St. Xavier traveled to Lexington Catholic for a tussle against Bob Sphire's Knights in a game that the Tigers pulled out with a 29 yard field goal by Tim Dougherty in the last 5 seconds of the game for a 37-34 victory.
LexCath appeared a bit overwhelmed as St. X raced to a 27-14 lead at halftime. But the Knights rode the arm of North Carolina State verbal Justin Burke to a furious comeback and evened the score at 27, and again at 34. Burke finished 21 of 41 with four touchdowns and one interception. St X. was led by Victor Anderson who had 18 rushes for 171 yards and had a touchdown reception. The game was ragged from beginning to end with kicking miscues and questionable calls. Next weekend St. X travels to Fern Creek for a battle with The Tigers and QB KJ Black. LexCath has an open date.
The Trinity Shamrocks looked as if they have some rust to shake off in a 17-13 loss to Tennessee power Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville Saturday night. The Shamrocks suffered from fumblitis putting the ball on the ground four times, losing three of them. The Rock's Nick Petrino, son of Louisville Coach Bob Petrino, had Trinity marching in the final seconds. On the game's last play, Petrino was tackled and fumbled the ball inside the MBA 20 yard line. Petrino was 15-28 for 181 yards with a 15 yard touchdown pass to Steve Orndorff. Trinity has another tough game against the Manual Crimsons Friday night.
Male also did not look impressive in a rain soaked 22-15 win over Class 3A Hopkinsville on Friday evening. Douglas Beaumont scored all three of the Bulldog touchdowns. Hoptown was led by QB Chris Thomas who was 4 of 7 for 106 yards, one touchdown and one pick. Male hosts the Seneca Red Hawks while Hopkinsville hosts the Mayfield Cardinals.
Henderson County needed two OT sessions to pull out a 28-21 win over Evansville North in Evansville, Indiana Friday night. Heavy rain forced the Colonels to run the ball and they fumbled the ball six times. Henderson gained 243 yards in 53 carries. Henderson hosts Daviess County in the district opener next weekend.
In 3A games: The Boyle County Rebels came up on the short end of a 45-13 score against Lexington Henry Clay. The Blue Devils used a power rushing game gaining 325 yards on the ground. Rod Johnson led Henry Clay with 175 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Henry Clay hosts Bell County next Friday night. The Rebels take on cross-town rival Danville.
Covington Catholic flexed its offensive muscle against Class 4A Dixie Heights 37-3 Friday night. CovCath racked up nearly 500 yards for the second week in a row. CovCath QB Drew Ellison accounted for 306 all purpose yards. The Colonels have a real test next Saturday as they take on Cinci Prep power Moeller. Dixie Heights has on open date.
Highlands defense has not yielded a point this season, posting back to back shutouts. This weekend Conner was the victim of a 35-0 drubbing. This was also the last game that Bluebird head coach Dale Mueller will have to sit out due to a KHSAA suspension for playing an ineligible player in the 2004 season. Highlands has the daunting task of taking on Cincinnati Colerain next Saturday. Conner has an open date.
Bowling Green recovered from last weeks close loss to St. X and thrashed Trigg County 49-7. The Purples gained over 400 yards in a game that could have easily seen over 70 points by the Purples. Bowling Green hosts cross-town Warren Central Friday night. Trigg hosts Hopkins County Central.
In 2A games:
Fort Campbell hosted Fort Knox in the Army Bowl and sent the Eagles home with a 46-10 loss. The game was delayed due to severe weather for an hour and 45 minutes. The Falcons Micah Johnson had 253 yards and three touchdowns in a game the Falcons won going away. Fort Campbell hosts North Hopkins while Ft. Knox travels to Elizabethtown to take on the Panthers.
Prestonsburg opened with a disappointing loss on the road at Hazard 16-14 that cost them their spot in the KSR Super 16. Prestonsburg needs to regroup quickly as they will travel to Pikeville Friday night. Hazard travels to Berea.
Russell's Red Devil's opened with a 25-6 win at Greenup County. Russell host Ashland Blazer Friday night. Greenup has an open date.
Owensboro Catholic lost a defensive battle in the rain against Owensboro Senior High Friday night 19-7. O-Cath turned the ball over 9 times in the loss. It was the first loss by the Aces to the Red Devils in three seasons. O-Cath hosts Apollo while Owensboro hosts the Meade County Greenwave.
In 1A games:
Newport Central Catholic won the "Battle for the Bell" 49-20 over Newport High. It is the 5th straight year NewCath has won the battle for the bell. T-bred QB Sam Diehl was 8-10 and 206 yards. He ran for a touchdown and passed for two more.
Beechwood opened with a 42-10 win over Newark Catholic. Beechwood led 21-3 at halftime and cruised to the victory.
Danville went to Somerset and pulled out a 30-27 win in a rock'em sock'em affair. Highly sought after recruit Josh Minton had nine tackles, two for loss. Southwestern streaked out to a 14-0 lead. The Admirals continued to chip away and used their speed to prevail. Big time game next weekend for Danville against the Rebels of Boyle County. Southwestern will host George Rogers Clark.
Holy Cross stepped up in class again and won 12-6 over Christian Academy of Louisville. Andy Rodman and Aaron Knopp both had touchdowns for the Cougars and while Addison Hobbs had two field goals for the Centurions. Holy Cross will step up from Class A one more time to take on rival Desales. Christian Academy will host Lexington Christian Academy.
Some changes in the KSR Super 16 for week 2.
1. St. Xavier Tigers
2. Male Bulldogs
3. Henderson County Colonels
4. Manual Crimsons
1. Covington Catholic Colonels
2. Ft. Thomas Highlands Bluebirds
3. Bowling Green Purples
4. Lexington Catholic Knights
1. Ft. Campbell Falcons
2. Russell Red Devils
3. Glasgow Scotties
4. Belfry Pirates
1. Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds
3. Danville Admirals
4. Louisville Holy Cross