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Lexington Catholic Rolls Boone County, 48-17
by Ben Tompkins,posted Nov 1 2013 12:00AM
For the tenth time this season, Boone County players and coaches looked at the scoreboard as the final seconds ticked off and saw the same result: a little to a lot.
Friday night at Joseph K. Ford Stadium, the 7-3 Lexington Catholic Knights bullied the winless Rebels, 48-17.
Opening their senior night with the first possession after wining the coin toss, quarterback Reese Ryan marched the Knights offense downfield throwing for 47 yards on a perfect 5-5. After a five-yard dump to running back Noah Mitchell that set up shop at the 14-yard line, Ryan was flushed out of the pocket as he tried to find a target. After finding none of his receivers open, the quarterback tucked and scampered the last 14 yards to complete the 13-play, 72-yard drive to put Lexington Catholic up top early, 7-0.
In football, normally games are dictated by certain turning points that serve as an indicator of how the rest of the game will go. While these moments can come at any time and on any play, the turning point in Friday’s matchup came in Boone County’s first play from the line of scrimmage.
Opening at their own 31-yard line after the ensuing kickoff, quarterback Ryan Vickers took the first offensive snap and fumbled as he tried to run to his right. After the defensive recovery, it would only take three more plays to set up the 1-yard QB sneak by Ryan to give the Knights the 14-0 lead.
Scoring once in the first quarter and once in the second on a 60-yard duck, dip, dive and dodge, running back Marcelis Logan helped secure a 34-0 lead at halftime. In addition to his two rushing touchdowns, five other rushes allowed Logan to accumulate 101 yards on the ground.
Boone County would be held scoreless until 11:15 remained in the third quarter when running back Aaron Floyd broke loose for a 68-yard score. Floyd finished the night with 123 yards on eight rushes and would add another 58-yard touchdown dash in the fourth quarter.
A passing attack that ranks second amongst all other 4A opponents, Reese Ryan ended the night 18 of 24 for 334 yards and a touchdown. Surprisingly, it wasn’t David Bouvier that caught the majority of Ryan’s darts. Although he took five passes for 82 yards, it was Noah Mitchell out of the backfield with 168 yards on six receptions and a touchdown that led the Knights receivers.
Before the game, Coach Letton took a few minutes to speak with our own Eric Mathews in an exclusive Game Night Hoo Rah interview. When asked about his thoughts on the playoffs as the season draws to an end, Coach Letton expressed how tricky things get from here.
“It’s going to be tough. Rockcastle County is who we’ll play in the first round and they’re a tradition rich program. They like to throw it all over the place,” said Letton. “If we’re fortunate to win that, in all likelihood we’ll face a very tough Russell County team on their home field. It’s going to be a tough road, but we’re looking forward to the challenge.”
Ben Tompkins is an intern and contributing writer for WLXG ESPN Sports Radio 1300. Follow him on Twitter @bennytomp18 and like his page on Facebook, Benny & The Jets.
Lexington Catholic 48 Boone County 17
Knights on senior night, prepare for the playoffs as they hold off the Rebels.
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