenson hit Desean Peterson for a 46-yard touchdown later in the quarter to tie it, but the Knights' Benton Hupman kicked a 40-yard field goal on the next possession to give LexCath the lead for good.

Raglin added a 5-yard touchdown run and another scoring catch from Ward in the third quarter to put the Knights ahead 26-7.

Raglin ran 29 times for 183 yards and caught four of Catholic's seven completed passed for 71 yards.

After the Bulldogs' only touchdown, the Knights' defense forced three turnovers on Holmes' final five possessions. The Bulldogs got into LexCath territory only once in the final three quarters, a possession that ended with an interception at the Knights 7.

Lexington Catholic earned a rematch with Boyle County in next week's third round. The Rebels handed the Knights a 21-13 loss on Oct. 10.

Class 2A

Corbin 44, Shelby Valley 27: Caleb Watkins ran 24 times for 228 yards and three touchdowns and added a safety on defense, and the host Redhounds scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to put away Shelby Valley.

Class 3A

Breathitt County 62, Garrard County 12: Channing Fugate ran for 257 yards and scored four touchdowns in the Bobcats' home rout of Garrard County. The University of Tennessee commitment scored three of his touchdowns in the first half.

Class 5A

No. 10 Bowling Green 25, No. 17 Owensboro 21: Sam Howard caught three touchdown passes and added an interception on defense to lead the host Purples past Owensboro for the second time this season in a battle of 5A powers.

Class 6A

No. 4 Simon Kenton 39, No. 9 Manual 29: Senior Miles Simpson carried 44 times for 132 yards and three touchdowns to lead the host Pioneers.

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