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November 30, 2012

Cracking the 6,000 yard mark

BOWLING GREEN — Fairview became Kentucky high school football's first team to crack the 6,000-yard season rushing mark during the first half Friday.

The Eagles picked up 186 yards before the intermission and finished with 275 on the ground despite losing 55-8 to Mayfield in the Class A championship game at Western Kentucky University's L.T. Smith Stadium.

Fairview boosted its season rushing total to 6,098.

Fullback Chris Brewer paced the Eagles on Friday with 148 yards on 16 carries. He also led the team for the season with 1,653.

Devon Turner was next with 1,567 yards, followed by Elijah King at 1,370. All three are seniors.

Lucas-led Collins

Former Greenup County High School quarterback Jerry Lucas guided Collins into Friday night's Class 4A final against Highlands.

Collins racked up 199 points in its last four games on the way to Bowling Green.

Jerry played for his father, coach Roy Lucas, at Greenup County, and is the nephew of basketball great Jerry Lucas.

Tre-ja Vu

Belfry and Louisville Central clashed for the Class 3A state title for the third straight season.

Central routed the Pirates, 46-7, in 2010, but the last two meetings have been extremely close.

Central won 15-14 a year ago before taking this year's overtime thriller, 12-6.

'Cat-alyst

Prior to Belfry's overtime loss to Central, Ashland was the last team to beat the Pirates.

In the seven games in between, Belfry outscored opponents by an average of 29.3 points per game.

The Tomcats used a strong defensive effort and a big passing night from quarterback Aaron Elam to defeat Belfry 35-20 at Putnam Stadium on Oct. 5.

Eagles Not Alone

Fairview wasn't the only team making its first state championship game appearance this weekend.

Pleasure Ridge Park (6A), Cooper (5A) and Collins (4A) were also there for the first time.

Bleacher Support

Attendance for the Fairview-Mayfield contest was 6,038.

Brewer greeted Eagles fans along the first row of the stands after the game.

“I’m kind of surprised we had so many people out here for us,” he said with a smile.

 

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