High School Football

Henry Clay rushes past Madison Central; Tates Creek stopped cold

Davion Jackson and Elijah Bell dominated on the ground for 20th-ranked Henry Clay, which defeated host Madison Central 41-21 Friday night for its sixth straight win.

Both seniors were responsible for 304 of the 508 total offense yards for the Blue Devils (6-0). Jackson led Henry Clay with 157 yards and three TDs on only six carries. His longest run came on a 69-yard TD score in the third quarter.

Bell's 147 yards came on 11 rushes, including a 64-yard TD run in the opening seconds of the first quarter.

Zach Hardin went 15-for-30 for Madison Central, good for 161 yards and two TDs. He also threw one interception. Johan Williams led all Central rushers with 63 yards.

It was the fifth straight defeat for the Indians (1-6), who last won over Woodford County, 23-21, on Aug. 30.

No. 21 Dixie Heights 40, Tates Creek 6: Darion Washington rushed for 120 yards and three TDs on just 11 carries to lead host Dixie Heights to the victory.

The Commodores (4-3) could get nothing going on the ground against a Colonels defense that totaled nine tackles for loss and six sacks on the night, limiting Tates Creek to just 16 rushing yards.

The only semblance of offense for Tates Creek came through the air. Graham Gordon threw for 162 yards on 15-for-26 passing, but was picked off three times. The lone score for the Commodores came on a 10-yard TD completion to Jaren Shelby by Gordon.

This was the fourth time in as many games the Colonels (5-1) have held an opponent to seven or fewer points. They outgained Tates Creek 400-224 in the game.

No. 16 Anderson County 38, Woodford County 3: The Bearcats (5-1) rushed for 383 yards and five TDs against the host Yellowjackets (1-5), with several backs contributing to the blowout.

Senior Sam Laytart carried 10 times for just 26 yards, but scored three of Anderson County TDs. Ross Cox, also a senior, led the Bearcats with 100 yards and a TD on six attempts. Sophomore Ryan Martin was responsible for the remaining TD, an 80-yard er in the third quarter.

Franklin County 45, East Jessamine 0: Lorenzo McCaskell totaled 92 yards and two TDs for the Flyers (7-0), who posted their first shutout of the season.

McCaskell, who plays at linebacker on the defensive side, intercepted a Cory Garrett pass at the Franklin County 26-yard line to prevent a potential scoring drive by the Jaguars (1-5).

No. 7 Simon Kenton 55, Campbell Co. 35: Brenan Kuntz threw for 401 yards and seven TDs for the Pioneers (7-0), who crushed the host Camels (3-3) after pitching a 21-0 first-quarter shutout.

No. 25 Collins 21, Spencer Co. 14: Lawson Page went for 229 yards and two TDs — both to Nathan Sames, including the go-ahead score in the fourth quarter — to lead the visiting Titans (5-1). The Bears (2-4) have dropped three consecutive games.

No. 2 Highlands 77, Harrison Co. 0: It was Beau Hoge, not starter Drew Houliston, who threw for the most TDs for the Bluebirds (7-0) against the Thorobreds (2-4). Five of Hoge's nine completions (just 10 attempts) went for TDs.

Houliston wasn't bad, either. He was 11-for-14 for 249 yards and just four TDs.

Paris 35, Bethlehem 33: The Greyhounds (5-1) survived a Conner Ballard 18-yard TD pass to Taylor Ryan after the Eagles (5-1) failed to convert on the subsequent two-point-conversion attempt.

It was the fourth straight win for Paris, and the first loss on the season for Bethlehem.

Wayne Co. 35, Corbin 28: Tyler Guffey threw a 12-yard TD to Alan Brown for the go-ahead score, securing the win for the Cardinals (7-0) and extending the team's best start in school history.

Guffey was 14-for-26 for 286 yards and two TDs. He also rushed for two TDs.

It was just the third time in 28 attempts that the Cardinals defeated Corbin, the first coming in 1987 and the second last year.

Hazard 24, Prestonsburg 14: The Bulldogs (4-2) won their fourth game in five attempts and ended the game on a 16-0 run after the Blackcats (2-5) took a third-quarter lead, with both scores coming on Chris Hudson TD receptions from Tanner Morgan.

Bell County 48, Casey County 0: The Bobcats (4-3) came to play following a disappointing and historic loss at Wayne County last week, rushing for five TDs and passing for two more against the Rebels (1-5).

Chase Woolum, a sophomore, scored three of the rushing TDs, including the first two scores of the game.

Purples quarterback ties state mark

Bowling Green senior QB Devin Hayes threw eight touchdowns in the first half of the top-ranked Purples' 91-10 victory against Logan County on Thursday night. It was Bowling Green's 36th straight win.

Hayes' eight TDs before halftime tied the state record for most passing TDs in a half and fell one shy of the record for touchdown passes in a game. He shattered his own school record of five.

Senior running back Blue Tisdale and senior receiver Nacarius Fant each caught three touchdowns in the first half from Hayes, who finished 12-for-16 for 282 yards.