High School Football

Defense ignites West Jessamine over Tates Creek

West Jessamine totaled 208 rushing yards and recovered five fumbles in a 34-14 defeat of host Tates Creek, which is ranked 20th by Dave Cantrall's Rating the State.

Quarterback Matt Carbol, who had 117 yards on 24 carries, scored two of the Colts' touchdowns on 5- and 7-yard runs. DJ Darden scored another on a 15-yard fumble return.

Pleasure Ridge Park 27, Bryan Station 13: Marcus Brown ran for 221 yards and scored three touchdowns, and visiting PRP (2-3) kept Bryan Station (0-5) winless.

The Defenders tied the game at 7 in the first quarter on Josh Arnett's 80-yard run, but they didn't score again until the fourth quarter. Ledarius Jackson's 11-yard TD run capped the scoring.

The teams combined for 535 yards on the ground. Arnett had 124 yards on nine carries.

No. 2 Trinity 14, No. 7 Bowling Green 12: Trinity running back Derek Bishop's fourth straight 100-yard rushing performance, including what proved to be the game-winning touchdown with 5:05 left in the third quarter, helped the Shamrocks edge host Bowling Green. Bishop ran for a season-high 154 yards on 26 carries in the road win.

After falling behind 6-0 on a pair of field goals, Trinity's Jackson Noe replaced Travis Wright at quarterback and Noe engineered a scoring drive that ended with Noe getting his first career rushing touchdown.

After Bishop's score, Bowling Green cut Trinity's lead to 14-12 on a 21-yard touchdown run by Brandon Green, but the two-point conversion failed.

Newport Catholic 38, No. 17 Covington Catholic 31: Junior quarterback Brady Hightchew ran for 103 yards and two touchdowns, and senior running back Chris Kelly had 151 yards and two TDs for host Newport Catholic (5-1).

Trailing 38-17 in the third quarter, Covington Catholic (3-3) scored two touchdowns to pull within seven points. Gabe Gray broke loose for a 75-yard run, and Alex Slaybaugh added a 30-yarder. Newport Catholic's defense held from there, and neither team scored in the fourth quarter.

No. 15 Dixie Heights 56, Scott 12: Seth Bruns scored Dixie Heights' first touchdown on an 80-yard run and the Colonels went on to rout visiting Scott. Bruns finished with four TDs and Colin Justice added two scores.

No. 25 Johnson Central 28, Breathitt Co. 6: J.J. Jude ran for 303 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Golden Eagles' win against visiting Breathitt County. Jude's scoring runs covered 52 and 27 yards. Tanner Bratton scored both of Johnson Central's other TDs on 7-yard runs.

Scott Co. 25, Clark Co. 15: Two Scott County tailbacks topped 100 yards in a win at Clark County. Josh Walls scored three touchdowns and ran for 115 yards on 17 carries. Kevo Edwards averaged 16.2 yards per carry, gaining 146 yards on nine runs.

Anderson Co. 46, Grant Co. 7: Ethan Kelly scored on a 3-yard run, a 20-yard interception return and an 8-yard reception in Anderson County's win at home. Kelly finished with 77 rushing yards and 76 receiving yards. Seth Carmichael added three TD passes.

Montgomery Co. 40, Lloyd Memorial 13: Senior running back Seth Dotson totaled 169 rushing and receiving yards and five touchdowns in Montgomery County's road win. Dotson ran for three scores from 1, 55 and 11 yards; caught a 77-yard TD pass from Matt Tuttle; and returned a punt 37 yards for another score.

Holmes 55, Pendleton Co. 0: Holmes rolled up 414 total offensive yards — to minus-4 for Pendleton County — in a dominant performance on the road. Tyrique Simpson accounted for three of the scores, two on the ground and another on an interception return.

Collins 52, Bullitt East 7: Brandon Cresap threw five touchdown passes and also intercepted a pass in Collins' win at home. Darian Dugle and Michael Brooks added 103 and 102 rushing yards, respectively. Dugle and Tavis Elzy each caught two touchdown passes.

Clay Co. 48, North Laurel 0: Noah Reid got Clay County started with a 73-yard touchdown run and the Tigers cruised to a win at home. Reid, who had 150 rushing yards, followed that up with a 45-yard interception return, a 3-yard run and a 52-yard run to finish with four touchdowns.

Morgan Co. 48, Leslie Co. 24: Joe Holbrook ran for 218 yards and three touchdowns and Cody Thornsberry scored three ways — a 54-yard punt return, a 33-yard run and a 101-yard interception return — for host Morgan County.

Mason Co. 41, Harrison Co. 6: Josh Harris caught two touchdown passes from Newal Pawsat and ran for another score in Mason County's win at Harrison County. Troy Chenault added a pair of TD runs.

Hazard 35, Corbin 28: Jon Combs had three TDs — two passing and one rushing — to lead Hazard to a victory at Corbin. Ty Cobb also had two TD passes and a scoring run for Corbin.

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