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'Title Town' Tussle Meets The Hype

The chance they wouldn't deliver was slim. The talent, too abundant. The nerves, too steady. The stage beckoned and they heeded the call. They, of course, referring to the headline makers at Boyle County and Lexington Christian Academy.  

No one inspires more captions or pulls a crowd this year like Cutter Boley. The future Wildcat's heights are hard to reach, both literally and figuratively. He stands a minimum 6'5" and delivers spirals no other quarterback in the state can equal. But if there's a chink in the armor, it's his nagging propensity to turn the ball over. 

We saw the highs and lows of his arm talent early on with his first two pass attempts. His first was a forty yard rope, placed where only his receiver could catch it (first play in the video below). The combination of accuracy and velocity that emphasizes why he's such a coveted prospect. The second pass killed a promising opening drive as he sailed a throw that was tipped and picked.

In the five losses Boley has suffered at LCA, he's thrown nearly as many interceptions (10) as touchdowns (11). 

When he was on target, real estate was coming in bunches. He finished with 406 yards, his fourth career game of 400+, but it was a 50/50 split on touchdowns and interceptions (3 apiece).


Teammate Brady Hensley was almost destined to come down from the cloud he's been riding since Week 1. Expecting an encore anywhere near what he did to Bowling Green bordered on unreasonable. His night in Danville was more workmanlike, but very productive and not without a highlight reel moment or two.

Hensley outran Montavin Quisenberry and Demauriah Brown to the endzone to get the Eagles on the board in the first quarter, providing the Rebel faithful with a visual they probably never thought they'd see. He also imitated his quarterback on a halfback pass, delivered with authority. His night concluded with 153 rushing yards and a touchdown on 25 carries, plus another 33 yards on the pass completion.

For as dynamic as LCA's duo were at times, it was Boyle County that walked off the field with helmets raised. That doesn't happen without scene stealing juniors Quisenberry and Brown. But Boyle's side of the story can't be told without the contributions of seniors Avery Bodner and Sage Dawson

Bodner ran for 95 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and was all over the field defensively, pacing the Rebels in tackles with 16.

His first score was one of the plays of the night, as he stuck a hand in the turf to keep himself upright before running through a couple of potential tackles and breaking the plane of the goal line.

His textbook, open field takedown of Hensley in the fourth quarter was a pivotal play in the game that may have denied LCA a go-ahead score and instead set up a fourth down the Eagles couldn't convert. 

Dawson's output was also subdued compared to Week 1, featuring only twelve pass attempts that yielded 138 yards and a touchdown. The scoring toss may have been the game's most impressive throw, as Dawson delivered a strike, on the money to Brown while Dawson was on the move. It's the first highlight in the video below. 



One of the most highly publicized games we'll see all season came off without a hitch and delivered on all fronts.

Boley, Hensley, Bodner, and Dawson all had signature moments.

It was like watching prize fighters furiously trading blows to the final bell.

If you didn't catch it live, you can find a replay of this instant classic here: Boyle County vs. LCA at team1sports.com


Noteworthy Performances From Week 2

- Cole Hodge shredded New Albany's (IN) defense for five touchdown passes on a near perfect 16 of 17 attempts to muzzle the Bulldogs, 49-0. The first scoring toss of the night was the 100th touchdown of his career, passing and running.

- Lightning and rain peppered the Louisville cityscape Friday evening, postponing Male's game against Ballard. When play resumed on Saturday, Max Gainey peppered the Bruins with career highs in receiving yards (174) and touchdowns (3) as the Dawgs left no room for late game drama this time. 

- Hidden away from the star making vortex of the 'Golden Triangle', Daniel Thomas plies his trade in the dark. We were treated with a rare look at Thomas as Bell County ventured from the altitude of 'Log Mountain' into the light. Last year's statewide rushing leader lit up Boyd County for 344 yards and six touchdowns on 16 per carry. He added a seventh trip to the endzone on a scoop and score. 


Players Featured This Week

Cutter Boley (Lexington Christian Academy)

Season to date: 45/76 for 748 yards and 6 touchdowns and 4 interceptions | 1 rushing touchdown


Brady Hensley (RB/DB, Lexington Christian Academy)

Season to date: 55 carries for 555 yards and 6 touchdowns | 93 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns

Highlights: vs. Boyle County


Sage Dawson (QB/DB, Boyle County)

Season to date: 22/35 for 449 yards and 4 touchdowns  with 1 interception 


Avery Bodner (RB/DB, Boyle County)

Season to date: 25 carries for 196 yards and 3 touchdowns | 5 receptions for 139 yards and a touchdown | 21 tackles 


Cole Hodge (QB, Christian Academy of Louisville)

Season to date: 41/52 for 562 yards and 8 touchdowns with 1 interception | 52 rushing yards and 1 touchdown

Highlights: vs. New Albany (IN)


Max Gainey (WR, Male)

Season to date: 9 receptions for 212 yards and 4 touchdowns | 1 rushing touchdown 


Daniel Thomas (RB/LB, Bell County)

Season to date: 50 carries for 567 yards and 9 touchdowns 1 scoop and score 

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33 minutes ago, DevilMayCare said:

Brady Hensley is committed to Eastern Kentucky. I can't be alone in doubting that he ends up in Richmond. I think he's playing his way to bigger things.


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