Bourbon County rolled up 28 first-quarter points and cruised to a 49-0 victory over Russell in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs on Friday night, ending the Red Devils’ season. The host Colonels (12-0) scored on their first five possessions, led by the rushing of Brent Holman and Charles Johnson.
The Red Devils (7-5) stopped Bourbon County on a pair of fourth-down plays late in the first half to prevent the Colonels from extending their lead. However, on their opening drive of the third quarter, the Colonels needed just four plays to claim a 42-0 advantage with a touchdown at the 9:04 mark. After that score, the clock ran continuously for the remainder of the game. Bourbon County added its final touchdown early in the fourth quarter to cap off the win.
“We never quit. We haven’t quit all year and we didn’t quit tonight,” said Russell coach Ivan McGlone. “The thing about tonight with them (Bourbon County) was I thought they were very good defensively, very physical, very good offensively, and like I told somebody, 'They have speed, speed and speed.'”
The Colonels will host Mason County next Friday in Paris in a repeat of last year’s regional championship game.
RUSSELL 0 0 0 0 — 0
BOURBON 28 7 7 7 — 49
Lawrence Co. 6
BELFRY Lawrence County’s season came to a screeching halt on Friday night against the Pirates.
Trenity Carr rushed for 111 yards and four touchdowns on 21 carries as Belfry rolled up 242 yards on the ground.
Justin Johnson added 56 yards and Davontae Dari chipped in 52 for the Pirates (11-1).
Lawrence County (8-4) managed just 126 yards of offense. A.J. Cyrus rushed for 38 yards and threw for 26. Ricky Goble had 37 yards on 13 carries. Derek Ferguson had nine rushing attempts for 26 yards.
Cyrus found Noah Lambert for a 26-yard score in the third quarter for Lawrence County’s only points.
The Bulldogs dropped four of their last five games to end the season.
LAWRENCE 0 0 6 0 — 6
BELFRY 14 14 7 7 — 42