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What a difference a week makes. After playing through one of the wettest days in recent memory in Week 8, The Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League had a nearly perfect fall day on Saturday for the last games of the regular season on Saturday. It was so nice that they decided to do it again on Sunday with a handful of the ‘feed-in’ games contested on Sunday to get the four age divisions down to eight teams for the first-round of the post-season this Saturday.
It is now win or go home for the teams in the league as they battle to be one of the two teams in each age division on Championship Saturday on Nov. 2. The program with the ‘bye’ this week was the Overdale Chiefs.
In the first game on Saturday morning, at 8:50 a.m., there was a real battle before the Pleasant Grove Dolphins managed to slip past the Cedar Grove Vikings 19-14.
All of the points for Pleasant Grove were scored by Ethan Smith who had a huge day as he rushed for 237 yards with three touchdowns and an extra point. The offense for the Dolphins also had 24 passing yards, but didn’t indicate who threw the ball. However, Kevin Clark caught passes for 14 yards while Jonathan Mayes had 10 yards in receptions.
On the other side of the ball, the Dolphins got a big performance from Jacob Laughlin with ten tackles while both Smith and Eric Bland had eight tackles. Mayes finished with seven tackles while Jarrett Dattilo had six tackles. Five stops were made by Sam King and Clark while Jacob Jeffries was credited with four stops. Justin Campbell had three tackles.
For Cedar Grove the leading rusher was Geremiah Smith with 79 yards on the ground. The offense also got 24 yards on the ground from Trenton Davis while one of the touchdowns was scored by Marc Gartner who rushed for 20 yards and caught passes for 10 yards. The other touchdown came on a 39-yard fumble recovery by Isaiah Crosby. Jacob Dillman passes for 36 yards including 18 yards to Smith and eight-yards to Davis. Davis also kicked a two-point conversion.
Crosby was the leading tackler for the Vikings with eight while six stops were made by Chris Heck and Smith. Austin Rhodes finished with five tackles while four stops were credited to Isaiah Thurman and Noah Glass. John Seay and Davis had three tackles each.
In the game at high noon on Saturday, the Maryville Patriots turned back the Lebanon Junction Jaguars by an 18-0 score.
Two of the touchdowns for the Patriots were scored by Devin Boston who collected 165 yards on the ground. The other score was posted by Trenton Stetser who rushed for 43 yards. Adding to the offense on the ground was Cameron Cunningham with 40 yards, Nick Majors with 33 yards, Andrew Walters and Alex Nalley each with 20 yards and Blake Caple with 15 yards.
On the other side of the ball, Caple finished with seven tackles while Devin Barr had five stops. Four tackles were credited to Chuck Curtsinger.
Lebanon Junction could not get the ball over the goal line, but they did get 45 yards on the ground from Dakota Gilpin as well as 10-yards by Devin Fluhr. Adding to the offense was Jerry Flener who passes for 29 yards including 15 yards to Jacob Robertson and seven-yards to Dustin Weber.
On defense, the leading tackler for Lebanon Junction was Timmy Theiler with six while the Jaguars got four tackles each from Gilpin, Fluhr, Weber, Noah Worth and Garrett Mann.
In the mid-afternoon game on Saturday, the Mount Washington Colts pulled away from a 7-6 lead at halftime to beat the Shepherdsville Titans 28-6.
It was another big day for the Colts’ Tyler Harris as he rushed for 234 yards while scoring two touchdowns and adding an extra point. Hunter Chapman also had a touchdown as he rushed for seven-yards and Joseph Ridener had a touchdown and an extra point as he rushed for four-yards. Michael Page added to the offense with 40 yards on the ground. Eric Murrill rushed for 20 yards with an extra point while Bryan Skirvin had an extra point while rushing for 10-yards.
On the other side of the ball, Page had nine tackles for the Colts while Clay Williams had five tackles. Three stops were made by D.J. Chappell, Kody Duerk and Grant Hatter.
The only touchdown for Shepherdsville was scored by Zachary Clark as he rushed for 25 yards in the game. The Titans also got 51 yards on the ground by Tanner Schmidt and 34 yards by Dillian Rinker.
The defense for the Titans had 11 tackles by Rinker and 10 by Clark. The team also got nine tackles by Kyler Flener and six from Shane Goodall. Five stops were made by Schmidt, four by Ashton Collins and three by Christopher Phillips.
In the final game on Saturday, the Old Mill Bengals had all the right moves as they beat the Brooks Saints 41-0.
Three of the touchdowns for the Bengals were scored by Daniel Mantell as he rushed for 108 yards while also passing for 85 yards. Of the passing yards, 65 went to Austin Reynolds. Two touchdowns for Old Mill were posted by Trevor Dawson as he rushed for 17 yards and caught passes for 20 yards. Jackson Harris added a touchdown as he rushed for 47 yards in the win. Two of the extra points were kicked by Zeke Kern.
The top tackler for the Bengals was Reynolds with five while Kern had three tackles and Mantel had two stops.
The Saints did not score in the game but the team did get 17 yards on the ground from Dylan Riggs along with 15 yards by Dakota Frisby and 14 yards by Cameron Frisby.
On the other side of the ball, the Saints were led by Tyler Linker with seven tackles while five stops were made by Tilyr Brooks. Four stops were made by Tim Martinez, Dakota Frisby and Zack Stinson. Three tackles were credited to Cameron Drury, Cameron Frisby, Nathan Lynch and Riggs.
After playing on Saturday, the Brooks Saints and the Lebanon Junction Jaguars were back on the field a day later for a ‘play-in’ contest to decide the number eight team in the bracket. The Saints roared back from a 13-7 halftime deficit to advance with a 25-19 victory.
This was the first win of the season for the Saints.
Two of the touchdowns for the Saints were scored by Tyler Linker as he rushed for 101 yards and he also had an extra point. Cameron Drury had a big game for the Saints with 132 yards and Drury also completed seven passes for 108 yards, but who caught the ball was no listed on the stat sheet. The other touchdown was posted by Trey Webb who rushed for 25 yards. Tilyr Brooks added to the offense with 20 yards on the ground.
On defense the Saints got seven tackles by Linker and then six from Dustin Ferguson. Five stops were made by Zack Stinson and Cameron Frisby while four stops were made by Webb, Drury, Tim Martinez, Dakota Frisby, Nathan Lynch and Brooks.
For Lebanon Junction, the Jaguars got a touchdown rushing and one passing from Jerry Flener as he rushed for 38 yards and threw passes for 88 yards. All the passes went to Joshua Cundiff who caught one for a touchdown. The other score was posted by Dustin Weber who rushed for one-yard in the game. Dakota Gilpin added an extra point in a game in which he rushed for 63 yards and Devin Fluhr rushed for 46 yards.
Gilpin was the top tackler for the Jaguars with six while Flener had four tackles. Three stops were made by Timmy Theiler.
The first ‘B’ game on Saturday belonged to the Pleasant Grove Dolpins as they beat the Cedar Grove Vikings 31-0.
Three of the touchdowns for the Dolphins were scored by Cade Miller who had 80 yards on the ground. The Dolphins also got a touchdown and an extra point from Saber Smith. Smith also passed for 19 yards to Landon Maki. The other touchdown was posted by Bryce Clements who rushed for 15 yards.
On defense, the Dolphins picked up four tackles each from Mason Huff, Clements, Tyce Hall, Miller and Zack Reiners. Three stops were made by Collin Powell.
For Cedar Grove on Saturday, the leading rusher was Jaylin Bross with 31 yards while Jacob Gravel added 27 yards on the ground. Bross also passed for 13 yards to Gravel.
On the other side of the ball, the Vikings got a big game from Bross who finished with 13 tackles. Andrew Marcum collected seven tackles in the game while Michael Myers had five tackles. Gravel had four stops.
When the action continued on Saturday afternoon, the Maryville Patriots picked up a victory over the Lebanon Junction Jaguars. The stat sheet for the Patriots showed that team with 27 points, but did not list a total for the opponent. In addition, no stat sheet was turned in for the Jaguars.
Maryville had everyone in on the action in this game as four different players scored the touchdowns. Hunter Hodge led the ground attack with 157 yards with one touchdown and he also caught an extra point pass from Jacob Morrison. Morrison rushed for 101 yards with a touchdown and he passed for two extra points. Jalen Dunnavan rushed for 61 yards with a score while Boo Campoamor rushed for 14 yards including a touchdown. Clyde Gardner rushed for an extra point and Justin Saunders caught an extra point pass.
On the other side of the ball, the Patriots got seven tackles from both Campoamor and Jayden Weber while Connor Stout had six stops. Five tackles were made by Gardner, Hodge and Morrison. The final total also had three tackles each from Dunnavan, Cole Durbin and Saunders.
In the late-afternoon game Saturday, the Mount Washington Colts defeated the Shepherdsville Titans 34-0.
Two of the touchdowns and three of the extra points were scored by Blake Rhoades for the Colts as he rushed for 17 yards and passed for 84 yards. Two touchdowns were scored by Montrell Page as he rushed for 94 yards and caught passes for 36 yards. Blaine Werle also had a touchdown as he caught passes for 38 yards. Dalton Hatter added an extra point on a day when he rushed for 49 yards. The offense also got 14 yards on the ground from Jonathan Maros. Preston Goers caught passes for 10 yards.
While Shepherdsville could not score, they did get 64 yards on the ground from Dennis Cleveland along with 10 yards by J.R. Sherrard.
On the other side of the ball, the Titans got six tackles by Cleveland as well as five by T.J. Heilman. Four stops were made by Dylan Baggett and Zack Roberson while Jaydin Rinker had three tackles.
The final scheduled game was not played as the Old Mill Bengals picked up a forfeit victory as the Brooks Saints have had trouble fielding a team this season.
In the first game on Saturday, the Pleasant Grove Dolphins played a strong game and beat the Cedar Grove Vikings 40-12.
Four of the touchdowns for the Dolphins were scored by Patrick Ballard as he rushed for team-high 72 yards. Also scoring a touchdown was Gavin Coffman as he rushed for 54 yards. Ethan Taipalus also had a touchdown as he rushed for 15 yards. Extra points were added by Ballard and Coffman as well as a two-pointer by Devin Williams. The offense also got 42 yards from Eli Cox.
On the other side of the ball, the top tackler for the Dolphins was Ethan Haddaway with eight stops while Luke Pope made five tackles. The Dolphins also got three tackles each from Ballard, Taipalus and Williams.
For Cedar Grove, one of the touchdowns was scored by Derek Goff as he rushed for 70 yards. The other score was posted by Garrett Price as he rushed for 58 yards.
The top tackler for the Vikings was Zachary Shoffner with six tackles while three stops were made by Price, Dylan Todd, Jayden Carmony and Anthony French. Both Carter Gravel and Goff had two tackles.
The second game on Saturday was scheduled to be between the Maryville Patriots and the Lebanon Junction Jaguars, but there was no stat sheet from either team for this game.
In the late-afternoon game on Saturday it took an overtime before the Mount Washington Colts slipped past the Shepherdsville Titans 13-12.
The deciding extra point was scored by Matthew Smith and he also had a touchdown in the game as he rushed for 18 yards. Leading the offense for the Colts was Aeron Adams as he rushed for 42 yards including a touchdown. Adams also passed for 35 yards to Camron Brogan.
Adams also had a remarkable defensive effort on Saturday as he collected 17 tackles. The Colts also got ten tackles by Eli Burkhead, eight by Cooper Calvert and five by Smith.
Both of the touchdowns for the Titans were scored by Trenton Hodge as he rushed for 109 yards in the game. The offense for the Titans also got 24 yards from Blake Weird and 20 yards from Jarrett Ricketts.
On defense, the Titans got seven tackles by Daniel Weird as well as six stops by Hodge. Adding to the defense was Blake Weird with four stops while Preston Konichek had three tackles.
In the game under the lights on Saturday night, the Old Mill Bengals defeated the Brooks Saints 23-0.
Two of the touchdowns for the Bengals were scored by Cameron Helm as he rushed for 42 yards in the win. The other touchdown was posted by Caleb Riggs who had eight-yards on the ground. Riggs also recorded a safety. Adding to the offense was Colin Hogue who rushed for 67 yards and had an extra point. Travis Egan had a two-point conversion. The ground attack also got 38 yards from Jayden Tarter and 15 yards by Alex Webb.
On defense, the Bengals got eight tackles by Riggs and six from Robbie Keown. Three tackles were made by Jacob Kaufman, Adam Phillips and Webb.
The offense for Brooks did not get to the endzone but the ground attack did get four–yards by Brian Probus. Through the air, Dylan Probus caught passes for 25-yards including 15-yards from Quentin Mills and 10-yards from Nathan Sparks.
The top tackler for the Saints was Steven Rios with nine while Brian Probus had three stops.
The Lebanon Junction Jaguars and the Cedar Grove Vikings were back in action on Sunday with the ‘play-in’ game for the PeeWee Division. The Jaguars came away with a 19-0 victory to advance to the final eight.
The leading rusher for the Jaguars was Blake Pedley with 54 yards and one of the touchdowns as well as an extra point. Quarterback Clayton Williams rushed for 52 yards in the win with a touchdown and he completed two passes for 38 yards. The other touchdown was posted by Justin Priddy who rushed for 45 yards in the victory.
On the other side of the ball, the Jaguars got five tackles each from Williams and Pedley along with four stops by Hunter Gilpin.
In the first game on Saturday morning in the division for the youngest players in the league, the Pleasant Grove Dolphins defeated the Cedar Grove Vikings 27-0.
Leading the way for the Dolphins was Michael Wheatley with 37 yards on the ground and one touchdown. Also getting a touchdown was Jayden Bloomer who had 18 yards on the ground and Kayden Jenkins had a touchdown as he rushed for 10 yards. An extra point was scored by Jacob Campbell as he rushed for 23 yards and Corbin Key had an extra point as he rushed for eight-yards. The offense for the Dolphins also got 25 yards from Tyler Spaulding and 11 yards by Ryan Rayhill. One touchdown and one extra point were not noted on the stat sheet.
On defense, the Dolphins got five tackles by Spaulding along with four stops by Dylan McCartin and Rayhill. Three tackles were made by Nolan McCauley and Bloomer.
Cedar Grove could not score in this contest but did get 11 yards on the ground from William Prater along with two yards by Hunter Puckett and one yard by Kaleb Neubert.
On the other side of the ball, the Vikings got five tackles from Tyler White and four stops by Dena Lively. Both Prater and Puckett had three stops.
The game at high noon on Saturday was a wild one before the Maryville Patriots rallied from a 26-7 halftime deficit to beat the Lebanon Junction Jaguars 27-26.
Two of the touchdowns for the Patriots were scored by Joey Johnson as he rushed for 37 yards. The leading rusher for Maryville was Avery Kelley with 90 yards and he had a touchdown and an extra point. Also scoring a touchdown was Talon Campoamor as he rushed for 18 yards and also passed for three-yards. Campoamor also had an extra point. Malachi Monks added another 31 yards on the ground for the Patriots.
On the other side of the ball, Maryville got four stops each from Campoamor, Kelley and Monks along with three tackles by Jalen Darnell, Ayden Bloomer and Caden Dorsey.
The loss was tough on Lebanon Junction, but the team did get 173 yards on the ground from Challen Fields as he scored all four of his team’s touchdowns. Extra points were scored by Owen Scholte and Noah Holbert. Adding to the offense was Nicholas Busby with 10-yards on the ground.
The top tackler for the Jaguars was Scholte with 11 stops while Busby and Fields each had nine tackles. Aden Tyler collected seven tackles while six stops were made by Kyle Sidebottom and Jacob Key. Five tackles were made by Jacob Stout while Peyton Whitsett had three tackles.
In the game at high noon on Saturday, the Maryville Patriots turned back the Lebanon Junction Jaguars by a 28-0 count.
Two of the scores for the Patriots were scored by David Williams as he rushed for 118 yards in the win and he also completed three passes including one for a touchdown. Connor Dorsey rushed for 16 yards in the win with a touchdown and Corbin Veach had a touchdown as he rushed for 12 yards. Both Dakota Waskom and Tanner Wilson each had two extra points. Gavin Wilcoxson rushed for 32 yards in the win.
On defense, the Patriots were led by Justin Montgomery with six tackles while Brett Sizemore had five tackles. Four stops were made by Williams and Wilcoxson while three tackles were recorded for Waskom and Jeffrey Wheeler.
Lebanon Junction did not score on this day, but they did get 52 yards on the ground from Justin Priddy as well as 17 yards from Blake Pedley.
On defense, Clayton Williams led the way with five tackles while both Pedley and Jackson Brown had three tackles. Hunter Gilpin and Tyler Hayes each finished with two tackles.
In the mid-afternoon game on Saturday, The Mount Washington Colts got the better of the Shepherdsville Titans by a 27-6 score.
Two of the touchdowns for the Colts were scored by Brandon Wathen who rushed for 44 yards on the day. The Colts also got a touchdown from Wes Duke as well as a touchdown and a two-point conversion from Cameron Hawthorne.
On the other side of the ball, Drew Palmer made seven tackles while Luke Seay had four stops. Both Alec Britt and Hawthorne had two tackles.
The touchdown for Shepherdsville was scored by Isaiah Tobin who rushed for 61 yards in the game. The offense also got seven yards on the ground from Donald Mattingly.
The top tackler for the Titans was Chase Johnson with ten stops in the game while Cameron Douglas made five tackles. The Titans also got four stops by Mattingly and three from Tobin.
In the final game of the regular season in this age group, the Brooks Saints defeated the Old Mill Bengals 19-6.
Two of the scores were posted by Trey Bentley as he rushed for 72 yards. The other touchdown and the extra point were scored by Jaydon Reisser who finished with 43 yards on the ground.
The top tackler for the Saints was Johnathan Ernspiker with ten while three tackles were made by Trenton Hartlage. Two tackles were made by Bentley and Logan Lundy.
The only touchdown for the Bengals was scored by Caleb Serafin on a day when he rushed for 76 yards.
On the other side of the ball, Isaiah Hare had ten tackles while Cameron Brown finished with five stops. Dylan Nation collected four tackles while three stops were made by Serafin, Camden Andriot and Tyler O’Bryan.
The Cedar Grove Vikings and the Old Mill Bengals were back in action on Sunday in a ‘play-in’ game and that took an extra period as before the Vikings pulled out the 18-12 victory.
Two of the touchdowns for the Vikings were scored by William Prater as he rushed for 68 yards in the win. The Vikings also got a touchdown from Jaxon Cavote who rushed for eight-yards. Kaleb Neubert also helped the offense with eight-yards on the ground.
On the other side of the ball, the Vikings got seven tackles from Tyler White as well as four by Hunter Puckett. Both Elijah Glass and Dena Lively finished with three tackles.
No stat sheet was turned in for this game by the Bengals.