High School Football

High school football playoffs: Anderson Co., Trinity both cruise to respective state finals

Seth Carmichael opened the scoring with a 12-yard TD run and went on to throw three TD passes in the Bearcats 49-8 rout of visiting Southwestern in the Class 5A semifinals.

Carmichael was 20-for-24 for 277 yards. He threw a 63-yard TD pass to Spencer Ruggles and followed that up with a 36-yarder to Ross Cox and a 7-yarder to Travis Phillips.

Ethan Kelley, Ganville Hayes and Ross Cox also ran for touchdowns for Anderson County (12-2).

Trinity 49, Butler 6: Travis Wright threw three TD passes to James Quick and Dayln Dawkins scored on three 1-yard runs for the top-ranked Shamrocks (13-0) in the Class 6A semifinals at Butler.

Dawkins ran for 272 yards and Quick had five catches for 84 yards. Wright was 11-for-16 for 143 yards.

Belfry 34, Garrard Co. 27: The Pirates fell behind 15-0 in the first quarter before rallying to win at Garrard County in the Class 3A semifinals.

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