Louisa, Ky. — It was Homecoming night in Lawrence Co. as the Bulldogs steam rolled over Estill Co. 33-12 Friday at Luke Varney Jr. Memorial Stadium.
2023 Lawrence Co. Homecoming Queen
Escort Ford Scaggs and Queen Chrislyn Stafford
Lawrence Co. ( 4-1 ) opened up Class 3A District 8 action with a win over new district member the Estill Co. Engineers. The two teams hadn’t met since 1996.
Brody Mainous put the Engineers on the scoreboard first with 14 yard touchdown in the first quarter and the visitors led 6-0.
In the second quarter Lawrence Co. took the lead 7-6 on a Cody Crum 4 yard touchdown and Brayden Queen tacked on the extra point.
Estill Co. retook the lead 12-6 on a Jax Niece 3 yard touchdown run in the second quarter and led 12-6 at halftime.
In the third quarter Lawrence Co. regained the lead for good on a Talon Pollack to Abner Collinsworth 19 yard touchdown and Queen added the PAT and it was 14-12 Dawgs.
Crum added his second touchdown run of the night a nifty 46 yard jaunt and Queen booted the PAT and it was 21-12 Bulldogs.
In the fourth quarter Cavan Williams scored from 60 yards out to make it 27-12 Lawrence Co. after the PAT failed.
Pollack scored from 16 yards out to set the final score of 33-12 Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs rushed for 295 yards in the victory and was led by Cody Crum with 146, Cavan Williams had 60 yards, William McDavid 54 yards, Kaden Johnson 27 yards and Talon Pollack 8 yards.
Through the air Pollack finished with 70 yards on five completions and one touchdown.
Five different Bulldogs had one catch each, Abner Collinsworth for 19 yards, Dalton Runyons for 18 yards, Carlo Chicko and Cody Crum 13 yards and Kaden Johnson for 7 yards.
On defense Ty Brooks had one and half sacks. William McDavid had six tackles and half a sack. Luis Chicko had five tackles.
The Dawgs will head to Pond Creek to face Belfry ( 3-3 ) next Friday night for another District game. The Pirates beat Magoffin Co. 42-12 on Friday.
Estill Co. ( 3-3 ) will travel to Powell Co. ( 0-4 ) to play the Pirates in another District matchup next week.
Lawrence Co. legend Bulldog Vanhoose was back on the sidelines Friday night after battling an illness the last little bit.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Alan Short
“… Very proud of our team’s effort tonight. It was kind of the tale of two halfs for us. I think the major differences between the first half and the second half were we made the plays that showed up in the 2nd half and secured the ball better.”
“… Defensively, in the first half we felt we were kinda back on our heels. Our defensive staff were able to make a couple adjustments at the half that allowed us to play much better in the second half.”
“… I felt our offensive line was very dominant in the game. Cody Crum, Will McDavid, and Cavin Williams all ran hard and had great games.”
“… Estill County has a very nice team. They are going to be very good through the next several years. We are proud to be 1-0 in the district.”
“… Huge challenge next week in another district game. I know the kids in our program, and they will be excited to head to Pond Creek.”
LC Bulldogs stats by JAMES ELLIS
Subject: Estill Co Engineers vs. Lawrence County Bulldogs, 9/22/23, 7:30 PMGAME STATS
Estill Co Engineers vs. Lawrence County Bulldogs
9/22/23, 7:30 PM
1 2 3 4 Total Estill Co Engineers 6 6 0 0 12 Lawrence County Bulldogs 0 7 14 12 33
EC: Brody Mainous 14 yd Rush (TD) 6-0
LC: Cody Crum 4 yd Rush (TD) 6-6
LC: Brayden Queen (PAT) 6-7
EC: Jax Niece 3 yd Rush (TD) 12-7
LC: Abner Collinsworth 19 yd Pass from Talan Pollock (CNV) 12-13
LC: Brayden Queen (PAT) 12-14
LC: Cody Crum 46 yd Rush (TD) 12-20
LC: Brayden Queen (PAT) 12-21
LC: Cavan Williams 60 yd Rush (TD) 12-27
LC: Talan Pollock 16 yd Rush (TD) 12-33