Stellman had a so-so performance but came up big on the last play of the game for a 69 yard strike to win the game in the final seconds. Dixie QB Greg Preston had the better overall game on 18-30 passing, and a rushing TD, but Stellman's poise won out with the game on the line.
Next up for Conner (7-0) is Ryle.
In 4A action:
Top ranked St. Xavier (6-1) had no troubles in posting another shutout, 62-0 over the Rebels of Atherton (1-7). Victor Anderson had 3 rushing TD's for X who amassed 286 yards on the ground. Next up for the Tigers is the Crimsons of Manual which will be the marquee matchup in Kentucky Prep Football next weekend.
The 2nd ranked Trinity Shamrocks (6-1) dispatched the Rockets of Shelby County (3-5) by a score of 45-0. Shamrock QB Brad Savko had 2 TDs on 13 of 19 passing for 230 yards and no picks. Chris Lawson also had 2 rushing TD's for the Rocks who will take the Southern Trojans next week.
3rd ranked Manual (7-1) was on cruise control in a 55-6 rout of Iroquois (1-6). Crimson QB Austin Tiller had 3 TD passes and Quintin Diggs had a rushing TD.
The 4th ranked Colonels of Henderson County (6-1) continues to run roughshod over Region 1 teams with a 42-12 victory over Ohio County (3-4). The Colonels travel to Owensboro to take on Apollo who entered the 4A poll at 9th this week.
5th rated Male (5-2) went wild on the Butler Bears 52-14, who have seen a promising season slip away. Male QB Brian Anderson went 18-26 for 379 yards and 4 TD's. Butler (5-3) has had two blowout losses in as many weeks. Male will travel out to Dixie Highway to take on the Ridge on Friday night.
6th ranked Madison Central (6-1) has reeled off its 5th straight win over South Laurel in week 7. This weekend they will take on George Rogers Clark.
9th ranked Apollo (6-1) tuned up with a 31-7 victory over Grayson County (0-8). Big game this weekend as Apollo hosts Henderson County.
Scott County (5-2) hits the poll at #10 this week. A win over Woodford County (1-7) Friday night 36-14 will keep them there another week. Ted Sberna had 2 rushing TD's and another receiving. Scott County will travel to Tates Creek on Friday night.
In 3A games:
Top ranked Highlands (7-1) shutout yet another opponent. This time the victim was Grant County (4-3) and the score was 43-0. The Bluebirds scored on their first 3 possessions. Jordan Nevels also had a 12 yard TD rushing. This was Highlands 3 shutout in the last 4 games. Next up for the Bluebirds are the Colonels of Oldham County.
2nd rated Hopkinsville (7-0) rolled to a 58-7 win over Calloway County (1-6). UK verbal had a hand in 4 first half TDs and did not play any offense snaps in the second half. Pulley was 12-13 for 147 yards. Big showdown is looming this weekend as the Tigers travel up the Pennyrile Parkway to take on Madisonville-North Hopkins (6-1). 3A 9th ranked Madisonville had a open date this week to prepare for the Hoptown.
3rd rated Bowling Green has an open date this past weekend. Next up for the Purples is Allen County-Scottsville.
4th ranked Lexington Catholic (6-1) put a shutout on the board with an impressive 40-0 win against West Jessamine (4-3). Justin Burke had 2 TDs passing and Cornell Burbage, Jr. had a 66 yard punt return for a TD. Next up for the Knights is Bourbon County.
5th rated Boyle County's Brandon Smith went off against Pulaski County 68-14. Smith accounted for 5 TD's, 2 rushing and 3 passing, one a 66 yarder to Seth Tamme. Tamme had 116 yards receiving, his second 100 yard game in a row. Both Boyle County and Pulaski have 5-2 records.
In 2A action:
Top ranked Breathitt County (8-0) made short work of Leslie County (4-3) by a 55-20 score. Breathitt's Todd Robinson scored 3 rushing TDs and QB Jacob Hundley had 3 TD's as well. Breathitt County has an open date this weekend.
2nd rated Belfry (7-0) had to go to overtime for a home win over Prestonsburg (5-2) 20-14. Defense continues to be the theme for the Pirates, allowing only 48 points this year in 7 games.
3rd ranked Fort Campbell trailed Heath 20-19 at the half. However, Falcons QB Mark Hayes got Ft. Campbell on track in the second half, hitting Aaron Wright with the go ahead TD midway through the 3rd quarter 27-20 with a 2 point conversion.
Heath cut the lead to 27-26 and the 2 point conversion failed. The Falcons then put the defensive clamps on to seal the victory. Next up for Ft. Campbell is Muhlenberg South.
4th rated E'town (7-1) blanked Larue County (4-3) Friday night 21-0. Chris Todd was 16-22 passing for 279 yards. TE Zipp Duncan led the Panthers with 5 receptions for 63 yards and a TD catch. Next up for E'town, the Western Warriors.
5th ranked Russell (7-0) remains undefeated with a 48-7 blasting of Lewis County (1-6). Next up for Russell is Estill County.
In 1A games:
Top ranked Beechwood put up 49 points in the first half on the backs of RB Dustin Menterey and QB Patrick Muth. Menterey had 90 yards rushing on 10 carries and 3 TDs. Muth went 5 for 5 for 130 yards and 2 TD's. Bellevue scored 20 unanswered points in the second half for some respectability.
2nd rated Newport Central Catholic (6-1) bounced back from last weeks heartbreaking loss to Beechwood by taking Ludlow (5-2) to the woodshed 58-0.
3rd ranked Danville (5-2) rolled up 600 yard of offense in a 56-18 win over Carroll County (4-3) Friday night in Carrollton. Sophomore QB Jeffrey Guest led the Admirals with 148 yards passing and 166 rushing.
4th ranked Murray (7-0) took the measure of Fulton City (0-7) by a 41-6 score. Next up for Murray is a trip to Mayfield on Friday night.
Williamsburg cracked the top 5 this week in 1A with an 8-0 record and a win over Cumberland (4-3) on Friday night 57-7. Next up for Cumberland is a Friday night date at Lynn Camp.
Top games this weekend:
St. Xavier at Manual
Henderson County at Apollo
Hopkinsville at Madisonville-North Hopkins
Male at Pleasure Ridge Park