By John Lachmann
Junior Mason Compton scored on a 7-yard off tackle as Walton-Verona edged Lloyd, 21-18 in a Class 2A game on Friday.
The Bearcats took over at their own 26 with 2:24 remaining, and Compton’s running keyed the game-winning drive. He finished with 32 carries for 171 yards and two scores.
After the touchdown, Walton-Verona squibbed a kickoff that rolled to the 2 yard line and was returned to the 7. The Juggernauts threw two incompletions and junior defensive tackle David Carr recorded a sack to end the game.
The different was PATs. Lloyd went for two after all three of its touchdowns and threw three incompletions. Senior Eddie Hoffa was 3-for-3 for the Bearcats.
Senior Chris Latimore added 46 ground yards for Walton-Verona, including the other TD.
at W-V 0-7-7-7—21
L-Durham 10 run (pass failed)
WV-C. Latimore 1 run (Hoffa kick)
L-Gabbard 2 run (pass failed)
WV-Compton 4 run (Hoffa kick)
L-Riddle 21 pass from Molitor (pass failed)
WV-Compton 7 run (Hoffa kick)
RECORDS: Walton-Verona 9-2, Lloyd 6-5.
GALLATIN COUNTY 26, HOLY CROSS 19 – The Indians cut the lead to seven with 1:26 left, but Wildcats picked up a first down and were able to run out the clock.
Holy Cross senior Jalen Beal was held to 44 rushing yards on 14 carries, and he was kept out of the end zone.
Senior quarterback Hamilton Scott led the Indians in rushing with 20 carries for 89 yards and a touchdown. He finished 9-for-18 passing for 145 yards and two TDs.
Chris Brown and Nate McCoy both eclipsed the 100-yard mark on the ground for Gallatin County.
HOLY CROSS 0-12-0-7—19
at GALLATIN 6-6-7-7—26
GC-Bishop 8 run (run failed)
GC-Brown 2 run (pass failed)
HC-Norris 65 pass from Scott (kick failed)
HC-Scott 9 run (kick failed)
GC-McCoy 42 run (Flores kick)
GC-Lawrence 35 pass from Chapman (Flores kick)
HC-Serrano 16 pass from Scott (Scott kick)
RECORDS: Gallatin County 9-2, Holy Cross 1-10.
CARROLL COUNTY 29, NEWPORT 21 – The Panthers rushed for 284 of their 303 total yards en route to beating the Class 2A, No. 2-seeded Wildcats.
Newport junior Paul Price returned a kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown to cut the lead to eight with 47.6 seconds left, but the Wildcats were unable to possess the ensuing on-side kick.
Price also scored Newport’s first TD on an 11-yard pass.
Junior running back Dominic Joseph rushed eight times for 52 yards for the Wildcats.
Senior running back Jacob Wise led Carroll County on the ground with 95 rushing yards and a pair of scores on 13 carries.
CARROLL CO. 7-6-3-13—29
at NEWPORT 7-0-7-7—21
CC-Wise 28 run (Byrd kick)
N-Price 11 pass from Mullins (Franco kick)
CC-Wise 10 run (kick failed)
CC-Byrd FG 36
N-Joseph 16 run (Franco kick)
CC-Newby 28 pass from Adams (kick failed)
CC-McIntyre 1 run (Byrd kick)
N-Price 75 kickoff return (Franco kick)
RECORDS: Carroll County 6-5, Newport 5-6.
BEECHWOOD 49, BRACKEN COUNTY 0 – Tigers sophomore quarterback Kyle Fieger only threw four passes, but he completed all of them for 162 yards and three touchdowns.
Junior Joe Studer scored a pair of touchdowns, one on a 30-yard run and another on an 87-yard punt return.
Sophomore linebacker Ryan Bankemper led Beechwood’s defense in the shutout, picking off a pass and returning it 41 yards for a score late in the second quarter to induce the running clock.
The Tigers will face Paris next week.
BRACKEN CO. 0-0-0-0—0
at BEECHWOOD 21-20-0-8—49
BE-Springer 43 pass from Fieger (Sletto kick)
BE-Studer 30 run (Sletto kick)
BE-Hayden 39 pass from Fieger (Sletto kick)
BE-Studer 87 punt return (kick failed)
BE-Shover 60 pass from Fieger (Sletto kick)
BE-Bankemper 41 interception return (Sletto kick)
BE-Kinman 1 run (McHugh pass from Erdman)
RECORDS: Beechwood 7-4, Bracken County 2-9.
BELLEVUE 64, EMINENCE 6 – Tigers senior quarterback Tyler Ackerson was 13-for-14 for 223 yards and four touchdowns – all in the first half.
Ackerson threw 13 of those passes in the first quarter, and connected with his brother, sophomore Nick Ackerson, on a 62-yard shovel pass in his lone attempt in the second stanza.
Senior Zach Poinsett caught six passes for 52 yards and one TD, giving him Bellevue’s all-time receptions record.
Senior Damian Fogelman caught one touchdown pass and ran in two more scores.
Eminence was held to four yards of offense and finished with minus-65 ground yards. Junior Steven Snow and senior Dylan Huff recorded three sacks each for the Tigers.
Bellevue will travel to Frankfort next week.
at BELLEVUE 40-16-8-0—64
B-Hazeres 93 kickoff return (run failed)
B-Stephenson 5 pass from T. Ackerson (Fogelman pass from T. Ackerson)
B-Huff 5 run (pass failed)
B-Poinsett 5 pass from T. Ackerson (run failed)
B-Fogelman 25 pass from T. Ackerson (Huff run)
13 run (run failed)
E-Bailey 1 run (pass failed)
B-N. Ackerson 62 pass from T. Ackerson (Fogelman pass from T. Ackerson)
B-Fogelman 13 run (T. Ackerson run)
B-Hatch 4 run (Hatch run)
RECORDS: Bellevue 7-4, Eminence 6-5.
PARIS 41, LUDLOW 16 – Senior quarterback Mitchell Cody passed for one touchdown and threw for another in the Panthers’ loss.
at PARIS 0-28-6-7—41
P-Clark 19 run (Park kick)
P-Clark 56 run (Park kick)
P-Wells 71 pass from Downey (Park kick)
P-Garrard 11 run (Park kick)
P-Clark 69 pass from Downey (run failed)
L-Cody 1 run (Cody run)
P-Garrard 24 run (Park kick)
L-Wyrick 12 pass from Cody (Cody run)
RECORDS: Paris 9-2, Ludlow 4-7.
FRANKFORT 53, DAYTON 8 – The Greendevils lost its seventh straight game to end their season.
HIGHLANDS 70, BOYD COUNTY 6 – Bluebirds sophomore Nicholas Kendall rushed five times for 156 yards and two touchdowns, including a 59-yard score to open the scoring early in the first quarter.
Highlands senior quarterback Drew Houliston finished 11-for-18 for 166 yards and four TDs. Senior wide receivers Brandon Hergott and Ryan Greene caught two touchdowns each.
The Bluebirds’ offense went nearly the entire third quarter without coming on the field, but Highlands still scored 14 points on defense.
Senior defensive lineman Joey Kruse ran in a 22-yard fumble recovery, and senior defensive back Alex Shadle picked off a pass and ran it in from 24 yards out.
The Bluebirds will host Ashland Blazer next week.
BOYD COUNTY 0-0-0-6—6
at HIGHLANDS 35-21-14-0—70
H-Kendall 59 run (Dougherty kick)
H-Feggins 50 pass from Houliston (Dougherty kick)
H-R. Greene 1 pass from Houliston (Dougherty kick)
H-B. Hergott 6 pass from Houliston (Dougherty kick)
H-Kendall 94 run (Dougherty kick)
H-B. Hergott 1 pass from Houliston (Dougherty kick)
H-Shadle 24 interception return (Dougherty kick)
H-Kruse 22 fumble return (Dougherty kick)
H-Brockett 4 pass from Hoge (Dougherty kick)
H-R. Greene 37 pass from Hoge (Dougherty kick)
BC-Braly 66 pass from Isaacs (pass failed)
RECORDS: Highlands 10-1, Boyd County 1-10.
ASHLAND BLAZER 49, HOLMES 20 – Senior Jonathan Scruggs rushed for 139 yards and all three Bulldogs touchdowns.
Scruggs’ 7-yard TD run gave Holmes the lead in the first quarter, and after 49 straight Tomcats points, he scored two more touchdowns with the running clock.
Quinton Baker rushed for 103 first-half yards to lead Blazer.
at BLAZER 7-14-28-0—49
H-Scruggs 7 run (kick blocked)
B-Baker 6 run (Wesley kick)
B-Queen 26 run (Wesley kick)
B-Kennedy 18 pass from Prince (Wesley kick)
B-Long 11 run (Wesley kick)
B-Conley 26 interception return (Wesley kick)
B-Vaughn 3 run (Wesley kick)
B-Sutton 25 run (Wesley kick)
H-Scruggs 8 run (Gullett kick)
H-Scruggs 26 run (Gullett kick)
RECORDS: Blazer 8-3, Holmes 5-6.
ANDERSON COUNTY 45, COOPER 35 – Jaguars senior quarterback Will Ludwig was injured early in the third quarter, and Cooper did not score in the second half.
Ludwig was 16-for-23 for 263 yards and four touchdowns.
Senior Richie Pauls caught seven passes for 78 yards in Cooper’s loss.
at ANDERSON 7-14-10-14—45
C-Morgan 21 pass from Ludwig (Turner kick)
AC-Russell 39 interception return (Rose kick)
C-Bricking 1 pass from Ludwig (Turner kick)
C-Henderson 25 blocked punt return (Turner kick)
AC-Russell 63 pass from Carmichael (Rose kick)
C-Pauls 8 pass from Ludwig (Turner kick)
AC-Cox 54 pass from Carmichael (Rose kick)
C-Fussinger 52 pass from Ludwig (Turner kick)
AC-Puckett 36 interception return (Rose kick)
AC-Rose FG 31
AC-Cox 21 pass from Carmichael (Rose kick)
AC-Cox 6 pass from Carmichael (Rose kick)
RECORDS: Anderson County 9-2, Cooper 3-8.
FRANKLIN COUNTY 28, SCOTT 14 – After a 7-0 start, the Eagles dropped their final four games.
Senior Josh Castleman rushed for a 63-yard touchdown to open the scoring, but the Flyers scored the next four TDs.
Senior Nick Wolff scored Scott’s other touchdown on a 38-yard pass from senior Ben Osborne in the fourth quarter.
Castleman finished with 28 carries for 177 yards, and Wolff caught two passes for 45 yards.
at FRANKLIN 7-7-7-7—28
S-Castleman 63 run (Berk kick)
FC-Sanderson 42 run (Durham kick)
FC-Roberts 82 interception return (Durham kick)
FC-Roberts 8 run (Durham kick)
FC-McCaskell 72 pass from Sanderson (Durham kick)
S-Wolff 38 pass from Osborne (Berk kick)
RECORDS: Franklin County 10-1, Scott 7-4.
CAMPBELL COUNTY 31, PLEASURE RIDGE PARK 14 – Senior quarterback Avery Wood rushed for 92 yards and three touchdowns in the Camels’ win.
Wood finished 10 of 21 passing for 81 yards and one TD.
The Panthers hung with Campbell County into the second quarter, but senior Brandon Morris scored on a 3-yard pass from Wood to give the Camels the lead for good just before halftime.
Campbell County will play Louisville Butler next week.
PLEASURE RP 0-14-0-0—14
at CAMPBELL 7-14-7-3—31
CC-Wood 6 run (Knaley kick)
PRP-Risinger 1 run (Spiva kick)
CC-Wood 1 run (Knaley kick)
PRP-Deshan 14 pass from Risinger
CC-Morris 3 pass from Wood (Knaley kick)
CC-Wood 5 run (Knaley kick)
CC-Knaley FG 32
RECORDS: Campbell County 8-3, Pleasure Ridge Park 4-7.
SIMON KENTON 58, LOUISVILLE SOUTHERN 9 – Pioneers passers finished perfect on 15 pass attempts, throwing for 243 yards and five touchdowns.
Senior Brenan Kuntz was 14-for-14 for 166 yards and four TDs. Junior Kyle Heflin completed the other pass, hitting Kuntz on a trick play for a 77-yard score.
Junior Logan Winkler caught three passes for 37 yards – all resulted in touchdowns. It was his third three-TD game of the season.
Sophomore Dillon Powell led Simon Kenton on the ground with seven carries for 86 yards, and sophomore Adam Meyers ran the ball once, but it was for a 53-yard TD to cap off the scoring.
The Pioneers will host Dixie Heights next week.
at S. KENTON 29-22-0-7—58
SK-Kuntz 77 pass from Heflin (Kuntz run)
SK-Winkler 9 pass from Kuntz (Wassom pass from Kuntz)
SK-Marksberry 11 interception return (Smith kick)
SK-Kuntz 19 run (kick failed)
SK-Winkler 9 pass from Kuntz (Bryson run)
SK-Winkler 19 pass from Kuntz (Smith kick)
SK-Wassom 21 pass from Kuntz (Smith kick)
SO-Cash 13 pass from Marshall (kick failed)
SK-Meyers 53 run (Smith kick)
RECORDS: Simon Kenton 11-0, Southern 4-7.
DIXIE HEIGHTS 49, LOUISVILLE SENECA 6 – Senior running back Darion Washington rushed 15 times for 207 yards and three touchdowns to pace the Colonels.
Washington opened the scoring with a 30-yard run, and after Seneca scored its lone TD, Washington scored from 72 yards out.
Senior running back Seth Caple added two rushing scores for Dixie Heights, which will travel to Simon Kenton next week. Caple rushed four times for 47 yards.
Junior defensive back Ethan Harrison intercepted two passes for the Colonels.
D. HEIGHTS 21-14-7-7—49
at SENECA 6-0-0-0—6
DH-Washington 30 run (Schulte kick)
S-J. White 5 run (kick failed)
DH-Washington 72 run (Schulte kick)
DH-Caple 3 run (Schulte kick)
DH-Caple 1 run (Schulte kick)
DH-Washington 5 run (Schulte kick)
DH-Zajac 2 run (Schulte kick)
DH-Hedger 20 pass from Moore (Schulte kick)
RECORDS: Dixie Heights 8-3, Seneca 2-9.
McCRACKEN COUNTY 55, BOONE COUNTY 10 – The Rebels finished the season winless.
LOUISVILLE BUTLER 48, RYLE 14 – The Raiders ended the year 2-9.