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2020 Football Week 4 Recap

By Steve Byrd - GLICOD Producer

As Indiana nears the halfway point of its football season while much of Kentucky got underway, Week 4 delivered some real close games, others that merely went back and forth, and a few lopsided ones. Two of the closest games were in the Lexington area. In one of our broadcasts, 5A runners-up Frederick Douglass hosted 6A semifinalists North Hardin in a game that lived up to its hype.  Despite 5 turnovers, the Broncos got a 17-16 lead late in the 4th on a 3-yard touchdown run by Darius Neal.  The Trojans then drove downfield before a 26-yard partially-blocked field goal at the buzzer by Cayden Logsdon gave them a 19-17 victory.

Up the road in Georgetown, Scott County played host to a Bryan Station team that surprised everyone with a real defensive battle.  A scoreless tie was broken in the 3rd quarter by the Defenders on Amodeus Taylor's 1-yard run.  A blocked extra-point kick proved to be the difference, though, as Cardinals running back Montago Jones tied it from 6 yards out in the 4th, followed by the extra-point try to escape with the 7-6 win.

Crosstown rivals Clarksville and Providence went back and forth in another of our broadcasts.  The Generals decided the game early in the final stanza on a 16-yard touchdown pass from backup QB Jake Cummings to Dae'Von Fuqua, followed by Cummings to Marquis Forward on the 2-point play.  Clarksville then held on for their first win over the Pioneers in 8 seasons, by a score of 20-14.

Charlestown's home opener against North Harrison in yet another broadcast was back-and-forth as well.  The Cougars built up a 26-14 lead late in the half before the Pirates rallied with 29 unanswered points, 21 of those in the 4th quarter, to get a 43-26 win and up their record to 2-2.  Deven Lukes, younger brother of Marion, helped in the Pirates' cause early on with a couple of touchdown runs, from 26 and 86 yards.

Floyd Central and New Albany were neck-and-neck in the AP Indiana 5A Top 10, but it was the Highlanders who proved themselves more worthy than the Bulldogs with a big 56-19 win. Wenkers Wright scored 3 first-half touchdowns, while Tristan Polk completed 3 TD passes. Floyd's defense stepped up with three picks, not to mention a blocked-punt return TD by Andrew Spurgeon for the game's first score.

Louisville's two big private high schools, Trinity and St. Xavier, each saw different outcomes to start their seasons.  The Shamrocks easily defeated Moeller 44-7, with Armon Tucker scoring a pair of TD's.  Down the road, the Tigers were shut out 14-0 by Bowling Green.

Male's season opener at Trinity leads off our live coverage this Friday, along with Charlestown at Providence, and in another season opener, North Oldham at Western.  Our ticker will provide a full slate of games in week 5, as it updates often, so visit our homepage at GLICOD.com.



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