• Steve Byrd

2019 Football Week 5

By Steve Byrd - GLICOD Producer

If you enjoyed our broadcast of Male beating Trinity 20-17 in double overtime back on Friday, then you heard what was perhaps the best game of the 2019 season so far.  But there were other games that brought their own levels of excitement back on Friday. 


South Oldham and Oldham Co. were expected to be evenly matched, yet it was the homestanding Dragons who ended up with their third straight shutout, in a 49-0 beatdown of the Colonels.   Meanwhile, St. Xavier went to 4-1 after a 28-14 win at Bowling Green. Tigers QB Doug Bodhaine threw for 215 yards and 2 TD, while RB Logan Davis added 111 yards and 2 TD, as their head coach, Kevin Wallace, triumphed in his return to the Purples' field that he won several state titles on.

And here are a couple of surprising Louisville teams to watch out for. Waggener is 4-1 for the first time since a 9-0 start back in 2004, after the Wildcats defeated Jeffersontown in another runaway, 46-7.  Also, Fairdale has scored over 47 points a game, and came close to that average on Friday in a 43-12 home victory over Valley.  The Bulldogs are also off to a 4-1 start that hasn't been seen in 9 years.

Up in Indiana, Silver Creek and Floyd Central each continued their winning ways.  The Dragons went up to 5-0 after a big 46-7 victory at Scottsburg.  The Dragons racked up nearly 400 yards on offense, with about 300 of that rushing, while getting their biggest single-game score of the season. The Highlanders, meanwhile, had a relatively low-scoring affair, winning by only 23-6 at home over Jeffersonville to go 4-1.  Floyd RB Wenkers Wright was held to just 80 yards and a TD on the ground. Lexington's Frederick Douglass went to 5-0 after recording their 4th shutout win of the season, 27-0 over Henry Clay, as the Broncos warm up for their big matchup this Friday against equally-unbeaten Scott Co.  Up the road a bit, Lexington Catholic dropped to 3-2 after their second one-point loss of the season.  Just like with Covington Catholic, it came down to a two-point play-after-touchdown at Lexington Christian, as the 4-1 Eagles took advantage of a bad snap by Knights QB Beau Allen to stage a come-from-behind drive and pull out a 43-42 victory.  Both teams combined for almost 900 yards of total offense.

Douglass and Scott Co. are, respectively, 2nd and 3rd in the 5A polls, so it would stand to reason that it's the biggest matchup on our broadcast schedule this Friday.  For more on that and the other games we'll bring you, look for the link marked "This Week" at GLICOD.com.



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