Class 6A Notebook 9/10- A Two Horse Race
6A: A Two Horse Race.
We are now 3 furlongs into a 15-furlong race and two leaders have pulled away from the field with Trinity and Male. Trinity and Male have distanced themselves from the pack by going 3-0 with convincing wins over good competition. This past week Trinity galloped past Moeller (OH) 41-0, and Male blew by the current third horse St. Xavier 51-14 and is currently behind Trinity by a nose. In the 5th furlong, in two weeks, we will see whether Trinity or Male will make a move breaking free from the other. The field of St. Xavier, North Hardin, Ballard, Manual, Fern Creek, Simon Kenton, Central Hardin, and Butler have plenty of race left to improve, and they hope the favorites stumble near the end of the race in November. Let us review the current state of the race:
Trinity rushed past Moeller (OH) with 351 yards on the ground, led by RB Armon Tucker’s 217 yards and SB Brad West’s 125 yards. QB Nathan McElroy completed 14 passes for 140 yards and 1 touchdown. WR Ryan Miller led the receivers with 4 catches and 58 yards. The defense stifled Moeller’s offense holding them to 88 total yards, 32 rushing and 56 passing, along with a shut out. Next up for Trinity is Waubonsie Valley (IL) at home.
Male throttled #3 St. Xavier 51-14 in front of a packed house at St. Xavier. Male punished the Tigers on the ground with 269 yards rushing and added 166 passing. QB Elijah Parish completed 10 passes for 166 yards and 2 touchdowns. RB Jaylin Bross returned from injury the previous week and showed no ill effects by running for 130 yards and 3 touchdowns. WR Izayah Cummings caught 6 passes for 54 yards and 1 touchdown. TE Briceson Rodgers had 4 catches for 112 yards and 1 touchdown. The defense stopped the St. Xavier rushing attack by holding them to -1 net yards. Male yielded 149 yards passing and only surrendered 14 points and none of the points in the 2nd half. Male is open this week and will have two weeks to prepare for #1 Trinity.
St. Xavier had 1 good quarter in the 2nd scoring all of their 14 pts, but had already dug a large hole surrendering 21pts in the 1st quarter en route to a 51-14 loss. The lone scores came off a 12 yard pass from QB Doug Bodhaine to WR Elijah Byrne and a 7 yard touchdown run by QB Doug Bodhaine. The defense gave up 446 total yards including 268 on the ground and surrendered 44 points. Next up is at 4A #8 Central.
North Hardin won a defensive game against Ballard 10-6. North Hardin held a 10-0 lead at the half, but was able to hold Ballard to one score in the 2nd resulting in the win. North Hardin offense only netted 208 yards, but the defense had two interceptions and limited Ballard to 170 yards and one score. The offense was led by RB Lavell Wright who had 77 yards rushing with 1 touchdown and added 45 yards receiving. DL Octavious Oxendine led the defense with 6 tackles with 2 for a loss and 3 sacks. Next up for North Hardin is at Tates Creek.
Ballard came up short against #4 North Hardin in a defense dominated 10-6 loss. On offense they only generated 174 total yards, but the defense held North Hardin to 202 total yards. The offensive leader was RB Jayden Farmer with 125 yards on 14 rush attempts. QB Larry Cummings ran for the only touchdown. DL Jadarion Smith led the defense with 8 tackles. Next up for Ballard is at Christian Academy of Louisville.
Manual traveled to 5A #3 Scott County and could not stop their option offense and lost 48-35. Manual did have their best offensive output of the season generating 35 points. QB Zach Recktenwald was 12/18 for 226 yards and threw 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. Recktenwald also added 32 yards rushing on 3 carries. RB Ramont Townsend led rushers with 100 yards on 12 carries with 1 touchdown. WR Eli Blakey hauled in 122 yards on 4 catches with 2 touchdowns. The normally good Manual defense was run over and gave up 313 yards on the ground along with 48 points. Next up for Manual is Oldham County at home.
Fern Creek went to 4A #8 Central and ran through the normally stout Central defense resulting in a 34-14 win. Nearly all of Fern Creek’s offense was on the ground netting 295 yards with only 3 of those yards passing. RB Terrance Mitchell led the offense with 125 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns. RB Anthony Teague also had 103 yards and 1 touchdown. The defense held Central to an impressive 147 total yards. LB BJ Pepper led the defense with 10 tackles. Next up for Fern Creek is at #10 Butler.
Simon Kenton traveled to Oak Hills (OH) and won a hard-fought game 13-10 behind a stellar defensive effort holding Oak Hills to 116 total yards including -2 passing. On offense, QB Chase Crone was 17/25 for 132 yards and no touchdowns with 1 interception. RB Austin Hammack had 47 yards rushing and 1 touchdown. WR/RB Eric Brown rushed for 25 yards and 1 touchdown. WR Kody Sims led the receivers with 6 catches and 59 yards. LB Nate Walker led the defense with 10 tackles including 2 for a loss. DB Brennon Miller also had a interception. Next up for Simon Kenton is 5A #4 Highlands at home.
Central Hardin rolled over Apollo 51-20 amassing 473 yards of total offense. 354 yards were gained rushing by RB Kyler Lee for 136 yards and 2 touchdowns, and RB Deonco Wilkerson contributed 129 yards and 1 touchdown. QB Chase Elmore threw 3 touchdowns and going 6/11 with 123 yards. WR George Gavin led the receivers with 98 yards and 1 touchdown. The defense held Apollo to 203 yards with only 67 rushing. DE Shaun Hay led the defense with 9 tackles with 2 of them for a loss. DB Terry Brooks had 2 interceptions. Next up for Central Hardin is at 3A #6 Elizabethtown.
Butler defeated as expected a winless 5A Western team 51-0. RB Kenyon Goodin led the offense with 79 yards rushing and 1 touchdown. QB Chaz Burks connected with WR Tyrell Watkins for 1 touchdown pass. The defense held Western to 12 total yards including 0 through the air. DE Hosea Knifeley led the defense with 8 tackles with 4 for a loss and 1 sack. Next up for Butler is #7 Fern Creek at home.
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