By John Lachmann
Senior quarterback Jashawn Short scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 12.3 seconds remaining to lift Newport to a 20-14 win over Dayton on Friday.
Short’s run capped off a 63-yard drive and was set up by a 34-yard pass from Short to his brother – junior Jaquan Short – on second down and 20 that took the Wildcats down to the Greendevils’ 1.
Newport trailed 14-7 when Jaquan Short caught an eight-yard touchdown pass from Jashawn Short with 3:13 left in the fourth quarter, but the potentially game-tying extra point was blocked.
Jashawn Short was 10-for-15 passing for 186 yards and two touchdowns, and he rushed for 52 yards. Senior running back Daylin Garland added 52 ground yards for Newport.
Defensively, senior linebacker David Franco finished with 15 tackles, and junior linebacker Daryl Youngman added 13 in the Wildcats’ win.
Senior quarterback Dejujuan Walker rushed for 65 yards to lead Dayton, and sophomore Logan Brewer scored both Greendevils touchdowns.
at NEWPORT 7-0-0-13—20
N-Sharp 50 pass from Jas. Short (Franco kick)
D-Brewer 1 run (Brockman pass from Walker)
D-Brewer 18 run (pass failed)
N-Jaq. Short 8 pass from Jas. Short (kick blocked)
N-Jas. Short 1 run (Franco kick)
RECORDS: Newport 1-4, Dayton 1-4.
COVINGTON CATHOLIC 41, BEECHWOOD 6 – Senior quarterback Blake Bir completed 8 of 17 passes for 193 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Colonels.
Junior Evan Braun caught two of Bir’s TDs, and he finished with four catches for 120 yards.
Senior Ethan Egbers also scored twice for CovCath, running in a four yard touchdown and catching a 33-yard pass for the other score.
The Colonels’ defense held the Tigers to 74 yards rushing on 44 carries, and Beechwood threw for 106 yards. CovCath junior defensive back Matthew Way picked off a pass and returned it 49 yards for a touchdown late in the first quarter.
at BEECHWOOD 0-0-0-6—6
CC-Braun 66 pass from Bir (kick blocked)
CC-Braun 36 pass from Bir (Dressman kick)
CC-Way 49 interception return (Dressman kick)
CC-Egbers 4 run (Goddard kick)
CC-Egbers 33 pass from Bir (Goddard kick)
B-Everett 18 pass from Suchanek (kick failed)
CC-Beatrice 6 run (Goddard kick)
RECORDS: CovCath 4-1, Beechwood 1-3.
RYLE 21, COLUMBUS DeSALES 10 – The Raiders scored consecutive fourth-quarter touchdowns to pull out the win.
Senior Daniel Osborne ran in a 20-yard fumble recovery to give Ryle the lead, 14-10, and senior Tanner Pulice iced the game with a five-yard TD run.
at DeSALES 0-3-7-0—10
D-Acquista FG 22
R-Brownell 1 run (Mead kick)
D-West 1 run (Acquista kick)
R-Osborne 20 fumble recovery (Mead kick)
R-Pulice 5 run (Mead kick)
RECORDS: Ryle 2-2, DeSales 2-2.
HIGHLANDS 61, MASON COUNTY 3 – Senior quarterback Donovan McCoy threw for a career-high 400 yards in the Bluebirds’ win.
McCoy completed 33 of 44 passes and six touchdowns, and he ran for another score.
Senior Ryan Donovan led Highlands in rushing with 125 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries.
Junior tight end Nick True caught seven passes for 83 yards and two TDs, and senior wide receiver Luke Turner had three receptions for 72 yards as 12 different Bluebirds had catches.
MASON CO. 0-3-0-0—3
at HIGHLANDS 20-14-21-6—61
H-McCoy 7 run (run failed)
H-Feggins 6 pass from McCoy (Donovan pass from McCoy)
H-Collinsworth 1 pass from McCoy (kick failed)
MC-Tomkins FG 30
H-R. Greene 8 pass from McCoy (Brockett kick)
H-L. Turner 47 pass from McCoy (Brockett kick)
H-True 5 pass from McCoy (Brockett kick)
H-True 8 pass from McCoy (Brockett kick)
H-R. Donovan 2 run (Brockett kick)
H-R. Donovan 4 run (Brockett kick)
RECORDS: Highlands 4-0, Mason County 1-4.
COOPER 29, HOLMES 0 – Senior Tyler Morris completed 7 of 17 passes for 141 yards and a touchdown, and he ran 11 times for 98 yards and another TD.
Senior A.J. Collins rushed 15 times for 92 yards and two scores, and junior Aaron Morgan caught four passes for 104 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown reception early in the first quarter.
Collins also intercepted a pass at linebacker, and senior defensive lineman Taylor Centers finished with eight tackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery.
at COOPER 19-0-0-10—29
C-Morgan 80 pass from Morris (Turner kick)
C-Collins 1 run (kick failed)
C-Collins 12 run (pass failed)
C-Turner FG 33
C-Morris 1 run (Turner kick)
RECORDS: Cooper 5-0, Holmes 2-2.
FRANKLIN COUNTY 63, SCOTT 31 – Junior Ben Osborne rushed 23 times for 95 yards and two touchdowns in the Eagles’ loss.
Juniors Reed Spata and Josh Castleman also rushed for one TD each for Scott. Spata ran the ball nine times for 87 yards, and Castleman carried the ball 19 times for 70 yards.
at SCOTT 7-14-3-7—31
FC-Woodside 1 run (Durham kick)
FC-Timmons 21 run (Durham kick)
FC-Timmons 80 run (Durham kick)
S-Osborne 2 run (Coe kick)
FC-Timmons 95 kickoff return (run failed)
S-Osborne 1 run (Coe kick)
26 run (Coe kick)
FC-Durham FG 24
FC-Timmons 19 run (Durham kick)
FC-Timmons 56 run (Durham kick)
S-Coe FG 39
FC-Maupin 12 pass from Woodside (Durham kick)
S-Castleman 4 run (Coe kick)
FC-Roberts 55 run (kick failed)
FC-Timmons 30 pass from Woodside (kick blocked)
RECORDS: Franklin County 4-0, Scott 3-2.
BELLEVUE 30, CARROLL COUNTY 8 – Junior running back Dylan Huff keyed the Tigers’ offense, defense and special teams, finishing will all four of their touchdowns and 26 of their 30 points.
Offensively, Huff ran the ball 22 times for 193 yards and two touchdowns and added a 44-yard TD reception. He also caught a two-point conversion pass.
On defense, Huff intercepted a pass and returned it 96 yards for a touchdown, and he recovered a fumble.
And Huff averaged 43 yards per punt, pinning the Panthers at their own one yard line when one of his kicks went 44 yards and bounced out of bounds just before heading into the end zone.
Senior Tyshawn Embs rushed for 180 yards and Carroll County’s lone touchdown on 25 carries.
at CARROLL 0-8-0-0—8
B-Huff 96 interception return (pass failed)
CC-Embs 51 run (Birch run)
B-Huff 13 run (Huff pass from Ackerson)
B-Huff 16 run (Pointsett pass from Ackerson)
B-Huff 44 pass from Ackerson (Pointsett pass from Ackerson)
RECORDS: Bellevue 2-3, Carroll County 4-1.
PENDLETON COUNTY 35, BROSSART 28 – Senior Jacob Elbert scored three rushing touchdowns in the losing effort for the Mustangs.
Junior Sean Tieman ran in Brossart’s other score, a 26-yard TD run in the first quarter.
After cutting the Wildcats’ lead to seven, 35-28, the Mustangs recovered an onside kick but lost a fumble two plays later to seal the game.
Senior Austin Pyles led Pendleton County with three touchdowns – a four-yard reception, a one-yard run and an 80-yard kickoff return that extended the Wildcats’ lead to 14 in the fourth quarter after Brossart had scored back-to-back TDs.
at PENDLETON 7-0-21-7—35
PC-Pyles 4 pass from Koeninger (Harper kick)
B-Tieman 26 run (Frommeyer kick)
PC-Pyles 1 run (Harper kick)
PC-Holland 16 pass from Koeninger (Harper kick)
PC-Holland 15 pass from Koeninger (Harper kick)
B-Elbert 11 run (kick failed)
B-Elbert 1 run (Elbert run)
PC-Pyles 80 kickoff return (Harper kick)
B-Elbert 3 run (Frommeyer kick)
RECORDS: Pendleton County 1-4, Brossart 1-3.
OLDHAM COUNTY 48, HOLY CROSS 21 – The Indians led, 14-7 early in the second quarter but allowed five answered touchdowns.
Holy Cross senior quarterback Mitch Trail completed 13 of 29 passes for 191 yards and a touchdown, and junior Jalen Beal caught seven passes for 96 yards and a TD, and he rushed 12 times for 67 yards and another score.
HOLY CROSS 7-7-0-7—21
at OLDHAM 0-21-0-27—48
HC-McClendon 3 fumble recovery (Scott kick)
OC-Taylor 42 run (Nuerenberger kick)
HC-Beal 80 pass from Trail (Scott kick)
OC-Taylor 57 pass from Strnad (Nuerenberger kick)
OC-Taylor 10 run (Nuerenberger kick)
OC-Baker 22 fumble recovery (Nuerenberger kick)
OC-Taylor 49 run (Nuerenberger kick)
OC-Taylor 31 run (Nuerenberger kick)
HC-Beal 1 run (Scott kick)
OC-Allen 38 run (run failed)
RECORDS: Oldham County 2-3, Holy Cross 1-4.
LLOYD 66, GALLATIN COUNTY 15 – Senior quarterback Dexter Smith accounted for seven of the Juggernauts’ 10 touchdowns.
Smith completed 16 of 26 passes for 285 yards and three touchdowns, and he ran the ball 16 times for 121 yards and four TDs.
Senior Tomi Mejolagbe caught eight passes for 114 yards and one touchdown, sophomore Zach Little had one reception for 55 yards and a TD, and junior Brian Freeman finished with three catches for 50 yards.
Sophomore Hayden Muldor picked off two passes, giving him four interceptions on the season, and junior Brian Warren recorded an interception as the Juggernauts forced five turnovers.
Gallatin County junior quarterback Austin Chapman completed 20 of 45 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns.
at LLOYD 6-20-27-13—66
GC-McCoy 30 pass from Chapman (Ackerman kick)
GC-Safety: Snap out of end zone
L-Warren 20 pass from De. Smith (kick failed)
L-De. Smith 1 run (Warren pass from De. Smith)
L-De. Smith 67 run (kick failed)
L-Riddle 55 pass from De. Smith (pass failed)
L-De. Smith 14 run (pass failed)
L-De. Smith 3 run (Warren run)
L-Mejolagbe 21 pass from De. Smith (kick failed)
L-Grant 12 run (Estes kick)
GC-Eversole 6 pass from Chapman (pass failed)
L-Riddle fumble recovery in end zone (run failed)
L-Lunsford 1 run (Estes kick)
RECORDS: Lloyd 4-1, Gallatin County 4-1.
BOYLE COUNTY 37, DIXIE HEIGHTS 21 – Sophomore quarterback Drew Moore threw for two touchdowns in the Colonels’ loss.
DIXIE HTS. 0-14-0-7—21
at BOYLE CO. 6-14-10-7—37
BC-Robbins 15 pass from Whittle (kick failed)
BC-Whittle 1 run (Harris kick)
DH-Hedger 3 pass from Moore (Totten kick)
BC-Burke 33 pass from Whittle (Harris kick)
DH-Washington 85 kickoff return (Totten kick)
BC-Hellyer 37 pass from Whittle (Harris kick)
BC-Robbins 88 pass from Whittle (Harris kick)
DH-Brown 17 pass from Moore (Totten kick)
RECORDS: Boyle County 2-2, Dixie Heights 1-3.
LOUISVILLE MALE 45, BOONE COUNTY 14 – Male (4-1) scored 28 unanswered points in the second half to pull away.
The Rebels (0-4) trailed, 17-0 but scored a touchdown before halftime and another early in the third quarter to cut the deficit to three before the Bulldogs pulled away.
It is the first 0-4 start for Boone County coach Rick Thompson in his 14 years at the Rebels’ helm.
BETHLEHEM 40, LUDLOW 0 – The Eagles (4-1) recorded their first non-forfeit shutout since Aug. 21, 2009.
Ludlow (1-3) dropped its second straight game and has allowed 30 or more points in all four of its contests.