By John Lachmann
Senior quarterback Brenan Kuntz eclipsed triple digits in rushing yards and threw just three incompletions as Simon Kenton held off Conner, 42-35 on Friday.
Kuntz finished 14-for-17 for 149 yards and a touchdown, and he ran the ball 17 times for 110 yards and two TDs.
Pioneers sophomore Dillon Powell added 93 ground yards and two scores on 17 carries, and he ran a kickoff back 89 yards for another touchdown.
Simon Kenton survived a 356-yard passing night by Conner senior Drew Barker. Barker was 28-of-45 and threw four TDs, and he ran 20 times for 55 yards and one score.
Cougars senior Andrew Way caught 10 passes for 179 yards and three touchdowns.
S. KENTON 7-21-7-7—42
at CONNER 0-20-8-7—35
SK-Powell 31 run (Smith kick)
C-Way 34 pass from Barker (Buck kick)
SK-Powell 20 run (Smith kick)
C-Barker 5 run (Buck kick)
SK-Kuntz 16 run (Smith kick)
C-Loney 22 pass from Barker (kick failed)
SK-Powell 89 kickoff return (Smith kick)
SK-Powell 20 pass from Kuntz (Smith kick)
C-Way 12 pass from Barker (Way pass from Barker)
SK-Kuntz 7 run (Smith kick)
C-Way 22 pass from Barker (Buck kick)
RECORDS: Simon Kenton 3-0, Conner 1-1.
HIGHLANDS 62, LEXINGTON BRYAN STATION 44 – Bluebirds senior Drew Houliston threw six touchdown passes, finishing 15-for-22 for 309 yards in a game that featured 953 yards of offense.
Highlands rolled up 304 yards of offense in the first quarter and 524 for the game.
Bluebirds senior Zach Harris accounted for four touchdowns – he rushed 12 times for 11 yards and two TDs and caught four passes for 79 yards and a pair of scores.
Highlands junior Jenson Feggins caught two passes – both touchdowns – for 44 yards.
BRYAN STATION 14-0-14-16—44
at HIGHLANDS 27-28-0-7—62
H-Harris 14 pass from Houliston (Dougherty kick)
H-Harris 1 run (Dougherty kick)
H-Harris 22 pass from Houliston (run failed)
BS-Claitt 76 pass from Johnson (Shier kick)
H-Harris 1 run (Dougherty kick)
BS-Walker 99 kickoff return (Shier kick)
H-Brockett 35 pass from Houliston (Dougherty kick)
H-Feggins 11 pass from Houliston (Dougherty kick)
H-Hayes 3 run (Dougherty kick)
H-Feggins 33 pass from Houliston (Dougherty kick)
BS-Jonathan 1 run (Claitt pass from Johnson)
BS-Kc. Carmichael 7 pass from Johnson (pass failed)
BS-Kc. Carmichael 21 pass from Johnson (Claitt pass from Johnson)
H-Veneman 52 pass from Houliston (Dougherty kick)
BS-Floyd 8 pass from Johnson (Floyd pass from Johnson)
RECORDS: Highlands 3-0, Bryan Station 1-1.
WALTON-VERONA 33, KENTUCKY COUNTRY DAY 17 – Junior Mason Compton ran the ball 18 times for 184 yards and two touchdowns, and he caught a third TD in the Bearcats’ win.
Senior Chris Latimore added eight carries for 97 yards, and he sealed the game with a 49-yard touchdown run with under two minutes remaining.
at KY. C.D. 3-0-0-14—17
KCD-Holtgrave FG 22
WV-Compton 1 pass from Kline (Hoffa kick)
WV-Compton 53 run (kick failed)
WV-Richardson 12 pass from Kline (Hoffa kick)
KCD-Staffeiri 38 pass from Frank (Holtgrave kick)
WV-Compton 4 run (Hoffa kick)
KCD-Alford 5 pass from Frank (Holtgrave kick)
WV-C. Latimore 49 run (kick failed)
RECORDS: Walton-Verona 3-0, Kentucky Country Day 2-1.
COOPER 22, BOONE COUNTY 7 – Jaguars senior Will Ludwig finished 23 of 34 for 250 yards and two touchdowns.
Cooper senior Corey Fussinger caught six passes for 70 yards and senior Kyle Henderson had three catches for 59 yards and a touchdown.
Senior Brandon Youngblood caught a 5-yard TD pass in the third quarter to give Cooper a two-touchdown lead.
at BOONE 0-7-0-0—7
C-Henderson 25 pass from Ludwig (Turner kick)
C-Ludwig 8 run (Ludwig run)
BC-Floyd 10 run (O’Hara kick)
C-Youngblood 5 run (Turner kick)
RECORDS: Cooper 2-1, Boone County 0-3.
SCOTT 70, CINCINNATI AIKEN 8 – Sophomore defensive back Deondre Pleasant scored on a 64-yard punt return and a 30-yard interception return to pace the Eagles.
Senior running back Josh Castleman ran the ball twice for 80 yards and one touchdown.
at SCOTT 28-28-8-6—70
S-De Tatta 5 run (Berk kick)
S-Osborne 25 run (Berk kick)
S-Castleman 65 run (Berk kick)
S-Pleasant 64 punt return (Berk kick)
S-Brinkman 1 run (Berk kick)
S-London 60 run (Berk kick)
S-Pleasant 30 interception return (Berk kick)
S-Miller 20 fumble return (Berk kick)
S-Lunsford 20 run (Fitzgerald run)
A-Griffin 60 run (Griffin run)
S-Fitzgerald 10 run (kick failed)
RECORDS: Scott 4-0, Aiken 0-2.
CINCINNATI SYCAMORE 28, RYLE 0 – Senior Greg Simpson rushed 23 times for 144 yards and three touchdowns for the Aviators.
at RYLE 0-0-0-0—0
S-Simpson 2 run (Cogen kick)
S-Simpson 4 run (Cogen kick)
S-Simpson 38 run (Cogen kick)
S-Stepp 82 interception return (Cogen kick)
RECORDS: Sycamore 2-0, Ryle 1-2.
HOLMES 34, LLOYD 28 – The Bulldogs scored three unanswered touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
Sophomore Shawndale Mincy caught a 65-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Fred Vickers to cut the Juggernauts’
lead to one, and he had another 65-yard TD reception from Vickers to give the Bulldogs the lead.
Senior Jonathan Scruggs scored Holmes’ first three touchdowns.
at LLOYD 6-6-9-7—28
L-Gaines 40 pass from Molitor (kick failed)
L-Gabbard 5 run (kick failed)
H-J. Scruggs 65 punt return (Gullett kick)
H-J. Scruggs 50 run (Gullett kick)
L-Gutierrez FG 20
L-Riddle 8 pass from Molitor (kick failed)
H-J. Scruggs 25 run (Gullett kick)
H-Mincy 65 pass from Vickers (kick failed)
H-Mincy 65 pass from Vickers (Gullett kick)
RECORDS: Holmes 2-1, Lloyd 1-2.
GALLATIN COUNTY 34, BELLEVUE 28 – Gallatin County senior Nate McCoy rushed for three touchdowns and caught another TD pass.
He finished with seven carries for 119 yards and caught three passes for 61.
Tigers senior quarterback Tyler Ackerson threw for 325 yards, but his last attempt fell incomplete as Bellevue had driven to the Wildcats’ 15. He completed 25-of-51 passes.
Bellevue senior running back Dylan Huff rushed for 117 yards on 18 carries, scoring twice.
at GALLATIN 7-14-7-6—34
B-Pointsett 23 pass from Ackerson (Kick failed)
GC-McCoy 38 pass from Chapman (Flores kick)
B-Huff 13 run (Pass failed)
GC-Chapman 1 run (Flores kick)
GC-McCoy 8 run (Flores kick)
B-Huff 2 run (pass failed)
GC-McCoy 7 run (Flores kick)
GC-McCoy 96 run (pass failed)
B-Hazaras 4 run (Stephenson pass from Ackerson)
RECORDS: Bellevue 1-2, Gallatin County 2-1.
PARIS 34, LUDLOW 26 – Paris sophomore James Clark caught a game-winning 50-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
at PARIS 6-8-12-8—34
P-Dumphord 36 interception return (kick failed)
L-Mahan 4 run (Ledbetter kick)
L-Wilburn 18 pass from Doane (kick failed)
P-Clark 16 pass from Downey (Williams run)
P-Garrard 54 run (pass failed)
P-Clark 19 run (run failed)
L-Cole 85 pass from Cody (pass failed)
L-Cody 1 run (Ledbetter kick)
P-Clark 50 pass from Downey (Garrard run)
Records: Paris 2-1, Ludlow 0-3.
PENDLETON COUNTY 22, DAYTON 21 – Junior Hunter Lea scored on a touchdown run with seven minutes remaining, and the Wildcats ran in the two-point conversion to take the lead for good.