Mayfield beats Caldwell County
Past, present and future were all on hand Friday for Caldwell County's annual Hall of Fame night in Princeton in week 7 against Mayfield, and the two teams that squared off may very well see one another again in the Class 2A playoffs next month.
The Tigers have been playing their brand of football, but the Class 2A State runner-up changed all of that. In search of a 6-1 start to the season with the second half of the schedule now well underway, the Tigers had unarguably their biggest test on Friday night as the Cardinals came into Princeton and grabbed a convincing 45-7 win.
Stinson finished with three first-half TD passes and 215 passing yards in 14 completions (14-of-21) and two of those went to Diaz Perry. A TD run, the length of the entire field, by Kylan Galbreath had the Tigers on the ropes.
Caldwell County did prevent turnovers and had some promising ball movement, with running-back De'Eric Hollowell running for 131 yards to lead Caldwell on the night.
"You know when Mayfield comes to town or you go down there, you're going to be in a battle with those guys," Tiger head coach Waynee McGowan said. "Give those guys credit, they brought a good team up here. We just have to learn from what we did and what we didn't do tonight. Early on, we moved the ball well and did some positive things. You just have to withstand the pressure they put on you and respond to each situation. At times, I didn't think we did that, but we're going to have to learn from the situation."
After Kade Neely helped the Cardinals improve on their field position on a 4th and 1 near the red zone, Markeacio Jackson punched home the first score of the game from short to put Mayfield up 7-0.
Stinson found Perry on a 17-yard TD pass to regain the lead for Mayfield at 14-7 after the first quarter, and they never looked back.
Tre Arnold and Gabe Spalding paired up to take down Beshear and force another punt on a fourth down, and great field position put the Cardinals in the drivers seat for good at 27-7 via a score by Neely on Stinson's third straight scoring pass midway through the second quarter.
Caldwell County never truly recovered their footing in the second half, but Hollowell did have some nice yardage in the third frame. Neely shook a tackle and came through the right side of the pylon for his second TD after the Cards survived a fourth down to up their advantage to 42-7 with the final dagger midway through the third quarter, opting against a chance at a running clock with an extra-point kick.
Stinson did throw an interception late in the third quarter that landed in the arms of Baron Wells, but the night was well in hand as the Tigers were never able to make much of the opportunity.
Micah Haley's field goal from 37-yards out sealed things with 9:04 remaining in the game.
Also on Friday, local Modern Woodmen of America members honored former Tiger coach David Barnes as a hometown hero, who passed away just before the season began in August.
MAYFIELD 45, CALDWELL COUNTY 7
Mayfield 14 21 7 3
Caldwell Co. 7 0 0 0
M: Markeacio Jackson 5-yard run (Micah Haley PAT GOOD) 7-0, 6:02 1Q
CC: De'Eric Hollowell 3 run (Blake Vivrette kick), 3:15, 1st
M: Diaz Perry 17 pass from Stinson (Micah Haley kick) 14-7, 0:42, 1st
M: Diaz Perry 19 pass from Stinson (Haley kick), 10:03, 2nd
M: Kade Neely catch from Stinson (kick failed), 7:45, 2nd
M: Kylan Galbreath 98 run (2 Point Conversion) 35-7, 1:03, 2nd
M: Kade Neely 5 run (Haley kick), 6:53, 3rd
M: FG Micah Haley 37, 9:04, 4th
-- Bryce Rudd
Colonels dominate Marshals, 42-7
DRAFFENVILLE -- Friday night, the Marshals fell to the Colonels of Henderson County 42-7. Marshall started the game a player down with Ty Buchmeier out another week with an injury, and they started the second half without Luke Wyatt who took a significant hit during the first half. Henderson County's first possession lasted four minutes and ended in their first of six touchdowns.
The teams went into halftime with the Colonels leading the Marshals 35-0.
The Marshals found two bright spots in the second half with a pass interception by Dawson Smothers which led to a touchdown run by Cody Sorrells.
With 5:59 left in the game, Smothers caught an interception on the Marshall County nine-yard line and ran for 31 yards. Marshall County used the next four minutes to advance the ball down the field to the one-yard line. With first and one, Cody Sorrells flipped over the offensive line into the end zone for the only Marshall County touchdown.
MARSHALL COUNTY 7, HENDERSON COUNTY 42
Marshall Co. 0 0 0 7
Henderson Co. 13 22 7 0
HC: Logan Green 2-yard run (kick failed), 6-0, 8:04, 1st
HC: Logan Green 30-yard run (kick good), 13-0, 5:33, 1st
HC: Layton Fletcher 3-yard run (kick good), 20-0, 11:57, 2nd
HC: Sam Elliot 38-yard touchdown pass to Edmund Brooks (kick good), 27-0, 7:21, 2nd
HC: Isaiah Fallen 3-yard run (kick failed), 33-0, 3:08, 2nd
HC: Safety, 35-0, 3:02, 2nd
HC: Logan Green 60-yard touchdown pass to Edmund Brooks (kick good), 42-0, 8:05, 3rd
MC: Cody Sorrells 1-yard run (kick good), 42-7, 1:07, 4th
MC: Quinn Smith 4-10-1
HC: Sam Elliott 7-14-104-1
MC: Quinn Smith 8-35, Anthony Capuano 3-33, Garrett Parker 5-17, Cody Sorrells 6-11-1
HC: Logan Green 9-77-2, Layton Fletcher 3-53, Sam Elliott 4-29, Jaheim Williams 2-23
MC: 2-5, HC: 5-1
-- Rachel Yates
Murray dispatches Fort Campbell
MURRAY -- Charvell McCallister ran for 77 yards and three touchdowns as Murray defeated Fort Campbell 49-17 Friday.
The Tigers took control of the game quickly as they scored 42 points in the first half alone. Hunter Utley connected with Jorden Duffy twice for his 236 yards. Tommy Waldrop also managed to secure an interception for a score. Murray has now won five straight games.
FT. CAMPBELL 17, MURRAY 49
Ft. Campbell 0 0 17 0
Murray 21 21 7 0
M: Charvell McCallister 5 run (Noah Merris kick), 6:11, 1st
M: Jorden Duffy 70 pass from Hunter Utley (Merris kick), 2:51, 2nd
M: Tommy Waldrop interception return (Merris kick), 2:33, 2nd
M: Utley 1 run (Merris kick), 9:34, 2nd
M: McCallister 10 run (Merris kick), 6:59, 2nd
M: Duffy 9 pass from Utley (Merris kick), 0:03, 2nd
M: McCallister 5 run (Merris kick), 11:25, 3rd
FC: Matthew Middleton 1 run (Jhony Paniagua-Solis kick), 5:00, 3rd
FC: Safety, 3:22, 3rd
FC: Conner Brinkmeyer 2 run (Jordan Edwards pass from Middleton), 0:33, 3rd
FC: Middleton 10-24-111, Mur: Utley 8-9-236.
FC: Brinkmeyer 15-85, Mur: McCallister 7-77.
FC: Edwards 6-53, Mur: Duffy 4-101.
FC: 0-7, Mur: 5-1.
Tabor runs over slumping Wildcats
MARION -- Xander Tabor grabbed ground seemingly at will Friday night. The Crittenden County junior back gained 201 yards and scored two touchdowns with 28 carries as the Rockets blanked Trigg County 32-0.
Crittenden led 10-0 after the first quarter when Tabor scored his first touchdown on a 34-yard run less than three minutes into the second frame. Rocket quarterback only completed two passes for the game, but he did complete a two-point conversion pass early in the first and ran another score in himself late in the first half.
As quickly as the Wildcats had soared to a 4-0 start, they have now crashed with three losses in a row. Trigg managed just six first downs and 86 yards total offense for the game. The Wildcats were stopped twice in their own end zone for safeties.
Trigg Co. 0 0 0 0 - 0
Crittenden Co. 10 14 2 6 - 32
CC: Caden McCalister 5 run (Hunter Jones pass to Preston Turley), 8:43, 1st
CC: safety, :46, 1st
CC: Xander Tabor 34 run (Noah Perkins kick) 8:43, 2nd
CC: Jones 2 run (Perkins kick) 3:11, 2nd
CC: safety 5:25, 3rd
CC: Tabor 7 run (kick failed) 2:58, 4th
Trigg: Bleidt 6-32; Crittenden: Tabor 28-201.
Trigg: Jordan 2-6-0-9; Hendricks 5-18-3-66; Crittenden: Jones 2-10-0-5.
Trigg: Visingardi 2-15,Martin 1-25,; Crittenden: Boone 2-5.
Trigg: 4-3; Crittenden: 4-2.