Louisa, Ky. — In the opening round of the KHSAA 3A playoffs Lawrence Co. ( 8-3 ) was dominant in a 43-6 victory over Knox Central ( 5-6 ) on Friday at Luke Varney Memorial Jr. Stadium.
#77 Luis Chicko brings the Panther ball carrier to the ground.
The Bulldogs rushed for 249
yards and six touchdowns in the win over the Panthers.
Lawrence Co. place kicker Brayden Queen went five for five on point after touchdowns in the victory.
Will McDavid fights his way into the end zone for one of his three touchdowns against Knox Central.
William McDavid put the Dawgs in front with a 5 yard touchdown run and Queen tacked on the PAT.
In the second quarter Rockcastle Co. made it 7-6 on a Steve Partin 15 yard touchdown run.
After that Rocket TD it was the Bulldogs the rest of the night.
McDavid scored his second touchdown of the night this time from 7 yards and Caven Williams converted the two point conversion for a 15-7 lead.
Cody Crum who eclipsed the 1,000 yard barrier in the victory had a 2 yard touchdown and Queen made it 22-6 Bulldogs.
1,000 yard rusher Cody Crum tries to get to the corner on Friday night in the opening round of the Class 3A playoffs.
In the third quarter Williams went 66 yards to pay dirt and Queen tacked on the PAT for a 29-6 lead.
McDavid found his way into the end zone on a 3 yard touchdown his third of the game and Queen made it 36-6 Lawrence Co.
Caven Williams 2 point conversion, Cody Crum and Talon Pollack tds in the video below.
Talon Pollack set the final score on a 5 yard touchdown run and Queen booted the PAT to make it 43-6 Dawgs.
Crum was the leading rusher in the game and was one yard short of breaking the 100 yard barrier, Williams had 77 yards and a TD, McDavid finished with 56 yards and three touchdowns, Kaden Johnson had 12 yards and Pollack 5 yards and a score.
Pollack completed 7 of 15 passes for 70 yards and Luke Fetherolf went 1 for 4 for 2 yards.
Johnson caught 2 passes for 39 yards, Carlo Chicko 2 receptions for 19 yards, Dalton Runyons 2 catches for 8 yards, Jake Derifield 1 catch for 6 yards and Crum had 1 reception for 0 yards.
Carlo Chicko breaks a tackle after catching a pass versus Knox Central.
The Bulldogs picked off three passes on the night one each from Eli Fletcher, Adam Ratcliffe and McDavid.
The Dawgs will travel to Mount Vernon next Friday to face 10-1 Rockcastle Co. after the Rockets beat Estill Co. on Thursday 49-12.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Alan Short
“… We felt like this was our best game of the season to date, which is what we want going into November football. I felt we played sharp offensively, defensively, and in the kicking game.”
“… Knox Central is a quality football team with a very dynamic player in Partin. To hold him to 80 yards or so is a huge accomplishment by our defense. Coach Botkins and those kids continue to show up each week.”
“… Offensively we were clicking. Coach Frazier had a great plan of attack for their defensive scheme. I felt like we were much better in short yardage and goal line situations than we have been at any point in the year.”
“ By our team playing as well as they did tonight, it shows just how far we have come since July and provides hope and confidence going into next week’s game. We are excited to continue the journey with this team. They are a special group of young men.”
“ These players and coaches continue to show up and have the drive and desire to continue to get better each week and I believe that showed in tonight’s game. We feel like we are hitting our stride at the right time.”
“ Rockcastle County is a Very solid team who won their district over Bell County. They have a very explosive Quarterback who will present some challenges. Very excited to make the trip to Mount Vernon next week. Make no mistake about it, our kids are excited and hungry. If we can continue to prep and play like we did tonight, this team will have a great opportunity to make some noise in the playoffs. Next week, the goal is to go 1-0.”
Knox Central Panthers vs. Lawrence County Bulldogs
11/3/23, 7:30 PM
1 2 3 4 Total Knox Central Panthers 0 6 0 0 6 Lawrence County Bulldogs 7 15 14 7 43
LC: William McDavid 5 yd Rush (TD) 0-6
LC: Brayden Queen (PAT) 0-7
KCC: Steve Partin 15 yd Rush (TD) 6-7
LC: William McDavid 7 yd Rush (TD) 6-13
LC: Caven Williams 3 yd Rush (CNV) 6-15
LC: Cody Crum 2 yd Rush (TD) 6-21
LC: Brayden Queen (PAT) 6-22
LC: Caven Williams 66 yd Rush (TD) 6-28
LC: Brayden Queen (PAT) 6-29
LC: William McDavid 3 yd Rush (TD) 6-35
LC: Brayden Queen (PAT) 6-36
LC: Talan Pollock 5 yd Rush (TD) 6-42
LC: Brayden Queen (PAT) 6-43
Game Summary Knox Central Panthers Lawrence County Bulldogs First Downs 15 20 Rushes-Yards 28 81 29 249 Recep-Yards 16 115 8 72 Passing Yards 115 72 Comp-Attempts 16 32 8 19 TD-INT 0 3 0 0 Fumbles-Lost 1 1 0 0 Penalties-Yards 7 76 6 51 3rd Down Conv 4 15 2 8 4th Down Conv 2 5 3 7 FG Made-Att 0 0 0 0 Tackles 0 1.0 Sacks-Yards 0.0 0 1.0 -9 Time of Possession 27:14 16:20