High School Football: Friday's Matchups


Friday's Matchups

No. 3 Danville vs.

No. 2 Frankfort

at Sower Field

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

Radio: Froggy 104.9 FM (pre-game starts at 7:10 p.m.)

Records: Frankfort (8-1), Danville (7-2)

Last week: Frankfort defeated Eminence 70-14; Danville defeated Lexington Christian 38-21.

FHS Notes: After taking their bye week early this season, the Panthers step up in class this Friday to face 2A opponent Danville. Head coach Craig Foley said his Frankfort team is getting hot at the right time of the season, with only one regular season game left before taking on Ludlow at home in the first round of the Class 1A state playoffs. Last week, senior quarterback Chris Hawkins went on an air raid with 11 of 16 pass completions for 297 yards and five touchdowns. Senior Aaron Jackson caught five passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns, while sophomore Jalen Washington had three receptions for 99 yards and three touchdowns. Washington also rushed for a touchdown along with freshman Matthew Smith, who had two rushes for 63 yards and a touchdown. On defense, senior Teantre McGee came down with an interception and took it the other way for a 53-yard score. Jackson also recovered a fumble for a 23-yard touchdown. Junior McKinley Stonewall and sophomore Isiah Jackson led the Pathers with 12 tackles each.

A Look at Danville

Mascot: Admirals

Class: 2A

Head coach: Sam Harp

Key players: Devonta Alcorn, Jadarius Brown, Jacobie Harris, Ray Bradshaw and Jawan Grey

Last year’s record: 8-4 (lost to Somerset 34-23 in the second round of the Class 2A playoffs)

Points scored: 260

Points allowed: 158

Notes: The Admirals are coming off a 38-21 win over Lexington Christian last week. Danville was able to hold the Eagles to only 54 rushing yards, while posting 238 rushing yards themselves. But what LCHS couldn’t do on the ground, they were able to do through the air. The Admiral defense allowed 276 passing yards. LCHS outnumbered Danville on offense with 330 total yards compared to 294. Nevertheless, Danville came back to win for the fifth time this season. Quarterback Devonta Alcorn and Jadarius Brown added two late touchdown runs late in the fourth quarter. Alcorn passed five-for-eight completions for 56 yards. Jacobie Harris led the Admirals’ defense with four solo stops and eight assists, while Ray Bradshaw had four solo stops, three assists, one fumble recovery and one quarterback sack. On the season, Jawan Grey has 46 rushes for 453 yards, five touchdowns; six catches for 173 yards, four scores and Alcorn has 71 rushes for 464 yards and 7 scores, 42 of 90 passing for 747 yards and eight scores.

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