• Steve Byrd

2020 Football Week 3 Recap

By Steve Byrd - GLICOD Contributor

While Kentucky is about to start its high school football season, the third week of Indiana's had a bit of a fall feeling, with clear blue skies at kickoff and nighttime temperatures dropping into the 60's.

The week 3 action saw Silver Creek go to 3-0 after easily defeating Providence 42-7 in one of our broadcasts.  The Dragons' ground game, led by Ben Landers, LaShun Mays and Dylan Meyers, accounted for all 6 of their touchdowns and more than 2/3 of their total offense, while Jeremy Gettelfinger scored the Pioneers' first touchdown of the season just before time ran out.  Meanwhile, New Albany also made it 3-for-3 with a 26-7 victory over longtime rivals Jeffersonville. Bulldogs quarterback Derell Simmons played a part in all 4 of their touchdowns -- 2 passing, 2 rushing -- with the first of those scores the result of a 98-yard drive that started when the Red Devils fumbled on a 4th-and-goal from the 2.

Floyd Central, who hosts New Albany this Friday, took a long trip east to face Cincinnati powerhouse and Ohio Division I runners-up Elder.  While the Panthers' 42-14, win came largely on the strength of passing, which accounted for 4 of their 6 TD's, one of the Highlanders' bright spots came early in the second half on a 71-yard touchdown run from Wenkers Wright.  

And in another of our broadcasts, Clarksville had an easy start at home against Charlestown, but after the Pirates spotted the Generals 13 points, they went on a 36-point tear that included a 90-yard, 2nd quarter "pick-6" from defensive back Kyle Craig.  Clarksville mounted a late comeback with touchdown runs of 1 yard from Keyshawn Minor, and 63 yards from Robert Lamar, but those weren't enough as Charlestown escaped 36-25, for their first win of the season.

Next Friday, we'll bring you two southern Indiana home openers, as Providence plays host to crosstown rivals Clarksville, while Charlestown finally has its renovated field ready for unbeaten North Harrison.  Our Kentucky season opener in Lexington features 5A runners-up Douglass going up against 6A semifinalists North Hardin in what will be one of that state's top games.  And make sure you visit our ticker at GLICOD.com to keep up with all the area scores. 



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