Playoff Recap: 6A Round One
Central Hardin 42 Ohio County 14
The Eagles started the season 5-0 before struggling with 6A foes, finishing 1-4. Ohio County completed their season at 7-4, bowing out to Central Hardin in the first round. Central Hardin moved on to round two on a four game winning streak. The Bruins built a 14-0 halftime advantage and led 28-0 after three quarters. The Bruins’ Nick Morris caught 10 passes for 124 yards to lead the Bruins attack. Central Hardin rushed for more than 300 yards and held Ohio County to 22 yards on the ground. The Eagles passed for 226 yards and finished the year with more than 2500 yards through the air.
Henderson County 21 Meade County 14
The Colonels picked up their first playoff win since 2013.
Henderson County’s Jr. QB, Skip Patterson, threw for 261 yards and two touchdowns. Meade County (5-6) scored two fourth quarter touchdowns on short runs by Brock Wilson. Wilson finished with 86 yards on 15 carries for the Green Wave.
Daviess County 33 North Hardin 7
The Panthers recorded their first playoff victory since 2007. North Hardin (3-8) held a 7-0 lead after one quarter. Daviess County exploded for three touchdown runs in the second stanza and never looked back. Freshman RB Lavell Wright was a bright spot for the Trojans . Junior QB Josh Cambron led the Panthers into the second round.
McCracken County 48 Muhlenberg County 0
This game marked the second time the Eagles soundly defeated the young men from Greenville in three weeks. The first was a 49-0 contest October 20. Muhlenberg County dropped five of their last six games to finish 3-8. The winning Mustangs allowed 56 total yards and accumulated 352 yards on offense. McCracken County only attempted 10 passes with 7 completions for 124 yards .
Trinity 70 Seneca 0
The Shamrocks’ Jake Saylor returned the opening kickoff 65 yards for a touchdown and Trinity led 35-0 after one quarter. The margin grew to 56-0 at halftime. The running clock began 15 seconds into the second quarter. Eight-minute quarters were utilized in the second half. Seneca picked up one first down on the final play and totaled a net of 8 yards on offense. The Redhawks finished the campaign at 0-11.
Campbell County 19 Eastern 14
The Fighting Camels rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat the Eastern (5-6) squad from District 4. The Eagles outgained Campbell County 319 yards to 281 yards per the Eastern submission to the KHSAA. Senior QB Christian Kessler who passed for 187 yards led the Eagles.
Ballard 20 Boone County 12
Boone County closed out the 2017 season 1-10 after dropping their playoff match to the Ballard Bruins. Junior QB Zach Grau led the Rebels with 131 passing yards. Boone County outgained the Eagles 289 to 257 in offensive yards.
Simon Kenton 48 Jeffersontown 17
Senior QB Matt Shearer led the Pioneers to a first round playoff win over Jeffersontown (3-8). Simon Kenton picked up 350 offensive yards and allowed the Chargers 202 yards.
St. Xavier 36 Manual 7
The Tigers, winners of 4 of their last 5 games, cruised by the Crimsons for the second time this season. The October 6 game was a 56-34 victory for St. Xavier.
The Tigers relied on their Junior backup QB Keegan Sullivan as Senior Jack Albers rested his injured hand. Manual completed their season at 3-8.
Pleasure Ridge Park 37 Cooper 12
The Jaguars outgained the Panthers 265 yards to 208. Cooper (2-9) rushed for 257 yards and allowed 122. Pleasure Ridge Park had dropped 4 of their previous six games entering the playoff tilt. Cooper’s district over Conner allowed the Jaguars to come in second in District 6 and earn the home playoff game.
Male 64 Conner 0
The Bulldogs recorded their first shutout of the season. Conner (4-7) lost their last five games. This marked the first time the Cougars were shutout victims in 2017.
The 64 points allowed by Conner resulted in their most lopsided loss in the past 20 years!
Butler 20 Ryle 14
The Bears allowed 178 rushing yards and held off the home standing Raiders. Ryle (8-3) gave up 161 yards on the ground. Butler’s Junior RB Eric Jackson ran for 78 yards and Sophomore QB Chaz Burks passed for those 161 yards. Ryle’s Senior RB Jake Chisolm , a Mr. Football candidate, was hampered by a severe ankle sprain.
Tates Creek 53 Bryan Station 14
Jalen Burbage was the bright spot for the Defenders as he passed for 85 yards and rushed for 90 yards in a losing effort. Bryan Station (1-10) allowed 534 yards of offense by the Commodores, including 320 on the ground.
Frederick Douglass 28 Lafayette 12
The Broncos won their first ever playoff game. Lafayette, the defending state runners-up, finished the season with three consecutive losses and fell to 3-8 overall. The Generals lost to Frederick Douglass by a 29-14 score on September 8.
Henry Clay 20- Madison Central 7
Madison Central (6-5) came into this contest on a three game winning streak. Henry Clay won the offensive yardage battle 296-274. Junior RB Freddy Chenault led the Indians with 112 yards gained on the ground. Junior WR Antwaun Warford recorded 59 receiving yards for Madison Central. Senior Tyree Clarke led the Blue Devils rushing attack with 108 yards. Sophomore QB Darrin Van Horn passed for 121 yards for Henry Clay.
Scott County 43 George Rogers Clark 14
Nitavius Thomas rushed for 107 yards in a losing effort for the Winchester school.
George Rogers Clark finished 5-6 and lost 4 of their last 5 games. The 43 points allowed were the second highest total for GRC in 2017. Scott County won the offensive yardage battle 239-221. Six different players carried the ball for the Georgetown based squad and gained 136 total rushing yards.