High School Football

High school football: Madison Central's fast start beats Henry Clay; Irgang stars for West Jessamine

Henry Clay kept pace with Madison Central for the final three quarters Friday night, but couldn't overcome a 20-0 first-quarter deficit, falling to the visiting Indians 44-24.

Madison Central was paced by senior running back Dominique Hawkins, who rushed 18 times for 108 yards and three scores.

Indians senior wide receiver Ken'Jah Bosley gashed the Devils on the outside, hauling in seven catches for 195 yards and three touchdowns, including two in the third quarter.

Junior running back Elijah Bell did his best to keep the Devils in the game, carrying the ball 19 times for 116 yards and a touchdown, but Henry Clay couldn't overcome 430 yards of offense from the Indians, as the Devils fell to 3-3 on the season.

West Jessamine 28, Montgomery County 21: West Jessamine turned a nail-biter into a thrilling win for the home crowd as senior linebacker Robert Irgang returned an interception 46 yards for the game-winning score.

The interception with 39 seconds to play was the fifth turnover forced by the Colts on the night and the second touchdown by Irgang, who also opened the scoring on a 39-yard pass from senior quarterback Ryan Horne.

Breathitt County 39, Magoffin County 8: Senior quarterback Richard Trent passed for 138 yards and two touchdowns and added another score on the ground as the host Bobcats held Magoffin County scoreless through three quarters on their way to a 7-0 record.

Morgan County 44, Jackson County 0: Junior running back Kody Thornsberry gained 144 yards on 10 carries and led Morgan County to a shutout victory over Jackson County.

Thornsberry found the end zone three times on the ground, including runs of 47 and 46 yards. He added a 33-yard touchdown catch to help the host Cougars remain undefeated at 6-0.

Bourbon County 64, Estill County 14: The Purples ran for a total of seven touchdowns on their way to a shutout over the Cougars. Senior running back Kentayvous Hopkins reached pay dirt on three long plays, scoring on rushes of 46 and 66 yards and hauling in a 59-yard touchdown catch.

Junior quarterback Dalton Pope got in on the action as well, tossing touchdowns of 71 and 48 yards in addition to his bomb to Hopkins.

Conner 38, Cooper 21: Senior Cameron Fogle did it all for Conner, coming up big on offense, defense and special teams.

As a running back, Fogle chewed up 146 yards on eight rushes and found the end zone three times. He also grabbed six catches for 51 yards.

On defense Fogle picked off two Cooper passes. He was also a weapon in the kicking game, booting a 52-yard punt.

Collins 34, Shelby County 33: Quarterback Lawson Page came up huge for Collins, leading the Titans to a comeback victory in the fourth quarter. The junior connected on 17 of 26 passes for 218 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner to junior Landon Forrest late in the game.

Page added 98 rushing yards on 33 attempts. Junior wide receiver Nathan Sames was Page's favorite target, grabbing nine catches for 132 yards and a touchdown.

Senior Michael Barry added five receptions for 105 yards.

Anderson County 21, Woodford County 7: Sophomores Zach Carmichael and Dusty Puckett hooked up twice through the air to lead host Anderson County.

Carmichael found Puckett for two of the three Bearcats scores, with tosses of 24 and 39 yards.

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