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Week 1 Scores and Recap
Bracken County 26, Pendleton County 0
Sophomore duo Daulton Tarter and Jackson Whitten took down their border rival Pendleton County handily in Brooksville. Whitten completed just 6 passes, but managed 155 yards and a touchdown. Tarter ran for 138 yards and scored two touchdowns. On the defensive side, Tarter also had 21 tackles; two for a loss.
Campbell County 56, Scott 6
The Camels and quarterback Nate Smith downed the Scott Eagles in the first ever game on the gridiron for these two rivals. Smith completed 10 of 14 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown. He also had 11 rush attempts for 116 yards and four more touchdowns. Kaden Rose made all eight PAT attempts. This game was called off with 11 minutes to go in the game due to an injury. Scott player Jordan Hardy got carted off the field, but he was released Saturday morning.
Central Hardin 42, George Rogers Clark 22
New GRC quarterback Sam Clements completed 8/23 passes for 128 yards with one interception and two touchdowns. He ran the ball 21 times for 83 yards.
Harrison County 40, Calloway County 33
Kaydon Custard, the Thorobreds’ star senior quarterback, was 18/28 in the air with 324 yards and two touchdowns. On the ground, he ran 34 times with 316 yards and four touchdowns. Jashon Lewis had 4 catches for 121 yards and a touchdown. Tanner Tumey had 8 catches for 95 yards. The Breds had 728 yards of offense and 27 first downs.
Montgomery County 21, Magoffin County 14
New MoCo quarterback Jacob Gumm completed 8/17 passes for 106 yards. He had two interceptions and two touchdowns. Receiving those two touchdowns were Gabe Tipton and Jamen Caba. Harrison Haddix returned a punt for a touchdown as well.
Nicholas County 32, Lewis County 30
New coach Simon Clouse starts off with a win at Nicholas County. Oscar Saucedo, the quarterback, threw for 188 yards on 10/16 completions. He had two QB keepers for touchdowns. Alex Koeder ran for 183 yards on 26 attempts with a touchdown.
Paris 50, Frankfort 0
Paris stats not entered on KHSAA as of Tuesday at 11:20 a.m.
Russell 28, Mason County 8
Keshaun Thomas was 9/25 for 117 yards. Their lone touchdown came from CJ Authur’s 87-yard kickoff return. Garryon McClain had three catches for 49 yards. Trey Walker had five carries for 32 yards. Mason County had -15 rushing yards as opposed to Russell’s 257.
Walton-Verona 27, Bishop Brossart 14
New Mustang quarterback Keegan Gulley completed 9 of 20 passes for just 34 yards with two interceptions. Alex Amin had 22 of those receiving yards. Keegan Gulley and running back Cameron Mandel scored the two touchdowns for Brossart, with Tyler Smith kicking the extra points.
Western Hills 32, Bourbon County 0
The Colonels offense couldn’t get started against the Wolverines. QB Malachi Rennie had just 12 passing yards on on 3/13 attempts. He also had 34 rushing yards on 8 attempts. Western Hills had four different players score.
42. Campbell County (+10)
57. George Rogers Clark (-11)
105. Mason County (-13)
113. Montgomery County (-)
144. Scott (-10)
147. Paris (+21)
152. Bourbon County (-55)
155. Harrison County (+5)
160. Nicholas County (+5)
170. Bracken County (+4)
176. Bishop Brossart (-17)
210. Pendleton County (-4)
Week 2 Preview and Predictions
Score predictions and ratings are retrieved from MasseyRatings.com, which a is computer ratings system that uses a mathematical formula. Ratings become more accurate the more games played.
Game times and dates could be changed due to excessive heat warnings.
Montgomery County @ Mason County
This is our game of the week and it should be a good one in Maysville. The Royals dominated this one in week two last year, winning 42-14. Both teams lost a lot to graduation last year, though.
Prediction: Mason County 34, Montgomery County 21
George Rogers Clark @ Belfry
The Cardinals head down to Pond Creek for the Pike County Bowl for the Pike County Bowl. Belfry is coached by Philip Haywood who enters his 40th season at Belfry and 49th season as a head coach. He is the winningest coach in Kentucky with 472 wins and has led Belfry to eight state championships. The Pirates beat Breathitt County 48-14 last week. Belfry as always will have a strong run game. They ran for 282 yards last week. Quarterback Chase Varney threw four passes, three of which were completed for 145 yards and three touchdowns.
Prediction: Belfry 34, George Rogers Clark 28
Bethel-Tate, OH @ Bishop Brossart
Bethel-Tate lost to New Richmond, OH last week 40-35.
Prediction: Bethel-Tate 40, Bishop Brossart 14
Estill County @ Harrison County
The Engineers beat West Carter 22-21 last week at home. Brody Mainous completed 20/23 passes for 186 yards and one touchdown. Mainous spread the ball around and had receivers with 50, 46, 44, and 36 yards. The Thorobreds won this game last year on field-goal.
Prediction: Estill County 36, Harrison County 24
Nicholas County @ Fleming County
Bill Spencer’s Panthers have high expectations this season after starting off with 20-18 win at 6A Henry Clay. They were led by Austin Trent’s 249 rushing yards on a whopping 42 attempts where he scored two touchdowns. Since 2000, these teams have played 11 times, with Fleming winning 10 of them.
Prediction: Fleming County 38, Nicholas County 14
Paintsville @ Paris
These two old 1A rivals will meet at Blanton Collier Stadium for the first time in a decade. They last met in 2016 where Paintsville won 59-7. No stats were available at the time of publishing.
Prediction: Paintsville 35, Paris 20
North Bullitt @ Scott
North Bullitt went 1-10 last season and started of 2023 with a 23-7 loss to Louisville Holy Cross. Scott will try to regroup from their blowout loss to Campbell County last week.
Prediction: Scott 35, North Bullitt 28
Bourbon County @ South Laurel
South Laurel beat McCreary Central 35-23 last week. Quarterback Jimmy Mitchell was 12/20 on passes for 151 yards and a touchdown. Liam Newton has two punch-ins for touchdowns with 20 yards on 6 attempts.
Prediction: Bourbon County 42, South Laurel 20