High School Football

Lexington Christian rolls over Raceland

Domonique Hayden added two more long touchdown runs and Lexington Christian racked up nearly 600 yards of total offense in a 62-12 win over visiting Raceland on Friday night to advance to the Class A semifinals.

Hayden had 161 yards on just eight carries, scoring twice to extend his state-record touchdown total to 134.

LCA quarterback Lucas Witt was perfect through the air, completing all 10 of his passes for 253 yards and three touchdowns. Branden Burdette caught two of Witt's touchdown passes and finished with four catches for 126 yards. Witt added a 39-yard rushing touchdown on his only ground attempt.

All of those scores came in the first half, when the Eagles jumped out to a 48-0 lead before halftime. They scored five touchdowns in the first quarter alone.

The LCA defense did its part, forcing three turnovers and scoring on a 31-yard interception return for a touchdown by Clay Mossbarger. The Eagles held Raceland scoreless until the fourth quarter.

LCA will host Hazard in the semifinals next week.

Hazard 50, Harlan 7: Junior quarterback John Combs ran for three touchdowns and threw for two more in the Bulldogs' home victory.

Class 2A

Prestonsburg 23, Corbin 7: The host Blackcats gained just nine yards on the ground but managed a win on the arm of Michael Burchett, who completed 20 of 33 passes for 254 yards and three touchdowns.

Prestonsburg forced five Corbin turnovers and moved to 13-0 on the season.

The Blackcats will play DeSales in the semifinals next week.

DeSales 23, Newport Central Catholic 10: Senior defensive end Nick Rouse had five sacks to lead a smothering Colts defense at Southern.

DeSales outscored the Thoroughbreds 14-3 in the first half on two touchdowns by Kyle Perry.

Class 4A

No. 7 Bell County 41, Lawrence County 0: Sophomore running back Corey Davenport carried 23 times for 146 yards and three touchdowns to lead the host Bobcats, who handed Lawrence County its first loss of the season.

Davenport scored on runs of 24 and 1 yards in the first half to give Bell County a 14-0 lead at halftime. The Bobcats scored 20 more points in the third quarter to put the game away.

Bell County will play undefeated fifth-ranked Boyle County in the semifinals next week.

Class 5A

No. 2 Highlands 42, No. 21 Johnson Central 21: The host Bluebirds scored 28 points in a span of 13 minutes over the second and third quarters to improve to 13-0 on the season.

Austin Collinsworth had two of his three touchdown runs during the decisive run. He finished with 159 yards on 14 carries.

Highlands will play Pulaski County in next week's semifinals.

Pulaski County 31, Letcher County Central 14: Junior quarterback Zach Eastham and the host Maroons continued their improbable run through the Class 5A playoffs with an upset of Letcher Central for their 10th win in the last 11 games.

Eastham, who stepped in when star quarterback Chris Muse was lost for the season with a knee injury, completed 17 of 21 passes for 275 yards and ran 18 times for 120 yards. He threw one touchdown pass and set the school record for most passing yards in a season.

Class 6A

No. 3 Trinity 31, No. 6 Male 6: Brad Kragthorpe threw three touchdown passes and the host Shamrocks won their 23rd consecutive playoff game.

Kragthorpe was 16-for-19 for 283 yards and TD passes of 61, 71 and 33 yards. Junior receiver Darick Nix caught three passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns.

The Rocks will play No. 22 Scott County in the semifinals next week.

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