Musketeers open with rout of Lewis County
VANCEBURG, Ky. — Greenup County raced to a 19-0 lead and rolled to a 46-7 victory over Lewis County Friday night in high school football in Vanceburg, Kentucky.
The Musketeers took a 7-0 lead at 7:23 of the first quarter when on fourth-and-25 from the Lions’ 28-yard line, Eli Sammons threw a touchdown pass to Austin Clarkson. Trey Collier kicked the extra point. Greenup County stretched its lead to 13-0 when Bryce Burgess raced 54 yards for a TD with 4:30 left in the first period. Lewis County fumbled the ensuing kickoff and the Musketeers’ Zane Carter recovered, setting up Sammons’ 20-yard scoring strike to Patrick Kelly, making it 19-0.
The Lions pulled within 19-7 on a 40-yard touchdown run by Garrett Applegate and a conversion kick by David Keen with 50 seconds left in the first quarter.
Greenup County boosted the lead to 26-7 at 5:56 of the second quarter when Dalson Halstead scored on a 39-yard run and Collier kicked the extra point. Lewis County turned over the ball and Sammons followed at 3:17 before halftime with an 18-yard TD pass to Austin Evans to make it 32-7.
Halstead made it 39-7 just 55 seconds into the third quarter by running 34 yards for a touchdown. The Musketeers then brought a running clock into play at 9:16 of the third when Burgess scored from 25 yards, making it 46-7.
RACELAND 31, LAWRENCE COUNTY 12: Hunter Lacks ran for 195 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries to pace the rams to a victory over the Bulldogs in Louisa, Kentucky.
The Rams took the lead when Jake Heighton threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Gunnar Lewis. Lawrence County pulled within 7-6 on a 3-yard TD run by Noah West. Raceland blocked the extra point attempt.
The Rams pulled away in the third quarter, thanks to touchdown jaunts of 49, 19 and 59 yards by Lacks to make it 25-6.
After Andrew Tackett returned a kickoff to the Raceland 3, West scored again to make it 25-12 with 10:08 left in the game. The Rams responded with a 45-yard touchdown pass from Heighton to Jacob Wallace for a 31-12 lead.