Elijah Bell was one of three Henry Clay rushers who had two touchdowns, but it was his 369 yards that led the way for the Blue Devils' (3-2) victory over visiting Clark County (0-4) Friday night.
Bell's yardage came on only 12 carries, including an 80-yard score in the opening minute of the second half, and accounted for most of the offense for Henry Clay, which outgained the Cardinals 570-390.
Davion Jackson went for 43 yards and two touchdowns for the Blue Devils. Anthony Lindsey was the other two-score rusher, scoring from 1 yard out twice in the first quarter.
Darian Skinner led Clark with 159 yards and two touchdowns on 19 rushes. C.D. Spight added 126 yards and two touchdowns on 17 attempts.
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No. 7 Scott County 71, Tates Creek 13: The Cardinals (4-1) scored twice in the opening 1:27 and started the game with a 34-0 run at Tates Creek (2-3).
Four Cardinals scored multiple touchdowns, with quarterback Clay McKee leading the way with two TD passes and a rushing score. He passed 177 yards on 3-for-4 completions, all three going to Scott Daniel. Daniel finished with 177 yards, including a 97-yard score with :59 left in the first half.
Kevo Edwards led Scott County with 145 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries. Theo Price added two TD rushes for the Cardinals, going 38 yards on six attempts.
The Commodores' first score came at the 11:00 mark in the second quarter, an 80-yard TD reception by Tavon Dunn from Graham Gordon. Dunn finished with 114 yards on three catches, while Gordon went for 243 yards on 12-of-23 passing. Tates Creek's only other score came on a 6-yard run by Dennis Oxendine. He carried 10 times for 74 yards.
No. 17 Franklin County 63, Scott 31: Ryan Timmons had six touchdowns for the Flyers ( 5-0) at Scott (4-1), including a 95-yard kickoff return to close a first quarter in which the Flyers outscored the Eagles 27-7. Timmons finished with 155 yards and three touchdowns on three carries, and also caught four passes for 82 yards and a two TDs.
Frankfort 40, Western Hills 12: The host Panthers (4-1) opened the game on a 27-0 run and held the Wolverines (0-5) scoreless until the third quarter.
Senior running back Deandre McGee had three carries that went for 83 yards and two touchdowns. Senior wideout Aaron Jackson caught five balls for 132 yards and a touchdown.
Breathitt County 24, No. 19 Somerset 13: The Bobcats (5-0) upset the host Briar Jumpers (3-1) thanks to a big night from senior quarterback Richard Trent, who rushed for 227 yards and all three Breathitt touchdowns on 25 carries. He also went 13-for-23 for 158 yards.
Bourbon County 51, Harrison Co. 8: The Colonels (4-0) played their third game out of their first four on the road, but it didn't matter to senior Kentayvous Hopkins, who scored in a variety of ways against the Thorobreds (0-5). He rushed four times for 49 yards and two touchdowns, caught one ball for 92 yards and a touchdown, and returned an interception 36 yards for a score.
Boyle County 37, Dixie Heights 21: Senior quarterback Casey Whittle went 11-for-20 for 289 yards and four touchdowns for the Rebels (2-2). Freshman wide receiver Josiah Robbins caught two catches, both going for touchdowns, for 107 yards.
West Jessamine 21, Rowan Co. 20: The Colts (1-4) got their first win of the season behind the legs of Devin Taylor, who led West Jessamine with 208 yards on 27 rushes, including a 1-yard TD run in the third quarter that turned out to be the final scoring play for the Colts before a Rowan (2-3) rally in the fourth quarter that ended on a failed two-point conversion.
Perry Co. Central 51, Sheldon Clark 45: The shootout ended with the Commodores (2-3) coming out ahead of the Cardinals (3-2) after senior quarterback Austin Pray scored the eventual game-winner from 3 yards out in the fourth quarter. Pray finished with 179 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries, and threw for 193 yards and two touchdowns on 11-for-18 passing.
Morgan County 46, South Floyd 0: Junior running back Kody Thornsberry led the Cougars (4-0) at South Floyd (2-2), carrying 11 times for 246 yards and four touchdowns.
No. 4 Covington Catholic 41, Beechwood 6: Blake Bir threw for three touchdowns in the first half and finished with 192 yards on 9-for-18 passing, leading the Colonels (4-1) on the road. The Tigers (1-3) were held scoreless until Devon Everett caught an 18-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter.
Nicholas County 57, Paris 20: Austin Allison had three rushing scores for the Bluejackets (4-1), including a 45-yard score, at Paris (3-1).
Conner 35, Campbell County 28: Drew Baker went for 500 yards on 33-of-49 passing in the Cougars' (3-1) win over the Camels (2-3) on the road.
Corbin 35, South Laurel 14: The Redhounds (2-3) were led by senior running back Matt Jewell's three touchdowns and 171 yards, sending the visiting Cards (1-4) to their third straight double-digit loss.
Bardstown 55, Elizabethtown 20: Keano Young led Bardstown (4-0) on a 31-7 run to begin the game, scoring two TDs on the ground in the first quarter and adding two more later, as well as throwing for one in the second. Harlan Co. 36, Lee (Va.) 6: Jake Middleton went out of state and passed for 176 yards and three touchdowns for the Black Bears (3-1). Lee is 1-3.
No. 14 Henderson Co. 53, Apollo 16: At Apollo, senior running back Keileem Chappell had a career-high 210 yards on 17 carries for Henderson County. He also rushed for two touchdowns and added another TD via a 38-yard reception, his only catch on the night.
Monroe County 28, Glasgow 0: The host Falcons (4-1) won their fourth game by double digits courtesy of a 119-yard, three-touchdown night by senior quarterback Chad Wilson. Senior running back Jacob Hodges added 141 yards and a touchdown against the Scotties (4-1)
Taylor County 40, Breckinridge County 0: Hunter Christie, a sophomore, ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more in the host Cardinals' (4-0) rout of the Fighting Tigers (1-4). Daulton Turpin carried 11 times for 149 yards, including a 60-yard TD run, and caught a 35-yard pass from Christie for a touchdown.