Week number 4 has came and went and we are approaching the mid point of the high school football season this Friday. There were big games around the area as well as opportunities for team to pick up their first win, as well as a few mismatches. Our mooredeals.com game of the week was a big one, as the eyes of Kentucky were on the OHS-BG matchup in Bowling Green. Lets take a look back:
Warren East 21, Edmonson County 10: The Edmonson County Wildcats (Sharpshooters) struck first with a field goal from Brett Brannon and a touchdown from quarterback Tucker Cole to take a 10-0 lead. But that was the last time Edmonson County would score as the Raiders pulled away. According to the Edmonson Voice, the Wildcat’s 6’5 350lb center Logan Hagan had to leave the game with a knee injury in the 4th quarter. While, the result is not what the Cats wanted, the result did show that Edmonson can compete with an athletic team, and should bode well for them as they get into district play. Up next is a trip to Metcalfe County, who is 3-1 on the season.
Meade County 41, Breckenridge County 0: The Green Wave rolled to a running clock victory in beautiful, scenic Harned. While they’re no stats to report for the Wave, the trend of Meade County getting better as the season goes along, seems to be in full force. After losing game 1, the Wave have reeled off 3 straight wins as they face a super dangerous Franklin-Simpson team Friday in Franklin. Breckenridge County has yet to win a game, but coach Hottell’s team is battling every time out, and the Tigers will try and turn it around versus Ohio County in Hartford on Friday.
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Ohio County 60, Grayson County 7: Most folks will talk about Heath Simmons when mentioning Ohio County, but the Eagles had two 100 yard rushers Friday night in Q’Daryius McHenry (130) and Caden Brown (115). Speaking of Simmons, he went 18-31 340 yards and 6 touchdowns. The stat that has everyone talking is that Heath Simmons has yet to throw a single interception on the season. All six touchdowns went to different receivers, with Nick Morris (101 yards) and Seth Stevens (116 yards) going over 100 yards receiving. Grayson County’s Evan Embry had a nice game with 89 yards rushing, and 1 touchdown. It doesn’t get any easier for the Cougars as they take on a very powerful South Warren team this week. Ohio County gets another game to fine tune and get the stat book filled as the Eagles host Breckenridge County.
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McLean County 34, Muhlenberg County 33: Noah Baldwin went full beast mode last Friday, going for 212 yards, 4 touchdowns, and an interception to lead the Cougars to victory. Muhlenberg Mustang Bronzyn Healy had a nice game at quarterback rushing for 1 touchdown (141 yards rushing) and passing for another. Drew Chaney and Braydon Hibbs had fantastic games on defense for the Mustangs as both totaled 13 tackles each. In a game that was almost an exact repeat of last year’s HRN Game of the Year award winner, this one came down to the wire as well. Both teams will gain valuable close game experience from the game, and McLean County fans finally got the win they’ve longed for this season. Muhlenberg County hosts Butler County and McLean has ANOTHER tough game as they travel to a vastly improved and undefeated Logan County. Here is a replay of the game from the folks at McLean County High School:
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Apollo 47, Butler County 6: It was all Eagles on Tamarack Road last Friday as a running clock was in effect before the half. Quarterback Colby Clark was an efficient 7-9 for 186 yards and 4 touchdowns. Nic Brooks had two receiving touchdowns, Gatlin Humphrey 1 touchdown, and Peyton Peters had 1 touchdown as well. Apollo was able to get their entire roster in the game, which provides great varsity experience for the young guys. Butler County has struggled this season, but has had injuries and youth to deal with. There is talent on this Bear roster, and coach Emmick will keep working hard to insure progress is made on the field. Daltyn Havens and Gage Ward are two good athletes Butler County can build around and hopefully Brendan Shanklin will return to the lineup soon. Butler County travels to Muhlenberg this Friday and Apollo travels across town to Steele Stadium to take on city rival Owensboro Catholic.
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Daviess County 63, Hancock County 28: Daviess County only led 35-28 at the half, but the Panther defense pitched a shutout in the second half as the Panther offense exploded as DC won going away. Junior wide receiver Marquel Tinsley had great day with 263 yards receiving, 1 touchdown pass, and 1 kickoff return for a touchdown. Quarterback Joey Cambron had another phenomenal performance going 11-17 370 yards with 6 touchdowns. Shae Carwile had a school record 23 tackles with Drew Cockerell, Blake Baker, and Shane Riley having solid defensive games as well. Gage Gray, Tanner Singleton, and Jacob White all had solid performances for the Hornets, who scored more points against Daviess County than any of the “experts” could have predicted. Hancock County should rebound at home against Todd County Central, while Daviess County has a massive game against crosstown rival Owensboro at Reid Stadium. Here is a replay of the game from the folks at 3rd Region Sports Network:
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Owensboro Catholic 55, South Spencer, Indiana 14: Backup quarterback Drew Hartz started in place of the injured Will Warren and did a great job going 15-25 265 yards and 4 touchdowns. Running back Von Willams was finally able to crack the century mark, rushing for 112 yards on 19 carries. John Booth was able to snag two interceptions while Josh Sloan and Sterling Hardesty had 11 tackles each. This game was a great opportunity for the Aces to get back on the right track as they get ready to host a very talented Apollo football team at Steele Stadium this Friday night. It’ll be interesting to see if Warren is back in the lineup or if Hartz makes his second consecutive start.
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Bowling Green 48, Owensboro 21: The Red Devils 6 turnovers proved to the difference in this one as the Devils fell in BG once again. Most importantly, the all time series is tied up, which is what Purple fans have been longing, for many years. The total yardage only favored BG by 20 yards, which would spell a nip and tuck game. However, OHS’ turnovers, especially the two turnovers at start of the 2nd half doomed any hopes that OHS could pull off the road win. Imonte Owsley had a rushing touchdown and receiving touchdown in the loss. Quarterback Zeke Brown was injured early in the 2nd quarter, and backup Nick Belcher came in and did a great job running the option. Terion Hall got his 3rd interception of the season. Linebackers Trace Grenier and Austin Gough played very well through the loss. Like we said on the Homers Show, this game meant very little in the grand scheme of things. Obviously, OHS wanted to win, but the Devils now know they can play with the Purples. OHS now turns it’s attention to a dangerous Daviess County team who will look to pull off a massive upset Friday night at Reid Stadium.