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Championship Saturday is set in The Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League after play this past weekend with the semi-finals contested in all four age divisions. All four of the top-seeded teams advanced to the championship games along with two of the second-seeded teams as well as two number three seeds.
That means the end of the season for the majority of the teams in the league. Still, All-Star competition will have practices next week with games the following weekend.
The top-seeded Old Mill Bengals advanced to Championship Saturday when they defeated their Mount Washington rivals, the Pleasant Grove Dolphins 28-0 on Sunday afternoon.
Leading the way for the Bengals was Dalton Gillespie who rushed for 85 yards and scored two of the touchdowns. Old Mill also got a touchdown from quarterback Konnor Polson as he rushed for 60 yards. Polson also threw for 20 yards which was a touchdown pass to Grayson Payne. Payne also rushed for 20 yards. Mitchell Langley, who rushed for 14 yards in the win, kicked a pair of extra points.
On the other side of the ball, it was a big game for Ethan Dawson as he collected ten tackles. The Bengals also got three stops by Jarrett Bitner. Making two tackles were Polson, Ethan Arnett, Payne, Will Rucker and Trevor Dawson.
Pleasant Grove could not dent the end zone, but the Dolphins did get 82 yards on the ground from Blaine Miller. Adding to the offense for the Dolphins was Ian Brown who ran for 17 yards while Ethan Smith rushed for 13 yards and Kyle Lentz rushed for 11 yards.
The top tackler for the Dolphins was Alex Lucas with four stops while three tackles were made by Lentz. Two tackles were made by Smith, Miller and Justin Defler.
In the other semi-final played on Sunday, the Maryville Patriots earned a spot in Championship Saturday as they beat the Shepherdsville Titans 32-15.
Three of the touchdowns for the Patriots were scored by quarterback Nathan Johnson who had a big game as he passed for 126 yards and rushed for 151 yards while scoring three of the touchdowns. Most of the passing yardage by Johnson went to Blake Benz who caught passes for 123 yards and also rushed for 111 as he scored a pair of touchdowns. The other two points came on an extra point kick by Ryan Robertson.
Benz was the top tackler for Maryville with five stops while four tackles were made by Jon Claycomb, Matthew Cummings and Johnson. Tyler Hurst added three tackles for the patriots.
Shepherdsville was very competitive in this game. The Titans got 86 yards on the ground from E. Elsler as he scored a touchdown and also ran in an extra point as well as kicking an extra point. The other touchdown was posted by J. Coulter as he rushed for 65 yards.
The defense for the Titans was led by Coulter who had 12 stops while Elsler finished with eight tackles. D. Collins helped the team with seven tackles while four stops were recorded for J. Merideth. Three tackles were made by K. Flener and C. Beatrizola.
There were two consolation games played to give each team another game this season. Amazingly, the Overdale Chiefs played in both of those contests.
In one of the extra games, the Chiefs defeated the Cedar Grove Vikings 37-0.
Two of the touchdowns for the Chiefs in the win were scored by Chanse McKenzie as he rushed for 155 yards. McKenzie also had an extra point. Tanner Threlkel also had tow touchdowns as he rushed for 105 yards. Blake Steinmacher added one touchdowns as he rushed for 63 yards. The other score came on a pass from Payton Luttrell to Evan Mooney. The two connected on passes for 30 yards. Adding to the offense on the ground was Derrick Lewis with 26 rushing yards while Tyler Smith rushed for 22 yards.
On defense, the Chiefs got four tackles by Threlkel along with three stops by both Bryson Vibbert and Steinmacher.
The Vikings did not score in the game but the offense did get 25 yards on the ground by Brian Schmidt and 11 yards from Gavin Curry. Through the air, Schmidt threw for 30 yards to Marc Gartner.
On the other side of the ball, the Vikings got five tackles by Schmidt along with four stops by Dusty Smith, Chris Heck and Roby Schank. Three stops were recorded for Trenton Davis.
In the other consolation game, the Chiefs turned back the Mount Washington Colts 40-31.
Five of the touchdowns for Overdale were scored by McKenzie as he rushed for 192 yards. Threlkel had the other touchdown as well as an extra point as he carried the ball for 167 yards. Steinmacher added an extra point as he rushed for 42 yards and he also passed for 20 yards with half of that total going to Peyton Luttrell and the other half to Alec Lush. Luttrell also ran for 10 yards in the win with an extra point.
On defense, Overdale got seven tackles by Steinmacher as well as six stops by Lewis. McKenzie added five tackles in this game while three stops were made by Luttrell, Lush and Hunter Mullinix.
In the first of the two semi-finals played on Saturday, the third-seeded Old Mill Bengals picked up a 14-6 victory against the second-seeded Mount Washington Colts.
Nick Leslie was the leading rusher in the game for the Bengals with 72 yards and he scored one of the touchdowns. The other touchdown was posted by Chase Clark who carried the ball for 39 yards. Both Clark and Seth Jutz added extra points. Jutz rushed for 26 yards and he also completed passes for 40 yards to Jacob Thomas.
On the other side of the ball, Thomas had four tackles. Three stops were recorded for Clark, Christian Eberhardt, Ethan Finn, Codie Monahan, Jay Rucker, Hayden York and Jutz.
The only touchdown for Mount Washington was scored by Michael Page as he rushed for 82 yards in the game. Through the air, the Colts got 40 passing yards from D.J. Chappell and another 25 yards from Page. Blake Rhoades caught passes for 43 yards while Page had receptions totaling 22 yards.
The Colts got five tackles each in the game from Rhoades, Montrell Page, Dalton Hatter, Conner Groves and Jansen Thompson. Four tackles were recorded for Chappell.
In the other semi-final, the Overdale Chiefs punched a ticket to the final as the top-seeded team turned back the Cedar Grove Vikings 18-0.
It was a balanced attack for the Chiefs as they got one touchdown and 49 yards on the ground from Dylan Davis along with a score and 37 yards on the ground from Noah Nida. Logan Steinmacher also had a touchdown on a short run. Nida passed for 16 yards in the win to Keelan Hall. Also adding the offense for the Chiefs was Mason Hill with 17 yards while Dylan Embry rushed for 15 yards and Matt Smith 11 yards.
The top tackler for Overdale was Embry with eight stops while Preston Murphy finished with six tackles. The Chiefs also got four stops by Tyler Tipton as well as three stops from Zane Sample, Zack Carter and Nida.
Cedar Grove had trouble moving the ball throughout the game. Geremiah Smith was the top rusher for the Vikings with 19 yards. Through the air, Jake Dillman connected with Smith for 8-yards.
On the other side of the ball, Smith had seven tackles for the Vikings while Isaiah Crosby collected five tackles. Four stops were recorded for Samuel Mitchell and Seth Mitchell.
In one of the consolation games played on Saturday, the Pleasant Grove Dolphins turned back the Maryville Patriots by an 18-0 count.
One of the scores for the Dolphins was posted by Dylan Brigmon as he rushed for 54 yards in the win. Brigmon also passed for 40 yards in the game to quarterback Connor Abnee. Abnee rushed for 81 yards in the game and passed for another 26 yards including a 10-yard pass for a touchdown to Landon Maki. The other touchdown was posted by Justin Campbell who rushed for 4-yards in the win and also caught passes for 10 yards.
The top tackler for the Dolphins was Campbell with seven while six stops were made by Abnee and Evan Lambert. Kevin Clark finished with five tackles while four stops were recorded by Eric Blanton. Three tackles were made by Brandon Hall and Zach Reiners.
Maryville could not get the ball in the end zone despite getting 94 yards on the ground from Devin Boston. The ground attack also included 58 yards from Trent Stetser and 18 yards by Nick Majors. Stetser also passed for 18 yards to Boston.
Maryville got five tackles each from Majors, Stetser and Boston while four stops were recorded for Ethan Phillips. Both Andrew Walters and Jacob Morrison had three stops.
In the other consolation game, the Lebanon Junction Jaguars slipped past the Brooks Saints 19-13.
Jerry Flener had one of the scores for the Jaguars as he rushed for 54 yards. The Jaguars also got 54 yards rushing from Hunter Nolen who scored a touchdown and had an extra point. The third score was posted by Devin Fluhr who rushed for 51 yards. Flener also passed for 26 yards in the win with the passes going to Nolen.
On the other side of the ball, Fluhr collected six tackles for the Jaguars while five stops were made by Nolen and Robbie Ice. Both Flener and Wyatt Hall finished with four tackles.
The scoring for the Saints was not posted on the score sheet but Brooks did get 167 yards on the ground by Dylan Riggs as well as 39 yards from Trey Webb and 25 yards by Kaleb Finley.
Tyler Linker had a big game on defense for the Saints with 11 tackles while six stops were made by Finley. Five tackles were recorded for Webb and Alec Blankenship along with four stops being made by Zachery Stinson. Three stops were made by Hunter Chandler, Riggs and Nathan Lynch.
In the first of the two-semi-finals played on Sunday, the second-seeded Overdale Chiefs rolled past the Pleasant Grove Dolphins 39-0.
Two of the touchdowns for the Chiefs were scored by Nate Nida who rushed for 60 yards in the win. The leading rusher for the Chiefs was Owen Hackbaith with 73 yards and he had a touchdown. Adding to the offense was Brock Snead who rushed for 56 yards and one score Clay Coomes also had a touchdown as he rushed for 35 yards and Beau Clark had a touchdown while rushing for 25 yards. Zach Vorbrink scored an extra point as he rushed for 11 yards. Cory Crenshaw added nine yards on the ground.
On defense, the Chiefs got five tackles by Snead as well as three by Bryce Saylor. Two stops were recorded for Cory Luttrell and Jed Moore.
Unfortunately, no stat sheet was turned in for the Dolphins.
The second semi-final on Sunday saw the top-seeded Maryville Patriots move into Championship Saturday with a 40-16 victory against the Cedar Grove Vikings.
It was another big day for the Patriots’ Hunter Hodge as he rushed for 162 yards with three touchdowns and an extra point. Andrew Hadley both ran and passed for a touchdown as he had 47 yards on the ground and another 23 yards throwing the ball. The 23 yards through the air went to Dylan Bush who had a touchdown. Jalen Dunnavan scored an extra point as he rushed for 18 yards. The offense for the Patriots also got 10 yards on the ground from Tanner Wilson.
Both Hodge and Hadley were also active on defense for the Patriots as they each had eight tackles. Six stops were made by Tyrone Howard and Justin Montgomery while Dunnavan had five stops. Four tackles were recorded for Dalton Blevins and Taylor Coy while three stops were made by Bush, Conner Dorsey and Isaiah Thompson.
Both of the touchdowns for Cedar Grove were scored by Jaylin Bross who had a big game with 188 yards. Exactly how the other points were scored is not on the stat sheet. The Vikings also got 17 yards on the ground from Devin Richards and seven yards by Derek Goff.
Bross was also a key player on defense as he had nine tackles for the Vikings. The team also got five tackles by Caleb Todd along with four stops by Goff. Three stops were made by Richards and Cole Townsley.
There were two consolation games played over the weekend.
Winning one of the consolation games was the Lebanon Junction Jaguars as they beat the Mount Washington Colts 24-0.
All four of the touchdowns in the game were scored by Kylor Close as he had a huge game with 237 yards rushing the ball. The Jaguars also got 35 yards on the ground by Zach Adams.
The top tackler for Lebanon Junction was Bryan Weller with eight stops while seven tackles were made by Jordan Mulloy. Three stops were made by Bobby Cummings along with two tackles by Tanner Ensor and Hunter Gilpin.
Mount Washington could not score in the game but the Colts did get 22 rushing yards by Michael Gilliam along with 15 yards from Matthew Smith, 14 yards by Mason Israel and 12 yards by Blake Faulkner.
On the other side of the ball, the Colts got eight tackles by Landon Hite as well as five stops from Jansen Hayden and Brody Smith. Four tackles were made by Smith, Zachary Collins and Conner Maros. Three tackles were recorded for Israel and Gilliam.
In the other consolation contest, the Shepherdsville Titans turned back the Brooks Saints 28-14.
Two of the touchdowns for the Titans were scored by Trenton Hodge as he rushed for 112 yards and Hodge also had an extra point. Also scoring twice was Jaydian Rinker who rushed for 50 yards. The other two points came on a safety by J.R. Sherrard. Sherrard also rushed for 67 yards in the win. Adding to the ground attack for the Titans was Blake Weird with 28 yards while Phillip Hughes had 11 yards.
Sherrard was the leading tackler for the Titans with five while Hodge had four stops. Three tackles were recorded for Austin Buechel and Robert Goodlett.
The leading rusher for the Saints was J.T. Ashbaugh with 65 yards while he also scored a touchdown. The other touchdown was posted by Clyde Gardner who rushed for 27 yards. Cole Durbin added to the offense with 19 yards rushing. Both Brian Probus and Dennis Cleveland scored extra points.
On the other side of the ball, the leading tackler for the Saints was Ashbaugh with nine while five tackles were made by Durbin, Cleveland, Gardner and Nathan Sparks. Both Brian and Dylan Probus collected four tackles.
In the first semi-final on Saturday, the Shepherdsville Titans managed to slip past the Old Mill Bengals 12-6.
Gage Evans was the top rusher for the Titans and he had one of the touchdowns. The other score was by Nathaniel Craven who rushed for 45 yards.
The top tacklers for Shepherdsville were Craven and Kendall Tucker with five each. Three stops were made by David Morris, Tyler Caudill, Jarrett Ricketts and Gage Goodlett.
The only points for the Bengals were scored by Mitchel Polson who rushed for 80 yards in the game. The team also got nine yards on the ground from Alex Webb
The top tackler for Old Mill was Curtis Nesbit with eight stops while six tackles were made by Jacob Kaufman and Xavier Hansen. Five stops were made by Webb and Mason Gauthier while three stops were recorded for Polson, Colin Hogue, Bubba Duncan and Jack Silliman.
In the second semi-final, the top-seeded Mount Washington Colts moved into the final with a 14-0 win over the Maryville Patriots.
One of the touchdowns for the Colts was by Drew Palmer who rushed for 60 yards in the win. The other score was posted by Cole Unser who had nine yards on the ground. Both of the extra points were scored by Eli Burkhead who rushed for 55 yards.
On the other side of the ball, the Colts got five stops each from Palmer and Jordan Pound along with four stops by Burkhead. Unser collected three tackles while two stops were made by Cole Britt, Cole Cecil, and Ben Bowen.
While the Patriots could not reach the end zone, the team did get 46 yards on the ground by Corbin Veach as well as eight yards by Noah Dunnavan.
Veach was also the leading tackler for the Patriots with five while Mason Coones had four stops. Three tackles were recorded for Cole Chester, Talon Campoamor, Dunnavan, Justin Wagner and Dakota Waskom.
In one of the weekend consolation games, the Brooks Saints beat the Overdale Chiefs by a 21-6 score.
All three of the touchdowns for the Saints were scored by Quentin Mills who rushed for 126 yards in the win. Mills also passed for an extra point to J.J. Tarter and Tarter also rushed for an extra point. On the ground, the Saints also got 19 yards by Justin Sparks.
Tarter also had a good day on defense as he led his team with seven tackles. Nolan Amburgey added four stops to the total while three tackles were made by Trey Bentley and Mills.
The touchdown for Overdale was scored by Dayton Hendrix who rushed for 60 yards in the game. The offense for Overdale also got 41 yards by Dylan Marsillo and 21 yards from Brytin Broussard.
Overdale got three tackles each from Marsillo, Jayden Burton and BoBo Reid along with two stops each from Dayton Williams and Garrett Durbin.
The other consolation game went to the Lebanon Junction Jaguars as they turned back the Pleasant Grove Dolphins 12-0.
All of the points in the game were scored by Clayton Williams who rushed for 65 yards. The offense for the jaguars also got 25 yards from Wyatt Nolan along with 15 yards by Justin Priddy.
Blake Pedley had a big game for Lebanon Junction with 12 tackles while Nolan had ten stops. The team also got six stops by Tyler Hayes along with five tackles by Challen Fields. Four tackles were recorded for Priddy and Aden Tyler while Brayden Scholte had three tackles.
The Dolphins had trouble moving the ball but the team did get 39 yards on the ground from Eli Cox and another eight yards from Devin Williams.
Williams was the leading tackler for the Dolphins with four stops while three tackles were recorded for Ryan Rayhill, Jack Tinelli and Jaydin Bloomer.
2012 Championship Saturday
Little Bullitts Division - 12 noon
Mount Washington Colts (#1 seed) vs. Shepherdsville Titans (#3 seed)
PeeWee Division - 2 p.m.
Maryville Patriots (#1 seed) vs. Overdale Chiefs (#2 seeds)
‘B’ Division - 4 p.m.
Overdale Chiefs (#1 seed) vs. Old Mill Bengals (#3 seed)
‘A’ Division - 6 p.m.
Old Mill Bengals (#1 seed) vs. Maryville Patriots (#2 seed)