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Friday, 18 December 2020
Franklin County vs. Boyle County Class 4A 2020 UK Orthopaedics/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl Championship December 18, 2020
Topic: Football

2020FBPFCBC4AC

Franklin County vs. Boyle County
Class 4A 2020 UK Orthopaedics/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl Championship

Kroger Field Commonwealth Stadium
Lexington, KY
December 18, 2020

© 2020 by Ron Harrison

Coach Eddie James Franklin County Flyers enters this game with a 9-1 record.  Kaden Moorman leads the Franklin County ground game with 568 yards and 11 touchdowns on 88 carries.  Nick Broyles carried the ball 40 times for 133 yards and a touchdown.  Jayden Mattison recorded 116 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries.  Nick Broyles completed 130 of 177 passes for 2176 yards and 26 touchdowns with no interceptions.  Fred Farrier caught 54 passes for 977 yards and 12 touchdowns.  Zach Claudio added 37 receptions for 587 yards and five touchdowns.  Kaden Moorman caught 21 passes for 430 yards and four touchdowns.  Braedyn Tracy chipped in with 25 catches for 243 yards and three touchdowns.  Kaden Moorman scored 92 points including 15 touchdowns and one 2-point conversion.  Fred Farrier added 90 points on 15 touchdowns and Zach Claudio added 60 points on 10 touchdowns.

Coach Justin Haddix’s Rebels enters tonight’s game with a 10-0 record.  Will McDaniel leads Boyle County’s ground game with 1023 yards and 19 touchdowns on 153 carries.  Jagger Gillis added 330 yards and 11 touchdowns on 56 carries.  Jagger Gillis completed 107 of 152 passes for 1869 yards and 24 touchdowns with one interception.  Cole Lanter caught 34 passes for 593 yards and nine touchdowns.  Luke Sheperson added 24 receptions for 576 yards and seven touchdowns.  Will McDaniel caught 21 passes for 293 yards and three touchdowns.  Will McDaniel scored 134 points on 22 touchdowns and one 2-point conversion.  Cole Lanter added 68 points on 11 touchdowns and one 2-point conversion.  Jagger Gillis added 11 touchdowns for 66 points.

Jackson Smith kicked a 23 yard field goal and Luke Sheperson made a big defensive stop to give Boyle County a 31-28 overtime victory over Franklin County.  Boyle County had an opportunity to win in regulation but Jackson Smith’s 44 yard field goal attempt in the closing seconds was blocked by Blair Tate.  Boyle County got the ball first in overtime and Franklin County’s defense held but Boyle County got on the board with Smith’s field goal to take a 31-28 lead.  Franklin County was facing a 4th-and- goal from the four but Nick Broyles pass was deflected by Luke Sheperson ensuring the victory.  Boyle County recorded 21 first downs and 457 yards of total offense.  The Rebels were penalized six times for 67 yards.  Franklin County recorded 19 first downs and 313 yards of total offense.  The Flyers were penalized twice for 20 yards and had a pass intercepted.

Will McDaniel was named game MVP and led Boyle County’s ground game with 195 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries.  Jagger Gillis carried the ball 18 times for 85 yards and a touchdown.  Jagger Gillis completed 11 of 17 passes for 168 yards and a touchdown.  Coleman Clark caught four passes for 112 yards and a touchdown.  Cole Lanter added four receptions for 54 yards.  Jackson Smith punted twice for a 46.5 average with a long punt of 50 yards and one punt inside the 20 yard line.  Cole Lanter returned two punts for 13 yards with a long return of 10 yards and returned two kickoffs for 39 yards with a long return of 22 yards.  Luke Sheperson returned two kickoffs for 35 yards with a long return of 23 yards.  Coleman Clark led the defense with six solo and two assisted tackles with three of his tackles resulting in losses totaling six yards.  Dalton Stone added five solo and three assisted tackles with one of his tackles resulting in a three yard loss.  Will McDaniel recorded three solo and four assisted tackles with 1.5 of his tackles resulting in losses totaling two yards.  Avery Bodner intercepted a pass.

Nick Broyles led Franklin County’s ground game with 60 yards on nine carries.  Kaden Moorman carried the ball 13 times for 38 yards and two touchdowns.  Zach Claudio caught six passes for 79 yards and a touchdown.  Kaden Moorman added five receptions for 23 yards.  Fred Farrier caught four passes for 33 yards.  Braedyn Tracy added three receptions for 47 yards.  Kaden Moorman returned three kickoffs for 63 yards including a long return of 23 yards.  Peyton Ledford led the defense with 10 solo and two assisted tackles.  Blair Tate added six solo and four assisted tackles with two of his tackles resulting in losses totaling six yards.  Phillip Peiffer and Brenton Sears each recorded five solo and five assisted tackles.

Scoring Summary

School

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Final

Franklin County

7

7

7

7

28

Boyle County

0

14

0

17

31

 

FRANKLIN

-

Kaden Moorman 5 yard run (Owen Powell kick)

BOYLE

-

Will McDaniel 4 yard run (Jackson Smith kick)

FRANKLIN

-

Peyton Ledford 1 yard run (Owen Powell kick)

BOYLE

-

Will McDaniel 3 yard run (Jackson Smith kick)

FRANKLIN

-

Zach Claudio 19 yard pass from Nick Broyles (Owen Powell kick)

BOYLE

-

Jagger Gillis 4 yard run (Jackson Smith kick)

FRANKLIN

-

Kaden Moorman 6 yard run (Owen Powell kick)

BOYLE

-

Coleman Clark 59 yard pass from Jagger Gillis (Jackson Smith kick)

BOYLE

-

Jackson Smith kicks a 23 yard field goal

 

Selected Statistics

Franklin County

 

Rushing

No.

Yds.

Avg.

Long

Nick Broyles

9

60

6.7

36

Kaden Moorman

13

38

2.9

19

Fred Farrier

1

9

9.0

9

Zach Claudio

1

9

9.0

9

Peyton Ledford

2

2

1.0

1

Team

1

0

0.0

0

 

 

Passing

A-C-I

Yds.

TD

Long

Nick Broyles 

28-19-1

195

1

25

 

 

Receiving

No.

Yds.

TD

Long

Zach Claudio

6

79

1

25

Kaden Moorman

5

23

0

12

Fred Farrier

4

33

0

18

Braedyn Tracy

3

47

0

20

Bryce Tucker

1

13

0

13

 

 

Boyle County

 

Rushing

No.

Yds.

Avg.

Long

Will McDaniel

32

195

6.1

40

Jagger Gillis

18

85

4.7

18

Cole Lanter

2

7

3.5

5

Luke Sheperson

1

2

2.0

2

 

 

Passing

A-C-I

Yds.

TD

Long

Jagger Gillis

17-11-0

168

1

59

 

 

Receiving

No.

Yds.

TD

Long

Coleman Clark

4

112

1

59

Cole Lanter

4

54

0

25

Will McDaniel

2

1

0

3

Luke Sheperson

1

1

0

1

 

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to WL Stats and the KHSAA for the comprehensive stats provided for tonight's game.

 

Please feel free to send your comments and questions concerning the event, teams, or players to me at prepgridiron@yahoo.com.

Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other football events appear on https://www.angelfire.com/ky2/prepgridiron.


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Beechwood vs. Lexington Christian Academy Class 2A 2020 UK Orthopaedics/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl Championship December 18, 2020
Topic: Football

2020FBPBLCA2AC

Beechwood vs. Lexington Christian Academy
Class 2A 2020 UK Orthopaedics/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl Championship

Kroger Field Commonwealth Stadium
Lexington, KY
December 18, 2020

© 2020 by Ron Harrison

Coach Noel Rash’s Beechwood Tigers enters this game with a 9-2 record.  Cameron Hergott led the ground game with 981 yards and 14 touchdowns on 115 carries.  Avery Courtney carried the ball 53 times for 359 yards and five touchdowns.  Cameron Hergott completed 149 of 194 passes for 2313 yards and 24 touchdowns with four interceptions.  Mitchell Berger caught 38 passes for 571 yards and five touchdowns.  Brady Moore added 32 receptions for 537 yards and five touchdowns.  Parker Mason recorded 32 receptions for 465 yards and four touchdowns.  Liam McCormick added 13 receptions for 269 yards and five touchdowns.  Cameron Hergott scored 84 yards on 14 touchdowns.  Mitchell Berger added 54 points on nine touchdowns.  Brady Moore and Parker Mason each recorded 32 points on five touchdowns and one 2-point conversion play.

Coach Doug Charles’ Lexington Christian Eagles enters this game with a 10-1 record.  Drew Nieves led the LCA ground game with 403 yards and five touchdowns on 69 carries.  Xavier Brown added 310 yards and six carries on 70 carries.  Jeffrey Selby carried the ball 63 times for 250 yards.  Tyler Morris carried the ball 36 times for 197 yards and five touchdowns.  Drew Nieves completed 159 of 264 passes for 2513 yards and 28 touchdowns with nine interceptions.  Mason Moore caught 48 passes for 955 yards and 11 touchdowns.  Xavier Brown added 41 receptions for 815 yards and nine touchdowns.  Will Vernon caught 29 passes for 340 yards and four touchdowns.  Xavier Brown scored 90 points on 15 touchdowns.  Mason Moore scored 13 touchdowns and a 2-point conversion play for 80 points. 

Beechwood defeated Lexington Christian Academy in a game that had a little bit of everything.  Beechwood raced out to a 14-0 lead but LCA rallied to take a 17-14 lead late in the third quarter.  LCA was driving again in Beechwood territory but M. Hatfield intercepted a Drew Nieves pass and returned it 59 yards to flip the field for the Tigers.  Colin Graman kicked a 25 yard field goal with 2:09 left in the game to tie the score at 17-17.  LCA had a chance to win the game in regulation but Andrew Dobbs 44 yard field goal attempt hit the left upright then bounced off the crossbar and the game went to overtime.  Beechwood got the ball first and took a 24-17 lead on a 10 yard pass from Cameron Hergott to Torin O’Shea and a conversion kick by Colin Graman.  LCA then got the ball and scored on a 3 yard run by Xavier Brown.  However Brady Moore came open on the extra point attempt and blocked Andrew Dobbs kick to give Beechwood the 24-23 victory.  The game was sloppy at times with the teams combining for a total of 19 penalties for 184 yards and combining for six turnovers.

Cameron Hergott led Beechwood’s ground game with 97 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries.  Avery Courtney added 25 yards on five carries.  Cameron Hergott completed 12 of 26 passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions and was named Game MVP.  Mitchell Berger caught three passes for 30 yards.  Cole Stammer added two receptions for 67 yards.  Torin O’Shea and Tanner Jackson each caught one pass for a touchdown reception.  Parker Mason returned two kickoffs for 50 yards with a long return of 32 yards.  M. Hatfield led the defense with eight solo and three assisted tackles and intercepted a pass he returned 59 yards.  Brady Moore added eight solo tackles and blocked an extra point attempt that ensured their victory.  Mitchell Berger recovered a fumble and intercepted a pass.  Cole Stammer also intercepted a pass.

Xavier Brown led LCA’s ground game with 139 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries.  Drew Nieves carried the ball 12 times for 63 yards and a touchdown.  Drew Nieves completed 12 of 26 passes for 138 yards with three interceptions.  Xavier Brown caught four passes for 62 yards.  Will Vernon added three receptions for 25 yards.  Mason Moore caught two passes for 22 yards.  Will Vernon returned two punts for 26 yards with a long return of 15 yards.  Mason Moore returned one kickoff for 23 yards.  Mattie Lebryk led the defense with four solo and four assisted tackles.  Jeffrey Selby added two solo and six assisted tackles.  Will Vernon recorded two solo and four assisted tackles.  Elijah Hammond and C. McGaughey each intercepted a pass with return yardage of 20 and 19 yards respectively. 

Scoring Summary

School

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Final

Beechwood

7

7

0

10

24

Lexington Christian Academy

0

3

14

6

23

 

BEECHWOOD

-

Cameron Hergott 25 yard run (Colin Graman kick)

BEECHWOOD

-

Tanner Jackson 10 yard pass from Cameron Hergott (Colin Graman kick)

LCA

-

Andrew Dobbs kicks a 26 yard field goal

LCA

-

Xavier Brown 52 yard run (Andrew Dobbs kick)

LCA

-

Drew Nieves 7 yard run (Andrew Dobbs kick)

BEECHWOOD

-

Colin Graman kicks a 35 yard field goal

BEECHWOOD

-

Torin O’Shea 10 yard pass from Cameron Hergott (Colin Graman kick)

LCA

-

Xavier Brown 3 yard run (Andre Dobbs kick is blocked)

 

Selected Statistics

Beechwood

 

Rushing

No.

Yds.

Avg.

Long

Cameron Hergott

25

97

3.9

25

Avery Courtney

5

25

5.0

12

Mitchell Berger

2

8

4.0

6

 

 

Passing

A-C-I

Yds.

TD

Long

Cameron Hergott 

26-12-2

154

2

45

 

 

Receiving

No.

Yds.

TD

Long

Mitchell Berger

3

30

0

15

Cole Stammer

2

67

0

45

Liam McCormick

2

18

0

10

Parker Mason

2

3

0

5

Ben Mairose

1

16

0

16

Torin O’Shea

1

10

1

10

Tanner Jackson

1

10

1

10

 

 

Lexington Christian Academy

 

Rushing

No.

Yds.

Avg.

Long

Xavier Brown

15

139

9.3

52

Drew Nieves

12

63

5.2

20

Tyler Morris

5

23

4.6

11

Parker Chaney

1

23

23.0

23

Jeffrey Selby

1

3

3.0

3

 

 

Passing

A-C-I

Yds.

TD

Long

Drew Nieves

26-12-3

138

0

27

Team

1-0-0

0

0

0

 

 

Receiving

No.

Yds.

TD

Long

Xavier Brown

4

62

0

27

Will Vernon

3

25

0

13

Mason Moore

2

22

0

12

Parker Chaney

2

16

0

9

Elijah Hammond

1

13

0

13

 

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to WL Stats and the KHSAA for the comprehensive stats provided for today’s game.

 

Please feel free to send your comments and questions concerning the event, teams, or players to me at prepgridiron@yahoo.com.

Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other football events appear on https://www.angelfire.com/ky2/prepgridiron.


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Paintsville vs. Kentucky Country Day Class 1A 2020 UK Orthopaedics/KHSAA commonwealth Gridiron Bowl Championship December 18, 2020
Topic: Football

2020FBPKCD1AC

Paintsville vs. Kentucky Country Day
Class 1A 2020 UK Orthopaedics/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl Championship

Kroger Field Commonwealth Stadium
Lexington, KY
December 18, 2020

© 2020 by Ron Harrison

Coach Joe Chirico’s Paintsville Tigers comes into this game with a 9-2 record.  Harris Phelps leads the ground game with 1185 yards and 18 touchdowns on 160 carries.  Jake Hyden carried the ball 69 times for 412 yards and nine touchdowns.  Luke Hyden added 355 yards and seven touchdowns on 65 carries.  Karsten Poe chipped in with 235 yards and six touchdowns on 38 carries.  Jake Hyden completed 69 of 115 passes for 1047 yards and nine touchdowns with no interceptions.  Karsten Poe completed 21 of 31 passes for 263 yards and a touchdown with one interception.  Zach Taylor caught 19 passes for 364 yards and two touchdowns.  Devin Hall added 25 receptions for 290 yards and a touchdown.  Karsten Poe recorded 11 receptions for 208 yards and four touchdowns.  Harris Phelps recorded 19 touchdowns for 114 points.  Jake Hyden added nine touchdowns and four two point conversion runs for 62 points.  Karsten Poe added 60 points on 10 touchdowns.  Luke Hyden recorded 42 points on seven touchdowns.

Coach Matthew Jones led the Kentucky Country Day Bearcats into this game with a 10-1 record.  Nathan Caldwell leads the ground game with 978 yards and 21 touchdowns on 117 carries.  Eric Dickerson added 833 yards and 14 touchdowns on 103 carries.  Drew Russell carried the ball 42 times for 346 yards and four touchdowns.  Luke Russo completed 56 of 101 passes for 1053 yards and 12 touchdowns with five interceptions.  Jalen Todd caught 23 passes for 508 yards and six touchdowns.  Drew Russell added 19 receptions for 291 yards and three touchdowns.  Nathan Caldwell recorded 136 points on 22 touchdowns and two conversion runs.  Eric Dickerson added 96 points on 16 touchdowns.

Paintsville utilized their punishing ground game (303 yards and four touchdowns on 46 carries) to earn their first state championship with a 38-7 victory over Kentucky Country Day.  Paintsville recorded 15 first downs and 318 yards of total offense.  The Tigers were penalized five times for 49 yards.  Kentucky Country Day recorded 13 first downs and 212 yards of total offense.  The Bearcats were penalized three times for 20 yards and lost a fumble.

Harris Phelps led Paintsville’s ground game with 221 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries and was named Game MVP.  Jake Hyden added 35 yards on three touchdowns on 14 carries.  Luke Hyden recorded 26 yards on four carries.  Karsten Poe added 21 yards on six carries.  Karsten Poe completed two of two passes for 15 yards.  Zach Taylor caught two passes for 15 yards.  N. Marsillett returned one punt for 11 yards.  Mason Lovely led the defense with seven solo and five assisted tackles.  Austin Allen added six solo and four assisted tackles with one of his tackles resulting in a one yard loss.  N. Marsillett recorded five solo and two assisted tackles with one of his tackles resulting in a one yard loss.  Devin Hall added four solo and three assisted tackles and recovered a fumble he returned 38 yards for a touchdown.

Eric Dickerson led KCD’s ground game with 88 yards on 19 carries.  Nathan Caldwell carried the ball 17 times for 50 yards and a touchdown.  Luke Russo completed seven of 13 passes for 61 yards.  Drew Russell caught five passes for 27 yards.  Jalen Todd added one reception for 21 yards.  Exavier Douglas led the defense with eight solo and three assisted tackles with one of his tackles resulting in a two yard loss.  Jalen Todd added seven solo and four assisted tackles.  A. Yarasimides recorded five solo and four assisted tackles.

Scoring Summary

School

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Final

Paintsville

7

10

7

14

38

Kentucky Country Day

0

0

7

0

7

 

PAINT

-

Harris Phelps 23 yard run (Braydon Combs kick)

PAINT

-

Jake Hyden 1 yard run (Braydon Combs kick)

PAINT

-

Braydon Combs kicks a 23 yard field goal

PAINT

-

Jake Hyden 6 yard run (Braydon Combs kick)

KCD

-

Nathan Caldwell 1 yard run (Z, Schonwetter kick)

PAINT

-

Jake Hyden 5 yard run (Braydon Combs kick)

PAINT

-

Devin Hall 38 yard fumble recovery (Braydon Combs kick)

 

Selected Statistics

Paintsville

 

Rushing

No.

Yds.

Avg.

Long

Harris Phelps

22

221

10.0

53

Jake Hyden

14

35

2.5

7

Luke Hyden

4

26

6.5

9

Karsten Poe

6

21

3.5

8

 

 

Passing

A-C-I

Yds.

TD

Long

Karsten Poe 

2-2-0

15

0

10

 

 

Receiving

No.

Yds.

TD

Long

Zach Taylor

2

15

0

10

 

 

Kentucky Country Day

 

Rushing

No.

Yds.

Avg.

Long

Eric Dickerson

19

88

4.6

14

Nathan Caldwell

17

50

2.9

11

A. Yarasimides

2

8

4.0

6

Luke Russo

2

3

1.5

3

Drew Russell

1

2

2.0

2

 

 

Passing

A-C-I

Yds.

TD

Long

Luke Russo

13-7-0

61

0

21

 

 

Receiving

No.

Yds.

TD

Long

Drew Russell

5

27

0

18

Jalen Todd

1

21

0

21

Eric Dickerson

1

13

0

13

 

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to WL Stats and the KHSAA for the comprehensive stats provided for today’s game.

 

Please feel free to send your comments and questions concerning the event, teams, or players to me at prepgridiron@yahoo.com.

Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other football events appear on https://www.angelfire.com/ky2/prepgridiron.


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Thursday, 17 December 2020
Campbellsville University Harrodsburg vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Men) December 17, 2020
Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Men

2020MBBCUHEKU

 

 

Campbellsville University Harrodsburg vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Men)

Paul S. McBrayer Arena

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

December 17, 2020

 

Campbellsville University Harrodsburg coach Austin Sparrow started the following lineup: 6-4 Jr. Chris Rawlings, 6-2 Jr. Kereion Douglas, 6-4 Sr. Devin Baker, 6-0 Jr. Tyron Duncan, and 6-1 Jr. Antoine Darby.  Eastern Kentucky University coach AW Hamilton countered with 6-7 So. Michael Moreno, 6-4 Fr. Curt Lewis, 6-9 Jr. Tre King, 5-11 Fr. Wendell Green Jr., and 6-0 Sr. Russhard Cruickshank.

 

Eastern Kentucky University outscored Campbellsville Harrodsburg 70-21 to earn a 118-54 victory in a game that ended with 1:27 left in the game with an injury.  Eastern Kentucky’s 5-11 So. Isaiah Minter went down hard and lay motionless for several minutes before being removed from the court on a stretcher.  Prayers for a speedy and complete recovery for this young man.  The first several minutes were competitive as they were four ties and 10 lead changes in the game before Eastern Kentucky pulled away for a 48-33 halftime lead.  Eastern Kentucky shot 58% from the field including 13 of 30 from the three point line.  The Colonels connected on 11 of 14 free throws, pulled down 52 rebounds, and scored 37 points off 25 Campbellsville University Harrodsburg turnovers.  The Colonels held a 78-13 advantage in bench scoring.  CUH shot 31.3% from the field including five of 24 from beyond the arc.  The Pioneers connected on nine of 19 free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and scored seven points off 14 Eastern Kentucky turnovers.

 

6-0 Jr. Brandon Knapper who transferred from West Virginia and was making his first appearance as a Colonel scored 25 ponts including five three point baskets and five rebounds.  Tre King added 24 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, two blocked shots, and two steals.  6-2 Sr. Jacquess Hobbs recorded 15 points including three three point baskets and five assists.  6-7 Jr. Cheikh Faye added 13 points including four three point baskets, nine rebounds, and three assists.  Curt Lewis chipped in with 10 points and five rebounds.  6-5 Jr. Peyton Broughton added 10 points and three steals.

 

Antoine Darby led Campbellsville University Harrodsburg with 17 points including two three point baskets, four rebounds, three assists, and two steals.  Chris Rawlings added 11 points including two three point baskets and seven rebounds.  Kereion Douglas recorded six points and seven rebounds.

 

Campbellsville University Harrodsburg,33,21,54

Eastern Kentucky University,48,70,118

 

Campbellsville University Harrodsburg (54) – Rawlings 11, Tyron Douglas 6, Baker 2, Duncan 5, Darby 17, Young 2, Tyrese Duncan 5, Joyce 2, Platt 4.

 

Eastern Kentucky University (118) – Moreno 2, Lewis 10, King 24, Green 0, Cruickshank 4, Hobbs 15, Broughton 10, Knapper 25, Balogun 6, Blanton 7, Minter 2, Faye 13.

 

A special thanks to the Eastern Kentucky Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.


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Eastern Kentucky University vs. Morehead State University (Men) December 14, 2020
Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Men

2020MBBEKUMSU

 

 

Eastern Kentucky University vs. Morehead State University (Men)

Ellis T. Johnson Arena

Morehead State University

Morehead, KY

December 14, 2020

 

Eastern Kentucky University coach AW Hamilton started the following lineup: 6-7 So. Michael Moreno, 6-5 Fr. Curt Lewis, 6-9 Jr. Tre King, 5-11 Fr. Wendell Green Jr., and 6-1 Jr. Cooper Robb.  Morehead State University coach Preston Spradlin countered with 6-7 So. Julius Dixon, 6-4 Jr. Devon Cooper, 6-10 Fr. Johni Broome, 6-3 Jr. Skyelar Potter, and 6-4 So. Ta’Lon Cooper.

 

Morehead State pulled away in the second half to defeat Eastern Kentucky by the score of 75-62.  Eastern Kentucky was plagued tonight by foul woes as they were whistled for 27 fouls with Tre King fouling out and fellow starters Lewis, Robb, Green, and Moreno finishing the game with four fouls each.  Morehead State shot 51.1% from the field including four of 15 from the three point line.  The Eagles connected on 25 of 32 free throws, pulled down 38 rebounds, and scored 11 points off 13 Eastern Kentucky turnovers.  Eastern Kentucky shot 39.1% from the field including four of 25 from beyond the arc.  The Colonels connected on eight of 13 free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored 22 points off 20 Morehead State turnovers.

 

5-11 Jr. KJ Hunt led Morehead State with 17 points including seven of nine free throws and three assists.  Skyelar Potter added 13 points including five of five free throws and eight rebounds.  6-6 Sr. James Baker recorded 12 points including six of eight free throws and six rebounds.  Julius Dixon chipped in with 11 points.  Devon Cooper added eight points and seven rebounds.  Johni Broome recorded six points, 10 rebounds, and two blocked shots.

 

Tre King led Eastern Kentucky with 17 points including two three point baskets, three rebounds, and three steals.  Wendell Green Jr. added 16 points and five assists.  Curt Lewis recorded 13 points and six rebounds.  Michael Moreno added seven points and six rebounds.

 

Eastern Kentucky University,33,29,62

Morehead State University,35,40,75

 

Eastern Kentucky University (62) – Moreno 7, Lewis 13, King 17, Green 16, Robb 2, Cruickshank 2, Broughton 2, Balogun 1, Faye 2.

 

Morehead State University (75) – Dixon 11, D. Cooper 8, Broome 6, Potter 13, T. Cooper 8, Hunt 17, Baker 12.

 

A special thanks to the Morehead State Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.


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Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Franklin County vs. Johnson Central Class 4A Semifinal December 11, 2020
Topic: Football

2020FBFCJCPSF

Franklin County vs. Johnson Central
Class 4A 2020 UK Orthopaedics/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl

Johnson Central High School
Paintsville, KY
December 11, 2020

© 2020 by Ron Harrison

The Franklin County Flyers won the battle of contrasting styles with a 20-12 upset victory over Johnson Central.  The Franklin County aerial attack won out over the vaunted ground-and-pound ground attack of the Golden Eagles.  Franklin County recorded 286 yards of total offense and Johnson Central recorded 255 yards.  The Franklin County defense swarmed to the ball and sacked the quarterback three times and intercepted a pass.

Kaden Moorman led Franklin County’s ground game with 34 yards on nine carries.  Nick Broyles carried the ball 10 times for 25 yards.  Nick Broyles completed 16 of 23 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns.  Fred Farrier caught eight passes for 103 yards and a touchdown.  Zach Claudio added three receptions for 91 yards and a touchdown.  Kaden Moorman recorded two receptions for 21 yards.  Brenton Sears led the defense with three solo and 11 assisted tackles.  Jayden Mattison added four solo and nine assisted tackles and intercepted a pass.  Phillip Peiffer recorded six solo and six assisted tackles.  Peyton Ledford chipped in with four solo and four assisted tackles.

Dylan Preston led Johnson Central’s ground game with 82 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries.  Mason Lawson carried the ball 12 times for 73 yards.  Grant Rice recorded 35 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries.  Grant Rice completed four of six passes for 28 yards.  Dylan Preston caught two passes for 16 yards.  Zach Russell added two receptions for 12 yards.  Mason LeMaster led the defense with two solo and nine assisted tackles.  Keygan Pelfrey added two solo and seven assisted tackles.  Jacob Cain recorded two solo and five assisted tackles.  Bladen Sexton recovered a fumble.

Scoring Summary

School

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Final

Franklin County

7

6

7

0

20

Johnson Central

0

0

0

12

12

 

FRANKLINCO

-

Peyton Ledford 2 yard run (Owen Powell kick)

FRANKLINCO

-

Fred Farrier 43 yard pass from Nick Broyles (Owen Powell kick fails)

FRANKLINCO

-

Zach Claudio 73 yard pass from Nick Broyles (Owen Powell kick)

JOHNSONCENT

-

Grant Rice 8 yard run (Austin Ratliff kick fails)

JOHNSONCENT

-

Dylan Preston 15 yard run (team kick fails)

 

Selected Statistics

Franklin County

 

Rushing

No.

Yds.

Avg.

Long

Kaden Moorman

9

34

3.8

****

Nick Broyles

10

25

2.5

****

Peyton Ledford

1

2

2.0

****

 

 

Passing

A-C-I

Yds.

TD

Long

Nick Broyles

23-16-0

225

2

****

 

 

Receiving

No.

Yds.

TD

Long

Fred Farrier

8

103

1

****

Zach Claudio

3

91

1

****

Kaden Moorman

2

21

0

****

Breadyn Tracy

2

5

0

****

Brenton Sears

1

5

0

****

 

 

Johnson Central

 

Rushing

No.

Yds.

Avg.

Long

Dylan Preston

15

82

5.5

****

Mason Lawson

12

73

6.1

****

Grant Rice

11

35

3.2

****

Matt Crum

3

21

7.0

****

Chase Price

4

18

4.5

****

Bladen Sexton

2

-2

-1.0

****

 

 

Passing

A-C-I

Yds.

TD

Long

Grant Rice

6-4-0

28

0

****

Jacob Grim

1-0-0

0

0

****

Cameron Wright

1-0-1

0

0

****

 

 

Receiving

No.

Yds.

TD

Long

Dylan Preston

2

16

0

****

Zach Russell

2

12

0

****

 

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to the Franklin County and the Johnson Central Stats Crews for the comprehensive stats provided for tonight's games.

 

Please feel free to send your comments and questions concerning the event, teams, or players to me at prepgridiron@yahoo.com.

Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other football events appear on https://www.angelfire.com/ky2/prepgridiron.


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Hopkinsville vs. Boyle County Class 4A Semifinal December 11, 2020
Topic: Football

2020FBOBOYPSF

Hopkinsville vs. Boyle County
Class 4A 2020 UK Orthopaedics/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl Semifinal

Boyle County High School
Danville, KY
December 11, 2020

© 2020 by Ron Harrison

Boyle County dominated play tonight in a 55-0 shutout of Hopkinsville.  Boyle County recorded 542 yards of total offense.  The Rebels were relentless on defense and held Hopkinsville to 120 yards of total offense and sacked the quarterback on several occasions. 

Will McDaniel led Boyle County’s ground game with 160 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries.  Cas Phillips carried the ball five times for 49 yards and a touchdown.  Jagger Gillis added six times for 49 yards and a touchdown.  Cole Lanter chipped in with 34 yards on three carries.  Jagger Gillis completed 18 of 21 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns.  Cole Lanter caught seven passes for 93 yards and a touchdown.  Luke Sheperson added five receptions for 72 yards and a touchdown.  Will McDaniel caught four passes for 48 yards.  Benjamin Rush led the defense with three solo and one assisted tackles and recorded four sacks.  Coleman Clark added four solo tackles and two sacks.  Luke Sheperson recorded one solo and three assisted tackles and one sack.  Jackson Smith and Daulton Peetz each recovered a fumble and Cole Lanter intercepted a pass.

Jayden Dillard led Hopkinsville’s ground game with 11 yards on nine carries.  Treyvon Jefferson completed seven of 20 passes for 100 yards with one interception.  Vantrall Baker caught one pass for 35 yards.  Reece Jesse added four receptions for 33 yards.  DeJuan Mercer added one reception for 26 yards.

Scoring Summary

School

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Final

Hopkinsville

0

0

0

0

0

Boyle County

20

13

14

8

55

 

BOYLECO

-

Will McDaniel 6 yard run (Jackson Smith kick fails)

BOYLECO

-

Will McDaniel 12 yard run (Jackson Smith kick fails)

BOYLECO

-

Will McDaniel 38 yard run (Luke Sheperson pass from Jagger Gillis)

BOYLECO

-

Cole Lanter 9 yard pass from Jagger Gillis (pass fails)

BOYLECO

-

Jagger Gillis 10 yard run (Jackson Smith kick)

BOYLECO

-

Luke Sheperson 40 yard pass from Jagger Gillis (Jackson Smith kick)

BOYLECO

-

Eli Glasscock 1 yard run (Jackson Smith kick)

BOYLECO

-

Cas Phillips 20 yard run (John Rahbany run)

 

Selected Statistics

Hopkinsville

 

Rushing

No.

Yds.

Avg.

Long

Jayden Dillard

9

11

1.2

****

Emmanuel Cheatham

1

7

7.0

****

JaMarcus Jones

3

2

0.7

****

 

 

Passing

A-C-I

Yds.

TD

Long

Treyvon Jefferson 

20-7-1

100

0

****

 

 

Receiving

No.

Yds.

TD

Long

Vantrall Baker

1

35

0

****

Reece Jesse

4

33

0

****

DeJuan Mercer

1

26

0

****

Ryan Myers

1

6

0

****

 

 

Boyle County

 

Rushing

No.

Yds.

Avg.

Long

Will McDaniel

18

160

8.9

****

Cas Phillips

5

49

9.8

****

Jagger Gillis

6

49

8.2

****

Cole Lanter

3

34

11.3

****

Luke Sheperson

1

6

6.0

****

Eli Glasscock

2

5

2.5

****

Cole Sims

1

4

4.0

****

John Rahbany

1

3

3.0

****

 

 

Passing

A-C-I

Yds.

TD

Long

Jagger Gillis

21-18-0

232

2

****

 

 

Receiving

No.

Yds.

TD

Long

Cole Lanter

7

93

1

****

Luke Sheperson

5

72

1

****

Will McDaniel

4

48

0

****

Eli Glasscock

2

19

0

****

 

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to the Boyle County and Hopkinsville Stats Crews for the comprehensive stats provided for tonight's games.

 

Please feel free to send your comments and questions concerning the event, teams, or players to me at prepgridiron@yahoo.com.

Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other football events appear on https://www.angelfire.com/ky2/prepgridiron.


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Frederick Douglass vs. Owensboro Class 5A Semifinal December 11, 2020
Topic: Football

2020FBFDOPSF

Frederick Douglass vs. Owensboro
Class 5A 2020 UK Orthopaedics/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl Semifinal

Owensboro High School
Owensboro, KY
December 11, 2020

© 2020 by Ron Harrison

Owensboro defeated Frederick Douglass by the score of 28-27.  Owensboro got off to a fast start as Kenyatta Carbon intercepted Frederick Douglass’ pass on their first play from scrimmage and returned it 44 yards for a touchdown.  Their woes continued as Owensboro raced out to a 21-0 lead early in the second quarter.  The Broncos battled back to tie the game at 21-21 with 8:10 to go in the game on a 27 yard run by Darius Neal and a conversion kick by Cooper Ranvier.  Frederick Douglass then took the lead on a 27 yard pass from Samuel Cornett to Dekel Crowdus but the kick was missed leaving the Broncos with a 27-21 lead.  Gavin Wimsatt connected on a 7 yard pass to Ethan Avery and Andrew Lanz kicked the extra point to give the Red Devils a 28-27 lead with less than two minutes on the clock.  Frederick Douglass had one more opportunity but on a 4th-and-inches from the 10 yard line they elected to go for a 27 yard field goal but it was wide and Owensboro held on for the victory.

Owensboro recorded 260 yards of total offense and had two passes intercepted.  Frederick Douglass recorded 377 yards of total offense and had two passes intercepted.

Gavin Wimsatt led Owensboro’s ground game with 75 yards on 18 carries.  Ethan Avery carried the ball 13 times for 32 yards.  Gavin Wimsatt completed 17 of 32 passes for 144 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions.  Treyvon Tinsley caught seven passes for 75 yards and a touchdown.  Ethan Avery added four receptions for 20 yards and a touchdown.  Steven Stevenson recorded three receptions for 18 yards and a touchdown.  Austin Gough led the defense with four solo and seven assisted tackles.  Zachary Clark added three solo and four assisted tackles.  Kenyatta Carbon recorded four assisted tackles and returned an interception for 44 yards and a touchdown.  Javius Taylor also intercepted a pass.

Darius Neal led Frederick Douglass’ ground game with 116 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries.  Samuel Cornett completed 18 of 25 passes for 252 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions.  Dane Key caught seven passes for 147 yards and a touchdown.  Dekel Crowdus added six receptions for 66 yards and a touchdown.  Cameron Dunn recorded 33 yards on four receptions.  Jaden Johnson led the defense with seven solo and two assisted tackles.  Kwahlie Coffman added five solo and one assisted tackles.  Eli Clinkscale recorded four solo and one assisted tackles.  Davis Joiner chipped in with four solo tackles.  Caden Johnson intercepted a pass he returned 25 yards.  Isaiah Kenney also intercepted a pass.

 

Scoring Summary

School

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Final

Frederick Douglass

0

7

7

13

27

Owensboro

14

7

0

7

28

 

OWENSBORO

-

Kenyatta Carbon 44 yard interception return (Andrew Lanz kick)

OWENSBORO

-

Treyvon Tinsley 13 yard pass from Gavin Wimsatt (Andrew Lanz kick)

OWENSBORO

-

Steven Stevenson 9 yard pass from Gavin Wimsatt (Andrew Lanz kick)

FREDERICKDO

-

Dane Key 83 yard pass from Samuel Cornett (Cooper Ranvier kick)

FREDERICKDO

-

Darius Neal 3 yard run (Cooper Ranvier kick)

FREDERICKDO

-

Darius Neal 27 yard run (Cooper Ranvier kick)

FREDERICKDO

-

Dekel Crowdus 27 yard pass from Samuel Cornett (Cooper Ranvier kick fails)

OWENSBORO

-

Ethan Avery 7 yard pass from Gavin Wimsatt (Andrew Lanz kick)

 

Selected Statistics

Frederick Douglass

 

Rushing

No.

Yds.

Avg.

Long

Darius Neal

21

116

5.5

****

Devaun Gidron

1

9

9.0

****

Samuel Cornett

4

2

0,5

****

Cameron Dunn

1

2

2.0

****

Dane Key

1

-4

-4.0

****

 

 

Passing

A-C-I

Yds.

TD

Long

Samuel Cornett 

25-18-2

252

2

****

 

 

Receiving

No.

Yds.

TD

Long

Dane Key

7

147

1

****

Dekel Crowdus

6

66

1

****

Cameron Dunn

4

33

0

****

Isaiah Allen

1

6

0

****

 

 

Owensboro

 

Rushing

No.

Yds.

Avg.

Long

Gavin Wimsatt

18

75

4.2

****

Ethan Avery

13

32

2.5

****

Austin Gough

2

6

3.0

****

Kenyatta Carbon

2

3

1.5

****

 

 

Passing

A-C-I

Yds.

TD

Long

Gavin Wimsatt

32-17-2

144

3

****

 

 

Receiving

No.

Yds.

TD

Long

Treyvon Tinsley

7

75

1

****

Ethan Avery

4

20

1

****

Steven Stevenson

3

18

1

****

Khali Rogers

1

17

0

****

Ben Flaherty

2

14

0

****

 

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to the Owensboro and Frederick Douglass Stats Crews for the comprehensive stats provided for tonight's games.

 

Please feel free to send your comments and questions concerning the event, teams, or players to me at prepgridiron@yahoo.com.

Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other football events appear on https://www.angelfire.com/ky2/prepgridiron.


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Morehead State University vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Women) December 14, 2020
Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Wome

2020WBBMSUEKU

 

 

Morehead State University vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Women)

Paul S. McBrayer Arena

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

December 14, 2020

 

Morehead State University coach Greg Todd started the following lineup: 6-0 S0. Ariel Kirkwood, 6-0 So. Lauren Carter, 6-2 So. Gabby Crawford, 5-9 So. Tai’Janique Perry-Ellis, and 5-9 Sr. Jazzmyn Elston.  Eastern Kentucky University coach Samantha Williams countered with 5-11 Fr. Corriana Evans, 5-11 Sr. Bria Bass, 6-2 Sr. Jayla Johnson, 5-9 Fr. Amerah Steele, and 5-10 Fr. Kendall Wingler.

 

Eastern Kentucky University defeated Morehead State University by the score of 74-59.  Eastern Kentucky University shot 37.7% from the field including seven of 23 from the three point line.  The Colonels connected on 15 of 21 free throws, pulled down 46 rebounds, and committed 14 turnovers.  Morehead State University shot 33.9% from the field including four of 23 from beyond the arc.  The Eagles connected on 17 of 21 free throws, pulled down 32 rebounds, and committed 17 turnovers.

 

5-9 Fr. Alice Recanati led Eastern Kentucky University with 17 points including six of eight free throws, nine rebounds, five assists, and two blocked shots.  Jayla Johnson added 16 points including five of six free throws, five rebounds, and two steals.  5-10 Jr. Kynnedy Azubike recorded 12 points and three rebounds.  Kendall Wingler added 11 points including three three point baskets, eight rebounds, and three assists. 

 

Jazzmyn Elston led Morehead State with 14 points including two three point baskets and two steals.  Lauren Carter added 10 points, eight rebounds, and three assists.  5-10 So. Tomiyah Alford recorded nine points.  Ariel Kirkwood chipped in with nine points, four rebounds, and two assists.  Gabby Crawford added six points on six of six from the free throw line and five rebounds.  6-1 Jr. Ellie Jo Johnson recorded five points, six rebounds, and two blocked shots.

 

Morehead State University,16,12,19,12,59

Eastern Kentucky University,25,17,16,16,74

 

Morehead State University (59) – Kirkwood 9, Carter 10, Crawford 6, Perry-Ellis 1, Elston 14, DeFoor 2, Johnson 5, Alford 9, Moore 3.

 

Eastern Kentucky University (74) – Evans 7, Bass 4, Johnson 16, Steele 3, Wingler 11, Azubike 12, Jordan 4, Recanati 17.

 

A special thanks to the Eastern Kentucky University Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.


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Transylvania vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Men) December 12, 2020
Topic: Eastern Kentucky Basketball Men

2020MBBTRANSYEKU

 

 

Transylvania vs. Eastern Kentucky University (Men)

Paul S. McBrayer Arena

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

December 12, 2020

 

Transylvania coach Brian Lane started the following lineup: 6-4 Jr. Zach Larimore, 6-0 So. Duce Ralls, 6-6 So. Brice Scott, 6-0 Jr. Jack Patton, and 6-0 Sr. Gavin Root.  Eastern Kentucky University coach AW Hamilton countered with 6-7 So. Michael Moreno, 6-5 Fr. Curt Lewis, 6-9 Jr. Tre King, 5-11 Fr. Wendell Green Jr., and 6-1 Jr. Cooper Robb.

 

Eastern Kentucky University defeated Transylvania by the score of 81-60.  EKU recorded 46.8% from the field including eight of 27 from the three point line.  The Colonels connected on 15 of 21 free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and scored 32 points off 26 Transylvania turnovers.  Transylvania shot 38.3% from the field including seven of 22 from beyond the arc.  The Pioneers connected on seven of nine free throws, pulled down 40 rebounds, and scored 11 points off 12 Eastern Kentucky University turnovers.

 

6-7 Jr. Cheikh Faye led EKU with 16 points including four three point baskets and four rebounds.  6-2 Jr. Jomaru Brown added 13 points13 points and five steals.  Wendell Green Jr. recorded 12 points.  Curt Lewis chipped in with 11 points and five rebounds.  Michael Moreno pulled down seven rebounds.

 

Zach Larimore led Transylvania with 24 points, five rebounds, two assists, and two steals.  6-2 Sr. Michael Jefferson added 10 points including two three point baskets and 12 rebounds.  6-5 Sr. Lucas Gentry recorded 13 points, seven rebounds, and two steals. 

 

Transylvania,41,19,60

Eastern Kentucky University,52,29,81

 

Transylvania (60) – Larimore 24, Ralls 5, Scott 3, Patton 0, Root 0, Jefferson 10, Sivills 1, Gentry 13, Turner 4.

 

Eastern Kentucky University (81) – Moreno 4, Lewis 11, King 8, Green 12, Robb 0, Cruickshank 2, Hobbs 4, Broughton 5, Brown 13, Balogun 4, Blanton 2, Faye 16.

 

A special thanks to the Eastern Kentucky Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for today’s game.


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