Ryle edges Cooper 49-42 in a shootout

Ryle edges Cooper 49-42 in a shootout
Posted at 12:23 AM, Oct 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-08 07:59:12-04

UNION, Ky. - Undefeated Ryle had a seven-point lead five times in the first half, fell behind by a touchdown and then rallied to beat Cooper 49-42 on Friday.


The first half featured five ties as the teams traded touchdowns en route to a 35-35 score after two quarters.

Jake Chisholm ran back the opening kickoff for the first of his four touchdowns. He rushed 20 times for 218 yards and three TDs.

"This was the first game that we really were in a dog fight," Chisholm said. "The other games were mostly blowouts, but this one showed what we were really made of."

The Raiders’ Tanner Morgan finished 10 of 16 for 156 yards and a touchdown, and Bryce Ashley caught four passes for 103 yards and a TD.

Cooper's Jarod Lonaker was 25-for-38 for 301 yards and four scores. Dante Hendrix ended the night with 13 catches for 155 yards and three touchdowns.

Cooper’s Jaden Jackson also gained 148 yards on the ground, scoring twice. The Jaguars outgained Ryle 469-460.

"Cooper is a heck of a football team, a great offensive team," Ryle coach Mike Engler said. "Dante Hendrix is one of the best wide receivers in the state. I told the team that we could definitely see them again."

The 7-0 Raiders will travel to Conner next week for their final road game of the season. The Jaguars have two more home games, including next week against Boone County.

LISTEN: The crew chats with Ryle coach Mike Engler: