High School Football

High school football: Paris earns rare home victory; Paul Dunbar, Henry Clay end skids

The Paris Greyhounds (3-0) won their first home game in four years behind a career performance from running back James Clark, defeating Trimble County 55-0.

Clark, a freshman, had 130 yards on only five carries and ran for two touchdowns. He also had three receptions for 31 yards and a score.

Marcus Champs, part of a senior class that hadn't earned a home victory until tonight, heavily contributed to the rout of the Raiders (1-2) as well, going 125 yards on eight carries. He had two touchdowns.

Paul Dunbar 20, Fern Creek 15: The Bulldogs (1-2) earned their first win of the season despite being held scoreless in the second half by the host Tigers (1-2).

Emory Thompson got it done on both sides of the ball for the Bulldogs, answering a Brady Nagel 1-yard run with a 1-yard run of his own with 3:10 left in the first quarter, then scoring Dunbar's second touchdown on a 67-yard interception return at the 4:58 mark in the second.

Antwan Williams' 62-yard punt return near the end of the half put the Bulldogs up 20-12. Evan Fleener's 22-yard field goal was the only second-half score.

Henry Clay 40, Belfry 20: Five players scored for the visiting Blue Devils (1-2), who put up 397 yards against the Pirates (1-1) defense, including 237 passing yards.

Rhoman James had six of the Blue Devils' seven completions on the nights, going for 198 yards and one touchdown. Davion Jackson carried 10 times for 47 yards and two rushing scores for Henry Clay.

Justin Johnson led Belfry with 169 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries.

Bryan Station 55, West Jessamine 20: Ora Johnson threw for 217 yards on 15-for-23 passing and had four touchdowns and carried seven times for 91 yards and two more touchdowns, and the Defenders (2-1) refused to give the Colts (0-3) their first win of the young season.

Morgan County 44, Estill County 8: The Cougars (2-0) won their first home game of the season with a big contribution from their defense, which held the visiting Engineers (0-3) scoreless in the first half.

Morgan County started the game on a 24-0 run before surrendering an Estill County score on a 79-yard kickoff return by Deron Miller. Junior Kody Thornsberry led the Cougars on offense with a career-high 168 yards on 18 carries.

Anderson County 35, Shelby County 34: A missed PAT following a Shelby County touchdown early in the third quarter proved to be the difference in the game, and the Bearcats (2-1) earned the road victory.

Michael Barry and Zach Shipley connected for three touchdowns in the losing effort, including a 98-yard score with 6:29 left in the second quarter.

Scott County 61, Harrison County 6: Senior running back Kevo Edwards had 12 carries that went for 142 yards and four touchdowns in the Cardinals' win at home.

Scott County (2-1) also benefitted from senior Dierries Dumphord's 101 yards and two touchdowns on only 10 touches, and its defense, which gave up its only touchdown to the Thorobreds (0-3) in the second quarter.

Madison Central 19, Mercer County 13 (2OT): Hunter Stocker connected with Ken'jah Bosley for a 10-yard score to give the Indians (2-0) the victory at home over Mercer County (1-1).

Woodford County 42, Henry County 6: Senior fullback Conrad Smart went 152 yards on 15 carries and had one touchdown for the Yellowjackets (3-0) at home. Woodford County held the Wildcats (1-2) scoreless until the fourth quarter.

Bourbon Co. 50, Owen Co. 21: The Colonels (3-0) opened the game up on a 28-7 run and only gave up 14 points the rest of the night and cruised to the victory on the road over Owen Co. (1-2). Senior Kentayvus Hopkins went 145 yards on nine rushes and had three touchdowns.

Breathitt Co. 65, Newport 29: The Bobcats (3-0) put up 638 yards on the Wildcats (0-3) defense, the bulk of which came during a 46-0 run spanning the end of the first quarter through the beginning of the fourth. Senior quarterback Richard Trent went for 403 yards and five touchdowns on 17-for-28 passing, and also had 10 carries for 57 yards and two scores.

Senior wide receivers Jamie Watkins and Cory Shouse each went for over 100 yards on the night, despite making only two and five receptions, respectively.

Bath Co. 20, Lewis Co. 18: A back-and-forth affair saw the Wildcats (2-1) get the victory over the visiting Lions (0-3).

Junior Brandon Price took an interception 32 yards for a score in the fourth quarter to put Bath County up 20-13, and the Wildcats held on despite a late touchdown pass from Levy Clark to Jordan Hunt.

Clay County 28, Perry Co. Central 19: Joey Dezard led the Tigers (2-1) with 21 carries going for 219 yards and two touchdowns, and the visiting Commodores (0-3) suffered their third straight loss.

Russell Co. 62, South Laurel 13: The Lakers (3-0) offensive display included a 28-point third quarter in which their defense held the Cardinals (1-2) scoreless. Nick Britt had 12 carries for 173 yards and two touchdowns for the Lakers, and also recorded four catches for 117 yards.

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