By John Lachmann
Cooper scored on its first play from scrimmage, but Simon Kenton reeled off the final 36 points in the Pioneers’ 36-6 win over the Jaguars on Friday.
Pioneers senior Brenan Kuntz was 16-for-27 passing for 191 yards and a touchdown, and he rushed 22 times for 147 yards and one TD.
Sophomore Dillon Powell also piled up 147 ground yards for Simon Kenton, running the ball 20 times and scoring once.
The Pioneers outgained Cooper, 376-44 in rushing yards and 567-212 overall.
The game was held up for 40 minutes because of a lightning delay.
at S.KENTON 7-7-7-15—36
C-Morgan 78 pass from Ludwig (kick failed)
SK-Kuntz 3 run (Smith kick)
SK-Deaton 2 run (Smith kick)
SK-Powell 1 run (Smith kick)
SK-Smith FG 36
SK-Bryson 31 pass from Kuntz (kick failed)
SK-Bryson 43 run (kick failed)
RECORDS: Simon Kenton 5-0, Cooper 2-3.
FRANKLIN COUNTY 28, BEECHWOOD 24 – Senior Lorenzo McCaskell scored the decisive touchdown on a 42-yard run with 7:37 remaining.
The Flyers took over at the Tigers’ 42 after a partially blocked punt and McCaskell scored on the first ensuing play.
Sophomore Kyle Fieger finished 24 of 41 for 291 yards and one touchdown in the losing effort for the Tigers.
Junior Joe Studer scored Beechwood’s first two touchdowns, gaining 74 yards on 11 carries.
at FRANKLIN 7-7-0-14—28
B-Studer 17 run (Sletto kick)
FC-Hurst 35 pass from Sanderson (Durham kick)
FC-Kennedy 31 pass from Sanderson (Durham kick)
B-Studer 3 run (Sletto kick)
B-J. Burns 18 pass from Fieger (Sletto kick)
B-Sletto FG 25
FC-Roberts 15 pass from Sanderson (Durham kick)
FC-McCaskell 42 run (Durham kick)
RECORDS: Franklin County 5-0, Beechwood 2-2.
SCOTT 55, HOLY CROSS 13 – Senior Josh Castleman scored the first three touchdowns of the game and the Eagles never looked back.
Castleman ran in scores from 36, 20 and 14 yards out, and he finished with nine carries for 94 yards.
Scott sophomore Roberto London led the team in rushing yards despite only have three carries. He gained 95 ground yards and scored on runs of 61 and 34 yards.
The Eagles rushed for 324 yards and passed for another 72 to finish with 396 yards of total offense.
at H.CROSS 7-0-6-0—13
S-Castleman 36 run (Berk kick)
S-Castleman 20 run (Berk kick)
HC-Scott 43 run (Scott kick)
S-Castleman 14 run (Berk kick)
S-London 61 run (Berk kick)
S-Wolff 31 pass from Osborne (Berk kick)
S-London 34 run (Berk kick)
HC-Scott 2 run (kick failed)
S-Sexton 28 fumble return (Berk kick)
S-Brinkman 4 run (kick failed)
RECORDS: Scott 5-0, Holy Cross 0-4.
SHELBY COUNTY 19, RYLE 13 – Junior Ryan Wolf ran the ball 14 times for 135 yards and both Raiders touchdowns.
With the score tied late in the fourth quarter, Ryle made a defensive stop on fourth and 1 on its 4 yard line.
However, the Raiders fumbled on the first play after taking over on downs, and Shelby County senior Dalton Thompson ran in a decisive 2-yard touchdown in the first play with 2:58 remaining.
at SHELBY 0-10-3-6—19
R-Wolf 1 run (Bouvin kick)
SC-Edwards FG 42
R-Wolf 70 run (kick failed)
SC-Marica 55 pass from Thompson (Edwards kick)
SC-Edwards FG 38
SC-Thompson 2 run (kick blocked)
RECORDS: Shelby County 3-1, Ryle 1-4.
MASON COUNTY 17, NEWPORT 12 – Senior quarterback Charlie Mullins led the Wildcats by completing 16 of 29 passes for 204 yards and one touchdown.
Senior Jayshawn Stanley eclipsed triple digits receiving for Newport, catching five passes for 103 yards including a 64-yard TD.
The Royals were led by senior Rashon Nelson, who rushed for 174 yards and one score on 28 carries, and junior Rico Hall, who added 86 ground yards on 12 rushes.
Newport recovered a fumble on its 38 late in the fourth quarter, but the Wildcats went four and out – gaining just one yard – and Mason County ran out the clock.
MASON CO. 14-3-0-0—17
at NEWPORT 0-6-6-0—12
MC-Nelson 3 run (Tompkins kick)
MC-Hill 46 run (Tompkins kick)
N-Mullins 1 run (pass failed)
MC-Tompkins FG 28
N-Stanley 64 pass from Mullins (run failed)
RECORDS: Mason County 4-0, Newport 0-4.
BELLEVUE 48, CARROLL COUNTY 6 – Senior quarterback Tyler Ackerson completed 11 of 18 passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns in the Tigers’ win.
He also rushed 11 times for 111 yards and a pair of TDs.
Senior Dylan Huff added 103 rushing yards and two scores on 14 carries, and he ran in a pair of two-point conversions. He caught three passes for 52 yards.
CARROLL CO. 6-0-0-0—6
at BELLEVUE 14-12-22-0—48
B-Poinsett 15 pass from Ackerson (Huff run)
CC-Wise 74 pass from Adams (run failed)
B-Ackerson 16 run (run failed)
B-Ackerson 17 run (pass failed)
B-Stephenson 17 pass from Ackerson (pass failed)
B-Huff 9 run (pass failed)
B-Huff 39 run (Huff run)
B-Woodyard 65 interception return (Hazeres run)
RECORDS: Bellevue 2-3, Carroll County 2-3.
LEXINGTON HENRY CLAY 21, BOONE COUNTY 6 – Junior DeArion Jones scored two rushing touchdowns for the Blue Devils, including a clinching 16-yard run in the fourth quarter.
The Rebels scored all six of their points on a pair of first-half field goals by senior Evan O’Hara.
HENRY CLAY 8-0-0-13—21
at BOONE CO. 3-3-0-0—6
HC—Jones 1 run (Black pass from Tackett)
BC—O'Hara FG 21
BC—O'Hara FG 44
HC—Gay 30 interception return (Dunbar kick)
HC—Jones 16 run (kick failed)
RECORDS: Henry Clay 4-0, Boone County 0-5.
LLOYD 28, GALLATIN COUNTY 0 – The Juggernauts picked up their second straight win to improve to 3-2.
at GALLATIN 0-0-0-0—0
RECORDS: Lloyd 3-2, Gallatin County 2-3.
GRANT COUNTY AT WALTON-VERONA, POSTPONED – Due to poor weather conditions, this game will be played at 4 p.m. on Saturday.
LUDLOW 18, BROSSART 12 – The Panthers improved to 1-4.
Ludlow did not provide a scoring summary or scoring plays from this game.
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Junior right-hander Hayden Molitor went the distance to earn his second win of the season as Lloyd edged Ludlow.
Senior right-hander Rachel Carroll tossed a one-hitter as Campbell County blanked Lloyd.
Sophomore Nathan Eberhard battled to a first-singles win as Conner shut out Campbell County, in an NKAC semifinal.
Junior center fielder Blaise Ostertag doubled in two in the bottom of the fourth to lift Conner to a win over Scott.
Freshman center fielder Hailey Nicholas singled up the middle with no outs in the bottom of the eighth to lift Cooper to a win over Campbell County.
Sophomore Sheldon Preisler won his eighth straight match to open the season as Boone County edged Lloyd, 3-2 on Wednesday.
Sophomore Erin Mogus remained perfect through five matches with her win at third singles as Cooper shut out Covington Latin.
Eighth-grader Curtis Kalbaugh improved to 7-0 on the season with a win at second singles as Ryle shut out St. Henry.
Conner coach Brad Arlinghaus set the school record for coaching wins as his Cougars beat Ryle.
Junior designated hitter Chelcey Broughton singled home two to put Simon Kenton ahead for good in a win over Grant County.