Around the Rankings
#1 Christian Academy of Louisville dominated from the outset, putting a 36-0 spanking on Christian County in the Jerry Claiborne Bowl. The Centurions have pitched consecutive shutouts to begin the 2019 season.
#2 DeSales rebounded from a season opening loss to a 6A power in St. Xavier by beating 6A power Butler in game two. DeMarcus Avery ran for 68 yards and two touchdowns to lead a balanced attack.
#3 Belfry was challenged all evening by Class 2A #4 Lexington Christian but the Pirates ultimately prevailed, 39-20, in night one of the Pike County Bowl. Isaac Dixon rushed for 207 yards and a touchdown while Peyton Hensley added 142 yards and two scores for Belfry.
#5 Ashland won the school's 700th game in dominant fashion, whipping Boyd County, 53-7.
#6 Elizabethtown had perhaps the toughest challenge of any 3A school in Week 2, facing Class 6A #5 North Hardin. The Panthers led 7-6 at the half after a Joe Becherer touchdown and 13-12 after three quarters. It wasn't enough, however, as the visiting Trojans took the lead for good midway through the fourth quarter on a Lavell Wright touchdown run.
#7 Paducah Tilghman's running game was again in full effect as they waltzed past Louisville Holy Cross, 50-21, at the Louisville Central BSN Bowl. Damien Ford and Jayden Freeman combined for over 450 total yards and scored all seven Blue Tornado touchdowns.
#8 Glasgow had no trouble with 1A Russellville, romping 56-0. Glasgow had 436 total yards offense while holding Russellville to a mere 28. Quarterback Tanner Abernathy threw for three touchdowns in the win.
#10 Mercer County was methodical in beating Allen County-Scottsville, 32-19, in the Rebel Bowl at Boyle County. Malachi Yulee rushed for 207 yards on the evening for the Titans.
Bardstown poured it on late with 21 fourth quarter points to top Danville, 28-7. Tereylin Calbert had seven catches for 152 yards and a touchdown for the Tigers.
East Carter handled Lewis County with ease, beating the Lions 49-0 on Friday night. Jacob Underwood scored twice on the ground and returned a punt for a touchdown as the Raiders started 2-0 for the third consecutive season.
New Estill County coach Jordan Marcum won his first game in his first outing as the Engineers toppled Powell County, 36-14. Quarterback Ty Niece had three rushing touchdowns for Estill.