Junior running back Tyree Bolden ran in a five-yard touchdown with 2:39 left in the game to seal Newport’s 36-26 win over Walton-Verona on Friday.
The Wildcats, who led by two prior to that decisive score, took over on their own 17 after a punt, and senior running back Dominic Joseph’s 57-yard carry helped set up Bolden’s TD.
Newport survived two fumbles earlier in the fourth quarter.
Joseph rushed 16 times for 111 yards, and he ran in the conversion after the final touchdown, and Bolden and junior Brian Burton both found the end zone twice for the Wildcats. Burton returned the opening kickoff 84 yards for a TD.
Newport junior quarterback Paul Price ran the ball 11 times for 84 yards and one score plus a pair of two-point conversion runs. Defensively, senior linebacker Gage Jones led the Wildcats in tackles with 14.
Senior running back Mason Compton paced the Bearcats with 21 carries for 86 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
at NEWPORT 14-0-14-8—36
N-Burton 84 kickoff return (Price run)
WV-Compton 1 run (kick blocked)
N-Bolden 3 run (pass failed)
WV-Latimore 5 run (Cline run)
WV-Compton 3 run (kick failed)
N-Price 31 run (Price run)
COOPER 31, NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC 0 – Senior quarterback Billy Prickett had a hand in all four Jaguars touchdowns.
Prickett was 12-for-16 passing for 184 yards and three touchdowns, and he ran in the final TD of the game from nine yards out.
Junior Torey Cordell-Armstrong led Cooper in rushing with 16 carries for 136 yards.
Defensively, junior Elliot Smith recorded seven tackles and 2½ sacks, and junior Justin Parks made 3½ tackles and intercepted a pass to help the Jaguars preserve the shutout.
at COOPER 6-11-0-14—31
C-Michels 50 pass from Prickett (kick failed)
C-Hendrix 5 pass from Prickett (Centers pass from Prickett)
C-Hollifield FG 27
C-Willging 34 pass from Prickett (Hollifield kick)
C-Prickett 9 run (Hollifield kick)
RECORDS: Cooper 2-0, NewCath 0-1.
SIMON KENTON 64, HOLY CROSS 7 – The Pioneers ran for 359 yards, with four rushers piling up at least 50 ground yards.
Freshman quarterback Cameron Racke was 8-for-11 passing for 92 yards and two touchdown, and he ran in a pair of TDs, rushing for 43 yards on five carries.
Junior running back Price Burge led Simon Kenton in rushing with 94 ground yards and a score on just five carries. Junior Kyle Heflin added nine rushes for 75 yards and a pair of touchdowns, plus he caught a two-point conversion pass.
Pioneers junior wide receiver Logan Winkler caught four passes for 46 yards and a TD.
S. KENTON 8-36-7-13—64
at H. CROSS 7-0-0-0—7
HC-Lampke 4 pass from Scott (Scott kick)
SK-Heflin 1 run (Racke run)
SK-Racke 10 run (Heflin pass from Winkler)
SK-Heflin 4 run (Carmony kick)
SK-Winkler 9 pass from Racke (Carmony kick)
SK-Racke 1 run (Carmony kick)
SK-Scott 25 pass from Racke (Carmony kick)
SK-Burge 53 run (Carmony kick)
SK-Jackson 56 run (Carmony kick)
SK-Green 29 run (kick failed)
RECORDS: Simon Kenton 2-0, Holy Cross 0-2.
LLOYD 52, DAYTON 0 – Freshman Justin Durham and sophomore Charles Gaines both scored two touchdowns in the Juggernauts’ win.
Gaines caught five passes for 85 yards and two TDs. Durham opened the scoring early in the first quarter with a 20-yard score, and he added a 22-yard touchdown run, finishing with six carries for 79 yards.
Sophomore Lashunn Townsend added 69 ground yards on three carries, including a 55-yard score, and he ran in a 2-point conversion. Senior quarterback Hayden Molitor finished 8-for-12 for 123 yards and a pair of TDs.
Senior kicker Sergio Guitierez was perfect on five extra point, kicked a 43-yard field goal and recovered a fumble.
Lloyd finished with 305 rushing yards on 35 attempts.
Sophomore cornerback Jacob Bechtold led the Juggernauts defensively with an interception.
at DAYTON 0-0-0-0—0
L-Durham 20 run (Guitierez kick)
L-Gaines 16 pass from Molitor (Guitierez kick)
L-Gaines 18 pass from Molitor (Guitierez kick)
L-Townsend 55 run (Guitierez kick)
L-Creech 9 run (Guitierez kick)
L-Durham 22 run (Townsend run)
L-Guitierez FG 43
L-Vance 8 run (run failed)
RECORDS: Lloyd 1-0, Dayton 1-1.
GALLATIN COUNTY 28, HARRISON COUNTY 18 – Wildcats junior Noah Hanson scored a game-clinching touchdown on an eight-yard run with 2:40 left.
Senior Chris Brown led Gallatin County in rushing yards with 147 on 28 carries, and he scored both second-quarter TDs. He also ran in a pair of 2-point conversions.
Wildcats junior quarterback Trent Brock was 3-for-6 for 47 yards and one score.
HARRISON CO. 6-0-6-6—18
at GALLATIN CO. 0-14-0-14—28
HC-Coy 35 run (kick failed)
GC-Brown 31 run (Brown run)
GC-Brown 7 run (pass failed)
HC-Coy 5 run (pass failed)
GC-Courtney 28 pass from Brock (Brown run)
HC-Williams 25 run (run failed)
GC-Hanson 8 run
RECORDS: Gallatin County 1-1, Harrison County 0-2.
MASON COUNTY 25, BOYD COUNTY 7 – Junior Rico Hill scored a pair of second-quarter touchdowns for the Royals.
Freshman Andrew Kouns and junior Bradley Boone also found the end zone in the Mason County win.
MASON CO. 6-13-6-0—25
at BOYD CO. 0-0-0-7—7
MC-Kouns 29 run (kick failed)
MC-Hill 7 run (Johnson kick)
MC-Hill 4 run (kick failed)
MC-Boone 1 run (kick failed)
BC-Broley 1 run (Bruner kick)
RECORDS: Mason County 2-0, Boyd County 0-2.
GRANT COUNTY 60, OWEN COUNTY 7 – Junior tailback rushed 29 times for 227 yards and five touchdowns in the Braves’ win.
Grant County senior quarterback Michael McLean rushed for a TD and threw for another, and junior free safety Joseph Knipp picked off two passes.
SCOTT COUNTY 46, RYLE 14 – The Cardinals scored 39 unanswered points to start the game.
Raiders junior Colin England ran in a three-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to break the shutout, and senior Grant Arnwine caught an eight-yard TD from senior Ryan Rytlewski later in the frame.
SCOTT CO. 21-15-3-7—46
at RYLE 0-0-0-14—14
SC-Hughes 3 run (Dummer kick)
SC-Hughes 2 run (Dummer kick)
SC-Guy 51 run (Dummer kick)
SC-Guy 40 run (Dummer kick)
SC-Price 8 run (Watts pass from McKee)
SC-Dummer FG 38
R-England 3 run (Bouldin kick)
SC-Miller 7 pass from Davis (Dummer kick)
R-Arnwine 8 pass from Rytlewski (Bouldin kick)
RECORDS: Scott County 2-0, Ryle 1-1.
BOONE COUNTY 49, CONNER 26 – The Rebels snapped a 17-game skid.
Boone County did not provide scoring plays or statistics.
LUDLOW 42, BRACKEN COUNTY 0 – The Panthers are off to a 2-0 start for the first time since 2007.
Ludlow did not provide scoring plays or statistics.