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Eight teams set for Championship Saturday

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The Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League -- Week 11

 The stage was set for Championship Saturday this past weekend as The Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League held semi-finals with the winners advancing to meet this coming weekend in the final games of the season. This past weekend also saw some consolation bracket games between teams that had lost in the quarter-finals the previous week.

There will be four consecutive championship games on Saturday starting with the Little Bullitts’ final at noon. The PeeWee final will be at 2 p.m. with the ‘B’ league championship set for 4 p.m. The final game of the day will be at 6 p.m. with the ‘A’ final.

‘A’ Showdowns

The Overdale Chiefs, the number one seed off the regular season, punched a ticket to Championship Saturday when they turned back the Old Mill Bengals 56-0.

Overdale had plenty of offense in this game. Once again, the Chiefs were led by Mario Convenuto as he scored five touchdowns while rushing for 288 yards. Convenuto also caught passes from quarterback Evan Mooney for 65 yards. Convenuto also had an extra point. Scoring three touchdowns was Zack Golab as he rushed for 14`1 yards and caught passes for 56 yards. One of Golab’s touchdowns came on a 53 yard interception return. The other touchdown for the Chiefs was posted by Derrick Lewis on a day when he rushed for 22 yards. Mooney completed three passes for 135 yards with one of the passes going to Tyler Smith for 14 yards.

On the other side of the ball, Lewis paced the defense with six tackles. The Chiefs also got three tackles each from Convenuto and Hunter Mullinix while both Keelan Hall and Conner Hill had two tackles.

Unfortunately, no stat sheet was turned in by the Bengals.

The other semi-final was much closer before the Mount Washington Colts turned back the Shepherdsville Titans by a 33-20 score.

Eric Murrill had a big hand in the victory for the Colts as he scored twice himself as he ran for 45 yards and he also threw for two other scores with one going to Tyler Harris and another to D.J. Chappell. Harris finished with 68 yards on the ground and also caught a pass for 11 yards. Chappell has pass catches for 70 yards. Adding to the offense on the ground for the Colts was Michael Page with 18 yards while Joseph Ridener rushed for 16 yards.

Mount Washington got eight tackles each from Kody Duerk and Page while Harris and Evan Spurgeon each had seven tackles. The Colts also got six tackles by Clay Williams, five by Jansen Thompson and four each from Hunter Chapman, Chappell and Ridener. Three tackles were made by Grant Hatter, Stephen Payne, Tony Polichetti and Bryan Skirvin.

For Shepherdsville, Zach Clark led the way with 190 yards on the ground as he scored two of the Titan touchdowns. The other touchdown was scored by Dillian Rinker who rushed for 35 yards. Tanner Schmidt added 41 yards to the ground attack while Kyler Flener rushed for 13 yards and an extra point.

Flener was the top tackler for the Titans with eight while six stops were credited to Clark. Making four tackles were Ashton Collins and Shane Goodall. Hayden Heath finished with three stops.

Consolation Games

In one of the consolation games on Saturday, the Maryville Patriots turned back the Pleasant Grove Dolphins 21-12.

Unfortunately, no stat sheet was tuned in by the winning team.

The Dolphins were led by Ethan Smith who rushed for 99 yards and he scored one of the touchdowns, The other score was posted by Kevin Clark who caught passes for 12 yards from Jonathan Mayes. Mayes also rushed for five-yards while Jarrett Dattilo added three-yards.

It was a big day on defense for Jacob Laughlin with ten tackles while Mayes finished with nine tackles. The Dolphins also got seven tackles from Eric Bland, six by Dattilo, five by Smith and four from Justin Campbell.

There were two stat sheets turned in for a game supposedly between the Cedar Grove Vikings and Brooks Saints. However, the two stat sheets didn’t agree on a score and big letters on one score sheet said that the game was a forfeit with Cedar Grove winning.

‘B’ Battles

The Mount Washington Colts moved into the championship game on Saturday for the ‘B’ Division when they turned back the Pleasant Grove Dolphins 31-12.

Three of the touchdowns for the Colts were scored by Blake Rhoades who rushed for 161 yards in the win. The Colts also got a touchdown from Montrell Page who also added an extra point on a day when he rushed for 62 yards. The other score was posted by Jonathan Pruitt as he rushed for seven yards. Adding to the offense for the winners was Jonathan Maros with 16 yards while Benjamin Blessitt finished with 14 yards.

On defense, the leading tackler for the Colts was Preston Goers with seven tackles. The Colts also got five tackles from Pruitt along with four tackles each from Rhoades and Hunter Ryan. Three stops were made by Mason Israel and Brandon Burkhead.

Both of the touchdowns for Pleasant Grove were scored by Cade Miller as he rushed for 113 yards. Bryce Clements rushed for seven-yards and Saber Smith rushed for three-yards.

The top tackler for the Dolphins was Mason Huff with six stops while five tackles were made by both Landon Maki and Clements. Three tackles were recorded for Clay Welty and Zach Rieners.

The other semi-final on Saturday is a bit of a mystery as both the Shepherdsville Titans and the Old Mill Bengals turned in score sheets without the final score tallied. In addition, both score sheets showed two touchdowns being scored without any extra points.

For Shepherdsville, both of the touchdowns for the Titans were scored by Dylan Baggett who rushed for 134 yards. The offense for the Titans also got 30 yards from J.R. Sherrard.

On the other side of the ball, the Titans got five tackles each from Sherrard, Zach Robinson and Jeremy Kron. Four stops were made by Chase Buechele while three tackles were made by Baggett, Dennis Cleveland, T.J. Heilman, Jaydian Rinker and Jason Sebastian.

For Old Mill, the stat sheet shows one touchdown for quarterback Seth Jutz as he passed for 121 yards and also rushed for 51 yards. Most of that passing yardage, 117 yards, went to Julian Cahoe who also had one touchdown. Cahoe also rushed for 18 yards.

The top tackler for the Bengals was Ethan Milburn with seven stops while Jutz had seven tackles. Joey Nesbitt finished with five tackles.

Consolation Games

In one of the two consolation games for this age group on Saturday, the Cedar Grove Vikings turned back the Lebanon Junction Jaguars 19-0.

Two of the touchdowns for the Vikings were scored by Jaylin Bross who rushed for 188 yards. The other touchdown was posted by Jacob ravel who had 73 yards on the ground. An extra point pass went from Conner Lynn to Nathan Richards.

Gravel had a big day on defense for the Vikings with 12 tackles while Bross had ten tackles. The Vikings also got five stops from Michael Myers along with three tackles from Jared Powell, Richards, Andrew Marcum and Austin Devine.

The Jaguars did not reach the endzone in this game, but the team did get 67 yards on the ground from Kylor Close, 32 yards from Nathaniel Cisneros, 26 yards from Kyle Cramer and eight-yards by Robbie Ice.

On the other side of the ball, the Jaguars got six tackles each from Cisneros and Alexander Barnhard along with four tackles by Cramer. Ice finished with three stops.

In the other consolation match on Saturday, the Maryville Patriots defeated the Overdale Chiefs 19-6.

The top rusher for the Patriots was Hunter Hodge with 63 yards and he had one of the touchdowns. Another touchdown was posted by Clyde Gardner who had 41 yards on the ground and Ty Howard also had a touchdown as he rushed for three-yards. Jacob Morrison added to scoring with an extra point on a day when he rushed for 46 yards. The offense for the Patriots also got 24 yards from Cole Durbin and 13 yards by Boo Campoamor.

Maryville got four tackles each from Gardner, Howard, Aidan Kelley and Justin Saunders while three tackles were recorded for Campoamor, Hodge and Connor Stout.

The only points for the Chiefs were scored by Logan Steinmacher as he rushed for 30 yards. Steinmacher also passed for 14 yards to Zane Sample. Sample also rushed for 13 yards and the Chiefs also got 38 yards on the ground from Brendan Hill.

PeeWee Clashes

The Mount Washington Colts earned a spot in Saturday’s PeeWee championship game when they turned back the Maryville Patriots 18-0.

The Colts spread the offense around as three different players scored for the winners. One of the scores came on a 50-yard run by Chance Mingus on a day when he totaled 68 yards on the ground. Mingus also threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to number 15 (no name for that number on the roster). The other score came on a 3-yard run by Matthew Smith as he rushed for a total of 52 yards. The offense for the Colts also got a 12-yard pass from Eli Burkhead to Cooper Calvert.

Maryville did not score in this game, but the Patriots did get 47 yards on the ground from David Williams along with 38 yards from Gavin Wilcoxson. Noah Dunnavan added seven-yards on the ground.

On the other side of the ball, the Patriots got six tackles from Connor Dorsey along with four stops from Williams and Tanner Wilson. Three tackles were credited to Justin Montgomery, Jeffrey Wheeler and Wilcoxson.

The other semi-final on Saturday went down to the wire before the Old Mill Bengals got past the Shepherdsville Titans 19-13.

All of the points for the Bengals were scored by Cameron Helm as her rushed for 110 yards in the win. The Bengals also got 18-yards on the ground from Caleb Riggs and eight-yards by Colin Hogue.

The stat sheet showed nine tackles for Riggs in the win while Alex Webb and Robbie Keown each had seven stops. Five tackles were recorded for Xavier Hansen, Adam Phillips and Jayden Tarter. Helm and Madison Gauthier each had four tackles while three stops were made by Travis Egan.

Consolation Games

In one of the two consolation games played on Saturday, the Overdale Chiefs beat the Brooks Saints by a 25-0 score.

Two of the touchdowns for the Chiefs were scored by Nathan Nida as he rushed for 47 yards and Grayson Hill also had two touchdowns while rushing for 15 yards. Despite showing on 25 points on their own stat sheet, the Chiefs some how had a fifth touchdown listed for players as Jake Gillenwater was credited with a score as he rushed for 21 yards. The Chiefs also got 16 yards on the ground from Dayton Hendrix.

Gillenwater was the top tackler for the Chiefs with five while four stops were made by Saige Vaughn and Nida. Beau Clark finished with three tackles.

Despite not scoring, the Saints did get 20 yards on the ground from Brian Probus.

On the other side of the ball, the Saints got four tackles each from Tyi Bentley, Joshua Woolums and Steven Rios.

In the other consolation game on Saturday, the Pleasant Grove Dolphins defeated the Lebanon Junction Jaguars 24-0.

Unfortunately, no stat sheet was turned in for the Dolphins.

Lebanon Junction could not dent the endzone in the this game but the team did get 12 yards on the ground from Blake Pedley along with 10-yards by Clayton Williams. Williams also completed a pass for 13 yards.

The top tackler for the Jaguars was Williams with nine while Ray Shofner finished with seven tackles. Three stops were made by Pedley and Justin Priddy.

Little Bullitts

The two semi-finals for the youngest players in The Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League were both classics on Saturday as each game was decided by less than a touchdown.

In one of the semi-finals it took an overtime before the Maryville Patriots beat the Overdale Chiefs 6-0 in a battle of teams from the north end of the county.

The only touchdown in the game was scored by Joey Johnson on a day when he rushed for 21 yards. The Patriots also got 46 yards on the ground from Avery Kelley along with nine-yards by Talon Campoamor and seven-yards by Malachi Monks.

On the other side of the ball. Ayden Bloomer led the Maryville defense with eight stops while both Campoamor and Jaden Darnell had six tackles. Five tackles were credited to both Caden Dorsey and Monks while three stops were made by Michael Duvall, Johnson and Kelley.

The leading rusher for the Chiefs was Garrett Durbin with 39 yards on the ground while Jayden Burton rushed for nine-yards. The team also got eight-yards by Dayton Williams and five-yards by Jesse Lax.

The top tackler for the Chiefs was Dylan Reid with eight stops while Burton had seven tackles. Williams finished with four tackles while three stops were recorded for Luke Coomes.

It also went down to the wire in the other semi-final before the Pleasant Grove Dolphins made a defensive stand at the end to defeat the Lebanon Junction Jaguars 19-18.

Two of the scores for the Dolphins were posted by Ryan Rayhill who rushed for 32 yards in the win. The other touchdown was scored by Dylan McCartin who finished with 37 yards. Tyler Spaulding led the Dolphins with 63 yards on the ground and he had the extra point that was ultimately the difference in the score. Kayden Jenkins added to the offense with seven-yards.

On the other side of the ball, the Dolphins got seven tackles each from both McCartin and Rayhill. Five stops were made by Laken Brown while four stops were credited to Bloomer and Spaulding. Three tackles were made by Jacob Campbell and Drew Lee.

Consolation Games

In one of the two consolation games on Saturday, the Brooks Saints turned back the Cedar Grove Vikings 46-6.

Three of the touchdowns along with two extra points for the Saints were scored by Jaiden Reisser as he rushed for 107 yards in the win. Two of the touchdowns and an extra point were scored by Trey Bentley as he collected 88 yards on the ground. Aiden Beneke scored a touchdown as he rushed for 26 yards and Jonathan Ernspiker rushed for 26 yards with a touchdown and an extra point.

On defense, the saints got six tackles each from Bentley and Ernspiker. Trenton Hartlage finished with three tackles.

The only touchdown in the game for Cedar Grove was scored by William Prater as he rushed for 36 yards in the game. The offense for the Vikings also got seven-yards from Kaleb Neubert.

The top tackler for the Vikings was Jaxon Cavote with four stops while Connor Heun had three stops. Dena Lively finished with two tackles.

The other consolation game went down to the end before the Shepherdsville Titans got the best of the Mount Washington Colts by a 25-24 score.

All of the points for the Titans were scored by Isaiah Tobin as he rushed for 150 yards with the four touchdowns and an extra point. The Titans also got seven-yards on the ground from Tegan Heilman.

On the other side of the ball Tobin also had a big game with seven tackles while Chase Johnson finished with six tackles. The Titans also got four stops by Cameron Douglas along with three stops by Trenton Stoess. Two stops where made by Landon Snawder and Xavier Campbell.

For the Colts, three of the touchdowns in the game came on passes from Brandon Wathen to Cameron Hawthorne. The three catches totaled 80 yards. The other touchdown was scored by Wathen as he rushed for 72 yards. The offense for the Colts also got 16 yards on the ground from Hayden Elmore along with 13 yards by Hawthorne.

On defense, the Colts got four tackles each from Luke Seay and Drew Palmer while two stops were made by Hawthorne and Wesley Duke.