Bowling Green Shut Down, Falls to Trinity

By: James Brandenburg Email
By: James Brandenburg Email

It definitely rained Friday night at Bowling Green High School - the Purples' game with Louisville Trinity was delayed for more than 20 minutes at halftime because of a deluge at El Donaldson Stadium/Monie Beard Field.

Unfortunately for Bowling Green, large amounts of rain didn't mean its offense necessarily poured.

The Purples managed just 73 total yards - and just three first downs - in falling to the defending KHSAA Class 6A champs 17-0. It was the Purples' first shutout loss since falling 9-0 to Hopkinsville in the 2002 KHSAA Class AAA second round.

Tevin Barksdale was the lone bright spot for the Purples (1-1). He gained 63 yards rushing on 19 carries. Senior quarterback J.P. Jackson finished just 2-of-5 passing for four yards and lost 17 yards in sacks.

Trinity (1-0) didn't advance much against the Purples' defense, but the Shamrocks did enough. Quarterback Cameron Smyth finished 17-of-24 passing for 196 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 24 yards - on ten carries - and another score. Receiver Scott Radcliff caught nine balls for 84 yards and Smyth's lone touchdown.

Next week, Bowling Green visits North Hardin while Trinity travels to Louisville Butler.


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