How the WDRB High School Football Top 10 Fared
A look back at how the WDRB High School football Top 10 teams fared in Friday night's action.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Catching up with how the teams in WDRB’s High School Football Top 10 fared on Friday night.
1. Trinity (2-0). The Shamrocks rushed for 386 yards and did not allow a third-down conversion to improve to 2-0 with a 35-21 win over Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy (video). Trinity led 20-7 after three quarters before Brentwood mounted a comeback attempt in the fourth. Trinity quarterback Spencer Blackburn carried 19 times for 181 yards and running back Roderick Thomas added 157 yards and three touchdowns. Next up: At Lexington Lafayette.
2. Male (2-0). The defending Class 6A champs play their next two on the road (Fairdale, Trinity) after handling Ballard, 31-13. The Bulldogs scored a pair of touchdowns on defense -- on a fumble return and interception -- to defeat the Bruins.Next up: At Fairdale.
3. St. Xavier (1-0). The Tigers didn’t get off to the start they expected for the 2016 season, falling behind Lexington Catholic 28-0 in their season opener. But they didn’t panic, turning to running back Sam Taylor in the absence of suspended QB Desmond Ridder to come back for a 42-28 win. Taylor ran for 260 yards on 32 carries, including TD runs of 46 and 10 yards in the fourth quarter, when St. X scored 29 straight. Next up: At Lexington Catholic.
4. Fern Creek (1-1). The Tigers couldn’t get anything going offensively, and managed just three first downs in a 14-0 loss at Manual (video). Next up: A home game vs. Moore.
5. (tie) DeSales (2-0). The Colts’ defense still has a clean sheet on the season after a 17-0 win over Butler (video). It grabbed three interceptions and two fumble recoveries, and head coach Harold Davis got his 50th career win. Next up: At Ballard.
5. (tie) Manual (2-0). The Crimsons got 91 yards on 18 carries from Marcis Floyd, a touchdown run from Andre Teague and a 25-yard TD pass from Will Britt to Matt Motley to beat Fern Creek 14-0 (video), but the star of the game was the defense, according to coach Scott Carmony, who said his defensive effort “ was phenomenal, and that just carried us the whole game.” Next up: At home vs. Seneca.
7. Pleasure Ridge Park (2-0). Playing with heavy hearts after the death of longtime assistant coach Gary Moore, the Panthers rolled to a 19-0 lead and had a running clock going with more than five minutes to play in the second quarter of a 46-6 win over Meade County. They’ve won their first two games by a combined score of 78-6. Next up: At home vs. Doss.
8. Central Hardin (2-0). The Bruins had to erase a 14-0 first-quarter deficit against Paducah Tilghman to take a 29-21 victory. Running back Darius Barbour carried for 111 yards and three touchdowns on nine carries. Quarterback Jacob Hobbs ran for 107 yards and passed for 96. Next up: At Bullitt East.
9. Waggener (1-1). The Wildcats went into Corbin for the Cumberland Falls Pigskin Classic without a couple of starting linemen and never got anything going in a 46-7 loss to Knox County Central. “All we can do is learn from it,” head coach Jordan Johnson said via Twitter. Next up: The Wildcats get a week off to regroup.
10. Central (0-2). The schedule hasn’t been kind to the Yellow Jackets. After opening against Manual, they got a tough road game in the nightcap of the Cumberland Falls Pigskin Classic in Corbin, falling to the host Redhounds 26-20. They trailed 14-0 in the first quarter but tied it by halftime on TD runs by Corey Johnson (43 yards) and Chereious Jones (23 yards). A Cameron Sizemore TD for Corbin proved the game-winner in the fourth quarter. Next up: At Christian Academy.
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