By John Lachmann
Senior Jared Gabbard ran the ball on all four downs, punching in the deciding overtime touchdown as Lloyd edged Holy Cross, 28-21 on Friday.
Gabbard scored the winning TD on a 3-yard run up the middle. He was stuffed for no gain on first down, gained four on second down and was stopped after three yards on third down.
Gabbard finished with 27 carries for 237 yards and three touchdowns.
After the Juggernauts’ OT score, the Indians were whistled for consecutive five-yard penalties and then were sacked for a loss of one, setting up second and 21.
Lloyd gained just one yard on the next two downs, senior quarterback Hamilton Scott rushed for nine of fourth down, but he was stopped at the 11, ending the game.
Senior Jalen Beal led Holy Cross with 38 carries for 280 yards and three TDs.
at H.CROSS 7-7-7-0-0—21
HC-Beal 13 run (Scott kick)
HC-Beal 10 run (Scott kick)
L-Molitor 1 run (Gutierrez kick)
HC-Beal 59 run (Scott kick)
L-Gabbard 90 run (Gutierrez kick)
L-Gabbard 10 run (Gutierrez kick)
L-Gabbard 3 run (Gutierrez kick)
RECORDS: Lloyd 4-3, Holy Cross 1-5.
RYLE 14, BOONE COUNTY 7 – Junior Ryan Woolf rushed 30 times for 159 yards for a touchdown in the Raiders’ win.
Senior Ryan Hill added eight carries for 74 yards, and he caught three passes including Ryle’s second TD.
The Rebels scored with four minutes left in the fourth quarter, but the Raiders ran the clock out on their ensuing possession.
at RYLE 0-7-0-7—14
R-Hill 6 pass from Rytlewski (Bouvin kick)
R-Woolf 1 run (Bouvin kick)
BC-K. Westhoff 57 pass from Floyd (O’Hara kick)
RECORDS: Ryle 2-5, Boone County 0-7.
HOLMES 42, BELLEVUE 36 – Senior Jonathan Scruggs rushed for 292 yards and four touchdowns on 24 carries for the Bulldogs, who survived a 20-point surge in the fourth quarter.
After scoring three straight TDs, the Tigers lost the ball with 30 seconds remaining to essentially end the game.
Bellevue senior Tyler Ackerson completed 31 of 58 passes for 415 yards and two touchdowns, he rushed 19 times for 157 yards and three touchdowns, and threw for a pair of two-point conversions.
Tigers junior Blake Stephenson caught 11 passes for 208 yards and a pair of TDs.
Bellevue outgained Holmes, 624-420.
at HOLMES 19-9-14-0—42
H-J. Scruggs 80 run (run failed)
H-Barnes 21 fumble return (run failed)
B-T. Ackerson 37 run (Stephenson pass from T. Ackerson)
H-Scruggs 63 run (Gullett kick)
H-Gullett FG 32
B-T. Ackerson 5 run (N. Ackerson pass from T. Ackerson)
H-Revels 37 pass from Brumfield (kick failed)
H-Scruggs 64 run (Gullett kick)
H-Scruggs 41 run (Gullett kick)
B-Fogelman 11 pass from T. Ackerson (run failed)
B-Safety: Holmes quarterback tackled in end zone
B-T. Ackerson 6 run (pass failed)
B-Stephenson 40 pass from T. Ackerson (pass failed)
RECORDS: Holmes 4-2, Bellevue 3-4.
WALTON-VERONA 51, OWEN COUNTY 20 – Sophomore Noah Richardson and senior Chris Latimore scored two touchdowns each to pace the Bearcats.
Richardson ran in a 21-yard TD for Walton-Verona’s first score, and he caught a 29-yard pass for his second score. Both touchdowns were in the second quarter.
Latimore returned an interception 20 yards for a TD, and he also rushed for a 6-yard score.
OWEN COUNTY 0-7-6-7—20
at W.-VERONA 3-28-13-7—51
WV-Hoffa FG 29
WV-Hutchinson 23 pass from Kline (Hoffa kick)
WV-Richardson 21 run (Hoffa kick)
WV-C. Latimore 20 interception return (Hoffa kick)
WV-Richardson 29 pass from Kline (Hoffa kick)
OC-Young 30 pass from Smith (Croley kick)
WV-C. Latimore 6 run (kick failed)
WV-Compton 3 run (Hoffa kick)
OC-Lowe 9 pass from Smith (kick failed)
WV-Smith 3 run (Hoffa kick)
OC-Webster 14 pass from Smith (Croley kick)
RECORDS: Walton-Verona 6-1, Owen County 1-6.
HIGHLANDS 77, HARRISON 0 – The Bluebirds threw for 439 yards and nine touchdowns and rushed for two yards.
Senior Drew Houliston went 11-for-14 for 249 yards and four TDs, and junior Beau Hoge completed 9 of 10 passes for 190 yards and five scores.
Senior Jensen Feggins caught four passes for 123 yards and a touchdown, and junior Alex Veneman had three receptions for 84 yards and a pair of TDs.
Seniors Zach Harris and Jaylen Hayes also caught a pair of touchdown passes each.
HARRISON CO. 0-0-0-0—0
at HIGHLANDS 35-7-21-14—77
HI-Harris 26 pass from Houliston (Dougherty kick)
HI-Harris 25 pass from Houliston (Dougherty kick)
HI-Veneman 9 pass from Houliston (Dougherty kick)
HI-Feggins 68 punt return (Dougherty kick)
HI-G. Heck 60 fumble return (Dougherty kick)
HI-Veneman 29 pass from Houliston (Dougherty kick)
HI-Brockett 14 pass from Hoge (Dougherty kick)
HI-Feggins 49 pass from Hoge (Dougherty kick)
HI-Hayes 19 pass from Hoge (Dougherty kick)
HI-J. Weyer 3 pass from Hoge (Dougherty kick)
HI-Hayes 16 pass from Hoge (Dougherty kick)
RECORDS: Highlands 7-0, Harrison County 2-4.
NEWPORT 40, BROSSART 0 – Junior Dominic Joseph and sophomore Tyree Bolden scored two touchdowns each in the Wildcats’ win.
Joseph rushed 15 times for a team-best 120 yards, and Bolden added seven carries for 80 yards.
Newport senior quarterback Charlie Mullins completed 7-of-12 passes for 126 yards and two TDs.
at NEWPORT 7-27-6-0—40
N-Joseph 1 run (Franco kick)
N-Joseph 1 run (Franco kick)
N-Bolden 36 run (kick failed)
N-Stanley 32 pass from Mullins (Franco kick)
N-Ochoa 12 pass from Mullins (Franco kick)
B-Bolden 38 run (kick failed)
RECORDS: Newport 2-4, Brossart 2-4.
GALLATIN COUNTY 48, CARROLL COUNTY 13 – Senior wide receiver and free safety Nate McCoy scored three touchdowns and intercepted three passes for the Wildcats.
McCoy returned the opening kickoff for a TD, caught a 45-yard pass for a score and ran in a 2-yard touchdown.
Senior Jeff Eversole caught touchdown passes of 30 and 68 yards for Gallatin County. Senior quarterback Austin Chapman threw four TDs and ran in another.
at CARROLL 0-7-6-0—13
GC-McCoy 85 kickoff return (Flores kick)
GC-Eversole 30 pass from Chapman (Flores kick)
CC-McIntyre 2 run (Byrd kick)
GC-Eversole 68 pass from Chapman (Flores kick)
GC-McCoy 45 pass from Chapman (kick failed)
GC-McCoy 2 run (Flores kick)
CC-Wise 2 run (kick failed)
GC-Chapman 15 run (Flores kick)
GC-Yarnall 15 pass from Chapman (Flores kick)
RECORDS: Gallatin County 5-2, Carroll County 2-5.
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