2019 Football Week 3
How often does a team like St. Xavier give up more than 50 points in a game? Try twice in 17 years, and both times to Male. The Bulldogs are 3-0 after a 51-14 win at the Tigers' home field in one of our broadcasts back on Friday. It had everything from Elijah Parish throwing a couple of touchdown passes, to Jaylin Bross' 3 touchdown runs and Raymon Tucker's 3-yard fumble recovery touchdown.
The Bulldogs' Sep. 20 opponents, Trinity, are also 3-for-3 after a 41-0 home shutout of Cincinnati's Moeller. On the Shamrocks' first possession, sophomore running back Armon Tucker tied a Kentucky record set by nearly a couple dozen others since the early 1970's with a 99-yard touchdown run.
CAL trailed Eastern by just one point at the half. The Centurions overcame that with a 22-point rally, which led to a 35-20 win as they also hit the 3-0 mark. Oldham Co., meanwhile, was neck-and-neck with Shelby Co. The Rockets came from 14 down in the 4th quarter to tie the Colonels, who got a last-minute 33-yard field goal from Khaled al-Asad to stay unbeaten with a 31-28 win. Kentucky Country Day also remained in the undefeated ranks with a close 41-39 win at Washington Co.
Two Louisville teams had their unbeaten starts snapped on Friday. While Manual's 48-35 loss at Scott Co. was somewhat expected, Southern losing 35-12 at previously winless Atherton was not.
Up in southern Indiana, Silver Creek joined the 3-0 list with a 27-0 shutout at Providence in another of our broadcasts. The Dragons scored on rushing touchdowns by quarterback Dylan Meyers (twice) and running back Heath Knight, as well as a 20-yard interception return by nose guard Peyton DeLucio, as their defense held the Pioneers to under 100 yards total offense.
One of Lexington's two unbeaten teams going into Friday's action came out of it with a narrow loss. While Lexington Catholic quarterback and UK commit Beau Allen threw for 445 yards and 5 touchdowns, it was Covington Catholic that pulled it out late in the game. A one-yard sneak by Colonels quarterback Caleb Jacob, followed by a Daniel Felix 2-point running play, gave the Colonels a come-from-behind 39-38 victory.
That leaves Douglass, following a 40-0 shutout of Lafayette in another of our Friday broadcasts, as Lexington's last unbeaten team this season. Broncos wideout Dane Key caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Josh McClurg on the opening drive, then added two punt-return TD's. The second of those was followed by a surprising 2-point pass completion from Key to linebacker Ramarcus Thompson.
One of our games this Friday has the Broncos traveling to Dunbar. For more on that and other live action, visit the Live Programming page at GLICOD.com.