• Steve Byrd

2020 Football Week 6 Recap

By Steve Byrd - GLICOD Producer

A convergence of more Covid-19 cases, a nighttime curfew in Louisville and an ongoing officials' shortage resulted in a host of games canceled, rescheduled or reflecting a change of opponents.  So, a full night of football became three days' worth. Southern Indiana had no problem playing on Friday.  Silver Creek racked up a team-record 70 points in their shutout victory over Clarksville, while up the road, Scottsburg defeated Charlestown for the first time since 1976, by a score of 24-14.  And despite another 100-yard game from Wenkers Wright, his Floyd Central Highlanders took a 35-7 besting from Columbus East.

One of the few Friday games involving Louisville teams took place downstate, as CAL traveled to 3A-District 4 rivals Mercer Co. It was perhaps the most back-and-forth game of the night, with the Centurions overcoming a 15-point deficit to tie it at 28 after regulation.  After the Titans shut CAL out in OT, they relied on Noah Davis to win it with a 27-yard field goal for the 31-28 win. A previously-canceled South Oldham at North Oldham rivalry game was back on for Friday after their two scheduled Louisville opponents backed out due to the curfew.  The Dragons dominated this high-scoring affair, winning 47-21 to go 2-for-2 on the season.  Oldham Co., meanwhile, went down to the wire at Campbell Co., pulling out a 17-14 victory on the strength of a 36-yard Jacob Pollak field goal with 2:40 left, and a Colonels defense that mounted a goal-line stand.

A high virus rate didn't stop several Lexington games from going on as scheduled, including Lexington Christian's 45-7 win at Williamsburg to put the Eagles at 3-0.  Meanwhile, 6A Tates Creek took a 44-13 drubbing from 4A Lexington Catholic, while another 6A team, Henry Clay finally got their season started with a last-minute schedule change, as they lost 58-41 to defending 1A Champion Pikeville.  Panthers junior wideout Zac Lockhart set two new Kentucky single-game records, with 7 touchdown catches and 388 yards receiving.

When Ballard and Frederick Douglass each lost their original Friday opponents, they decided to face each other on Saturday at the Bruins' remodeled football stadium.  UK commits Jager Burton and Dekel Crowdus, along with WR Dane Key and QB Samuel Cornett, helped lead the Broncos to a 49-21 win, even as Ballard tried to make a game of it in the second half.  Male also won big on Saturday at Butler, as Bulldogs QB Nic Schutte, RB Jaylin Bross and WR Vinny Anthony were the key contributors in a 56-0 runaway.  And on Sunday, it was PRP over Western 68-36 in a high-scoring affair.

Our live coverage this week starts on Thursday with Douglass hosting Grant Co.  Then on Friday, Male hosts PRP while unbeaten Silver Creek plays North Harrison, and South Oldham takes on Atherton.  And remember to check our ticker at GLICOD.com for all the other area scores.