For weeks, fans in Edmonton and Greensburg had been waiting in anticipation for a district showdown between Metcalfe County and Green County. And at least this time, the actual game lived up to the hype.
The Dragons and Hornets exchanged touchdowns on each of their first three drives to make the score 18-18 in the second quarter, a score that held up until halftime.
Defense played a much bigger role in the second half. The Dragons held Metcalfe County to just six points over the final two quarters. That defensive performance would prove to be key in Green County's 32-24 win over the Hornets.
Most of the Dragons' offense came from their running game. Zeth Rogers led the way with 19 carries for 128 yards and three touchdowns. Rogers' teammate in the backfield, Jessie Underwood rushed 18 times for 72 yards. Quarterback Justin Pendleton completed the three-pronged attack with 13 carries for 140 yards and a touchdown.
Matthew Edwards accounted for Green County's remaining touchdown, a 52-yard catch from Pendleton. The Dragons ended the game with 446 yards of total offense.
In contrast to Green County, the Hornets did a lot of their damage in the air. Quarterback Will Warf finished 12-of-21 passing for 257 yards and three touchdowns. Jeffrey White was Metcalfe County's leading receiver with five catches for 124 yards and a touchdown. Aaron Miller and Curtis Asbell also combined to catch four passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns.
Daniel DeLeon led the Hornets in rushing with 19 carries for 70 yards and a touchdown.
The Dragons (7-0, 2-0 Class 2A District 3) hosts Christian Academy-Louisville while the Hornets (6-1, 1-1) travel to Glasgow October 19th after a bye week.