By Dan Wright
Senior running back A.J. Collins ran for 263 yards and four touchdowns, including two in the fourth quarter that helped Cooper rally to defeat South Oldham, 49-28, in the Class 5A playoffs Friday at South Oldham.
The Jaguars trailed, 28-27, before Collins ran in touchdowns of 1 and 36 yards. Senior Ricky Martin added a 27 yard interception return to finish off Cooper’s fourth-quarter outburst.
Senior quarterback Tyler Morris completed 7 of 11 passes for 149 yards and ran 14 times for 64 yards, including a 5-yard touchdown that capped a 99-yard drive two seconds before halftime.
The Jaguars, who gained the school’s first playoff win last week, will travel to play Franklin County next week.
at S. OLDHAM 7-7-14-0—28
C-Collins 5 run (Turner kick)
SO-Kurigur 5 run (Sherry kick)
C-Collins 1 run (Turner kick)
SO-Sherry 4 run (Sherry kick)
C-Morris 5 run (Turner kick)
C-Bricking 9 run (kick failed)
SO-Culbertson 45 pass from Sherry (Sherry kick)
SO-Culbertson 47 pass from Sherry (Sherry kick)
C-Collins 1 run (run failed)
C-Collins 36 run (Collins run)
C-Martin 27 interception return (Collins run)
RECORDS: Cooper 11-1, South Oldham 9-3.
WALTON-VERONA 33, LLOYD 26 – The Juggernauts threw a pair of incompletions, stalling their final drive at the Bearcats’ 45 with 12 seconds remaining.
Walton-Verona took a seven-point lead with 1:33 remaining when senior defensive lineman Cole Mosier recorded a sack in the end zone, but the Bearcats fumbled at the Lloyd 27 with 42 seconds left.
Senior quarterback Dexter Smith completed a pair of passes to get Lloyd to midfield before the team turned the ball over on downs.
Sophomore running back Will Latimore rushed 12 times for 132 yards and a touchdown to lead Walton-Verona, and he also caught three passes for 63 yards and another TD.
Junior running back Chris Latimore added 71 ground yards on 11 carries, and sophomore fullback Mason Compton ran in a pair of scores.
Smith finished 14-for-27 for 174 yards and four touchdowns for the Juggernauts, and senior Tomi Mejolagbe caught five passes for 51 yards, including a pair of TDs and a two-point conversion.
Mosier finished with four solo tackles and six assist to pace the Walton-Verona defense, including a pair of sacks and four tackles for loss.
at WALTON 10-7-7-9—33
WV-Bennett FG 32
WV-W. Latimore 38 run (Bennett kick)
WV-W. Latimore 12 pass from Foley (Bennett kick)
L-Warren 13 pass from De. Smith (kick blocked)
WV-Compton 1 run (Bennett kick)
L-Freeman 2 pass from De. Smith (Mejolagbe pass from De. Smith)
WV-Compton 2 run (Bennett kick)
L-Mejolagbe 10 pass from De. Smith (pass failed)
L-Mejolagbe 8 pass from De. Smith (pass failed)
WV-Safety: Mosier sack
RECORDS: Walton-Verona 10-2, Lloyd 8-4.
FRANKLIN COUNTY 62, CONNER 59 – Franklin County scored three touchdowns in the final three minutes of the first half to overcome an early, 30-13 lead by the Cougars.
Junior Lorenzo McCaskell keyed the second-quarter scoring flurry with a 31-yard return of a fumble, one of three turnovers by Conner in the game.
Conner regained the lead, 37-34, with a 21-yard run by junior Jesse McKeehan in the third quarter, but McCaskell caught a 27-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Logan Woodside to put the Flyers back ahead, 41-37, and senior Ryan Timmons added to the lead with a 33-yard touchdown run.
The Cougars were unable to catch up despite three fourth-quarter touchdowns, two on passes by junior Drew Barker and the other on a run by Barker.
Barker completed 16 of 20 passes for 291 yards with three touchdown passes in the game and ran 25 times for 97 yards and a score.
Senior Cameron Fogle had 275 yards of offense, rushing 13 times for 131 yards and two scores and catching nine passes for 144 yards and one touchdown. McKeehan added 90 rushing yards on 13 carries and 87 receiving yards on three catches.
Conner finished with 609 total yards to 489 for the Flyers.
Ryan Timmons led Franklin County with 189 rushing yards on 14 carries, scoring four touchdowns.
at FRANKLIN 13-21-14-14—62
C-McKeehan 17 run (Dunaway kick)
FC-Timmons 50 run (run failed)
C-Fogle 65 run (Dunaway kick)
FC-McCaskell 4 run (Durham kick)
C-McKeehan 82 pass from Barker (run failed)
C-Dunaway 37 FG
C-Fogle 21 run (Dunaway kick)
FC-Timmons 11 run (kick failed)
FC-McCaskell 31 fumble return (pass good)
FC-Woodside 2 run (Durham kick)
C-McKeehan 21 run (Dunaway kick)
FC-McCaskell 27 pass from Woodside (Durham kick)
FC-Timmons 33 run (Durham kick)
C-Fogle 78 pass from Barker (Padgett pass from Barker)
FC-Timmons 52 run (Durham kick)
C-Barker 20 run (Dunaway kick)
FC-Woodside 14 run (Durham kick)
C-Padgett 26 pass from Barker (Dunaway kick)
RECORDS: Franklin County 12-0, Conner 9-3.
HIGHLANDS 52, ASHLAND BLAZER 13 – The Bluebirds scored the final 44 points of the game,