2019 Football Week 13
The playoff recap for this week starts north of the river, where Floyd Central dropped a 40-14 regional championship decision at Bloomington South. Two first-half touchdown runs by Wenkers Wright fueled a 14-13 Highlander lead at half, but the Panthers scored 27 unanswered points in the second stanza, with 13 coming off Highlander turnovers.
Meanwhile, playoff play in Kentucky transitioned to round 2. Notable efforts included Somerset's 28-26 road besting of Lexington Christian in the 2A-District 4 title game – an outcome decided in the waning moments.
1A-District 2 featured a turning of the tables as Holy Cross (Louisville), who lost by a field goal to Bethlehem in mid-October, defeated the Eagles 34-13. The win gives Holy Cross Head Coach, Bob Bronger at least one more game before his illustrious career concludes.
Central traveled to 4A-District 4 rival Franklin Co., avenging an October loss to the previously unbeaten Flyers, 18-7. Senior running back, Dayshawn Mucker led the win with 44 carries for 200 yards and two of the Yellow Jackets' three touchdowns. Central will host District 3 champs Moore in Friday's 4A quarterfinals.
Oldham Co., who dropped a 2-pointer at home to George Rogers Clark last month, defeated the Cardinals at Winchester in their 6A-District 8 rematch, 35-21. Sophomore quarterback, Sam Young led the Colonels with 11-of-15 passing for 322 yards and a whopping 5 touchdowns, four of which went to senior wideout Tyler Holvey (6 catches for 210 yards).
And then, there was St. Xavier. An upset loss by just one point at Manual on October 11th was reason enough for why this 6A-District 3 title game rematch mattered. And matter it did for the Tigers as senior quarterback Doug Bodhaine threw for one touchdown, on a 50-yard pass to Mike Duddy, and ran in for three more. The 28-9 victory jumps St. X into another rematch, this time at unbeaten Male in another of our Friday quarterfinal broadcasts.
Also, our broadcast schedule includes with, Douglass, a perfect 12 for 12 and one of two Lexington teams still alive (Tates Creek is the other), hosting a Southwestern team that got its own measure of payback with a 21-15 win at District 8 rivals Whitley Co., in the 5A quarterfinals.
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