2019 Football Week 4
The Louisville area saw two 3-0 teams, one of them a defending champion, suffer big upsets.
CAL was top-ranked in 3A when they took on Ballard in a game that saw both teams swap leads throughout. Late in the 4th, Bruins RB Jayden Farmer tied it 34-34, on a 47-yard run and a 2-point play. The Centurions took the lead back with a field goal in their overtime possession, but on the Bruins' turn, it was Farmer again with a 6-yard carry to win 40-37. Ballard's win snapped CAL's 18-game winning streak, while Farmer's victorious heroics capped a night in which he ran for 253 yards and 4 touchdowns, plus a 10-yard TD pass catch early in the game.
Manual, after losing last week at Scott Co., had no problem with another unbeaten team in week 4, notching a 41-14 win over Oldham Co. Four of the Crimsons' 6 touchdowns were from at least 20 yards out, including Ramont Townsend's 59-yard carry early in the 3rd quarter.
As for the teams that are still unbeaten, 6A top-ranked Trinity ran it up, 60-6 over Waubonsie Valley from the Chicago suburb of Aurora, IL, to go 4-0 as they prepare for 2nd-ranked Male next Friday in one of our broadcasts. Shamrocks junior quarterback Nathan McElroy threw for 286 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Trinity's rushing offense accounted for 177 yards and 5 TD.
Also 4-0 is Kentucky Country Day. It didn't matter that the Bearcats are in 1A while the team they hosted, Seneca, are in 5A. KCD got an easy 49-6 victory.
Up in Southern Indiana, Silver Creek got to 4-0 after a 37-12 win over Eastern (Pekin). Despite quarterback Dylan Meyers being out of action, the Dragons counted on Easton Messer, who scored three rushing touchdowns, as well as caught a 29-yard touchdown pass -- the only completion for Silver Creek in that game -- from substitute QB Ben Landers, who added a 37-yard rushing TD of his own.
Elsewhere, Floyd Central made it 5 in a row over cross-county rivals New Albany with a 50-14 victory. After spotting the Bulldogs 14 points, the 3-1 Highlanders scored 50 unanswered, led by Wenkers Wright with 362 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Over to Lexington, where Frederick Douglass, 2nd-ranked in 5A at 4-0, registered their third shutout of the season with a 49-0 win over Paul Laurence Dunbar. The Broncos' defense has allowed only 3.5 points per game. Lexington Catholic, meanwhile, came from behind to beat Louisville's DeSales 34-31, as Kentucky commit Beau Allen threw for 365 yards and three touchdowns, including a 5-yarder to JD Woodall with 4 minutes left in what proved to be the game-winner for the 3-1 Knights.
For more on this Friday's broadcasts, which include Trinity at Male and Henry Clay at Douglass, go to our Live Programming page at GLICOD.com.