• Steve Byrd

2020 Football Week 9

By Steve Byrd - GLICOD Producer

The big question leading into the final week of regular-season High School Football in Indiana…"Who would finish undefeated?" Silver Creek answered with a resounding 49-19 win at Corydon Central, improving to (9-0). While the Panthers made it close early, thanks largely to a few takeaways, the Dragons powered through with a strong ground game accounting for 6 touchdowns and eclipsing 500 yards of total offense.  Heading into Friday's sectional quarterfinals, the bigger question for the Dragons will be, "Can their ground game end a 2-game post-season losing streak to East Central?"

Elsewhere in southern Indiana, Jeffersonville took advantage of a couple of turnovers to come from behind and defeat BNL 20-19.  Floyd Central, Charlestown, and New Albany each won their finales easily, while Providence and Clarksville ended theirs on losing notes.

Fern Creek played Male rather close in the first half, but the Bulldogs pulled away with a 29-point 3rd quarter rally for a 38-9 win over the Tigers, and put them one win away from a first-place seed in 6A-District 4 as they head to Bullitt East.  Jaylin Bross' 3 touchdowns and a huge "pick-6" by sophomore cornerback Jeremiah Collins (his second defensive TD of the season) were instrumental in that outcome.

Other Louisville action saw Central run away with a 38-3 win over N. Oldham, thus setting the 4-0 Yellow Jackets up for their 4A-District 4 first-place showdown on Friday at 3-0 Franklin Co.  Fairdale also stayed unbeaten after the 5-0 Bulldogs shut out Iroquois 43-0 to seal the 5A-District 3 lead.

In Buckner, Oldham Co. went back and forth against Lexington's Bryan Station, but just when everyone thought the Colonels would pull this one out, it was quarterback Mikaleb Coffey, newly transferred from Scott Co., who ran it in from 1 yard out with 3 minutes left, to give the Defenders a 25-20 victory, a 5-game winning streak for the first time since 2014, and a virtual lock on first place in 6A-District 8.

Lexington Christian went on the road with many thinking a sure loss to defending 2A Champions and District 4 rivals Somerset.  But a back-and-forth affair saw the Eagles take a 28-21 lead midway through the 4th quarter, followed by a bad Briar Jumpers snap in the last 2 minutes of the game, which LCA recovered to insure their upset victory.

Clarksville hosts Paoli in the Indiana 2A-Sec. 49 quarterfinal, which we'll broadcast live this Friday, along with Male at Bullitt East, PRP at St. X, and Montgomery Co. at Douglass.  In addition, you can keep up with all the Louisville and Lexington scores, as well as the other Indiana sectional quarterfinal action, by checking out the ticker on our homepage at GLICOD.com