HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Eagles, Indians and Pirates fall to 0-2 on season

Aug. 27—Nathan Hutchinson

After opening the season with losses on the road, the Indians, Pirates and Eagles returned home this weekend looking to get back on track.

None of them were able to do that.

Lexington Catholic topped Madison Central, 47-0, Tates Creek beat Madison Southern, 37-7, and Lynn Camp defeated Berea Community, 33-6.

All three games were scheduled for Friday night, but had to be moved to Saturday because of lightning.

Creek tops Southern

Madison Southern (0-2) got a big play from its defense in the opening minutes of the match-up with Tates Creek (2-0) on Saturday in Berea.

On the third play of the game, Junior linebacker Preston Williams returned an interception two yards for a touchdown.

The Eagles, however, never got back into the end zone again.

The Commodores took the lead just before halftime and went on to pull away for a 37-7 win. Creek quarterback Andrew Witherington completed 16-of-27 passes for 227 yards and three touchdowns, while Mar'Quevion Smith had two rushing TDs.

Creek out-gained Southern, 353-93. The Eagles were limited to just six first downs and were 0-of-8 on third down and 1-of-2 on fourth down.

Southern quarterback Ethan Moore was 4-of-12 for 43 yards with one interception and was sacked three times. He also rushed 13 times for 21 yards, including a 44-yard gain.

Avery Davidson (17 yards), Brayden Hall (12), Taven Radar (11) and Williams (3 yards) each had one catch.

Zack Smith came up with an interception in the first half for Southern.

The Eagles held a 7-0 lead until 8:07 left in the second quarter when JT Cooper caught a 25-yard TD pass from Witherington. Luke Cooper hauled in a 15-yard TD pass with 36 second left before halftime to give the Commodores their first lead of the game.

Smith had both his touchdowns in the third quarter as the Commodores took control.

Southern is set to return to action Friday at Madison Central.

Catholic beats Central

For the second-consecutive week, the Indians (0-2) had their starting quarterback forced to the sidelines with an injury.

Senior Parker Mullins (ankle) left Saturday's match-up with Lexington Catholic (1-1) late in the first quarter — and did not return.

By that point, though, the Knights were already well on their way to a lopsided victory.

Catholic came up with four interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns, and rolled to a 47-0 victory in the Roy Kidd Bowl. The Indians finished with just 134 yards of total offense and the Knights racked up 16 tackles for loss.

Catholic scored just 20 seconds into the game and had a 27-0 lead after the first quarter.

Sam Clements had two interceptions and returned one 43 yards for a TD. Sam Smith also had two INTs, returning one of them 72 yards for a score.

Catholic quarterback Jackson Wasik completed 4-of-6 passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns.

Central lost starting quarterback Eli Steele to a broken arm in the season opener on Aug. 18 at Johnson Central.

The Indians are set to return to action Friday at home against Madison Southern.

Berea falls at home

The Pirates (0-2) found the end zone for the first time this season early in Saturday's matchup with Lynn Camp at Duerson Stadium.

Sophomore quarterback Aidan Huston scrambled for a 6-yard touchdown just two minutes into the game.

That lead, though, wouldn't last too long.

The Wildcats (1-1) went in front five minutes later and pulled away for a 33-6 win. Lynn Camp quarterback D.J. Wren was 7-for-9 for 120 yards, while also rushing for more than 200 yards.

Lynn Camp was up 7-6 after the first quarter and took a 21-6 advantage into halftime behind three rushing TDs from Wren.

Berea is set to return to action Friday at Morgan County.