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. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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