• Steve Byrd

2020 Football Week 7 Recap

By Steve Byrd - GLICOD Contributor

As the most improbable season of high school football moved to October, a mix of blowouts and comebacks made it feel like normalcy had returned.

In Lexington on Thursday, Douglass junior and 4-star recruit Dane Key staged some acrobatics on his way to one of two touchdowns, as the Broncos set a team-high with 64 points scored in shutting out Grant Co.  Across town, Lexington Christian improved to 4-0 after they ran up a 54-14 win at Dunbar.  But the Eagles' 2A-District 4 game this week against Washington Co. was called off due to the Covid-19 situation, resulting in an automatic scoreless draw.  Friday's Lexington action saw Bryan Station with a 20-10 win over Henry Clay, while Sayre made it 4-for-4 after defeating Holy Cross (Covington) 28-14.

Over in Louisville, while Manual had no problem with Eastern, and Male survived a first half surprise to overwhelm PRP, the annual Trinity-St. Xavier rivalry got off to a big start when the Tigers' Mekhi Smith took the opening kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown.  That didn't stop the 6A Champion Shamrocks, though, from responding, and a core of Rocks contributed.  Aside from offensive stars, Nathan McElroy, Armon Tucker and Brad West, Trinity also boasted a couple of punt-return TD's and a pair of pick-sixes.  Final score.  48-10.

CAL regrouped from their overtime loss at Mercer Co. with a 41-0 shutout of 3A-4 rival Henry Co.  But that was just the warmup for their big game on Friday at DeSales, which could determine the top seed for the playoffs.  In another "1A defeats 6A" outcome, Holy Cross (Louisville) won over Southern 56-20 to put the Cougars at 4-0.  South Oldham made it 3 straight, winning big, 60-7 over Atherton, as Dragons head coach Jamie Reed got his 100th career head coaching victory.  A few miles up the road, Oldham Co. came from behind with a 15-yard touchdown toss from Sam Young to Grayson Huff, as the Colonels escaped, 12-7 over Fern Creek.

Across the river in southern Indiana, Silver Creek overcame a big kickoff return that set up an early N. Harrison TD to win going away, 28-14.  Ben Landers accounted for nearly half of the Dragons' 307 yards rushing, including a 66-yard score late in the 1st quarter.  New Albany's game at Seymour saw the Owls come from 14 down in the 4th quarter to take a 35-34 lead, but with 4 minutes left, it was Bulldogs RB Myles Johnson's 1-yard carry, preceded by a long run from quarterback Derrel Simmons, and followed by a successful 2-point play, to give them a 42-35 victory.

Southern at Male starts off our Week 9 festivities this Thursday, followed by a Friday foursome of Floyd Central/BNL, Butler/PRP, S. Oldham/N. Bullitt and Oldham Co./Madison Central.  And remember to visit the ticker on GLICOD.com's homepage for constantly updated area scores.