It’s almost impossible to believe, but week number 3 of the high school football season is already over. There was lots of big games, and movement that’ll take place in the upcoming Shelby’s Wheel and Tire Top 10 this week. The remnants of Hurricane Harvey wrecked havoc on western Kentucky starting Friday morning, so some games were moved to Thursday to avoid the rain. The mooredeals.com game of the week featured a heavyweight matchup in OHS vs Catholic. Saturday saw 3 region games as well because of the rain. Let’s take a look back at each game.
Edmonson County 48, Grayson County 0: The tobacco stick will stay in Brownsville for another season as the Wildcats put a running clock on Grayson County before the half. Grayson County is struggling with injuries as the Cougars are without their starting quarterback, the backup quarterback, and the starting running back. Tucker Cole, Brayden Carey, and Kenny “Danger Zone” Logsdon had big days for the Wildcats. Edmonson will look to make a big jump in the HRN Top 10 poll, and next Friday’s game against Warren East will be the biggest challenge the Cats have faced this season.
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John Hardin 28, Daviess County 26: Another tough loss for the Panthers against a quality opponent on the road. Joey Cambron’s 4 touchdowns weren’t enough as crucial turnovers prevented DC from finding their first win of the season. Cambron spread the ball very well finding Marquel Tinsley, Blake Baker, and Brady Oost for touchdowns. While DC had a lot of success through the air, the Panthers only managed 88 yards on the ground. DC plays Hancock County at Reid Stadium this Friday, in what should, be the Panthers first victory of the season.
Meade County 58, Shelby County 14: The Green wave exploded to a running clock win against a dangerous Shelby County team on the road. Shelby County was 2-0 coming in to the game with wins against Atherton and Fairdale. I don’t have any stats for the game, but this is an absolutely nice win for the Green Wave. Meade County travels to beautiful scenic Harned this Friday in what should be an easy win. All of a sudden Meade County is set to climb back up the HRN Top 10 rankings.
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Ohio County 37, Hancock County 8: In a showdown of undefeated teams ranked #3 and #4 in the HRN top 10, Ohio County absolutely dominated in Hartford. Freshman Q’Daryius McHenry rushed for 103 yards and senior quarterback Heath Simmons passed for 246 yards and 4 touchdowns. Defensively, Ohio County is getting better each week and that is going to make the Eagles a force to be reckon with. Gage Gray and Tanner Singleton both rushed for over 100 yards for Hancock County. With a matchup against Daviess County, the Hornets will have to rebound quickly in order to stay competitive with DC. Ohio County plays Grayson County this Friday in Leitchfield, so look for the Eagles to go 4-0 to start the season. Here is a replay of the game from the fine folks at 3rd region sports network
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Apollo 36, McLean County 14: Apollo pulled away for a second half win in Calhoun after the Cougars led 14-12 at the half. Apollo junior running back Mariano Mckenzie rushed for over 100 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Eagles. Nic Brooks also gave the Eagles a second half jump, but the biggest factor was the Apollo defense pitching a shutout in the second half. McLean County gave Apollo fits as Noah Baldwin was unstoppable in the first half, scoring two touchdowns. Apollo plays host to Butler County on Friday where the Eagles are a decisive favorite, and McLean County hosts Muhlenberg County in a tossup game in Calhoun. Here is a replay of the game from our friends at McLean County High School:
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Owensboro 47, Owensboro Catholic 12: The Red Devils made a statement Friday night in HRN’s mooredeals.com game of the week. In the much anticipated matchup on #1 vs #2 in the Shelby’s Wheel and Tire’s Top 10, OCath was simply overmatched against the 5A Devils. Catholic quarterback Will Warren was an effective 24-28 but only passed for 179 yards against a speedy OHS defense. Von Williams didn’t have much luck either as the Aces’ running back only rushed for 45 yards. Catholic linebacker Josh Sloan had a great day with 20 tackles, but the Aces defense struggled to stop the OHS rushing attack. Speaking of, OHS quarterback Zeke Brown rushed for 99 yards and passed for a touchdown. Sophomore receiver Tyren Hayden had his second consecutive nice game with 4 catches, 84 yards, and a touchdown. Defensively, the Red Devils used a team approach to stymie the potent Aces offense. OHS did drop 2 interceptions that would’ve resulted in pick six’s. Catholic will look to rebound as they head across the blue bridge to take on South Spencer this Friday in Reo, Indiana. OHS will travel down the Natcher Parkway once again for a trip to EL Donaldson Stadium to take on the #2 ranked Bowling Green Purples, who are the defending 5A state champs. OHS-BG will be the Don Moore Automotive Game of the Week on HRN.
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Russellville 43, Butler County 0: In a game that the folks in Morgantown would like to soon forget, the Bears took one square on the chin against a very athletic Russellville squad. Ty Smith recorded 9 tackles for Butler County, but offensively, there wasn’t much to report. The loss of Rex Henderson has taken a toll on the Bears that I’m not sure anyone could’ve predicted. There is still plenty of talent on this Butler County squad, but the Bears have to do some soul searching in order to turn it around and find their first win. The task doesn’t get any easier this week, as Butler County travels to Owensboro to take on a much improved Apollo squad. Butler County must find a way to generate some offense to take some pressure off the defense.
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Muhlenberg County 21, Hopkins County Central 15: Mustang running back Bronzyn Healy was held in check, but Karsen Steele came through with two touchdowns and two interceptions to lead the Stangs to a Saturday afternoon victory. Alec Drake also had two interceptions to lead a balanced Muhlenberg defensive effort. Muhlenberg County travels to Calhoun to take on a hungry McLean County team looking for its first win of the season. The next two weeks offer the Mustangs an opportunity to talley some wins before the district grind begins.
Week 4 is shaping up to be a last chance for many of our local teams to fine tune things before the all important district games begin. Stay tuned to HRN on Mixlr and social media for all things local sports!