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All the team were playing for keeps on Saturday as The Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League opened the post-season with a full slate of 16 games. Each of the winning teams advances to this Saturday’s semi-final action in the chase for the right to play on Championship Saturday, Nov. 2.
In one of the ‘A’ games on Saturday, the top-seeded Overdale Chiefs rolled to an easy victory as they defeated the eighth-seeded Brooks Saints by a 51-=0 score.
The Chiefs really spread the wealth around in this game as eight different players scored touchdowns in the win. On the ground, Mario Convenuto once again led the Chiefs as he ran for 95 yards and one of the scores. Quarterback Evan Mooney also had a good day as he threw for 108 yards with all the receptions going to Peyton Luttrell who had a touchdown and an extra point. Also scoring touchdowns were Zack Golab who rushed for 34 yards, Dylan Embry who ran for 60 yards and Keelan Hall who collected 48 yards in the win. Adding to the scoring total was Dylan Lay who ran for 38 yards while Mason Hill ran for 25 yards and a score and Conner Hill had a touchdown as he rushed for six-yards. Derrick Lewis had an extra point as did Matt Smith. The offense also got 34 yards on the ground from Tyler Smith.
Overdale didn’t need to play much defense and the only player listed with more than one tackle was Convenuto who had two stops.
Brooks was able to generate some offense, but they could not dent the goal line. Tyler Linker led the Saints with 50 yards on the ground while Cameron Frisby rushed for 25 yards. Trey Webb collected three-yards on the ground.
On the other side of the ball, the Saints got four tackles by Linker along with three by Cameron Frisby. Two tackles were made by Webb, Dustin Ferguson, Tim Martinez, Dakota Frisby, Nathan Lynch and Tylr Brooks.
In the only other game in which both teams turned in a stat sheet, the Mount Washington Colts turned back the Cedar Grove Vikings 46-6
As has been the case most of the season, Mount Washington was led by Tyler Harris who rushed for 160 yards and also caught passes for 40 yards as he scored four touchdowns. Quarterback Eric Murrill passed for 52 yards including a pair of touchdown passes. The other 12-yards in the passing attack went to D.J. Chappell who scored two touchdowns including one on an interception return. The other touchdown was scored by Joseph Ridener. The offense for the Colts also got 80 yards from Michael Page who added an extra point. Murrill scored four extra points.
On defense, the Colts got eight tackles by Page along with six from Kody Duerk, Bryan Skirvin and Clay Williams each finished with five tackles while four stops were made by Evan Spurgeon. Credited with three tackles in the win were Stephen Payne and Tony Polichetti.
The only points for the Vikings came from the defense when Marc Gartner returned an interception 57 yards for a touchdown in the first half. Trent Davis was the leading rusher for the Vikings with 23 yards while Gartner rushed for 21 yards.
On the other side of the ball, the Vikings got five tackles from Austin Rhodes and Noah Glass while four stops were made by Isaiah Crosby and Chris Heck. Three tackles were made by Davis and Jonah Glass.
In another game on Saturday, the Old Mill Bengals turned back the Maryville Patriots by a 27-6 score.
Amazingly, the winning team did not turn in a stat sheet for this game.
For Maryville, the only points were scored by Devin Boston on a day when he rushed for 82 yards. The Patriots also got 24 yards on the ground from Nick Majors.
The leading tackler for the Patriots was Blake Caple with seven stops while four tackles were made by both Jacob Neal and Cameron Cunningham. Three stops were made by Chuck Curtsinger, Alex Nalley and Andrew Walters.
In the other ‘A’ game on Saturday, the Shepherdsville Titans pulled away from a 19-19 tie at halftime to beat the Pleasant Grove Dolphins 43-25.
Leading the way for the Titans was Zachary Clark who rushed for 194 yards as he scored three touchdowns and an extra point. Clark also intercepted two passes. Adding to the offense was Dillian Rinker with 119 yards on the ground as he scored a touchdown and a pair of extra points. Kyler Flener rushed for 81 yards in the win and he tallied a touchdown and an extra point. The other touchdown was scored by Tanner Schmidt who finished with 29 yards on the ground. The offense for the Titans also got 12 yards on the ground by Ashton Collins. Two additional points were scored by Shane Goodall on a safety.
Goodall was also the top tackler for the Titans with seven while both Rinker and Flener had six tackles. Clark was credited with three tackles.
Unfortunately, no stat sheet was turned in this week for the Dolphins.
In one of the ‘B’ games on Saturday, the Old Mill Bengals advanced to the semi-finals with a 19-0 victory over the Cedar Grove Vikings.
It was another big day for the Bengals’ passing attack as Seth Jutz threw for 218 yards, pushing him over the 1,000 yard mark for the season throwing the ball. Three of the passes by Jutz went for touchdowns to Hayden York who caught passes for 193 yards. Julian Cahoe caught the other passes for 25 yards. On the ground, Jutz finished with 71 yards while York rushed for 10-yards and Cahoe had nine-yards.
On the other side of the ball, The Bengals got nine tackles by Jutz and eight from Ethan Milburn. The Bengals also got six tackles each from Joey Nesbitt and Dain Hawkins.
Cedar Grove could not get to the endzone, but the Vikings did get 88 yards on the ground from Jaylin Bross as well as 65 yards from Jacob Gravel.
On defense, the Vikings got 11 tackles by Bross along with six tackles from both Andrew Marcum and Gravel. Nathan Richards collected three tackles in the setback.
It was a defensive battle in at least one of the ‘B’ games on Saturday as the Shepherdsville Titans pulled out a 7-0 victory against the Overdale Chiefs.
The only touchdown in the game was scored by Jaydin Rinker on a short run. The Titans also got 47 yards on the ground from Dylan Baggett and 23 yards from J.R. Sherrard who scored the extra point. In the passing column, the stat sheet also showed 52 yards for Baggett along with 48 yards for Dennis Cleveland, Jacob Henson had 21 yards while Rinker had 20 yards.
The top tackler for the Titans was Chris Sturgeon with nine stops while Sherrard had seven tackles. Zach Robinson finished with six tackles while both Baggett and Cleveland had five stops. Rinker finished with three tackles.
Overdale did not score in the game, but the Chiefs’ offense did get 66 yards on the ground from Logan Steinmacher along with 44 yards from Brendan Hill and 14 yards by Zane Sample. Steinmacher did complete 40 yards of passes to Sample.
On the other side of the ball, the Chiefs had five tackles by both Josh Slayton and Steinmacher while three tackles were collected by Lucas Davidson and Nathan Davis.
Another close game was between the Pleasant Grove Dolphins and Maryville Patriots, a game that the Dolphins pulled out by a 13-7 score.
The stat sheet for the Dolphins only showed one touchdown and that was scored by Cade Miller as he had a big day with 197 yards on the ground. Miller also completed passes for 60 yards to Mason Huff. The ground attack for the Dolphins also got 11 yards from Bryce Clements.
The top tacklers for Pleasant Grove were Miller and Clements with six each while four stops were made by Landon Maki. Three stops were credited to Zack Rieners, Ashton Burroughs and Huff.
The only points for Maryville came on the defensive side of the ball when Jacob Morrison picked up a fumble and returned it 93 yards for a touchdown. Hunter Hodge then scored the extra point. Hodge finished with 73 yards on the ground while Morrison rushed for 49 yards. Jalen Dunnavan added 13 yards to the ground attack.
Maryville got a big game on defense from Connor Stout who had 12 tackles and the Patriots also got nine tackles by Clyde Gardner and eight by Boo Campoamor. Seven tackles were collected by Dunnavan and Hodge while Ty Howard had five tackles. Three stops were made by Dalton Blevins and Cole Durbin.
The Mount Washington Colts advanced to the semi-finals on Saturday with a 33-6 victory over the Lebanon Junction Jaguars.
The top scorer for the Colts was Montrell Page as he scored three touchdowns on a day when he rushed for 96 yards. Also getting a touchdown was B. Benjamin Blessitt who rushed for 47 yards with an extra point. Blake Rhoades scored a touchdown and an extra point as he rushed for 42 yards and Jonathan Maros also rushed for 42 yards with an extra point.
On the other side of the ball, the Colts got five tackles each from Page and Rhoades. Three tackles in the win ere made by Preston Goers and Connor Groves.
For Lebanon Junction, the only points were scored by Kylor Close as he rushed for 74 yards in the game. The offense for the Jaguars also got 51 yards from Kyle Cramer and nine-yards by Nathaniel Cisneros.
The top tackler for the Jaguars was Cisneros with six tackles while both Close and Alexandar Barnhard each had five stops. Phaelen King finished with three tackles as did Robbie Ice.
There wasn’t a lot of close games in the PeeWee Division on Saturday as they closest contest saw the Maryville Patriots turn back the Overdale Chiefs 21-6.
All three of the touchdowns as well as one of the extra points was scored by Gavin Wilcoxson who rushed for 118 yards in the win. The other two extra points were scored by Connor Dorsey as he rushed for four-yards. Justin Wagner added to the offense with ten-yards on the ground.
On the other side of the ball, the Patriots got five tackles by Wilcoxsin as well as four from both Justin Montgomery and Jeff Wheeler. Three tackles were made by David Williams.
The only points for the Chiefs were scored by Nathan Nida on a day when he rushed for 51 yards. The ground attack for the Chiefs also got 26 yards from Hayden Steinmacher, 12 from Grayson Hill and 11 by Trenton Creek.
Leading the defense for the Chiefs was Hill and Beau Clark with three tackles each. Two tackles were credited to Nida, Jake Gillenwater, Dayton Hendrix and Saige Vaughn.
In another game on Saturday, the Mount Washington Colts easily advanced to the semi-finals with a 42-6 victory over the Lebanon Junction Jaguars.
Aeron Adams had a big game for the Colts as he rushed for 75 yards and he also passed for 35 yards. Adams scored a pair of touchdowns running the ball and he also had a kick-off return for a touchdown as well as scoring a pair of extra points. Also scoring a touchdown was Matthew Smith who rushed for 32 yards. Camron Brogan hauled in a touchdown pass from Adams as he caught passes for 32 yards. Cooper Calvert scored on two extra points while Eli Burkhead passed for an extra point. Burkhead also rushed for 28 yards in the win.
On defense, the Colts got six tackles each from Conner Maros and Jansen Hayden. Five tackles were recorded for Brogan and Adams.
The only touchdown for the Jaguars was scored by Clayton Williams who rushed for 62 yards. The offense for Lebanon Junction also got 25 yards from Justin Priddy and nine-yards by Blake Pedley.
The top tacklers for the Jaguars were Hunter Gilpin and Williams with three each. Priddy had two tackles.
Another team punching its ticket for the semi-finals was the Old Mill Bengals as they defeated the Pleasant Grove Dolphins 33-12.
Leading the way for the Bengals was Cameron Helm who scored three touchdowns and just as many extra points on a day when he rushed for 50 yards. Also scoring a touchdown was Jayden Tarter and Alex Webb had a touchdown as he rushed for 12 yards. The offense for the Bengals also got 48 yards from Colin Hogue and 27 yards by Caleb Riggs.
On the defensive side of the ball, Old Mill had six tackles by both Robbie Keown and Xavier Hansen. Five tackles were made by Adam Phillips and Riggs while four stops were credited to Helm and Isaiah Thompson. Both Jacob Kaufman and Travis Egan had three tackles.
For Pleasant Grove, one of the touchdowns was scored by Patrick Ballard as he rushed for 35 yards. Ballard also threw the ball for 47 yards with 37 of those yards going to Ethan Taipalus including a touchdown. The ground attack for the Dolphins also got 30 yards from Gavin Coffman and 14 yards by Eli Cox.
The leading tackler for the Dolphins was Ethan Haddaway with seven stops while three tackles were made by Taipalus and Ballard. Two tackles were credited to Coffman, Peyton Stafford and Jack Tinelli.
Joining the final four on Saturday in the PeeWee Division will be the Shepherdsville Titans as they rolled to a 38-0 victory over the Brooks Saints.
Two of the touchdowns for the Titans were scored by Trenton Hodge as he had 63 yards on the ground. Eric Miller ran for one touchdown as he had 77 yards on the ground and he also threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Nathaniel Craven. Craven also had an extra point. Another touchdown was scored by Daniel Weird as he rushed for 19 yards. Jarrett Ricketts rushed for 21 yards and added an extra point while the offense also got 11 yards on the ground by Blake Weird. The other touchdown came from the defense when Kendall Tucker fell on a fumble in the endzone.
The top tackler for the Titans was Preston Konichek with four while three tackles were made by Craven, Daniel Weird, Tyler Caudill and Tucker.
For Brooks, the leading rusher was Brian Probus with 24 yards while Nathan Sparks added nine-yards on the ground.
On defense, the Saints got seven tackles from Steven Rios along with four by Clinton Thomas. Three stops were made by Dylan Probus, Tanner Higdon and Josh Woolums. Nolan Amburgey finished with two stops.
The only close game on Saturday in the division for the youngest players in the league saw the Overdale Chiefs slip past the Mount Washington Colts by a 13-6 score.
One of the scores for the Chiefs was posted by Jayden Burton who had 53 yards on the ground. The other score was collected by Dayton Williams who rushed for 49 yards. Adding to the offense was Garrett Durbin with 46 yards on the ground. Jesse Cox added the extra point as he rushed for nine-yards.
On the other side of the ball, the Chiefs got four tackles from Dylan Reed along with three stops by Cole Graham. Two tackles were made by Durbin, Luke Coomes and Burton.
Unfortunately, no stat sheet was turned in by the Colts.
There was plenty of offense for the Maryville Patriots in the next game as they defeated the Cedar Grove Vikings 48-6.
Avery Kelley led the way for the Patriots with 73 yards on the ground as he scored two touchdowns and an extra point. Joey Johnson also had two touchdowns and an extra point as he rushed for 62 yards and Talon Campoamor scored two touchdowns and an extra point as he rushed for 37 yards. Malachi Monks also had a touchdown as well as an extra point as he had 47 yards on the ground. Reed Still scored on a two-point conversion pass from Johnson. The offense for the Patriots also got 28 yards from Caden Dorsey and 11 yards from Still.
The top tackler for the Patriots was Ayden Bloomer with five while four stops were credited to Jaden Darnell. Three stops were made by Monks and Still.
For Cedar Grove, the only points were scored by William Prater who rushed for 58 yards.
On defense, the Vikings got five tackles by Tyler White. Two stops in the game were credited to Jaxon Cavote, Gavin Meyer, Kaleb Neubert and Prater.
The Lebanon Junction Jaguars moved into the semi-finals as they defeated the Brooks Saints 32-14.
Challen Fields, who normally leads the Jaguars, did score four touchdowns, but the stat sheet did not list his rushing yardage. The Jaguars also got a touchdown and an extra point from Nicholas Busby as he rushed for 80 yards. The team also got five-yards on the ground from Noah Hobert.
Fields was also the leading tackler for the Jaguars with 11 while Peyton Whitsett had six stops. Both Aden Tyler and Jacob Key had four tackles in the win while three stops were credited to Jackson Supsky, Jacob Stout and Jesse Sweat.
All of the points in the loss for the Saints were scored by Trey Bentley as he rushed for 52 yards and also had five pass receptions for 61 yards. Jaydon Reisser added 53 yards on the ground and he also passed for 56 yards.
The defense for the Saints got ten tackles from Johnathan Ernspiker while Bentley had eight tackles. The Saints also had three tackles by Trenton Hartlage along with two tackles each from Reisser and Logan Lundy.
The fourth team in the semi-finals on Saturday will be the Pleasant Grove Dolphins as they beat the Shepherdsville Titans 26-0.
Two of the touchdowns for the Dolphins were scored by Ryan Rayhill on a day in which he rushed for 68 yards. Kayden Jenkins had a good day also as he rushed for 60 yards while scoring a touchdown and an extra point. Tyler Spaulding also had a touchdown as he rushed for nine-yards and Dylan McCartin scored an extra point while rushing for eight-yards. Jaydin Bloomer added to the offense with seven-yards.
On defense, Rayhill led the way with six tackles while four stops were made by Jacob Campbell. Two stops were made by Jenkins, Nolan McCauley, Bloomer and Laken Brown.
Shepherdsville could not reach the endzone, but the offense did get 32 yards by Isaiah Tobin and 12 yards from Donald Mattingly.
On defense, Chase Johnson led the way with nine tackles by Xavier Campbell had four stops. Two tackles were recorded for both Mattingly and Tobin.